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Motel 6 Chain Sued For Releasing Guest Information to Feds

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Motel 6 is known for being a cheap motel.
But now the national chain is being sued by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for handing over thousands of motel guest’s information to federal officials.
Several Motel 6 locations in Washington routinely provided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with confidential guest information, some of which occured on a daily basis. Some guest were even arrested based on the information provided.
PINAC News obtained the lawsuit which was filed on Wednesday in Seattle. The lawsuit details how since 2015 Motel 6 gave 9,000 guest’s information to ICE without any search warrants being issued

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WATCH: FBI Agents Seize Cameras from PINAC Reporter Citing “Safety” Issues

Monday, April 24th, 2017

FBI agents in Texas ripped two cameras out of the hands of a PINAC reporter who was standing in front of a federal building legally recording from a public sidewalk Thursday, claiming they were in fear for their safety.
“I don’t want to be struck in the face,” said Keith A. Byers, an Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the El Paso FBI office at 660 South Mesa Hills Drive.
However, David Worden made no indication he would strike the agents in the face with his cameras.
In fact, Worden had been standing on the public sidewalk in front of the FBI building for

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WATCH: Texas TSA Agent Conducts Intrusive and Invasive Search on Young Boy

Monday, March 27th, 2017
A TSA agent in Texas was captured on camera by the mother of a young boy conducting a pat-down that many on social media say amounts to an inappropriate search during a detainment that lasted more than an hour, resulting in the family missing their flight.
Grapevine resident Jennifer Williams posted the two-minute video taken at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Facebook Sunday.
“We were treated like dogs,” Williams posted on Facebook saying she was “livid” over the ordeal.
Video shows the Transportation Security Administration agent running his hand up the boy’s crotch several times while standing behind the boy, then moving to the front and

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Florida Judge Rules Against Trump’s Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
President Donald Trump’s executive order to crack down on sanctuary cities is cracking after a Florida judge issued a 15-page ruling Friday stating that it is unconstitutional for local jails to hold undocumented immigrants for federal deportation after they have been cleared of local charges.
The petition of habeas corpus, which you can read here and below, stems from a case involving a Haitian man living in Miami who had been arrested for driving with a suspended license, spending several weeks in jail before he was ordered released for time served.
But Miami-Dade County jailers kept James Lacroix for an additional 28

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WATCH: Military Police Arrest Man for Silently Recording from Outside Air Force Base

Friday, February 24th, 2017
It was a scene straight out of Nazi Germany.
Except it happened in the land of the free.
A military police officer at Luke Air Force base in Glendale, Arizona was caught on video arresting a peaceful cop watcher who goes by “Silent Citizen” on YouTube.
Because that’s his schtick.
Silent Citizen records police all while never saying a word, refraining from comments, insults or questions solely intended to incriminate the person answering them, which is supposed to be a Constitutionally protected right in the so-called land of the free.
But not in this February 21 video because, ironically, that’s just what Silent Citizen

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Jeff Sessions: U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news.
Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing and ultimately end its reliance on privately run prisons.
It followed a Justice Department audit that said private facilities have more safety and security problems than government-run ones. Yates, in her announcement, said

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FBI Threatened Broke Stoner at Knifepoint to Buy Bomb Supplies, Leading to Trump’s First Terror Arrest

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Donald Trump administration’s Department of Justice boasted about its first FBI terror arrest on Tuesday.
After an elaborate undercover sting operation, the FBI arrested 25-year-old Robert Lorenzo Hester of Columbia, Missouri even though the only ties he had to terrorism were the two undercover FBI agents, posing as ISIS terrorists, who paid him to buy terrorism supplies from a hardware store that they convinced him were for a bomb.
The agents came in contact with Hester after becoming alarmed over his comments on Facebook posted under a pseudonym.

During the sting operation, one of the undercover agents pulled a knife on Hester,

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Trump’s Ban on Muslims Divides America and Creates Havoc at Airports Across the Nation

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Donald Trump has been President for less than 10 days and he has already caused mass chaos in airports across America. His executive order went into effect on Saturday which temporarily bans the entry of people trying to get into the United States coming from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Trump said during his campaign that in order to combat terrorism he wanted to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
The aforementioned countries are all predominantly Muslim nations.
But included in the new president’s executive order are VISA holders, green card holders, and permanent resident’s of the

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Fake Cop Convicted After Securing $100,000 Contract from Texas Jail to Transport Prisoners

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
A Texas man posing as a licensed cop was sentenced to 63 months in prison for transporting prisoners on commercial airlines while carrying guns after a previous conviction for possessing a dangerous concealed weapon prohibited him from possessing firearms.
Jordan Jericho Bautista-Gunter, 26, transported prisoners 21 times as a service to Hays County, according to San Antonio Express-News.
And he wasn’t even a real cop.
He also managed to secure a contract for a $100,000 a year job with the Frio County Jail to help turn it around after the Texas Commissions on Jail Standards shut it down for failing to meet

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Federal ATF Agent Punches Man, Pulls Gun on Crowd at Son’s High School Football Game

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
High school football games are generally a time for extra entertainment outside the game. Especially during halftime. Most people enjoy the band or buy a hot dog.
In Texas last week, an off-duty federal agent spent halftime punching a man in the face and pulling a gun on the people that tried to intervene.
Special Agent Marc Delpit of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms faces an aggravated assault charge after punching a man and continuing to beat him up on the ground during the halftime of a game last Friday night at St. Thomas High School in Houston.
When people tried to

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FBI Still Only Counting “Jusifiable Homicides” by Police, Wants More Data on Wounded Cops

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
The FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report for 2014 showed a slight drop in crime, but it still only asks for “justifiable homicides” by police, instead of all fatal shootings by cops.
In fact, the FBI’s “enhanced statistics” would not count the Walter Scott police homicide, which resulted in murder charges in South Carolina.
Only “justifiable homicides” or incidents where police investigate themselves are still reported to the official FBI database.
This NYPD officer who shot himself twice at the department’s range in August could technically be counted twice under expanded criteria to catalog wounded cops shot by citizens, since the officer did

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United States Department of Justice Awards More Than $23 Million for Police Body Cameras

Monday, September 21st, 2015
The United States Department of Justice today awarded more than $23 million to fund police departments with body cameras in an attempt to establish transparency and regain trust.
The federal grant will go to 73 local and tribal agencies in 32 states, including large departments like the Los Angeles Police Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Detroit Police Department, the San Antonio Police Department, the Chicago Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C., all which will receive $1 million each, requiring those agencies to match the grants with local money.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch made the announcement today

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Video Contradicts Claims by Homeland Security That Man Tried to Run Them Over When They Shot at Him

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Homeland Security agents said they were in fear for their lives, standing directly in the path of an oncoming vehicle when they opened fire on a man in South Florida last May. But now a surveillance video has surfaced that shows one agent purposely stepping into the street before opening fire as the vehicle sped …
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