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USDOJ Refuses to Allow Journalists into Jeff Sessions’ Press Conference Fearing Negative Coverage

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The United States Department of Justice says it welcomes all journalists into their press conferences as long as they follow a short list of criteria listed on its website.
However, that turned out to be a lie as a pair of Portland journalists learned earlier this week.
The journalists were from Flossin Media, a black-owned, Portland-based digital magazine founded in 2004 that covers social justice issues as well as other general interest issues.
On Tuesday, they were trying to enter a press conference in Portland where United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions was going to denounce sanctuary cities like Portland who have refused to cooperate with federal officials in deporting undocumented immigrants.
Flossin Media journalist Michele Darr said she emailed Sessions’ press secretary, Devin O’Malley, a day earlier to RSVP for the press conference.
And O’Malley responded by asking Darr a series of questions about what type of stories they have published during the previous six months, she said in a telephone interview with Photography is Not a Crime.
Darr told PINAC that she asked other Portland media outlets if they had to answer similar questions, but was told no, that they only had to RSVP.
However, Darr was under the impression that Flossin Media would be placed on the list because she complied with the following guidelines listed on the USDOJ website, emailing O’Malley the required information.

 
However, when Darr tried to enter the press conference, Homeland Security officers said they were not on the list as you can see in her video.
Flossin Media photographer and videographer Hailei Aberson-Holford was also denied access to the press conference.
Meanwhile, countless other journalists were being allowed inside as Darr remained professional but persistent while standing in the rain.
According to its website, Flossing Media owns and operates within print, video, epic events, street teams, graphic design, digital distribution, online social marketing, and

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WATCH: PINAC Correspondent Kicked Out of Free Speech Rally in Oregon

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

PINAC correspondent Mike Smith attended a free speech rally in Portland only to be physically thrown out by police.
Smith was at the Patriot Prayer rally at the waterfront last Sunday, which is a popular place in the Oregon city for events and protests. There were several other groups counterprotesting the Patriot Prayer group which is why police were there to keep the peace.
The police sectioned off an area for media personnel in the middle of the protests but when Smith attempted to enter the media area, cops told him he wasn’t allowed because he was a counterprotester. Smith repeatedly told the cops that he was on assignment as a correspondent with PINAC News and not a counterprotester.
Police kept Smith from covering footage as seen in picture.
Smith even showed the cops his PINAC issued press pass, but they still assumed that he was a counterprotester at the rally to start trouble.
It was then that Sergeant Mirau told Smith that he could enter the press area on the other side of the gate, as seen in the video.
Smith walks all the way to the other side of the media entrance area and crossed the yellow line for media only to be told by a different set of officers that he still was not allowed in the media area.
And this time officers even threatened to arrest Smith.
Smith tried getting the name and badge numbers of the officers but then other officers came to physically remove Smith from the general protest area.
Meanwhile, the corporate media reporters who were allowed to enter the area were photographing the altercation but it does not appear as if they were published.

Other angles from the protest show officers throwing tear gas canisters at videographers.
Smith had this to say concerning the incident:
“I believe the Portland police trampled on my rights. I

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Federal Court Vindicates Virginia Man’s First Amendment Right To Criticize Officials On Their FB Pages

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

A federal judge in Virginia’s Eastern district court has ruled that a Loudon County elected official censored a citizen by blocking them on Facebook in a First Amendment protected public forum.
Brian Davison is trying to keep the Loudoun County School Board accountable but has faced a prolonged campaign of censorship and retaliatory claims by Board Members with serious financial conflicts of interest in the charter school industry and who have voted on issues that impact pay for family members.
The present lawsuit started when Brian Davison’s fight against government corruption took him to a joint town hall meeting with the Loudoun County School Board and the County Board of Supervisors on February 2016, where he asked Commissioner Randall if she thought the School Board’s officers should take an ethics pledge, after she campaigned on ethics during her recent run for office.
She dodged the question calling it a “set up question.”
Brian Davison speaking about the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia
“Our County Chairperson who campaigned on ethics, would not even recommend an ethics pledge for the [Loudoun County] school board, who have taken votes about their own business associates, without disclosing it,” Davison said, noting that he can document each instance. “Four School Board members voted on teacher pay without disclosing that their spouses are employees of the district. (Hornberger, Morse, Turgeon and Eric DeKenipp)”
Davison then commented on an official Facebook page run by Commissioner Randall.
Randall only blocked Davison for 12 hours.
The former Naval officer sued Loudon County Commission Chair Phyllis J. Randall and won a 44-page ruling by Judge James C. Cacheris whose declaratory opinion clearly designates the public official’s Facebook page as a public forum.
The judge’s finding in Brian Davison’s favor is sure to find its way into numerous legal actions across the country by aggrieved citizens who have been censored by

