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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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By David Rittgers Right to Record, a website devoted to the legal aspects of recording police officers, has the scoop. A panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the right of citizens to openly record police officers. Gathering … 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
Gestapo like police tactics continued to be used in Orlando, 26 peaceful people arrested this month.
The outrageous of this whole situation continues. In the month of June 2011 alone, 26 peaceful people have been arrested at an approximate cost of $3000 per person per arrest to the tax payers of Orlando. Not including the cost … Continue reading
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
On June 8th, 2011, five volunteers with the organization “Food Not Bombs” were arrested for the horrendous crime of sharing
Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr.’ Administrative Order # 2011-03 is in direct contradiction of the US Constitution and is potentially