Right now I’m sitting at Manchester-Boston International Airport about to catch a flight to Newark then onto Austin, Texas, the first stop of the Police Accountability Tour. On Sunday, when packing my gear, I took a serious of pictures to document the items I’m bringing with me on the road the next four months. I live lean, and having traveled previously with Liberty On Tour and Motorhome Diaries, had a good idea what tech will be necessary to be efficient and effective.
I just got off the phone with Jacob Crawford. He too is all packed up and excited. He’ll shortly board a plane in the California Bay Area and head to Austin, where we’ll join many other good folks at the The Peaceful Streets Project Police Accountability Summit, happening this Saturday, Aug. 17th.
Our goal with the Tour: to maximize police accountability by facilitating connections and collaboration among those who know that badges don’t grant extra rights, and through skill sharing and the capturing and dissemination of relevant content.
The Police Accountability Tour will help further connect individuals involved with Cop Block, Cop Watch, and Peaceful Streets groups as well as all police-watching groups and people around the world, so we can together have a bigger impact to bring-about a reality free of institutionalized violence.
AUSTIN, Texas Aug 15-20
NEW YORK CITY, New York Aug 21-25
CAPE TOWN, South Africa Aug 26-Oct 10
OAKLAND, California Oct 11-19
DENVER, Colorado Oct 20-26
DETROIT, Michigan Oct 27-Nov 01
CHICAGO, Illinois Nov 02-10
ATLANTA, Georgia Nov 11-17
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana Nov 18-24