Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

Pentagon Releases Torture Prisoner Photos of Iraq/Afghan Wars, Withholding Thousands More

torture photos ACLU

It took more than a decade, but the federal government finally released nearly 200 photos depicting prisoner abuse by American soldiers during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photos were released Friday in response to an ACLU lawsuit filed in 2004 when George W. Bush was still president. But …

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Oakland Cops Drag Man Out of Own Home and Kill Him, Thinking Him Possible Intruder

Hernan Jaramillo

Responding to a call about a possible intruder inside a home, Oakland police arrived and discovered no intruder. But that did not stop them from dragging a man out from his bedroom and into the street, suffocating Hernan Jaramillo until he died, ignoring his repeated pleas of “I can’t breathe” …

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Pittsburgh District Attorney to Refile Charges Against Acquitted Cop who Attacked Teen on Video

Stephen Matakovich

The Pittsburgh police officer who was acquitted this week on assault charges when a surveillance video clearly shows he assaulted a teenager will once again face the same charges after the FBI announced it would launch its own investigation. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala made the announcement this afternoon, informing …

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Montana Deputies Cleared in Shooting Showing Driver Veering Away from Them

Montana shooting

Two Montana deputies said they were in fear for their lives when they opened fire on a stolen SUV, killing the man inside. However, a dash cam video shows the SUV veered left as if to avoid striking them. It also shows the two Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies walking towards the …

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Award-Winning Michigan Officer Known as “Robocop” Receives 13-Month Sentence for Vicious Beating Caught on Camera

William Robocop Melendez convicted

The Michigan cop known as Robocop will spend at least 13 months in prison for placing a man in a chokehold and punching him repeatedly in an incident captured on dash cam video. However, that sentence can stretch up to ten years if he is not granted parole after the …

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Pittsburgh Cop Caught on Camera Beating Teen Acquitted After Judge Claims Teen Was Aggressor

Stephen Matakovich

The assault was caught on camera, a Pittsburgh cop shoving a teen down to the ground twice, then punching him a few times before handcuffing him, which led to criminal charges against Sergeant Stephen Matakovich last year. All because the 19-year-old man would not leave the outside of Heinz Field …

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Georgia Deputy Who Upheld Constitution in Viral Video Passes Away


One of our favorite law enforcement officers – perhaps our all-time favorite officer – passed away Sunday, saddening those in the law enforcement community as well as those of us in the PINAC community. Lieutenant Robert Guthrie of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Georgia suffered a stroke as …

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