Category: The Legal Arena

San Francisco Public Defender Arrested for Defending Client from Intrusive Cops

San Francisco Public Defender Arrested for Defending Client from Intrusive Cops

A San Francisco public defender was arrested Wednesday for doing what many public defenders don't have a good rap for doing. Defending her client. But police called that resisting arrest, the only charged they jailed her on after they led her away in handcuffs in an incident caught ...
Dash Cam Video Shows Seattle Cop Falsified Charge Against Elderly Man Walking Down Street (Updated)

Dash Cam Video Shows Seattle Cop Falsified Charge Against Elderly Man Walking Down Street (Updated)

Seattle police officer Cynthia Whitlatch was cruising down the street in her patrol car when she came across an elderly man standing on the corner using a golf club as a cane, prompting her to stop her car and order him to place the club down, claiming it could be a weapon. William Wi ...
Ohio Cop Criminally Charged for Snatching Woman’s Camera

Ohio Cop Criminally Charged for Snatching Woman’s Camera

As so many cops have done in the past, Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod snatched a camera from a woman's hands who was recording her in public, figuring she would get away with it. But now the Ohio cop is facing three misdemeanor charges. And this after she was slapped w ...
Denver Cops Kill Teen, Order Witnesses Not to Record Aftermath (Updated)

Denver Cops Kill Teen, Order Witnesses Not to Record Aftermath (Updated)

Denver police shot and killed a teenage girl Monday after claiming she was trying to run them over in a stolen car. They also ordered her surviving friends not to record the aftermath. And although a witness did apparently record the aftermath, according to media reports, that vide ...
Florida Judge Refuses PINAC Right to Record Trial of own Correspondent

Florida Judge Refuses PINAC Right to Record Trial of own Correspondent

In preparing for his upcoming trial, PINAC correspondent and government corruption activist Michale Hoffman tried to rally widespread interest in the misdemeanor trespassing case that followed his one-man protest near a Jacksonville airport last August. “I called the mainstream media, ...
Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced To Additional 33 Months In Jail After Daring to Investigate Government Insiders

Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced To Additional 33 Months In Jail After Daring to Investigate Government Insiders

Barrett Brown, who originally faced over 100 years in prison for the crime of being a journalist, was sentenced to an additional 33 months in prison earlier today. Brown was also ordered to pay $890,000 to a number of companies that were hacked in 2011 - despite having no direct connecti ...
Washington Libertarian’s Camera-in-Courtroom Claim Could be on Shaky Ground (Updated)

Washington Libertarian’s Camera-in-Courtroom Claim Could be on Shaky Ground (Updated)

A former Congressional candidate from Washington state landed in the slammer last week when he attempted to live-stream the trial of friend. While libertarian activist Gavin Seim claims the judge’s refusal to allow his camera in the courtroom violated his liberties, a prominent First Ame ...
Albuquerque PD Kills Third Man of the Year, Week After Cop Shoots Other Cop

Albuquerque PD Kills Third Man of the Year, Week After Cop Shoots Other Cop

The Albuquerque Police Department has officially thrown its hat in the ring - for most violent police force in the country. While two APD officers were being charged with murder, APD officials announced last week that another APD cop had shot an undercover narcotics officer during a $ ...
Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars

Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars

Vince Lovato was the editor of the Lake County Leader in Polson, Montana...until this happened. At 53 years of age, with over three decades of journalism experience, Lovato lost his job after being arrested on October 1 for obstruction, resisting arrest and belligerence for daring ...
Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

A Virginia teen whose video went viral last year, showing cops ordering him inside a home while he was trying to record police activity in his neighborhood, was found guilty Thursday morning for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, even though the video shows he was doing nothing mor ...