April 4th, 2014

Florida Cops Detain, Frisk, Threaten and Intimidate Man for Video Recording Outside Police Station 106

By Carlos Miller

The first Largo police officer who approached the man standing outside the police department with a camera seemed reasonable, even acknowledging that photography is not a crime, but told the man he found it unusual that the man was video recording outside the station.

That officer walked off, even providing his name, Hansley.

But another officer then showed up, demanding to know if he was being audio recorded, telling the man he was violating state law by audio recording him, which is a lie that cops can’t seem to stop repeating.

Before he knew it, more cops were on the scene, frisking him against his will, snatching his iPhone from his hand and turning it off so it would stop recording.

Luckily the man who posts as Pinellas Watch Dog on Youtube had a back-up camera.

April 2nd, 2014

Louisiana Deputy Barges into Home Without Warrant to Make Questionable Arrest (Updated) 95

By Carlos Miller

A Louisiana deputy barged his way into a home without a warrant and arrested a man under questionable circumstances in a video that is quickly going viral after it was posted on Facebook Tuesday.

The video begins with a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy forcing his way into the home of a man who is clearly clueless as to what crime he supposedly committed.

But despite him repeatedly asking, the deputy refuses to say anything beyond “resisting arrest.”

In other words, contempt of cop.

April 2nd, 2014

U.S. Marshals Shoot Unarmed Man in Albuquerque, Seize Cell Phone Cameras from Witnesses 164

By Carlos Miller


As Albuquerque residents take to the streets to protest against the ongoing slayings of citizens by their local police department, federal agents got into the act by opening fire on an unarmed man Tuesday morning, then seizing cameras from witnesses.

But more citizens with cameras arrived on the scene as a group of U.S. Marshals stood around the victim, Gilberto Angelo Serrano, proving unafraid to voice their displeasure at the trigger-happy culture that apparently has seeped into all levels of law enforcement in Albuquerque.

March 29th, 2014

Military Police Seize Cameras, Delete Photos from Photojournalist who Photographed Tank on Display 92

By Carlos Miller
Tank

The tank that led to military police confiscating cameras and deleting photos. Via Wikipedia

 

Military police in Ohio confiscated cameras from a newspaper photographer after she photographed a tank on display in front of a government-owned plant from a public street Friday, telling her that she was under “suspicion of terrorism.”

At first, they told the Toledo Blade newspaper that they would return the cameras after a “plant security coordinator” would have a chance to review the images, but he wouldn’t be in until Monday, so they would have to just wait it out.

However, the newspaper got a congressman involved who “was able to persuade the military police to release the cameras after they reviewed the photographs,” according to the Toledo Blade.

But when the cameras were returned seven hours later, several photographs had been deleted.

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