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Category: Recording the Police

Massachusetts Police Delete Video After Arresting Man for Recording Traffic Stop,

Massachusetts Police Delete Video After Arresting Man for Recording Traffic Stop,

After arresting a man for recording a traffic stop, Pittsfield police officer Dale Eason allegedly did the only thing he could to stop himself from becoming the latest officer exposed on video on the front page of PINAC - he deleted the video. In the wake of the news out of Ferguson, ...
Texas Cop Loses Job for Chokehold on Woman, 2nd Cop Disciplined for Ordering Footage Deleted

Texas Cop Loses Job for Chokehold on Woman, 2nd Cop Disciplined for Ordering Footage Deleted

The video that went viral after it was posted on PINAC Monday, showing a woman being placed in a chokehold after she refused to provide identification, led to the resignation of one officer and disciplinary action against another after a dash cam video obtained through a PINAC public rec ...
Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

"Stay right there. Let me see your hands." As PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray conducted a First Amendment audit of the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida, he was aggressively approached by a military police officer with his hand on his gun and ordered to sta ...
No Indictment for NYPD Cop Killing Man in Chokehold in Viral Video

No Indictment for NYPD Cop Killing Man in Chokehold in Viral Video

Just over a week after a Missouri grand jury found no probable cause against a Ferguson cop who shot a teen to death, a New York grand jury found no probable cause against the NYPD cop who choked a teen to death in a video that went viral in August. Eric Garner, 43, died after being c ...
New York Man Claiming Nazi Persecution Arrested at Checkpoint for Failing to Provide Papers

New York Man Claiming Nazi Persecution Arrested at Checkpoint for Failing to Provide Papers

A man going through a checkpoint in New York City was arrested for refusing to provide his identification after he compared officers to Nazi Polizei. The man, who submitted the video to PINAC without leaving a name,  posted the video to o his Youtube channel, which he named Nazi Germa ...
Obama Calls for 50,000 Body Cams as Police Unions Remain Surprisingly Silent

Obama Calls for 50,000 Body Cams as Police Unions Remain Surprisingly Silent

With tensions still smoldering over the Ferguson non-indictment, President Barack Obama on Monday proposed new funding to purchase 50,000 body cams for police officers throughout the country to improve steadily deteriorating relations between cops and citizens. So far, police union of ...
Texas TV News Station Spreading Misinformation About Failure to Identify Law

Texas TV News Station Spreading Misinformation About Failure to Identify Law

The video of a Texas woman getting placed in a chokehold and handcuffed for refusing to provide her identification ended up going viral where it was covered by a local television news station at the top of the news hour Monday night. However, KIII-TV reporter Bill Churchwell finished ...