Category: Regional government

Federal Court Vindicates Virginia Man’s First Amendment Right To Criticize Officials On Their FB Pages

Federal Court Vindicates Virginia Man’s First Amendment Right To Criticize Officials On Their FB Pages

A federal judge in Virginia's Eastern district court has ruled that a Loudon County elected official censored a citizen by blocking them on Facebook in a First Amendment protected public forum. Brian Davison is trying to keep the Loudoun County School Board accountable but has faced a ...
Louisiana Sheriff Faces More Charges for Ordering Deputies to Beat Inmates

Louisiana Sheriff Faces More Charges for Ordering Deputies to Beat Inmates

Embattled Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal Iberia Louisiana Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal, Lt. Colonel Gerald Savoy and former Captain Mark Fredrick were named in a second superseding indictment handed down today by the United States Western District Court in Lafayette. Ackal was or ...
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 ...
Florida School Board Attorney Tried to Persuade Prosecutor to File Felony Wiretapping Charges Against PINAC Reporter

Florida School Board Attorney Tried to Persuade Prosecutor to File Felony Wiretapping Charges Against PINAC Reporter

Behind closed doors in secret meetings, an attorney for a Florida school board appears to have met with a local state attorney in the hopes to pursue felony criminal charges against PINAC reporter Jeff Gray. According to emails recently obtained through a public records request, it wa ...
Massachusetts Police Department Caught Lying to Bury Public Record

Massachusetts Police Department Caught Lying to Bury Public Record

Co-authored with PINAC writer Andrew Quemere For a year and a half, the Quincy Police Department in Massachusetts has cited dubious and flat-out false reasons to deny a resident access to a police report she made about her neighbor urinating in public. In spite of the police departmen ...
New York Man Proves Suffolk County Red Light Camera Program Tricks Drivers into Citations

New York Man Proves Suffolk County Red Light Camera Program Tricks Drivers into Citations

Stephen Ruth, dubbed the “Red Light Robin Hood,” has made it his mission to rid his New York county of its red light camera program, claiming it has led to several fatal accidents after the duration of the yellow lights were shortened to trick cars into citations. The Suffolk County m ...
Louisiana Deputy Charged with Home Invasion Says He Was “Extremely Angry”

Louisiana Deputy Charged with Home Invasion Says He Was “Extremely Angry”

  A Louisiana sheriff's deputy with serious anger issues was arrested over the weekend on home invasion charges after storming into a home and punching a man in the face. Surprisingly, Jonathan Lavoi, a Lafayette Parish Sheriff's corrections officer, was placed on unpaid admin ...
Houston Police Officer Fired for Sending Drivers Fake Speeding Tickets via Certified Mail

Houston Police Officer Fired for Sending Drivers Fake Speeding Tickets via Certified Mail

A veteran police officer in Texas lost his job after his bizarre ticket-writing habit came to light where he would send citations through certified mail to people he had never pulled over.   Houston police officer Dave Carter claimed he determined these drivers were speeding b ...
Denver Cop Takes Himself Off-Duty to Have Sex with Mentally Disabled Woman, Report Claims

Denver Cop Takes Himself Off-Duty to Have Sex with Mentally Disabled Woman, Report Claims

A Colorado cop is coming under fire after a mentally disabled woman is accusing him of having sex with her while she was drunk. Denver police officer Travis Jackson was suspended on Tuesday by the Denver Civil Service Commission for 20 days but to the dismay of many not for sexual mis ...