Note that the videos below are all raw (shot with my HTC Evo 5 via Cop Block’s Bambuser channel, my chest-mounted GoPro, and/or my Canon Vixia HF R10. At the conclusion of The Cop Block Tour I’ll make time to put-together some solid, over-arching videos using content from this stop.
On Sunday, Jan. 20th, I rolled into Philadelphia as part of The Cop Block Tour.
After some brainstorming with others who’d showed-up, we proceeded to walk around town to do some outreach and Copblocking. It appeared though, as police employees must have gotten a memo of our intentions, as we encountered almost no one from that outfit. That’s not all bad.
I always try to leave some literature with police employees (or their vehicle) in the hope that they’ll check out the site (particularly CopBlock.org/WelcomeLEOs)
We continued walking around town, eventually ending up on South Street, where I attempted a conversation with a Philadelphia police employee, who seemed more interested in his report than in reciprocating:
where we spied a Ticket Enforcement vehicle parked in a handicapped spot.
Before too long, a gentleman who’d just discovered a ransom note on his car walked by and expressed his discontent.
Before too long a ticket enforcement employee came our way, though after hearing our questions and seeing our cameras, she quickly turned, called the police, and hid inside a Dominos.
Before too long, a couple Philadelphia PD employees arrived. One conducted herself with just a bit more friendliness and logic than her colleague.
And with a relatively chill visit, I started my Tahoe and was left town.
Though not before I was able to join Mike Salvi, Jim Babb and Michael Badnarik on the 25th episode of Mike Salvi’s World the next night.
For more from Philly, check out this video we captured over two years ago when on the road with Liberty On Tour that demonstrate the violence and lack of accountability inherent in today’s coercive monopoly of policing:
Here are a few others Ademo & I and friends created when in Philly previously (and if you haven’t-yet learned of CopBlock.org Protection – the latest component of this decentralized project do so!):