The time has come where you buy new calendars and spend free time reflecting on the past 12 months, yep, it’s New Years. I thought I’d take advantage of the time to post CopBlock.org’s Top 3 post and videos from 2011. With that, lets get it started.
Top 3 CopBlock.org Post
- When Should You Shoot A Cop – Posted on June 28th, almost six months into the year, Larken Rose’s post was an instant hit receiving almost 20,000, of the 65,000 + views this year, in the first month! The featured article by Larken went on to make waves in the law enforcement community as well. It was posted to several police website sites (like policeone), got two republican party officials in trouble and prompted the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center to release a classified document (even though one of their officers admits he never read Larken’s post). Larken hit a home run when he asked, “When Should You Shoot A Cop?” I encourage you, as always, to not act like the police and read the article – explore what Larken says for yourself.
Other stats: 535 comments, over 5,000 shares on FB and 114 tweets
- Young man with Asperger’s syndrome responds appropriately to police– Post in April, by CopBlock contributor George Sand, this article brings to light the abuse of a young man with a serious illness. It’s a sad story that shows once again the purpose of the system – to control and break people. Those who claim to protect you, end up hurting more than they help. Due to the, “everyone’s a suspect” mentality of police today. George’s post grabbed the second spot in this years top three with almost 40,000 views.
Other stats: 650 shares on FB and 90 digg clicks.
- Police wrongly visit house 80 times– The number three spot goes to Dr. Q, now operating MassCopBlock, for his post about police raids on the same house over 80 times. So many that the previous owner sold the house for this very reason. Dr. Q’s post was published on March 6th and has received just under 20,000 views.
Other Stats: 120 FB likes.
Top 3 CopBlock.org Videos
- Fight Leads to Police Brutality – This video was sent to us, via a supporter, and has received over 200,000 views. The video itself is a great example not only of how easy it is to film police (or violent behavior) but also how quickly the police can escalate a situation.
- Manchester Police Officer Uses Excessive Force – When Mike filmed his best friend getting harassed by an officer in the high school cafeteria he wasn’t thinking the video would get 140,000 + views, but it did. Mike and CopBlock.org helped bring this serious matter, child safety in public schools, to light. Read more on this here.
- Ademo’s Improper Influence or.. – In June I attempted to ask a district court judge in Keene, NH three questions. He didn’t respond to my questions and instead stated to bailiff’s, “This man is threatening me about a decision I just made.” Due to the ‘judges’ actions I spent two days in jail, still have an open case and have heard nothing about the complaint I filed – go figure.
I’d like to thank the readers, contributors and supporters of CopBlock.org. Without you CopBlock.org wouldn’t exist. I wish you and yours the best in 2012. I hope CopBlock.org continues to grow in that folks point more cameras at public officials, question more actions of those who claim authority over you and speak up for injustices. There is a problem with the system, help fix it before it fixes you.
Happy New Year.