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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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What was a peaceful demonstration was quickly escalated by DC’s police resulting in a brutal take down maneuver on an elderly woman. This is the same town who’s police also body slammed Television Host and former US Marine Adam Kokesh … Continue reading
Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr.’ Administrative Order # 2011-03 is in direct contradiction of the US Constitution and is potentially
ORLANDO, Fla. — Demonstrators with the organization Cop Watch are protesting outside the Orlando Police Department Tuesday. The group is angry the police department said Officer Travis Lamont followed policy to the letter when he broke an 84-year-old man’s neck. … Continue reading
Protesters picket after police say takedown that broke man’s neck was ‘within department guidelines’
When Orlando police decided not to discipline an officer who used a takedown maneuver to subdue an 84-year-old man during a confrontation in September, Orlando Copwatch founder John Kurtz said his reaction was simple: “Apparently it’s perfectly acceptable to break … Continue reading