Category: Municipal Government

Texas Sheriff Makes Wild, Unsubstantiated Claim About Viral Video; Attempts to Censor PINAC Journalist

Texas Sheriff Makes Wild, Unsubstantiated Claim About Viral Video; Attempts to Censor PINAC Journalist

Hunt Country Sheriff Randy Meeks held a press conference Wednesday to address the viral video of a 38-week pregnant woman being repeatedly punched by one of his deputies while serving a CPS writ of attachment, only to leave the media with more questions than answers. Meeks read aloud ...
Georgia Citizen Journalist Banned from Recording Local City Council Meeting Settles Federal Lawsuit

Georgia Citizen Journalist Banned from Recording Local City Council Meeting Settles Federal Lawsuit

Almost three years after being illegally removed from a Georgia city council meeting, Nydia Tisdale settled her federal lawsuit for $200,000 and an audio-visual recording policy that guarantees the right to record city council meetings. On April 17, 2012 just hours after a new Georgia ...
Broward Deputy Who Fired Gun Out of Car, Nearly Striking Other Deputies, Finally Arrested

Broward Deputy Who Fired Gun Out of Car, Nearly Striking Other Deputies, Finally Arrested

It took nearly a month, but a Broward County Sheriff's deputy was arrested this week, accused of firing a gun out the window of a speeding car early one morning after a night of carousing at a rooftop bar in West Palm Beach, nearly striking a group of Palm Beach County deputies parked ne ...
Florida Fire Chief Issues Memo to Employees, Reminding Them of Citizens’ Right to Record

Florida Fire Chief Issues Memo to Employees, Reminding Them of Citizens’ Right to Record

Less than two weeks after a Florida fire chief stormed up to PINAC reporter Jeff Gray and attempted to snatch his camera for recording a public building from a public area after making a public records request, another Florida fire chief issued a memo to employees, stating that they must ...
NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday after refusing to hand over his video camera to a cop, who insisted he needed it as "evidence," even though case law makes it very clear that citizens do not have to give up their footage unless their camera was used in the commission of a crime. ...
Texas Cop Fired for Tasering Senior Citizen in Viral Video

Texas Cop Fired for Tasering Senior Citizen in Viral Video

A viral video got one 23-year-old Texas cop fired, caught on his own police cruiser's dash cam tasering a 76-year-old man. The Victoria Police Department made the announcement late Monday evening, shortly after we published the below piece on how it was refusing to release its use of ...
Corporate Media Flexing Muscle for Darren Wilson Exclusive as New Evidence Emerges in Ferguson Shooting

Corporate Media Flexing Muscle for Darren Wilson Exclusive as New Evidence Emerges in Ferguson Shooting

  The bidding war has begun for Darren's Wilson's tale on what took place when the Ferguson police officer shot and  killed Michael Brown in the middle of the street last August. Media junkies and national-award winning journalists have supposedly been meeting with Wilson for ...