Copblocking 101 with HappyHooker83

Published On November 30, 2011 | By Pete Eyre | Articles, Videos

Copblocking is pretty much second-nature to many of us involved with Cop Block (yet why no accurate definition in Urban Dictionary yet?!), which involves some combination of pointing out double standards, asking questions, and informing others of their rights with the ultimate goal of dissuading those wearing badges from initiating force, whether that be through a ransom (aka ticket) or kidnapping (arresting).

But, not everyone is so comfortable interacting with those who threaten force, so I broke-down this solid example of Copblocking from HappyHooker83, who titled her vid “LAPD Cops Caught Parking In A Red Zone.” She notes in her video description:

The LAPD Pacific Division ROUTINELY tows cars for parking illegally, yet they park in a red zone in a non emergency themselves. Damn shame. They think they are above the law. Listen to what I tell them.

If you want to support HappyHooker83 and let those with badges know they don’t have extra rights, give their precinct a call:

Wilshire Community Police Station
4861 West Venice
Los Angeles, CA 90019
213-473-0476 Voice

Live in the greater LA area? Join the Facebook group Stop LAPD Violence, which HappyHooker83 had a hand in starting.

Thanks to Cecelia (whom you may remember from this vid) for putting this on my radar!

For another awesome example of Copblocking, check out Michael Mattingly tell a Las Vegas PD employee that “badges don’t grant extra rights.”

 

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About The Author

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, Eyre seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. He later hit the road as co-founder of the Motorhome Diaries and Liberty On Tour, and now resides in the 'shire.