Copwatching and Its Impact On Policing, Law, and Justice in the California Law Review

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Jocelyn Simonson, Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law, reached out to Cop Block contributors late last year, seeking assistance in contacting various Cop Block and/or other copwatching groups for a study on the practice and rise of copwatching and its importance to police accountability. Ms. Simonson recently completed a draft of […]

Judge Revokes CopBlocker’s Request To Record, Claims “CopBlock Is Not A Media Outlet”

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UPDATE: Pete went back to the courthouse with his CopBlock Press Badge and refiled his request to film Matthew’s hearing tomorrow. This time he used Bambuser to livestream and it seems his interaction with Pamela went better than mine, see for yourself: Your browser does not support iframes. On March 25th, Kelly Patterson, editor of […]

Greater Cleveland CopBlock Founder Heads to Court

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In the video below DEO -the founder of Greater Cleveland CopBlock– is cited for holding a sign on a public sidewalk. According to DEO’s post published to CopBlock.org last June: [Officer Manzos] cited me yesterday for holding my “checkpoint ahead” sign, because he claimed it was obstructing police business, because it contained the words, “Turn now.” By the way, […]

Knowledge is the key to Liberty

Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: […]

Public Drunkenness at McDonald’s in Wilkes-Barre, Pa

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So, here’s the full story…….. I walk into McDonalds, after a night out, and there’s a harmless drunk (possibly homeless) man sleeping at a booth completely minding his own business. I told the management I would help the guy outside but they decided to call the cops instead. When said police finally arrived I was […]

Driver refuses to break speed limit when tailgated by cop, gets ticket for blocking traffic instead

According to NorthJersey.com: Nobody likes a tailgater, the highway terrorist who sticks close to your bumper at high speed and usually in the left lane. And nobody likes a left-lane hog either, the passive-aggressive pest who encourages others to pass him illegally on the right. But how do you cope when you’re doing the speed […]

Court orders woman NOT to Reproduce

Via ABCNew.com: “I’ve been doing this for 32 years now and I, quite frankly, have never researched that particular issue, but my gut is telling me you can’t do that,” attorney Nathaniel White told ABCNews.com today. “This isn’t something that happens every day. It’s a very unusual situation.” The demand shocked both the woman and […]

Ademo’s Wrongful Caging – Can You Pledge to Help?

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WRITE ADEMO: Adam Mueller CCN #49494 445 Willow St. Manchester, NH 03103 UPDATE (JULY 29TH): Free Ademo: An Update gives an overview about Ademo’s legal land situation in Manchester UPDATE (JULY 29TH): Happy Birthday, Ademo! [post] by Kate – instead of spending his 30th birthday with those that love him, Ademo is sitting in a […]

UPDATE: Ademo’s Chalking the Police Arrest

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Below is a video I shot and edited explaining some recent court room drama I’m trying to weed through. In sort, I’m very close to being sent to jail for two months because court employee’s are inadequate at full filling their daily tasks. Something as simple as making a phone call and sending mail has become […]

Cop didn’t give me ticket-but filed one anyways

On January 29th in Pulaski County Missouri a State Highway Patrolman pulled me over and claimed I was driving over the speed limit. I gave him my license and insurance proof. While I was waiting in my car I saw several police cars with lights flashing driving away. At that point the patrolman ran up […]