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Denver Cops Kill Teen, Order Witnesses Not to Record Aftermath (Updated)

Denver Cops Kill Teen, Order Witnesses Not to Record Aftermath (Updated)

Denver police shot and killed a teenage girl Monday after claiming she was trying to run them over in a stolen car. They also ordered her surviving friends not to record the aftermath. And although a witness did apparently record the aftermath, according to media reports, that vide ...
Florida Judge Refuses PINAC Right to Record Trial of own Correspondent

Florida Judge Refuses PINAC Right to Record Trial of own Correspondent

In preparing for his upcoming trial, PINAC correspondent and government corruption activist Michale Hoffman tried to rally widespread interest in the misdemeanor trespassing case that followed his one-man protest near a Jacksonville airport last August. “I called the mainstream media, ...
Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced To Additional 33 Months In Jail After Daring to Investigate Government Insiders

Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced To Additional 33 Months In Jail After Daring to Investigate Government Insiders

Barrett Brown, who originally faced over 100 years in prison for the crime of being a journalist, was sentenced to an additional 33 months in prison earlier today. Brown was also ordered to pay $890,000 to a number of companies that were hacked in 2011 - despite having no direct connecti ...
Washington Libertarian’s Camera-in-Courtroom Claim Could be on Shaky Ground (Updated)

Washington Libertarian’s Camera-in-Courtroom Claim Could be on Shaky Ground (Updated)

A former Congressional candidate from Washington state landed in the slammer last week when he attempted to live-stream the trial of friend. While libertarian activist Gavin Seim claims the judge’s refusal to allow his camera in the courtroom violated his liberties, a prominent First Ame ...
Albuquerque PD Kills Third Man of the Year, Week After Cop Shoots Other Cop

Albuquerque PD Kills Third Man of the Year, Week After Cop Shoots Other Cop

The Albuquerque Police Department has officially thrown its hat in the ring - for most violent police force in the country. While two APD officers were being charged with murder, APD officials announced last week that another APD cop had shot an undercover narcotics officer during a $ ...
Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars

Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars

Vince Lovato was the editor of the Lake County Leader in Polson, Montana...until this happened. At 53 years of age, with over three decades of journalism experience, Lovato lost his job after being arrested on October 1 for obstruction, resisting arrest and belligerence for daring ...
Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

A Virginia teen whose video went viral last year, showing cops ordering him inside a home while he was trying to record police activity in his neighborhood, was found guilty Thursday morning for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, even though the video shows he was doing nothing mor ...
Two Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murder for Killing Homeless Man in Incident Caught on Video (Updated)

Two Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murder for Killing Homeless Man in Incident Caught on Video (Updated)

After an endless streak of cops nationwide going uncharged in the slayings of citizens, two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a homeless man that was captured on body cam in a video that went viral. The decision by Bernalillo County D ...
NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday after refusing to hand over his video camera to a cop, who insisted he needed it as "evidence," even though case law makes it very clear that citizens do not have to give up their footage unless their camera was used in the commission of a crime. ...
Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

An Ocala, Florida couple each received $15,000 in an outside settlement after a federal civil rights lawsuit was brought against the local sheriff’s department. Jason and Stacy Pomales filed separate lawsuits in June with the Ocala division of the U.S. District Court, claiming their c ...