About two years ago, I published an article on PINAC announcing an ambitious project to create a database of bad cops but since then, there have been so many forces working against myself and PINAC that it will probably never happen.
And after more than 15 years of running PINAC, I am questioning whether it is even worth keeping the site active.
After all, for the past four years, there has been a concerted effort between the federal government and Big Tech to destroy PINAC by shadow banning our stories, killing our distribution, ensuring we do not make enough ad revenue to remain in operation.
And the past two years have been especially taxing because the Maven, the company that had been hosting PINAC on its platform, cancelled our contract, forcing me to have to move the site back to a WordPress site with a new domain, leaving PINAC with barely any income.
That led to me having to lay off our staff of writers and it also led to health complications for myself because I was left unable to buy the medication I need to treat an invisible injury that I have never disclosed publicly because it is very personal.
But I plan to discuss everything in a series of upcoming videos that I will post on the one YouTube channel that does not appear to be shadow banned.
The invisible injury is a traumatic brain injury I suffered as a child in a car accident that left me dependent on a wide spectrum of medications in order to function normally. Without my meds, I deal with depression, anxiety, insomnia, attention-deficit disorder and brain fog just to name a few symptoms.
One of the issues stemming from the injury is that my body does not produce enough adrenaline nor thyroid hormone so that along with the brain fog and ADD make it very difficult to keep PINAC updated on a regular basis because the stories we publish require a great deal concentration and focus to ensure accuracy and thoroughness.
When I applied for a small business loan from the stimulus money during the pandemic, the Biden Administration ignored my application for more than a year even though I fully qualified. And I have reason to believe it was because my small business happens to be a news site that criticizes cops and I will explain why in the upcoming videos.
There was also tons of fraud with that SBA money, especially in Miami where I live where people who do not even own businesses were receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars because they went through certain people who knew how to game the system. I will discuss all in the upcoming videos.
The bottom line is that I am not allowed to participate in the free market in this country because I am not allowed to reach those readers who have chosen to follow PINAC on social media, many who began following PINAC after I paid Facebook to promote the page.
And I am also not allowed to benefit from the selective socialism in this country even though hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, were dished out to be people who did not even own businesses. Not to mention the billions that Biden spent from the stimulus money to pander to the cops.
All because I write about the cops. So much for freedom of speech.
So I am left wondering if it’s even worth keeping the site active anymore. Especially at a time when countess news sites are reporting on police abuse which was not the case back when PINAC first started.
Perhaps PINAC has served its purpose and it’s now time to shut it down. I would prefer to keep the site up even if I don’t update it because there are 15 years of archival content but even that can be costly with hosting fees and other costs associated with keeping the site up.
Donations Would Help
A steady stream of donations would help me buy my medicine and make me more productive and perhaps even bring back the writers but I would like to offer my video editing skills to attorneys who represent police abuse victims.
The idea would be to edit body and dash cam videos of clients getting abused into a short video that includes captions and statements from the attorney to send to the media because many times, police release several long videos from a single case and the media does not have the time to watch it all so the stories go ignored.
If I can build a client base of attorneys from around the country that provide me regular work, then I would be able to maintain PINAC because donations have always been spotty.
A couple of months ago, the Intercept published an investigative article with leaked documents showing how Facebook created a portal for law enforcement, allowing cops to tell Facebook which articles need to censored.
It’s been happening to PINAC for four years but the article says it will be happening to more sites in order to prevent the spread of “disinformation” which is information the government does approve of.
PINAC which has never been accused of publishing fake news has been rated as having “high credibility” by a fact-checking website.
Instead, Facebook uses the excuse that we are reporting on “social issues” to justify restricting our reach but news sites should be reporting on social issues. However, in this case, social issues means police abuse so the government uses Facebook to censor our stories.
There is so much more to say but I will save it for the videos I plan to publish. I’m hoping to publish the first one before the end of the year but my health has not been well lately so I cannot guarantee anything.
But the videos will answer the question I’ve been asked many times over the last four years. What happened to PINAC?
I will explain everything in great detail because I have a lot to get off my chest but I address the shadow banning in the spoken word poem posted below.
I also want to hear from the readers. Is PINAC worth saving?