Austin PD Employees On Filming Police & Peaceful Streets
Yesterday Jacob Crawford and I arrived in Austin – the first stop of the Police Accountability Tour. In addition to spending time online addressing logistics, we engaged with a couple pairs of Austin PD employees.
It was curious that in interaction with police employees on bicycle, it was acknowledged that the Peaceful Streets Project was known and that no comment on filming police was made, whereas in the interaction with the police employees on motorcycles, the inverse was true.
I’d think one would be hard-pressed to find an employee of the Austin police who has yet to hear of Peaceful Streets or who has yet to receive training or see an internal memo, or just have the common sense to know about the right of folks to record public employees.
I wonder how many Austin police employees will join us this Saturday at the 2nd Annual Peaceful Streets Summit?
Earlier today we did an update about our activities via Bambuser. We plan to utilize that outlet daily going forward.