Police Arrest PINAC Correspondent for Recording Officer Memorial

PINAC correspondent Phillip Turner was arrested Wednesday night for video recording a Fallen Officer memorial in front of the Galveston Police Department in Texas.

The arrest was captured by his friend, Dave, who was not arrested, even though he stood about 40 feet away recording the arrest.

The cops apparently did not realize the two were together, even though they both were carrying cameras.

“The only difference is that I’m a clean-cut, older white man and he is a younger black man,” Dave explained in a phone conversation with *Photography is Not a Crime* Wednesday night.

Dave, 54, even had a conversation with one of the officers as he was recording.

“I asked him, ‘what did he do?’” Dave said.

The cop told him, “he was filming another police department earlier, so he was suspicious.”

But Dave was also at the Texas City Police Department with Turner, also recording. With one of Turner’s cameras nonetheless.

Turner’s arrest left Dave stranded about 25 miles from his home in  Kehma because Turner had driven them to the station earlier that day.

He says police tried to enter Turner’s car and may have even gained entry, even though they  did not have a warrant.

As of 9 p.m., Dave was still waiting for a friend to pick him up and take him back home.

He said he will download the footage and send it to PINAC by Thursday.

Because it is Turner’s camera, he is not even sure if the video is on the camera’s hard drive or memory card as it has both capabilities.

He is mainly concerned about Turner’s safety and encourages readers to call the station.

“Everybody needs to call,” he said. ” Just to let them know we know he’s in there.”

He said about four cops came rushing out the building and  swooped him right up as he recorded.

“They saw me recording but didn’t ask me any questions,” he said.

And they didn’t even seem to mind when he asked them questions.

But during the phone conversation with PINAC, he said he was trying to keep out of police sight in case they viewed the surveillance video from the Texas City Police Department and realize he is Turner’s friend.

Turner, 25, is a proud [__Jeff Gray__](https://www.youtube.com/user/HONORYOUROATH) protege, who runs the YouTube channel, [__The Battousai__](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdiRpq3iPQqlicPX38G5AbQ), which has been gaining popularity for his even-headed but bold style of video activism.

Last month, [__he recorded himself playing NWA’s Fuck the Police__](http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/10/texas-man-plays-fuck-the-police-for-cops-who-pulled-him-over-for-retaliatory-purposes-while-remaining-silent/) while being pulled over in retaliation for having video recorded the same cops moments earlier.

Dave, who is one of Turner’s 5,500-plus subscribers, was arrested himself recently after photographing a sign in front of the La Porte Police Department.

He sent that video to Turner, who posted it on his Youtube channel last month. The video is posted below.

Call the **Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702.** Or leave a comment on their [__Facebook page.__](https://www.facebook.com/galvestonpolice/)

If you leave a comment on their Facebook page, try to make a screenshot in case they delete, which will come in handy if we need to sue them over destruction of public records.

**UPDATE III:** Turner is out of jail. Here is the video of his arrest.

PINAC correspondent Phillip Turner was arrested Wednesday night for video recording a Fallen Officer memorial in front of the Galveston Police Department in Texas.

The arrest was captured by his friend, Dave, who was not arrested, even though he stood about 40 feet away recording the arrest.

The cops apparently did not realize the two were together, even though they both were carrying cameras.

“The only difference is that I’m a clean-cut, older white man and he is a younger black man,” Dave explained in a phone conversation with *Photography is Not a Crime* Wednesday night.

Dave, 54, even had a conversation with one of the officers as he was recording.

“I asked him, ‘what did he do?’” Dave said.

The cop told him, “he was filming another police department earlier, so he was suspicious.”

But Dave was also at the Texas City Police Department with Turner, also recording. With one of Turner’s cameras nonetheless.

Turner’s arrest left Dave stranded about 25 miles from his home in  Kehma because Turner had driven them to the station earlier that day.

He says police tried to enter Turner’s car and may have even gained entry, even though they  did not have a warrant.

As of 9 p.m., Dave was still waiting for a friend to pick him up and take him back home.

He said he will download the footage and send it to PINAC by Thursday.

Because it is Turner’s camera, he is not even sure if the video is on the camera’s hard drive or memory card as it has both capabilities.

He is mainly concerned about Turner’s safety and encourages readers to call the station.

“Everybody needs to call,” he said. ” Just to let them know we know he’s in there.”

He said about four cops came rushing out the building and  swooped him right up as he recorded.

“They saw me recording but didn’t ask me any questions,” he said.

And they didn’t even seem to mind when he asked them questions.

But during the phone conversation with PINAC, he said he was trying to keep out of police sight in case they viewed the surveillance video from the Texas City Police Department and realize he is Turner’s friend.

Turner, 25, is a proud [__Jeff Gray__](https://www.youtube.com/user/HONORYOUROATH) protege, who runs the YouTube channel, [__The Battousai__](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdiRpq3iPQqlicPX38G5AbQ), which has been gaining popularity for his even-headed but bold style of video activism.

Last month, [__he recorded himself playing NWA’s Fuck the Police__](http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/10/texas-man-plays-fuck-the-police-for-cops-who-pulled-him-over-for-retaliatory-purposes-while-remaining-silent/) while being pulled over in retaliation for having video recorded the same cops moments earlier.

Dave, who is one of Turner’s 5,500-plus subscribers, was arrested himself recently after photographing a sign in front of the La Porte Police Department.

He sent that video to Turner, who posted it on his Youtube channel last month. The video is posted below.

Call the **Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702.** Or leave a comment on their [__Facebook page.__](https://www.facebook.com/galvestonpolice/)

If you leave a comment on their Facebook page, try to make a screenshot in case they delete, which will come in handy if we need to sue them over destruction of public records.

**UPDATE III:** Turner is out of jail. Here is the video of his arrest.

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Editor-in-Chief Carlos Miller spent a decade covering the cop beat for various newspapers in the Southwest before returning to his hometown Miami and launching Photography is Not a Crime aka PINAC News in 2007. He also published a book, The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which is available on Amazon.

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