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County Medical Examiner Never Took Photos or Measurements After Ferguson Shooting

County Medical Examiner Never Took Photos or Measurements After Ferguson Shooting

An investigator with the St. Louis County Medical Examiner's Office testified that he did not feel it necessary to take photos or measurements of the Michael Brown shooting scene, even though that is a normal part of conducting a homicide investigation. The investigator, who is not na ...
St. Louis County Police Violate Court Order by Arresting Journalist Taking Photos (Updated)

St. Louis County Police Violate Court Order by Arresting Journalist Taking Photos (Updated)

It took little more than a day for St. Louis County police to violate a court order ruling that police are forbidden from restricting citizens to record in public after they arrested a journalist for doing just that Saturday night as tensions continue to mount in anticipation of Monday's ...
Teen Sues NYPD, Claiming he was Beaten for Video Recording them

Teen Sues NYPD, Claiming he was Beaten for Video Recording them

To hear Jonathan Alvarez describe it, getting beaten by cops is a coming-of-age ritual in this country, especially for doing nothing more than trying to record them as they harass you. The 17-year-old photographer says the New York City Police Department did just that last summer afte ...
PINAC Interviews Florida Attorney General Candidate on Right to Record/Public Records Issue

PINAC Interviews Florida Attorney General Candidate on Right to Record/Public Records Issue

"The right to photograph is the same as free speech. Somtimes that freedom is inconvenient, but it is a fundamental right." - George Sheldon, Esq. and Florida Attorney General Candidate Florida Attorney General candidate George Sheldon is an old-school Florida political candidate in t ...