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Author: Eric McDonough

Eric McDonough is a Florida resident and police accountability activist.

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 Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

The City of Homestead has a torrid reputation and a pattern of willfully refusing to comply with the public records law. Homestead is a little town at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, rarely receiving the scrutiny it deserves as a cesspool of public corruption and maleficence. I ...
Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

  Homestead Police Department (HPD) has silenced the First Amendment with false stalking charges and restraining orders. Their abuses leading to two of my three false arrest, and to me being served with four frivolous restraining orders. Sadly, such abuses are not limited t ...
Watch: PINAC Reporter Kicked Out of South Florida Council Meeting for Questioning Councilman (Updated)

Watch: PINAC Reporter Kicked Out of South Florida Council Meeting for Questioning Councilman (Updated)

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:50 p.m. PINAC reporter Eric McDonough was arrested Wednesday after entering the city council meeting, then being ordered to leave. He was live streaming that part, but they arrested after he had stepped into the parking lot when he had turned his ...
South Florida Cops Tell PINAC Correspondent Photography is a Crime

South Florida Cops Tell PINAC Correspondent Photography is a Crime

I was taking photos of a sign outside the Homestead city council meeting in South Florida this month when a police officer named John Edward Frank informed me that I was forbidden from taking his photo – even though I had no interest in photographing him in the first place. So I start ...
Florida Cop Illegally Wiretapped in Court Hallway, DA Won’t Charge Award Winning Officer

Florida Cop Illegally Wiretapped in Court Hallway, DA Won’t Charge Award Winning Officer

A Florida cop secretly recorded a "hallway deposition" on his body cam of an innocent criminal court defendant and counsel, without asking his permission, in the courthouse hallway. Florida's wiretapping law only exempts police who are investigating a suspected crime. But this Miam ...