Category: 1st Amendment Audit

Florida Sheriff Trashes First Amendment in Video, Demands Photographers Leave “Expanding Crime Scene”

Florida Sheriff Trashes First Amendment in Video, Demands Photographers Leave “Expanding Crime Scene”

A Florida sheriff took the law into her own hands, using unlawful excuses to expand a crime scene to exclude journalists from a crime scene. The Palm Beach Sheriff's deputy was caught on camera in two videos you can see below demanding that photographers cease taking images or video i ...
South Florida Cops Tell PINAC Correspondent Photography is a Crime

South Florida Cops Tell PINAC Correspondent Photography is a Crime

I was taking photos of a sign outside the Homestead city council meeting in South Florida this month when a police officer named John Edward Frank informed me that I was forbidden from taking his photo – even though I had no interest in photographing him in the first place. So I start ...
Arizona Police Union Spurs Facebook Backlash, Defends Cop Seeking Plea Deal in Murder Case

Arizona Police Union Spurs Facebook Backlash, Defends Cop Seeking Plea Deal in Murder Case

The Facebook page of an Arizona police union blew up over the weekend with more comments than they have likes on their page for defending the indefensible. Murder. Mesa Police Association wrote a long defense of Mitchell Brailsford who is seeking a plea deal after being charged wit ...
WATCH: Florida Man Holding “Death To America” Sign Beat Senseless

WATCH: Florida Man Holding “Death To America” Sign Beat Senseless

"Because of Obama's policies" read the other side, inspiring his fellow north Florida man to beat the everlasting hell out of him, and try to steal the sign. Old fashioned "Sharpie clickbait" drove another Florida man named "Larry" into a sign stealing, protester beating rage. So, ...
WATCH: Houston Federal Marshal Tries to Snatch Camera from Citizen Journalist Who Was Assaulted by 2nd Agent

WATCH: Houston Federal Marshal Tries to Snatch Camera from Citizen Journalist Who Was Assaulted by 2nd Agent

"You're about to go to jail for being a dumb-ass," said a Houston Federal Agent Calderon to PINAC citizen journalist David Warden. Boy, was he wrong. The Houston Federal Court Security Agent assaulted PINAC correspondent David Warden when he lawfully recorded outside of a Federal C ...
Ohio Police Arrest Man For Making A Facebook Page in Blatant Act of Censorship

Ohio Police Arrest Man For Making A Facebook Page in Blatant Act of Censorship

An Ohio man made a satirical Facebook page, local police tossed him in jail. This is what state censorship looks like. Parma Police arrested Anthony Novak for making a page called "The City of Parma Police Department" and slamming the northeast Ohio officers with "derogatory commen ...
NYPD Officers Arrest US Postal Worker On Duty Delivering Packages Who Criticized Them (UPDATED)

NYPD Officers Arrest US Postal Worker On Duty Delivering Packages Who Criticized Them (UPDATED)

The video going viral of a New York City postal worker was arrested while on duty by NYPD after objecting to their driving in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn has just surfaced, as you can see below. UPDATE: "Our agency is aware of the incident," says Matt Modafferi of the U ...