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Watch: Idaho Police Arrest Man for Video Recording FBI Building

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGr2M8nzbHY?feature=oembed&w=620&h=349] Police in Pocatello, Idaho arrested a man for filming an FBI building from public property. It is becoming an all too common occurrence for officers to stop and detain citizens for recording police or law enforcement activity of any kind. But the aforementioned video recording is a First Amendment protected activity, so anyone has the right to do so.
In June Sean Johnson was doing a First Amendment audit on the Pocatello FBI building. The First Amendment gives everyone in America freedom of speech and freedom of press, which includes video recording. Johnson was on a public sidewalk across the street from the FBI building during his audit.
Johnson was recording the entrance gate of the FBI building. Included in Johnson’s footage are vehicles going in and out of the FBI gate.
Quickly into the video a city officer approaches Johnson and asked for his ID. Johnson refuses to give the officer any ID on the premise that he is filming on a public sidewalk. The officer isn’t buying it and says that Johnson is committing a public voyeurism crime. That is a crime that doesn’t exist in Idaho.
Idaho code does not have a public voyeurism law. There is a video voyeurism law listed under “Chapter 66: Sex Crimes.” But video voyeurism deals with sex crimes and videoing sexually exploited content etc. Nothing about the video voyeurism law addresses filming law enforcement or law enforcement buildings.
But, the officer was determined that Johnson was breaking a law, so after so many chances of trying to get his ID, the officer arrests Johnson for failing to provide ID and obstructing.
Idaho law enforcement officials even received a memo from the state that reads: “remember the public has the right to photograph the exterior of Federal Buildings from publicly accessible spaces, such as streets, sidewalks, parks or

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Journalists Arrested for Interviewing Portland Police Officers and Local District Attorney

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Portland Oregon where journalists are arrested for attempting to interview Portland Police Officers and District Attorney.  Oregon Journalists Bob West and Eli Richey both have a colorful history as it relates to documenting the employees of Oregon Law Enforcement agencies, both have been arrested multiple times for various phony charges only to later have the charges dropped by the DA’s office sadly this is not the case this time.
As of Friday, July 21, 2017, Eli Richey is in custody with a $250,000.00 bond for six misdemeanors and Bob is free on his own recognizance with a promise to appear on Tuesday next week for a first appearance. I expect that Eli will be released early next week as well because the bail amount is purely punitive and simply a result of the staff at the county jail politicking and plotting revenge against Eli for documenting the Portland Police Bureau employees, a 100% lawful and legal act.

Video report from Mike Bluehair captures the whole event.
 
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WATCH: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Walker Interferes with Freedom of The Press Again

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Once again Daniel Saulman aka “Tom Zebra” known for his web page “Mistaken Bacon”  delivers as he exposes the now notorious Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Walker (524706) who on March 15, 2017, arrested citizen journalist  of the former YouTube Channel +POETIC  claiming he violated California P.C. § 402(a) when he was far outside of the established perimeter, so much so there was no yellow barrier tape or any semblance of a barrier.
Mind You, +POETIC was not out COP WATCHING, COP BLOCKING or even performing a FIRST AMENDMENT AUDIT, he was walking towards his home after finishing a long day at work, when he came upon several Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department vehicles and started documenting his surroundings.
A 100% Lawful and Protected Activity as the State of California Legislature determined when it changed the law with the passing of California P. C. § 148 (g) as well as determined by the 9th Circut Court of Appeals in the written opinion regarding Fordyce vs City of Seattle. Yet somehow LASD Deputy Ryan Walker assigned to the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station either fails to understand the Law or simply does not care to follow it.
Which should come at no surprise when one examines the past and recent history of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, with Former long time Sheriff Lee Baca and his cronies are either in or are going to spend some time in a federal prison, not the typical model citizens many a Law Enforcement Agency claim they employ. Yet individuals like Walker are gainfully employed and granted the authority to throw citizens in a cage and kill a citizen if they fail to comply.
The Video starts with Daniel riding up on a traffic stop where an LASD Deputy can be seen searching the interior of the stopped car for anything to arrest and charge the

