Follow me The post below was written by Matt Agorist and originally published at the Free Thought Project under the title “Watch the 1st Amendment Die as Journalist Arrested at Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream.” It details the January 30th arrests of Joey Lankowski, Kelly Patterson by the Las Vegas Metropolitan
Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goals of police accountability, education of individual rights and the dissemination of effective tactics to utilize while filming police.
We seek to highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges. By documenting police actions – whether they are illegal, immoral or just a waste of time and resources – then calling the police stations involved (ideally while recording and then later sharing your conversation), we can work together to bring about transparency and have a real impact.
In addition to this direct pressure on police departments we want to be an educational resource on institutional changes that would curtail the common right-violations and unaccountability today by those with badges and a place to showcase different techniques, viewpoints and courses of action.