Category: Citizens vs. Government

Massachusetts Police Delete Video After Arresting Man for Recording Traffic Stop,

Massachusetts Police Delete Video After Arresting Man for Recording Traffic Stop,

After arresting a man for recording a traffic stop, Pittsfield police officer Dale Eason allegedly did the only thing he could to stop himself from becoming the latest officer exposed on video on the front page of PINAC - he deleted the video. In the wake of the news out of Ferguson, ...
Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

"Stay right there. Let me see your hands." As PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray conducted a First Amendment audit of the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida, he was aggressively approached by a military police officer with his hand on his gun and ordered to sta ...
New York Man Claiming Nazi Persecution Arrested at Checkpoint for Failing to Provide Papers

New York Man Claiming Nazi Persecution Arrested at Checkpoint for Failing to Provide Papers

A man going through a checkpoint in New York City was arrested for refusing to provide his identification after he compared officers to Nazi Polizei. The man, who submitted the video to PINAC without leaving a name,  posted the video to o his Youtube channel, which he named Nazi Germa ...
Texas Cop Places Woman in Chokehold for Video Recording (Updated)

Texas Cop Places Woman in Chokehold for Video Recording (Updated)

A Texas cop placed a woman in a chokehold because she was video recording some type of police activity in the parking lot of what appears to be a fast food restaurant after she refused to provide identification. It started when Corpus Christi Sergeant J.E. Lockhart stormed up to Lanes ...
Cop Detains Man for Video Recording Federal Reserve Building in Miami

Cop Detains Man for Video Recording Federal Reserve Building in Miami

A police officer in Miami-Dade County told a man he would be arrested if he continued recording the Federal Reserve building from a public sidewalk. Doral police officer D. Cuesta told Andre Nucete that it was illegal to record federal buildings, which is not true, not that the Federa ...
Washington citizen journalist’s request trumps Snonomish County Sheriff’s refusal to release public records

Washington citizen journalist’s request trumps Snonomish County Sheriff’s refusal to release public records

Via anonymous contributor Publius Publius: Snohomish County has been the subject of many lawsuits over Public Records. In nearly all cases they claim to be the injured party, and yet the courts consistently seem to disagree. Perhaps most notably was a particular set of requests ...