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

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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 not a crime.
I covered HPD officer John Frank, last year, him initially claiming that I could not take his picture. He quickly backed down once I started recording the video below. HPD adopting a policy such as shown in the sign above makes it understandable that some of their officers would fail to realize that photography is not a crime.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WixzsV0H-A8?feature=oembed&w=620&h=349] However, HPD officers such as Tony Sincore realize that it is our right to record them and to record within the station. The below video was taken by another local victim of HPD abuse.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeZ5Ioy1ZSc?feature=oembed&w=620&h=349] Photography Is Not A Crime, is not only our name as an organization, it’s the law. It is also part and parcel of our First Amendment right as Americans to gather information on governmental affairs. First, I will address briefly herein the legal issues of video recording with sound which is legally equivalent to audio recording. Then I will cover photography which is legally equivalent to video without sound.
The Florida wire tap statute, FSS. 934.03, makes it illegal to intercept an “oral communication”, i.e. voices, without the consent of all parties. In this way video recordings having audio and/or audio recordings could be a crime, in some cases. Yet, the definition, FSS. 934.02, of “oral communication”, excludes conversations having no expectation of privacy, see also State v. Inciarano. Additionally, what can be plainly seen or overheard in public is covered by the plain view doctrine.
Katz v. United States establishes that no person in the publicly accessible lobby of the police department would have an expectation of privacy. Further, it must be noted that Constitutional rights, such as privacy, protect citizens from

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Bill Cosby Trial, Photography Is A Crime

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Controversy is not an anomaly when one examines the accusations made against comedian and actor Bill Cosby. And as one would expect the proceedings created a newsworthy event and the media has responded, camping out on the streets, sidewalks and the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Judge Steven T. O’Neill
In what appears to be an effort to wrangle in the media, Judge Steven T. O’Neill has signed his name to a court order that greatly restricts the rights of those there to cover the proceedings, from limiting access to the courtroom, courthouse and surprisingly the Public areas around the courthouse.
One order was put into effect on June 6, 2017, titled “ ADDENDUM TO DECORUM ORDER GOVERNING JURY TRIAL”, The body of the order reads;
In the exercise of its power to provide for the orderly disposition of this case, it is, by the Court sua sponte, this 6th day of June 2017, ORDERED as follows:
                Any attempt by Reporters and members of the general public to contact or photographer any Juror at any time or any place during the course of the trial is prohibited. Anyone who violates this provision may be punished as a criminal contempt of court.
 

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Note the Latin term “sua sponte” means “on it’s own” meaning no party asked for this, Judge Steven T. O’Neill simply decided to disregard the Constitution of the United States of America and create and sign his name to this order, which has a penalty of criminal contempt
This was brought to our attention when a contributor whose YouTube channel is: Southeastern Pa. Community Watch documented his

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EXCLUSIVE: Miami’s Top Prosecutor Busted Censoring Darren Rainey Protesters

