Category: Transparency

Homestead PD Still Doesn’t Know Photography Is Not A Crime

Homestead PD Still Doesn’t Know Photography Is Not A Crime

Homestead Police Department (HPD), in South Florida, has myriad problems respecting the First Amendment. I went to HPD this week to serve some officers in a civil rights suit, the story was covered earlier. While entering I discovered that HPD still has not learned that photography is no ...
Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

The City of Homestead has a torrid reputation and a pattern of willfully refusing to comply with the public records law. Homestead is a little town at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, rarely receiving the scrutiny it deserves as a cesspool of public corruption and maleficence. I ...
Philadelphia Cops Threaten to Seize Man’s Phone for Recording them Arresting Other Men

Philadelphia Cops Threaten to Seize Man’s Phone for Recording them Arresting Other Men

Philadelphia cops were arresting two men on a darkened street for disorderly conduct aka "contempt of cop" when one of the men being arrested called out to a passing bicyclist, asking him to record the interaction. The cyclist, Jean-Jacques Gabriel, wasted no time in stopping his bike ...
PINAC’s Executive Director Sues Miami Beach Mayor over Social Media Censorship (Updated)

PINAC’s Executive Director Sues Miami Beach Mayor over Social Media Censorship (Updated)

Like most politicians, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine campaigned on a platform of promising better transparency to his constituents. And like most politicians, he proved to be a liar. But unlike most politicians, he is being sued over his broken promise. The lawsuit, which you ...