Author: Brett Sanders

Brett Sanders is a liberty activist, Bitcoin advocate, voluntaryist and investigative journalist based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In addition to Photography Is Not a Crime, his work has been featured on CBS 11, CopBlock.org, and TheLibertyBeat.com. Check out more of his work at BrettSanders.me.

Florida Security Guard Calls Sheriff on PINAC’s Jeff Gray for Recording Public Records Request

Florida Security Guard Calls Sheriff on PINAC’s Jeff Gray for Recording Public Records Request

When Photography is Not a Crime's own Jeff Gray is not being detained by law enforcement for exercising his rights, he is auditing bureaucrats to ensure they comply with Florida open government laws. Typically, submitting a request for public records is a mundane affair. However, G ...
Flag-waving Texans Explain Their Blind Support for Disgraced Pool Party Cop

Flag-waving Texans Explain Their Blind Support for Disgraced Pool Party Cop

Since video of the infamous pool party went viral last weekend, Mckinney Police Chief Greg Conley has publicly condemned the actions of Corporal Eric Casebolt, calling them "indefensible." Then, a few days later, Casebolt, through his attorney, owned up to his behavior and apologized ...
Texas Cop Resigns, Reminding World That All Cops Must be Recorded at All Times

Texas Cop Resigns, Reminding World That All Cops Must be Recorded at All Times

The Texas cop who went barrel rolling into the national spotlight in a viral video showing him slamming a teenage girl to the ground before pulling a gun on her friends has resigned. So it probably won't be long before he pops up in another Texas police department – as we've seen happ ...
New York Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Man for Flipping Him Off Suspended Without Pay and Will Likely be Fired

New York Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Man for Flipping Him Off Suspended Without Pay and Will Likely be Fired

Thursday was a good day for Adam Rupeka, the New York man arrested last month for essentially flipping off a cop.  He learned that the cop who pepper sprayed him in the face just before executing a UFC style armlock has been suspended without pay and will likely face termination. Bett ...
Military and Civilian Police Detain PINAC’s Jeff Gray for Photographing Florida Air Force Base from Public Sidewalk

Military and Civilian Police Detain PINAC’s Jeff Gray for Photographing Florida Air Force Base from Public Sidewalk

Last week, Jeff Gray of Photography is Not a Crime demonstrated an inconvenient truth about how the War on Terror has turned soldiers who proclaim to fight and die for our freedoms against the very same citizens who actively exercise these freedoms. In a video posted to Gray's Honor Y ...
Texas House Pushing to Criminalize Citizens Who Record Legislators

Texas House Pushing to Criminalize Citizens Who Record Legislators

Texas House members voted Tuesday to keep a provision within an ethics reform bill that would open citizen journalists to lawsuits if they were to audio record a legislature without permission. The Senate version of the bill, authored by Van Taylor (R - Plano), concentrated solely on ...
Dallas Police Release Pathetic Right-To-Record Policy

Dallas Police Release Pathetic Right-To-Record Policy

Dallas police officials released a one page, right-to-record directive to officers last week which is now raising eyebrows for its lack of substance. Last October, high ranking officials from the Dallas Police Department and its respective police association sat down with police accou ...
Washington Jury Acquits PINAC Correspondent Thanks to Video Evidence

Washington Jury Acquits PINAC Correspondent Thanks to Video Evidence

After nearly 10 months since PINAC correspondent Scott Shimek was falsely arrested and charged with obstruction and resisting arrest in Washington, a jury of his peers came to the same logical conclusion we all did after watching the video. Not guilty on both counts. Shimek's arres ...