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Miami-Dade County’s State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle is censoring at least 100 of her critics on Twitter, including a dozen accounts either named Darren Rainey or with the deceased man’s profile image.
We have pictures to prove it.
It all started when the prosecutor sent a tweet about freedom.
This exclusive report is based upon public records requested from the Miami-Dade SAO’s office under Florida’s Sunshine Law, including their social media policy, which as it turns out does not specify that a public official in their office has any allowance to censor citizens by blocking access to their public posts.
Miami residents are in an uproar after the veteran prosecutor decided not to charge Rainey’s captors at a state prison rife with abuse.
When government actors block critics on social media, it may violate both the state of Florida and federal constitution, both of which protect the right to petition the government.
State Attorney Fernandez-Rundle is facing intense public criticism after she declined to prosecute the four Florida state prison guards who left Darren Rainey – a non-violent offender – locked in a scalding hot shower with external temperature controls for over 90 minutes until he was found dead.
Rainey’s post-mortem body temperature was estiamted at 109 degrees.
The prosecutor’s office didn’t  initially wish to respond to our records request, writing, “We have no responsive records to your second request.”
But we shared an image provided by Navy Corpsman Daniel Suarez proving that Miami’s top prosecutor was censoring citizens, so they relented and delivered a dozen images, which may not even be the complete list.
“Florida public officials should always turn over these kinds of lists if they do in fact exist because they’re a matter of serious public interest,” says Faudlin Pierre, a Florida attorney who has filed suit to obtain social media records, “I commend the State Attorney for promptly releasing this critical document.”
Also,

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Journalist Arrested for Documenting a LAPD, DUI Checkpoint

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

 
Memorial Day Weekend 2017, starts the beginning of the Summer season for some and for Law Enforcement it is just another opportunity to conduct DUI checkpoints under the guise of traffic safety. On Friday, May 26, 2017 journalist Daniel Saulmon, or as he’s better known as (Tom Zebra) from his YouTube channel, was documenting along with CatMan of the ONUS News Service a DUI checkpoint under control and supervision of the city of Los Angeles Police Department (Pacific Division).

 
The checkpoint was set up in the City of Marina del Rey, at the intersection of W. Washington Blvd. and Yale Avenue and it ran from 8 PM to 1 AM on Saturday morning. Video starts with Daniel Saulmon interacting with a member the LAPD, while standing off the sidewalk, he is being told” that he has to move because he is in their (LAPD) workspace.” All the while a local news team from ABC 7 News, can be seen conducting interviews with police officers, standing in the roadway, standing in the checkpoint area, interviewing drivers in the checkpoint area, and instead of allowing independent journalist the same access, the representatives of the LAPD, block, threatened to arrest, intimidate, coerce and eventually arrest Daniel Saulmon for interference with law enforcement activities, aka “contempt of cop”.
 
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8EW65oyL74?feature=oembed&w=620&h=349]  
Though some will say that Daniel Saulmon should, simply move along, and complied with the officer’s request, and none of this would have happen. Yet, history shows that it would’ve made no difference where Daniel Saulmon was standing or not standing, the LAPD treats citizen and independent journalists in a manner that conflicts with their official policy and procedure. Why? It’s obvious lack of accountability.
This checkpoint and Daniel’s arrest were supervised by LAPD Sgt. Mark Guardardo, he was also the designated spokesperson (PIO) for this operation, he

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Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

Friday, May 26th, 2017

INTRODUCTION
 
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 have used the records request process, as a pre-discovery method for investigating my civil rights claims. Homestead has failed to comply with the public records law on the majority of the nearly one hundred requests I have filed.
 
Homestead has a pattern and practice of unlawful noncompliance as it relates to the records law including but not limited to: excessively overcharging for records, claiming inapplicable exemptions, creating automatic and/or unreasonable delays in production, claiming incriminating records do not exist, falsifying records and destruction of records.
 
Florida has some of the strictest public records laws in the nation. The records law is thoroughly explained in the Government in the Sunshine Manual (GSM), and the city owns several copies. Yet, you could be easily fooled into thinking otherwise, based on the behavior and actions of Homestead and their attorneys.
 
I hope the information provided herein, while extensive by nature, will educate the readers on the public records law and how some public entities create costly issues.
 
BACKGROUND
 
PINAC published the original story of my abuse by Homestead officer Alejandro Murguido, beginning in 2012. I was falsely arrested in April 2013, after attempting to file a complaint, and charged for simply asking my neighbor to not speed and recklessly drive his city owned police car, in our community. Children regularly play in the street, and Murguido had previously asked me to contact him directly versus filing a formal complaint with his department.
 
