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Homestead PD Still Doesn’t Know Photography Is Not A Crime

Homestead PD Still Doesn’t Know Photography Is Not A Crime

Homestead Police Department (HPD), in South Florida, has myriad problems respecting the First Amendment. I went to HPD this week to serve some officers in a civil rights suit, the story was covered earlier. While entering I discovered that HPD still has not learned that photography is no ...
Florida Sheriff Trashes First Amendment in Video, Demands Photographers Leave “Expanding Crime Scene”

Florida Sheriff Trashes First Amendment in Video, Demands Photographers Leave “Expanding Crime Scene”

A Florida sheriff took the law into her own hands, using unlawful excuses to expand a crime scene to exclude journalists from a crime scene. The Palm Beach Sheriff's deputy was caught on camera in two videos you can see below demanding that photographers cease taking images or video i ...
Minnesota Undercover Cop Detains Driver Just for “Taking Video”

Minnesota Undercover Cop Detains Driver Just for “Taking Video”

An undercover sheriff's deputy in Minnesota spotted a citizen recording him with a cellphone camera while driving and used his unmarked police vehicle to conduct a contentious, and probably unlawful traffic stop. "The ACLU will eat this up" said the Minnesota woman who wasn't suspecte ...
Mainstream Media Finally Acknowledging Need for Citizen Journalists

Mainstream Media Finally Acknowledging Need for Citizen Journalists

To those of us that use critical thinking skills, it's no secret that the corporate media lies. Mainstream media has, for years, been using their influence to sway elections, push products, and even help get murderers off. Well as long as those murderers are wearing badges, that is. T ...
NYPD Arrests Peaceful Protester Carrying 2-Year-Old Child and 10 Others at #RiseUpOctober March Against Police Terror

NYPD Arrests Peaceful Protester Carrying 2-Year-Old Child and 10 Others at #RiseUpOctober March Against Police Terror

The NYPD violently arrested a peaceful protester holding his two-year-old child on his shoulders Saturday, allegedly for standing on a park bench, as well as 10 other peaceful protesters at a demonstration against police violence. The rally and march, organized by the Stop Mass Incarc ...
Texas Police Captain Wrongly Arrests Mom for Saying “Dick” When Coaching Kids Sports, Department Admits Fault on FB (UPDATED)

Texas Police Captain Wrongly Arrests Mom for Saying “Dick” When Coaching Kids Sports, Department Admits Fault on FB (UPDATED)

UPDATE: After using Facebook to attack KTVT's report about Jessica Curs, now it appears that the Alvarado Police Department has shut down its page. In all likelihood, they did not get the expected response after posting their entire side of the story including the admission of a highly i ...
Los Angeles Paramedics Encroached on My Rights; Violated Their Own Policy

Los Angeles Paramedics Encroached on My Rights; Violated Their Own Policy

On March 12, 2015, in a letter address to "All Officers, Emergency Operations", Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Deputy, M.D. Rueda, notified LAFD staff members that people have the right to record/photograph them as well as patients receiving medical treatment. That memo went ignore ...
Alabama Man Arrested for Recording  Federal Building Despite 2010 Settlement That Allows It

Alabama Man Arrested for Recording Federal Building Despite 2010 Settlement That Allows It

An Alabama man recorded his illegal arrest Thursday in Birmingham for recording outside of a federal building, after the officer asserts that they do not care about the Supreme Court. Lynwood Keith Golden was out exercising his First Amendment rights and recording on June 9, when a pa ...
Arrested for Crack Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Saltines, New Jersey Man Receives $35K Settlement

Arrested for Crack Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Saltines, New Jersey Man Receives $35K Settlement

A man who was detained and frisked for video recording – then jailed for possession of crack– only for it to be crumbs from a saltine cracker in his pocket, is set to receive a $35,000 settlement from the state of New Jersey. John Cokos was stopped by Deptford Township Officer Matthew ...