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Orlando Copwatch Goals
1) Reduce police violence by directly observing the police on the street, documenting incidents and keeping police accountable. We maintain principles of non-violence while asserting the rights of the detained person. We provide support to victims whenever possible. We also seek to educate the public about their rights, police conduct in the community and issues related to the role of police in our society.
2) Empower and unite the community to resist police abuse.
3) Encourage people to solve problems WITHOUT police intervention. We want to explore alternatives to calling the police.
4) Most importantly, we encourage people to exercise their right to observe the police and to advocate for one another.
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Orlando Copwatch will be having an exhibitors table this weekend at the 3rd Annual Florida Liberty Summit. Be sure to stop by and see us as we will be having a 50/50 raffle Friday night and will have Copwatch T-Shirts … Continue reading
by Wendy McElroy, July 13, 2011 Original Source: The Future Of Freedom Foundation Few activities are as dangerous as watching a cop too closely, as John Kurtz knows well. Kurtz is the founder of the Orlando, Florida, branch of CopWatch, … Continue reading
John Kurtz fields an interview while the jury deliberates. Later that same evening John was convicted of Resisting Arrest Without Violence and sentenced to 30 days in jail, 7 days already served and 1 year probation. One of the probation … Continue reading
While gathering at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando FLorida just before John Kurtz’s jury selection, I was threatened with trespass for standing in silence, peacefully, while attempting to keep a sign off the ground. I eventually placed the sign … Continue reading
The Jury is out after 2 long days of trial; the second day running all the way to 10PM on Thursday June 30th. John Kurtz has been convicted of resisting arrest without violence. John’s sentence, 30 days in a concrete … Continue reading
When: Wednesday June 29th 2011 Where: Orange County Court House: 415 North Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801: In front of the Court house and .. Schedule 7:15 – 8:30 Fully Informed Jury Association Outreach 8AM – 9AM I am John … Continue reading
Just before 6 activists were arrested for feeding the hungry at Lake Eola Park, a suspicious person shows up and
6/15/11 6 more activist arrested in Orlando for Sharing food with the hungry. 2 young children are being served as
3 more activists arrested for breaking the group feeding ordinance in Orlando. This makes 15 total arrests in the past