document police activity

March 22: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION - Called by Dallas Communities Organizing Against Police Terrorism

GOALS FOR THE PEOPLE

These goals should be implemented in short/long terms. Places that already have this or something similar, we ask that you support those of us that do not:

 

  1. Know Your Rights Classes specific to your state. I.E. California vs. Texas Gun Laws

  2. Local community based patrols. Make the police “services” obsolete in your community

  3. Documentation of police activity that can later be used as evidence.

  4. Community Review Boards- Establish or implement them with subpoena power with the ability to prosecute.

  5. Tribunal del pueblo- The people’s court where the true peers and equals of the people assaulted can express, and try the offender.

Mississippi ACLU Sues City of Jackson On Behalf of Man Arrested For Watching Police and Requesting Badge #s

For Immediate Release September 14, 2010

JACKSON, MS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi announced today the filing of a civil lawsuit on behalf of a Jackson man who was unconstitutionally arrested and imprisoned after exercising his first amendment right to observe a police interaction in a public parking lot and then asking for the officers' names and badge numbers.

 

"We do not have secret police in the United States," said Nsombi Lambright, Executive Director of the ACLU of Mississippi. "Observing police in public are fundamental rights, protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Individuals must know that they can exercise this right without fear of arrest."

 

Learn How to Copwatch!

This workshop will go over:

  • a history of copwatch in this local area
  • our right to film police activity
  • basic copwatch strategies 
  • copwatching patrols and copwatching for the Poor People's March for Human Rights (on September 12 in Eureka)
  • announcements of other upcoming opportunities to copwatch (i.e. Days of Action Against Police Brutality on OCT. 22 & 23)

Wednesday, September 9 in Arcata on the Humboldt State University campus; in the Multicultural Center from 4-7 PM.