I got an email last night from Carlos Miller, one of my personal heroes and the man behind one of my favorite blogs, Photography Is Not A Crime (PINAC). The site is currently being relaunched, so that link won’t work for a few more days. I put it here for the benefit of all of my readers from the future, because at some point the link will work. Speaking of my readers from the future, I hope you’re all enjoying your jetpacks and silver spacesuits, you crazy bastards.
Anyway, back to PINAC. I’ve been reading that blog for about 5 years. Besides the tech blogs I read, it is one of the few blogs I’ve read for any significant length of time. As some of you may know, I’m a pretty liberal guy, so it’s frustrating for me to read many of the police accountability sites, since a lot of them have heavy libertarian leanings. Nothing against my libertarian friends, but it’s just not my cup of tea. Carlos is a fellow foaming-at-the-mouth leftist, so I’ve always identified with his politics beyond his goals of police accountability. I said above that the man is one of my heroes, and you may be thinking, “wow, setting the bar pretty low there, aren’t you?” Besides being a blogger, Carlos gets his feet wet, and is currently involved in a lawsuit with the Miami-Dade PD because they arrested him for no reason and allegedly deleted his camera footage. Continue reading