Category: Regional government

Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

A New York town called Liberty proved to be against liberty after it arrested a man for calling it a "shitty town" in protest over a speeding ticket. But now that the New York Civil Liberties Union stepped in, the town of Liberty will now learn a lesson in liberty, specifically the Fi ...
Georgia Woman Wins First Amendment Award for her Citizen Journalism, Fighting for the Right to Record

Georgia Woman Wins First Amendment Award for her Citizen Journalism, Fighting for the Right to Record

Georgia citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale is in the news again but this time, the story doesn’t involve her getting thrown out of a public meeting or arrested in a pumpkin patch. Tisdale is being honored by Georgia’s First Amendment Foundation for her work in making public meetings ava ...
Ohio Grandfather of 13 Nearly Shot by Courthouse Security Guard Who Knew He Was Unarmed

Ohio Grandfather of 13 Nearly Shot by Courthouse Security Guard Who Knew He Was Unarmed

Readers and activists throughout central Ohio have been following the recent arrest of Mike Skidmore, a PINAC journalist and local correspondent on assignment for the Ashland Free Press. When Mike Skidmore asked his county commissioners to hold a meeting about private security practic ...
Texas Town of McKinney Charging PINAC More Than $1,800 for Public Records

Texas Town of McKinney Charging PINAC More Than $1,800 for Public Records

James Madison, considered the "Father of the Constitution," is quoted saying, “A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps, both." And he was right. In today's world, access to public record ...
New York Fire Departments Refuse to Name Firefighter Who Tried Knocking Drone Out of Sky With Firehose

New York Fire Departments Refuse to Name Firefighter Who Tried Knocking Drone Out of Sky With Firehose

Some firefighters are about to be in hot water. At least they should be. If the right fire department steps up and takes responsibility for spraying a man's drone with water. The incident took place earlier this month in Montgomery in upstate New York when John Thompson, a former fire ...
PINAC Reporter Assaulted by Government Official for Recording Public Facility in Washington

PINAC Reporter Assaulted by Government Official for Recording Public Facility in Washington

On the same day PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was getting his camera snatched by a Florida fire chief, another PINAC reporter was getting harassed for video recording a government-owned ferry in Washington. One day later, Scott Shimek aka Rogue Reflections, returned to the Washington State ...
The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

Just when you thought it was safe to record cops in Illinois without spending more than a decade in prison, along comes a bill that is said to be as Draconian as the previous law, which was ruled unconstitutional earlier this year after numerous citizens were put through the judicial wri ...