Our mission is to educate and inform the public about issues that endanger our rights and liberties, and to work to fix them through non-violent and legal means.
A complete paradigm shift will be necessary to save this country’s freedom. A necessary part of this involves a massive information campaign to expose the crimes of the police state and promote freedom-based alternatives. We are part of that information campaign.
Cops Caught On Video does not promote the idea that all police officers are devils. We do not intend to use a broad brush and blindly bash every cop. We TRULY appreciate those Civil Servants who courageously protect us from harm. Our outrage is targeted specifically at individual people and at individual policies that are responsible for corruption and abuse and those POLICE CHIEFS that allow this behavior to continue instead of training your officers to respect OUR RIGHTS. We recognize that police officers are only human and no more corruptible than anyone else. However, corruption will not be tolerated.
The DISTURBING video below is exactly why we MUST demand accountability and the end to police immunity.
With that being said we believe that no one – not even those with badges – has extra rights especially civil servants who are paid to protect us. The failure to realize and act on that is to our detriment. By focusing the disinfecting light of transparency on public officials we safeguard not just our rights but those of future generations.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.
The only way we can hold civil servants accountable is to put videos online so everyone can see how these so called officers who have sworn to a oath to serve and protect us are abusing their authority. This site will also provide info/links/articles/videos on how you can protect yourself from over zealous and uneducated cops.
I am presently on a path to bring the Michigan law to a Federal First Amendment test. That is my goal. It is my duty to do this. They are making me their test case to apply this law widely in Michigan to prevent its citizens from critiquing their police or prosecutors with threats to its citizens about posting factual information online.
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
Thankfully, the First Amendment guarantees us all Freedom of the Press, meaning we have as much as right to to report on and disseminate the news as professional journalists, even if we’ve never set foot in a newsroom. In fact, it’s absolutely crucial that we step up to fill the void left by the mainstream media.
The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society. And we can begin doing that by recording police when they interact with the public, including our very own interactions such as traffic stops. The goal is to not just record possible instances of police abuse, but to remind these officers that we are well aware of our rights to record them in public where they have no expectation of privacy (as they do to us).
After all, it is very clear that many of them don’t know we have that right or most likely would like to convince us we don’t have that right, even though numerous court decisions state otherwise, including the landmark Glik vs Boston decision that specifically stated that Freedom of the Press was guaranteed to all citizens.