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Chicago Pays $100,000 to Photojournalist Arrested and Abused by Police

Chicago Pays $100,000 to Photojournalist Arrested and Abused by Police

A photojournalist who photographed Chicago police abusing a protesters during the 2012 NATO Summit, only to be beaten up himself by police, received a $100,000 settlement last month. Joshua Lott, who was on assignment for Getty Images, said police destroyed one of two of his cameras a ...
Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

In life, there are questions which – no matter how many times you ask – simply cannot be answered. Who shot JFK?? Did men really walk on the moon?? Is there a God?? But when the question involves your civil liberties and possibly being arrested for taking photographs, there should be ...
Two More Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Jail for Beating Man Who “Mouthed Off”

Two More Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Jail for Beating Man Who “Mouthed Off”

Two more Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were sentenced to prison today after a federal judge refused to give them leniency because of their law enforcement status. Deputy Sussie Ayala received a six-year sentence while deputy Fernando Luviano received a seven-year sentence. Earlier ...
Miami Dolphins Player’s Wife & NFL Critic, Exonerated of All Charges After Dubious Arrest

Miami Dolphins Player’s Wife & NFL Critic, Exonerated of All Charges After Dubious Arrest

NFL critic Tamiko Grimes was exonerated of all charges stemming from a dubious arrest at SunLife Stadium by Miami-Dade County police caught on a video that went viral in September, seen below. She's the wife of Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes. Florida prosecutors ha ...
Florida State Trooper Chases Away PINAC Reporter From Crash Scene

Florida State Trooper Chases Away PINAC Reporter From Crash Scene

A Florida Highway Patrol officer did not appreciate PINAC's Jeff Gray from photographing and recording the scene of a single motorcycle accident Friday, ordering him away from what he called "my crime scene." But the cop did not say a thing to the woman who rode her bicycle right thro ...
OPINION: Will Police Accountability Enter New Era After #LaquanMcDonald?

OPINION: Will Police Accountability Enter New Era After #LaquanMcDonald?

It took Chicago Police over a year to release the video of Laquan McDonald. If a video is recorded and nobody sees it, then does the recording matter? What if there wasn't a whistleblower, a reporter and a lawyer who combined to sue on behalf of the public interest and gain release of ...