Another chapter in the CopBlock Network has sprouted up in Omaha, NE. A young man named Floyd Wallace has been turning the cameras on police and uploading his interactions to youtube. In the past three weeks he has gathered a small yet interesting collection of audits and copblocks. While filming the police in Omaha, Floyd has employed a variety of tactics in his pursuit for transparency. Filming officers and asking for their names and badge numbers, auditing police stations and playing fuck the police music inside the police station are just a few of the ways that Floyd pushes back against the police.
Everyday people are abused by the police in all 50 states, thankfully others are picking up cameras in an effort to expose the police and how they treat people. If you are in the Omaha area and are filming the police or are interested in filming the police, contact Floyd through the message option at the Omaha CopBlock youtube channel and together you can more effectively further the idea that “badges don’t grant extra rights”.
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Create Content: Whether you use the CopBlock.org submission tab or become a CopBlock Network Contributor creating police related content is a role at CBN that’s never “FULL.” Bring your writing, video or creative content ideas into CBN.
Direct Action: The direct action aspect of the network speaks to three very important areas; Keyboard Warriors, Street Team and Call Floods.
Keyboard Warriors: Are those whose skill sets fall into the computer tech area. Whether that be spreading CopBlock content on social media outlets, researching stories/individuals, creating graphics (like memes or otherwise) and/or social media awareness campaigns. If your skill set is in this area sign up and start “networking” with other CBN Keyboard Warriors and CBN Contributors today.
Possible tasks of Keyboard Warriors: share CopBlock content to Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube and/or other social networks. Get CBN stories and videos onto more Facebook Pages, UpVoted at Reddit and so on. This can be done by folks who have other pages and channels, or by those who can commit to sharing the content directly from the site regularly to their own social media platforms.
Street Team: Do you go out and film the police on a regular basis? Then this is what you’d want to do. Street Teams capture raw (or edited) footage from the streets to CopBlock.org, or a CBN Contributor, for polishing (editing of video or creation of blog post) and/or publication to the site.
Street team participants will be shown how to monetize their content, be provided with educational material and (at times) compensated for gathering video for overarching, breaking or targeted content.
Call Floods: Consist of folks dedicated to calling police departments for comments regarding police employee actions. All too often the police will shield their own, withhold information or simply refuse to provide transparency. Call Flood Team(s) will be there to keep asking the questions and help expose the police for their relaxed nature towards their own.
Recording these calls is highly encouraged to not only encourage others to do the same but also show folks how unwilling police are to speak about their own.
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