(Washington DC) April 27th, 2014 — DC Cop Block on patrols in the Southeast part of DC. Apparently there was an altercation (domestic dispute) within the apartment complex, which brought out 20 cops in 10 cars for 1 arrest! We were filming as the cops came out of the apartment complex. A lot of cops looked happy like it was some kind of celebration. Cops went back their vehicles shouting, “They ain’t got nothing else to do” and “world star” referring to the entertainment and hip-hop website worldstarhiphop.com/. In truly “Simon says” type fashion they all started to shine their searchlights on us. Which actually was to our benefit so we get all of their car numbers.
What is Cop block?
Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability.
They highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges by pointing to and supporting those harmed. By documenting police actions whether they are illegal, immoral or just a waste of time and resources then putting direct pressure on the individuals responsible (ideally while recording and then later sharing), we can work together to bring about transparency and have a real impact.
CopBlock.org is a resource for the education of individual rights through the dissemination of different viewpoints and tactics that seek to curtail the all-too-common rights-violations and unaccountability that today exists.
They do not “hate cops.” We believe that no one — not even those with badges — has extra rights. The failure to realize and act on that is to our detriment. By focusing the disinfecting light of transparency on public officials we safeguard not just our rights but also those of future generations.