Category: Municipal Government

Louisiana Cops Arrest TV Reporter For Questioning Mayor’s Salary and Benefits

Louisiana Cops Arrest TV Reporter For Questioning Mayor’s Salary and Benefits

"This is what White Castle residents have to deal with." Chris Nakamoto is a true professional journalist, giving a deadpanned story lede to his videographer as he was being perp-walked by a burly cop for uncovering small town government corruption. He'd just uncovered an un-legisl ...
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 ...
Illinois Cop Tells Disabled Man Photography is a Crime, Refuse to Take IA Report

Illinois Cop Tells Disabled Man Photography is a Crime, Refuse to Take IA Report

An Illinois cop was caught on video accusing a disabled man of being a criminal for recording, then denying his attempt to file an internal affairs complaint while trying to hide behind that state's struck-down, unconstitutional eavesdropping law, which the ACLU had overturned in 2012. ...
Florida Town Clerk Calls PINAC Reporter “Asshole” for Making Public Records Request, then Lies About Photos She Took

Florida Town Clerk Calls PINAC Reporter “Asshole” for Making Public Records Request, then Lies About Photos She Took

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray conducted a public records audit at the town hall of Penney Farms last month, a tiny town in North Florida known more for its retirement community than its farms that describes itself as "one of the best kept secrets" in the state. And judging by town clerk An ...
Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance this week dropped the manslaughter charge against the ex-con son of a well-connected NYPD family who was caught on video driving onto a sidewalk while texting before striking and killing an outspoken civil rights activist, then fleeing the scene on fo ...
Dallas Police Speaks With Forked Tongue When it Comes to the Right to Record

Dallas Police Speaks With Forked Tongue When it Comes to the Right to Record

In April 2014, the Dallas Police Department's top-rank leadership made it clear they support the concept of the right to photograph and record in public. But the department’s Internal Affairs Division, the Dallas Police Association (DPA), and a small but troublesome and aggressive min ...
Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

In life, there are questions which – no matter how many times you ask – simply cannot be answered. Who shot JFK?? Did men really walk on the moon?? Is there a God?? But when the question involves your civil liberties and possibly being arrested for taking photographs, there should be ...
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 ...
Cleveland Cops Assault, Arrest, Interrogate Peaceful Protester For Holding Tamir Rice Photo at Public Meeting

Cleveland Cops Assault, Arrest, Interrogate Peaceful Protester For Holding Tamir Rice Photo at Public Meeting

Dominique Knox was peacefully protesting the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at a Cleveland City Council meeting on Monday when he was unlawfully arrested by the Cleveland Police, the same agency that killed Tamir, who was legally playing with a pellet gun in the open-carry stat ...
82 Y.O. Alabama Commissioner Struck TV Reporter in Video For Asking About Fraud Allegation

82 Y.O. Alabama Commissioner Struck TV Reporter in Video For Asking About Fraud Allegation

When a television journalist tried to fight public corruption in Alabama, things got far more physical than he expected. Dothan City Commissioner Amos Newsome was arrested and charged Tuesday with third-degree assault after he deliberately struck southern Alabama WTVY television news ...