I met with Homestead Chief of Police Alexander Rolle to file a complaint in February 2014. All false charges against me had been dismissed shortly

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Sued for Retaliating Against Reporter who Exposed Embarrassing Arrangement Involving Daughter and her Horse

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Los Angeles police arrested journalist Jasmyne Cannick while covering a protest against police brutality the night before Thanksgiving 2014, twisting the truth to accuse her of leading a throng of protesters across an imaginary police “skirmish line,” then claiming in their reports that she became so aggressive, they had to push her back.
But the charges were dropped a year later when police and prosecutors were unable to find evidence to back their claims, even though she  had been among 150 protesters – many with cameras whose footage ended up as evidence  –  who were detained after police boxed them in from all sides.
One video shows her willfully walking with police as they lead her away on three charges of resisting arrest.
It was the first and only arrest in Cannick’s life, a 39-year-old native Angeleno who has spent more than a decade in the Southern California public eye, either as a journalist, radio personality, political consultant or press secretary.
Jasmyne Cannick
Now Cannick is suing the department, claiming she was arrested in retaliation for a series of articles she wrote that were critical of the Los Angeles Police Department on her blog, especially of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who has proven to be very thin-skinned against her criticism.
And especially in regards to his daughter, an LAPD mounted police officer whose naked photos are probably still floating around the department.
The lawsuit filed earlier this month states that Beck – who has known Cannick for years – made eye contact with her the night of her arrest on November 26, 2014, but refused to acknowledge her, allowing her to be transported to jail.
Beck meanwhile allowed the release of all the other journalists that had been swept up in a mass detainment during the third day of protests against the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Sued for Retaliating Against Reporter who Exposed Embarrassing Arrangement Involving Daughter and her Horse

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Los Angeles police arrested journalist Jasmyne Cannick while covering a protest against police brutality the night before Thanksgiving 2014, twisting the truth to accuse her of leading a throng of protesters across an imaginary police “skirmish line,” then claiming in their reports that she became so aggressive, they had to push her back.
But the charges were dropped a year later when police and prosecutors were unable to find evidence to back their claims, even though she  had been among 150 protesters – many with cameras whose footage ended up as evidence  –  who were detained after police boxed them in from all sides.
One video shows her willfully walking with police as they lead her away on three charges of resisting arrest.
It was the first and only arrest in Cannick’s life, a 39-year-old native Angeleno who has spent more than a decade in the Southern California public eye, either as a journalist, radio personality, political consultant or press secretary.
Jasmyne Cannick
Now Cannick is suing the department, claiming she was arrested in retaliation for a series of articles she wrote that were critical of the Los Angeles Police Department on her blog, especially of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who has proven to be very thin-skinned against her criticism.
And especially in regards to his daughter, an LAPD mounted police officer whose naked photos are probably still floating around the department.
The lawsuit filed earlier this month states that Beck – who has known Cannick for years – made eye contact with her the night of her arrest on November 26, 2014, but refused to acknowledge her, allowing her to be transported to jail.
Beck meanwhile allowed the release of all the other journalists that had been swept up in a mass detainment during the third day of protests against the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Sued for Retaliating Against Reporter who Exposed Embarrassing Arrangement Involving Daughter and her Horse

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Los Angeles police arrested journalist Jasmyne Cannick while covering a protest against police brutality the night before Thanksgiving 2014, twisting the truth to accuse her of leading a throng of protesters across an imaginary police “skirmish line,” then claiming in their reports that she became so aggressive, they had to push her back.
But the charges were dropped a year later when police and prosecutors were unable to find evidence to back their claims, even though she  had been among 150 protesters – many with cameras whose footage ended up as evidence  –  who were detained after police boxed them in from all sides.
One video shows her willfully walking with police as they lead her away on three charges of resisting arrest.
It was the first and only arrest in Cannick’s life, a 39-year-old native Angeleno who has spent more than a decade in the Southern California public eye, either as a journalist, radio personality, political consultant or press secretary.
Jasmyne Cannick
Now Cannick is suing the department, claiming she was arrested in retaliation for a series of articles she wrote that were critical of the Los Angeles Police Department on her blog, especially of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who has proven to be very thin-skinned against her criticism.
And especially in regards to his daughter, an LAPD mounted police officer whose naked photos are probably still floating around the department.
The lawsuit filed earlier this month states that Beck – who has known Cannick for years – made eye contact with her the night of her arrest on November 26, 2014, but refused to acknowledge her, allowing her to be transported to jail.
Beck meanwhile allowed the release of all the other journalists that had been swept up in a mass detainment during the third day of protests against the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

