UPDATE: May 15th, 2014 – I will be releasing a short 1 to 3 minute video every two weeks leading up to the completion of my documentary. Ranging from “Sexual Assaults and the Absence of Documentation” to “Lack of Prosecutions & Ineffectiveness of Internal and Civilian Complaint Mechanisms.”
What is The Color of Lawlessness? (Trailer) | Rough Draft
Thru the eyes of victimized communities this documentary will provide an in-depth view to the misconduct of law enforcement agencies. The Color of Lawlessness is based off of the United States law “Color of Law” (42 U.S.C.A. Section 1983) which is “the appearance of an act being performed based upon legal right or enforcement of statute, when in reality no such right exists.”
Since the advent of the first state-sponsored police forces in the U.S. — slave patrols; radicalized policing has been a feature of the American landscape. It is no surprise that the U.S. government has failed to uphold any type of constitutional laws that pertain to the American public due to so many violations by law enforcement officials.
This documentary (hopefully with your support) will bring to the light the excessive force, sexual assaults, torture and other cruel inhuman and degrading tactics used by law enforcements reckless and unapologetic ways. As an independent journalist and an African-American male I’ve been in multiple situations where the police tried to intimidate, hurt and/or degrade me. My reason behind making this documentary is to first educate the unknowledgeable, unify globally by common interest; the abuse of power and to hopefully help change the thought process of these individuals who are apart of these agencies.
To add this will NOT just be a U.S. based project. I plan on traveling to different parts of the world to be on the front lines of documenting police terror. I plan on covering 5 cities in the United States, focusing on different issues in each one included but not limited to:
New York, NY – Stop and Frisk
Los Angeles, CA – Shootings and Beatings by Law Enforcement Agents
Phoenix, AZ – Racial Profiling of Immigrants & Border Militarization
Chicago, IL – Torture and Harassment
Miami, FL – Lack of Prosecutions & Ineffectiveness of Internal and Civilian Complaint Mechanisms
Fairbanks, AK – Sexual Assault and the Absence of Documentation or Systemic Review
International countries: Istanbul, Turkey | Berlin, Germany | Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza | Madrid, Spain | Caracas, Venezuela