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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.
Tag Archives: Mark Schmidter
Charges Against Food Not Bombs Activists Dropped by John Kurtz August 26, 2011 On August 19th Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that he will drop the charges against the recently arrested Food Not Bombs activists. This includes 25 people charged … Continue reading
Man who handed out pamphlets during Anthony trial sentenced to jail: MyFoxORLANDO.com
By Anthony Colarossi, Orlando Sentinel 9:35 a.m. EDT, July 29, 2011 Mark Schmidter, who was ordered to jail earlier this week for violating free-speech zones during the Casey Anthony trial, was just granted a bond to leave jail while he … Continue reading
Mark Schmidter did an interview with Orlando’s Channel 6 news just before going into the Orange County Courthouse for his trial before Judge Belvin Perry. This is that interview, raw and uncut.
Judge Belvin Perry Tells Activist Mark Schmidter and crew to have fun one day then later sentences Schmidter to jail for 151 (292) days a couple months later. “Perry ordered him 141 days in the Orange County Jail for violating … Continue reading
Jury Nullification Advocate Charged With Contempt Of Court POSTED: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 UPDATED: 12:42 pm EDT July 26, 2011 ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orange County man who believes jurors can ignore laws they disagree with was sentenced to jail … Continue reading
Updated: Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011, 1:53 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011, 1:25 PM EDT BY ERICA MARTIN, FOX 35 NEWS ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – A man who was arrested for handing out leaflets outside … Continue reading
WFTV Channel 9 covers Mark Schmidter’s case. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A judge found a man who was held in criminal contempt during Casey Anthony’s trial guilty of indirect criminal contempt on Tuesday. Chief Judge Belvin Perry found Mark Schmidter … Continue reading
By Anthony Colarossi, Orlando Sentinel 12:33 p.m. EDT, July 26, 2011 A man who violated court rules by passing out pamphlets outside designated “free-speech zones” during the Casey Anthony trial violated two of Chief Judge Belvin Perry’s orders, the judge … Continue reading
Super Activist Mark Schmidter, seen in the picture below passing out FIJA brocures to the public at the Orange County, FL Courthouse has been sentenced to 151 days in a cage. Chief Judge Belvin Perry would not allow Constitutional arguements … Continue reading