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Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

 
Homestead Police Department (HPD) has silenced the First Amendment with false stalking charges and restraining orders.
Their abuses leading to two of my three false arrest, and to me being served with four frivolous restraining orders.
Sadly, such abuses are not limited to Florida, and occur nationwide.
I have researched this new trick in the police playbook being used to stalk away the First Amendment.
PINAC presents this series as a case study on such stalking abuses in Florida and across the country.
Included are discussions on the federal subsidies which create disincentives to fixing the problem, and discussions on Florida stalking law related to the First Amendment and online activities.
The focus is on cops who violate the law, yet when exposed hide behind laws meant for the protection of battered and abused women.
COWARDS!
HPD’s actions inspired creation of the Coward of the Month award, with John Monaco being the first nominee.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKFNqUKP-4?feature=oembed&w=620&h=465] My Transgressors Choose To Invoke God
Some may choose to skip over this section, but being a Christian I must oblige these officers with truth as they are lacking in knowledge.  
Generally, I leave the good Lord out of secular discussions, but HPD officers John Monaco (video above) and Alejandro Murguido (email) blasphemously invoke God.
They bear false witness against their neighbors, not just me, breaking laws as ancient the Decalogue.
Swearing oaths to be the keepers of the law, they do not keep it themselves, instead lording it over others.
I am just waiting for them to abuse scripture, while claiming a blessed status.
Like the Pharisees they lower their profession to one of revenge and tax collection for their temple (City Hall), simultaneously claiming hero status and victimhood.
Hypocrites, Ye Brood of Vipers!
This fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities.
I pray for them, while rebuking them, praying they would repent of their sin, turning back to God.
Regardless, their intimidation will never force me into quietly walking away while they continue unrepentant in their crimes against humanity.
OK Back To Secular Earthly Damnation
This began when I asked HPD Officer Murguido

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Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

 
Homestead Police Department (HPD) has silenced the First Amendment with false stalking charges and restraining orders.
Their abuses leading to two of my three false arrest, and to me being served with four frivolous restraining orders.
Sadly, such abuses are not limited to Florida, and occur nationwide.
I have researched this new trick in the police playbook being used to stalk away the First Amendment.
PINAC presents this series as a case study on such stalking abuses in Florida and across the country.
Included are discussions on the federal subsidies which create disincentives to fixing the problem, and discussions on Florida stalking law related to the First Amendment and online activities.
The focus is on cops who violate the law, yet when exposed hide behind laws meant for the protection of battered and abused women.
COWARDS!
HPD’s actions inspired creation of the Coward of the Month award, with John Monaco being the first nominee.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKFNqUKP-4?feature=oembed&w=620&h=465] My Transgressors Choose To Invoke God
Some may choose to skip over this section, but being a Christian I must oblige these officers with truth as they are lacking in knowledge.  
Generally, I leave the good Lord out of secular discussions, but HPD officers John Monaco (video above) and Alejandro Murguido (email) blasphemously invoke God.
They bear false witness against their neighbors, not just me, breaking laws as ancient the Decalogue.
Swearing oaths to be the keepers of the law, they do not keep it themselves, instead lording it over others.
I am just waiting for them to abuse scripture, while claiming a blessed status.
Like the Pharisees they lower their profession to one of revenge and tax collection for their temple (City Hall), simultaneously claiming hero status and victimhood.
Hypocrites, Ye Brood of Vipers!
This fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities.
I pray for them, while rebuking them, praying they would repent of their sin, turning back to God.
Regardless, their intimidation will never force me into quietly walking away while they continue unrepentant in their crimes against humanity.
OK Back To Secular Earthly Damnation
This began when I asked HPD Officer Murguido

