Have You Connected with a Local Cop Block Group?
Want to make a difference? Get involved. Connect and collaborate with like-minded people in your area, through CopBlock.org/Groups.
If there’s not-yet a group in your area then start one. Plant a flag. Others will join you to help grow your impact.
Thanks to Nate Cox, founder of Virginia Cop Block, for both giving this overview and for agreeing to be a point-person for those who have questions when starting a group in their own area (Nate can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Each Cop Block group or offshoot is unique. The direction it takes is contingent on its members and supporters. Some groups frequently hit the street to do Copblocking or outreach. Others share relevant content from their area, sometimes with a bit of their own analysis. The important thing is to do something that you’re both passionate about that’s moving the conversation about police accountability in the right direction (i.e. that badges don’t grant extra rights).
As they say, talk is cheap. Action is where it’s at. Failure to act now against double-standards will make it even more-difficult in the future.
From our About page:
Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability.
We highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges by pointing to and supporting those harmed. By documenting police actions whether they are illegal, immoral or just a waste of time and resources then putting direct pressure on the individuals responsible (ideally while recording and then later sharing), we can work together to bring about transparency and have a real impact.
CopBlock.org is a resource for the education of individual rights through the dissemination of different viewpoints and tactics that seek to curtail the all-too-common rights-violations and unaccountability that today exists.
We do not “hate cops.” We believe that no one – not even those with badges – has extra rights. The failure to realize and act on that is to our detriment. By focusing the disinfecting light of transparency on public officials we safeguard not just our rights but those of future generations.