Category: Courtroom Recording

Texas Jailer Responsible for Sandra Bland Testified Under Oath he Falsified Jail Log

Texas Jailer Responsible for Sandra Bland Testified Under Oath he Falsified Jail Log

A Texas jailer tasked with watching Sandra Bland in her jail cell recently testified under oath that he lied about checking on her, and about a dozen other inmates, about an hour before she was found dead when in fact he did not, according the the Houston Chronicle. Bland's death was ...
Cincinnati Judge Cruelly Sentences Teen Who Took Photos 6 Months in Jail for Contempt

Cincinnati Judge Cruelly Sentences Teen Who Took Photos 6 Months in Jail for Contempt

A Cincinnati judge probably handed down a cruel and unusual punishment to a teenager for taking one last photograph of a friend at a pre-trial hearing. Eighteen-year-old man Daymar Whitehead angered Ohio Judge Robert Ruehlman when he took smart phone pictures of deputies escorting his ...
Disgraced Phoenix Cop Arrested Twice in Three Days for Sexually Exploiting Minor, Choking Wife

Disgraced Phoenix Cop Arrested Twice in Three Days for Sexually Exploiting Minor, Choking Wife

A disgraced police officer in Arizona was arrested on charges of sexually exploiting a minor only two days after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence. The most disturbing part? Apparently the minor is his own biological child. Phoenix police officer Richard Tucker was ta ...
Jacksonville Judge Rescinds Unconstitutional Order in Wake of PINAC Lawsuit

Jacksonville Judge Rescinds Unconstitutional Order in Wake of PINAC Lawsuit

The North Florida Chief Circuit Judge who issued an unconstitutional order barring citizens from video recording the outside of a Jacksonville courthouse, prompting national criticism along with a federal lawsuit from PINAC, has rescinded his order. Fourth Circuit Chief Judge Mark Mah ...
PINAC Correspondent Found Guilty; We Plan to Appeal. PINAC Protest Also Planned.

PINAC Correspondent Found Guilty; We Plan to Appeal. PINAC Protest Also Planned.

PINAC correspondent Michale Hoffman was found guilty today for trespassing on public property, a decision our attorney plans to appeal immediately. He faces up to a year in jail. He will be sentenced Thursday, which is tomorrow. "While we are disappointed in the jury's verdict we l ...
PINAC Sues Florida Judge in Federal Court for Criminalizing Videography of County Courthouse (Updated)

PINAC Sues Florida Judge in Federal Court for Criminalizing Videography of County Courthouse (Updated)

Photography is Not a Crime is suing a high-ranking Florida judge who last week issued an order threatening to arrest us for contempt of court if we video record the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville from a public sidewalk. It is not clear what Chief Fourth Circuit Judge Mark Mah ...
Florida Judge Threatens PINAC Reporters With Arrest for Recording Courthouse From Public Sidewalk

Florida Judge Threatens PINAC Reporters With Arrest for Recording Courthouse From Public Sidewalk

A North Florida judge who has been doing all he can to keep PINAC from recording the trial of one of our correspondents – ignoring a 1979 state supreme court ruling that allows news cameras in the courtroom – has issued an order forbidding PINAC from recording anywhere outside the Jackso ...
Eye for an Eye? Ohio Judge Gives Woman Choice of Being Pepper Sprayed in Court or Going to Jail

Eye for an Eye? Ohio Judge Gives Woman Choice of Being Pepper Sprayed in Court or Going to Jail

An Ohio judge decided to get creative with his sentencing of a woman who had pepper sprayed a male relative at their place of employment: Allow her victim to pepper spray her in the face in the courtroom and serve three days of community service. Or she could just spend 30 days in jai ...
Louisiana Judge Jails Lawyer for Video Recording in Courtroom, Even Though Lawyer Says he Never Recorded

Louisiana Judge Jails Lawyer for Video Recording in Courtroom, Even Though Lawyer Says he Never Recorded

Louisiana attorney Christian D. Chesson was sentenced to three days in jail after a judge accused the former district attorney candidate of video recording in a courtroom during a hearing. "While you were in courtroom, I observed you of taking video and asked you to approach the bench ...