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Dallas Transit Police Sued For Wrongful Arrest of PINAC Reporter in Rosa Parks Plaza (UPDATED)

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Update: We have the complete audio of the incident below.
Dallas Transit Police wrongly arrested a Texas man for taking photos in Rosa Parks Plaza near the city’s downtown bus station, now they’re facing a serious civil rights lawsuit, which you can see below.
“DART’s investigation sustained every single allegation against her,” said PINAC reporter Avi Adelman in a tone of deep frustration about the lawsuit he filed, “They found she [the DART Officer] lied 23 times in her statement vs the body microphone tape, and they are not going to do anything to punish her for this action.”
He accuses Dallas Area Rapid Transit of having an unconstitutional trespassing policy, and is seeking injunctive relief as well.
Ironically, the plaza is named after the famed civil rights activist, herself wrongfully arrested in a bus for exercising her First Amendment rights to free assembly.
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Avi Adelman’s numerous photos mainly in Dallas have been broadcast on all of the region’s major local news outlets, as well as in the pages of PINAC News. He was taking photos on a public sidewalk of an EMS response to a medical emergency in public, near the central bus station when Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Officer Stephanie Branch approached him, harassed him and arrested him this past February. 
“It took several months to realize what we already knew – DART Officer Stephanie Branch arrested me on a throw-down charge (criminal trespassing) to stop me from taking photographs of the medical scene,” Adelman told us, adding that he’d never been arrested before this incident, “She made up her own rules and thought that I would just accept being in jail as no big deal.”
DART dropped the criminal charges a week later, but not before Adelman spent a night in jail and

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New Jersey Cops Seeking Men Who Took Photos of Public School From Public Road

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

New Jersey police are on the lookout for two men caught on video taking pictures of a public school from a public road, asking the public for help in tracking these men down.
Gloucester Township police say it is important to find these men because they were involved in “suspicious activity.”
They are even providing an anonymous tip line for information leading to the identities of the two men.
As of today, the two men are still at large, armed with their cameras and bolstered by their boldness for daring to take photos in public.
But considering the video posted by the Gloucester Township Police Department has been shared almost 400 times on Facebook since Monday and has been viewed more than 7,000 times on Youtube – not to mention reposted by NBC Philadelphia and PhillyVoice – it should only be a matter of time before these men are found, allowing the community to breathe easy once again.
The incident took place Sunday, September 13, so it does not appear as if they compromised the safety of students while engaging in the suspicious activity.
According to the department’s Facebook page:
At 1:20 PM, a younger white male operating a dark sedan stopped on Erial Road and captured photos of the front of the school with a phone. The vehicle appears to have a missing front driver’s side hubcap.
At 1:30 PM, an older white male operating a small red vehicle, possibly a Ford, drove onto the property and circled the rear lot. The vehicle then drives onto the front lot, the male driver exited the vehicle, and appears to be capturing several photos of the school. An unknown passenger was also observed inside the red vehicle.
If you have any information or can identify the vehicles or the occupants, contact the Gloucester Township Police Department’s main number at 856-228-4500, or call our

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Texas Mom Exonerated For Saying “Dick” by Johnson County Attorney’s Office

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Jessica Curs’ long nightmare of criminal censorship charges is finally over.
The Texas mom exonerated today, was admonished by a police Captain in plain clothes, while coaching a game with 9 year-olds.
Then, 2 months later she was arrested by that officer, the second in command of Alvarado Police Department, Captain Gary Melson.
Curs has finally been officially cleared of all potential charges in connection with the incident, which you can hear in the podcast below.
Texas Police Captain Gary Melson, Alvarado Police Department.
That’s right, Mrs. Curs will not be formally charged with cursing in Johnson County, because she said the word “dick” in a public gymnasium causing unrest in the spectators.
PINAC also contacted the Johnson County Attorney’s office which prosecutes Class A misdemeanors.
The assistant county attorney handling the case said in a recorded conversation that the Honorable Bill Moore’s official stance as Johnson County attorney is to decline to press any charges in the case against Mrs. Curs.
It’s unknown at this time if Mrs. Curs has retained counsel to seek redress for the embarrassment of her unlawful arrest, or for slander or libel per se by the Alvarado Police Department for posting a lengthy Facebook post slamming her personally and accusing her of being a criminal for the words she speaks.
Alvarado City Manager Clint Black said in a recorded telephone conversation with PINAC that if Mr. Moore isn’t pressing charges, then his city will not either.
When we specifically asked, “Is a Class C Misdemeanor [Disorderly Conduct Charge] going to be pursued against Mrs. Jessica Curs who was arrested for cursing in Johnson County, for using the word “dick” at a sporting event?”
Black answered firmly that, “If he’s [Johnson County Attorney Bill Moore] is not pursuing charges, then there’s no charges being pursued.”
As PINAC’s initial report confirmed, the Texas Attorney General has long held that the charge of Disorderly

