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.
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
- 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.
- Day of incident, post made to Ladies In Keene by Cecelia: http://LadiesInKeene.com/Derrick-J-Freeman-Unlawfully-Arrested
- Day of incident, post made to Cop Block by Jason Talley: http://CopBlock.org/Dramatic-Video-of-Derrick-J-Being-Knocked-Off-His-Bike-by-Keene-Law-Enforcement
- Day of incident, raw video posted to Free The Agora: https://youtube.com/watch?v=yoy24ZuUTK4
- Day of incident, raw video posted to Cop Block: https://youtube.com/watch?v=sdLXnhToOpA
- Day after incident, overview post made to Cop Block: http://CopBlock.org/Moore
- Day after incident, overview video posted to Cop Block: https://youtube.com/watch?v=uTSrGTIIlJo
- Incident was included in full-length DVD Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree, which can be viewed in HD on Youtube, torrented, or bought: http://VictimlessCrimeSpree.com
- Active site documenting activity in and around Keene: http://FreeKeene.com
- Project to encourage liberty-oriented people to relocate to New Hampshire: http://FreeStateProject.org