PINAC is back, recharged and reloaded with a brand-new writing staff, brand-new platform and brand-new business model, allowing us to continue educating the public about their rights while exposing police for trampling those very same rights.
We are also hiring writers and editors for paid positions as well as moderators for volunteer positions.
They will be writing about their video interactions with government officials in their quest for government transparency.
Eric McDonough will also be writing about his ongoing saga against the city of Homestead, a remote community in the southern tip of Miami-Dade County that has a long history of corruption because of its isolation from downtown Miami.
Ben Keller and Joshua Brown will pound out the daily breaking news and we’ll be hiring more breaking news writers because we don’t want to miss anything.
We will also have state correspondents; writers covering their respective states, including Theresa Richard in Louisiana; Kayla Schierbecker in Missouri; and Lawrence J. Smith in West Virginia.
That leaves 47 positions available in the other states, so if you’re interested in being a state correspondent, read the information at the bottom of this article.
Your job will be to cover the stories and issues from your state that are relevant to PINAC’s national readership.
James A. McArthur of the Baltimore Spectator will write analysis pieces about civil rights and government corruption.
And Stevie Bee of the Lyrical Elitist will write about issues pertaining to African-Americans in the criminal justice system.
Also joining the PINAC lineup is Mario Cerame, one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the country on the issue of the right to record in public, who will write a biweekly column on that very issue.
And I will be writing in-depth/investigative pieces while working closely with all the writers to ensure we maintain that PINAC integrity and quality.
One of our goals is to create an army of citizen journalists throughout the United States by teaching them how to obtain public records at their local municipal buildings or police stations.
So we are looking for the gadflies because chances are, your local media is not covering your local government as much as it should.
The Maven is a coalition of independent publishers on a single platform, writing and reporting on a wide variety of issues and topics.
All publishers have been vetted, so their identities and their agendas are no secret, unlike many sites these days that try to pass themselves off as “objective.”
PINAC has always been more about transparency than objectivity anyway. We make it very clear where we stand.