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San Diego Cop Holds Photojournalist at Gunpoint, Accusing Him of “Trespassing on County Property”

Monday, September 21st, 2015

With two hands on his gun, a San Diego police officer confronted photojournalist JC Playford as he was conducting a video interview outside the main sheriff headquarters, accusing him of “trespassing on county property” Friday afternoon.
Playford had been interviewing another photojournalist, Gerry Nance, who had been shoved to the ground by a San Diego sheriff’s deputy last Wednesday while attempting to cover a stand-off situation involving a man barricaded inside an apartment with a gun.
Nance was planning on entering San Diego sheriff headquarters to file a complaint against the deputy, who not only shoved him, but later arrested him on Penal Code 148, the state’s resisting and obstruction charge, which is routinely used in contempt-of-cop cases.
But because Playford was carrying a tripod in a rifle case as he was conducting his interview, somebody from the sheriff’s office called police.
The video, posted below, includes footage from both Playford and Nance’s cameras as well as audio clips from Nance’s recorder from the night he was shoved and arrested.
It begins with Playford interviewing Nance about the incident until sirens can be heard in the background, which was when Nance lifts his own camera to begin recording Playford.
“Something going on?” Playford asks as a police car pulls up behind him, his camera pointing at Nance.
“Yeah, you’re the star of the show,” Nance responds, capturing the surreal scene on his own camera.
Playford turns around and acknowledges the cop, but then turns to face Nance again to continue his interview.
But the cop walks up with his gun drawn, ordering Playford to remove his hand from the bag. A potentially deadly situation considering this is the same agency that recently killed a man for holding a pen.

As more cops and deputies move in to handcuff and frisk him, Playford accuses them of violating his Constitutional rights.
The original cop

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Texas Cops Arrest Man for Saying “Fuck You” Despite it Being Protected Speech

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

A Texas police officer warned a man that if he used one more curse word, he would be arrested.
“Fuck you,” responded Stephen Benavides. Not even giving it a second to think about it.
The Madisonville police officer, joined by his partner, wasted no time in grabbing him and taking him to jail.
The incident took place July 18 in Madisonville, a town of less than 5,000 about two hours outside of Dallas where  Benavides and others were recording cops in a gas station who had pulled over a driver when they were approached and harassed.
But the video was only uploaded today with the following description:
On July 18, 2015 three Dallas area activists headed down south to Waller County Jail to conduct an independent investigation into the murder of #SandraBland. Those activists are @LOLatWhiteFear, @WickedBeaute, and @S_Benavides1. While at the county jail the activists were able to interview incarcerated inmates through a fence opening in the back of the jail, and the actual Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith.
Afterwards, on the 4 hour drive back to Dallas that night the group stopped in Madisonville, TX to use the restroom. Across the street, Madisonville Police had a Black man pulled over and out of his car. This prompted the group to begin filming the interaction to ensure the safety of the driver.
After the driver was let go, Madisonville PD approached the group and began arguing about their efforts to #FilmThePolice. During the back and forth @S_Benavides1 used a curse word. Madisonville PD then warned him to not use profanity again, or he would be taken to jail. He did, was arrested and spent the night in Madison County Jail on charges of “Disorderly Conduct”.
Full video of the illegal arrest and interview with Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith can be found here:http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/68020238
The Supreme Court ruled in

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