AuthorCarlos Miller

Carlos Miller spent a decade covering the police beat for daily newspapers in the Southwest before he launched a blog called Photography is Not a Crime in 2007 which went on to become PINAC News, the original police accountability news site. He ran PINAC for 15 years before launching Rantings and Writings in January 2023. He is also the author of the book, The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which is available on Amazon.

It’s Time to Defund the Police before it’s too Late


It was a sweltering summer morning in 1964 when an off-duty New York City police officer shot and killed a 15-year-old Black boy named James Powell, sparking several days of rioting in Harlem. Powell had been sitting on the front steps of an apartment building with friends across the street from the school he was attending on the Upper East Side of Manhattan when the superintendent of the...

Facebook Destroyed my Business because it was Critical of Police


Imagine yourself a small business owner. Perhaps the owner of a local pizzeria in a large metro area who came up with a unique recipe for pizza and built a dedicated clientele through word of mouth and social media. Imagine yourself working day and night to grow your business, doing everything that needs to be done, taking orders, making pizza, cleaning toilets, embracing the sacrifice it takes...

PINAC may be Dead but my Words Remain Alive


My heroes have always been the writers. The ones who continued to write through adversity, rejection and censorship. The ones who stood up to authority, society and the clergy to state their truth. The ones who suffered and struggled and were stifled as a result. Writers like Oscar Wilde, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouc and Charles Bukowski, just to name a few, were the anarchists of their day. The...