right to videotape

Occupy Eureka Persists In Strength Despite Ongoing Arrests and Police Repression (Dec19,2011)

Eureka, CA: The first trial of an arrested Occupier (Eureka) is over. The Humboldt County prosecutor's case revolved around the arrest of the demonstrator for videotaping Eureka police officer, Michael Guy, when he approached the Occupy Eureka site at 4am. After officials jailed the person who was filming for eight days, wasted the impoverished county's money, and spent nearly two weeks in court claiming that the videotaping woman's behavior put the officer in grave danger, a jury voted ten-to-two for acquittal. The case was dismissed.

 

YouTube Keeps Police Brutality Videos

Sun Oct 30, 2011  Google Inc. has turned down the demands of US law enforcement agencies to remove video files showing police brutality from video-sharing website, YouTube.

New York Police Department officers arrest protesters as they march on Wall Street. (File photo)

“We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove,” Google wrote in its Transparency Report, Business Insider reported.

Google said that it “did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests,” revealing that the Internet giant had been bombarded with requests for information and for content to be removed by the US government.

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.