Founder - Photography is Not a Crime
Photography is Not a Crime aka PINAC was launched
in 2007 after Miami multimedia journalist Carlos Miller was arrested for
taking photos of five Miami police officers while working on an article
for a local news site.
Charged with nine misdemeanors, Miller created the blog to document
his trial, thinking he would run it for a few months at the most.
But as his trial was prolonged for longer than a year in a series of
rejected plea deals, judicial resignations and prosecutorial scandals,
the blog grew in popularity with readers from around the country sending
him stories of photographers getting arrested, which he documented on
the blog, revealing an epidemic crackdown against citizens with cameras.
By the time he went to trial a year later, he was acquitted of all
charges except resisting arrest, a conviction he had overturned on
appeal by representing himself.
He has been arrested a couple of more times since then, beating those charges as well, earning the nickname, the "Teflon Photographer" from the South Florida Daily Blog.
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