How I Notified a Cop’s Neighbors of His Misconduct

Every day people contact Cop Block, describe an incident in which their rights were violated by a police employee, and inquire how they can get justice. This video gives a recount of how a group in Keene, NH effectively used peaceful means to bring accountability to the situation.

This incident was included in the full-length video Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree. September 15th, 2015 is the three year anniversary of the theatrical release of the documentary. Give it a watch. Be entertained. Be inspired.
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INCIDENT REVIEW: WHAT WORKED

  • Incident was captured on video by Derrick J, who was aggressed upon by police employee Fintan P. Moore
  • Incident was captured on video by friends of Derrick J
  • Witness to incident gave interview, thus providing even more independent commentary
  • Friends of Derrick J had fast response time to the incident
  • Those present at incident did not escalate but remained calm, cool and collected
  • After the incident, friends of Derrick J focused on their individual comparative advantages to have a bigger impact together
  • Derrick J’s friends went to the neighborhood of aggressor Fintan P Moore and made their disapproval of incident known through song and by disseminating information to neighbors

TAKE-AWAY LESSONS

  • It is important to have a tight network who can aid in time of need. Not after an incident happens, but before. Connect with local group! http://CopBlock.org/Groups
  • Having documentation of known aggressors ahead of time is helpful. For example, the Keene Cop Block group has an “Officer Intel” section that includes photos and other information related to area “law enforcement”. Consider mimicking in your area. http://KeeneCopBlock.org
  • Liberate information. Consider learning more about programming or connect with others who will be able to ascertain information about aggressors when needed. We’ve seen in recent years, especially in egregious situations such as when Kelly Thomas was slain in Fullerton, that the contact information of aggressors is made public.
  • Leverage the court of public opinion. Document and disseminate. Exclusively letting injustice system actors utilize their tools means they determine the outcome.

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he 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. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.