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Ordinance: No single beers, dancing without permit

By William R. Toler I, myself, am often amused by life’s little quirks. Earlier this evening, Carlos Miller of Photography is Not a Crime posted a picture to his Facebook wall regarding the sale of beer. Miller, staying in Hazelwood, … Continue reading

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William Toler: Profile of a news activist

By Hugh D. Fegely [Note: The following was written as an academic paper by Fegely, a former co-worker of Toler’s at WCTI-TV, for a news reporting and writing class at Ashford University in March. Some reformatting and editing was done … Continue reading

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Onslow Sheriff’s shenanigans could cost his badge

By William R. Toler Poor wording, Freudian slip or blatant declaration? A campaign ad for Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown contains a line that is disturbing to those who are conscious of the growing police state. The controversial section reads: … Continue reading

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Boston police attempt to intimidate blogger

By William R. Toler To paraphrase Carlos Miller, the Glik decision doesn’t seem to be worth the paper it’s written on…or the $170,000 settlement that resulted from it. In the 2011 case brought up in the First Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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Activists on tour promoting freedom

By William R. Toler With today marking the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most well-known speeches from of its most well-known activists, I thought it appropriate to do this piece on several activists that are on tour promoting … Continue reading

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Reporter arrest at NAACP protest raises questions

By Corey Friedman Police raised thorny legal questions this week when they arrested a newspaper reporter covering an NAACP-led protest at the North Carolina General Assembly. Tim Funk, a religion writer for the Charlotte Observer, was charged with trespassing and … Continue reading

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PINAC founder ‘Not Guilty’

By William R. Toler What is a “real” journalist? According to Miami prosecutors, apparently a “real” journalist is one that doesn’t question the police. And apparently, police and prosecutors don’t think Carlos Miller is a real journalist, as he told … Continue reading

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The more things change…

It’s now been seven years since the first issues of the Independent Register rolled off the presses at Carteret Publishing. This was after a grueling weekend of crisscrossing Craven County covering multiple community events and local high school football games … Continue reading

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Cop Block founder faces 21 years for attempting accountability

By William R. Toler A political activist faces a possibility of 21 years in a cage for asking questions and recording answers. Adam Mueller, affectionately known as Ademo Freeman, is charged with three counts of felony wiretapping for recording conversations … Continue reading

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Reporter told not to record

By William R. Toler While covering a fatal fire near Aurora, NC, a television reporter was approached by a Beaufort County deputy who tried to prevent him from shooting. NewsChannel 12′s Mike Valerio said the deputy told him before he … Continue reading

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Man arrested for trying to report suspected crime

By Carlos Miller Photography Is Not a Crime John Nix pulled out his cell phone after spotting what he thought was a gang of thugs mugging a man in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping mall last week. … Continue reading

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Congressman bans cameras, cops commit armed robbery

By William R. Toler In a shocking display of police state tactics, an Ohio Congressman banned and had cameras confiscated from individuals attending his town hall meeting. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) allegedly had signs placed in front of the venue … Continue reading

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More photog false arrests

By William R. Toler The last time I checked, photography was not a crime. But a rash of arrests this year would seem to suggest otherwise. We’ve already introduced you to the work of Carlos Miller who has documented an … Continue reading

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Photography is not a crime

By William R. Toler Shutterbugs across the country noticed a disturbing trend and some have even found themselves behind bars for doing their job or passion: photography. Carlos Miller, a “multimedia journalist,” maintains a blog featuring stories of people arrested … Continue reading

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