CopBlock’s Facebook Page Reaches 100,000 Likes Within Four Years – Now What?
Almost four years ago to the day I started CopBlock.org to share my experiences with LEOs. To this date I’m not exactly sure how many have also shared their experiences with LEOs here, but it’s been enough to keep a steady flow of content at this site for four years. It’s been enough to get over 100,000 likes to CopBlock’s FB page, reach nearly 34,000 subscribers on YouTube and sprung up over 120 CB chapters/groups worldwide.
All those are great accomplishments and we – I say ‘we’ because no one person is responsible for the site’s success, it’s merely an example of decentralized anarchy – should stop to note these achievements. We should note how far we’ve come and consider where we’d like to go/end up.
That being said, we should also note that just recently two cops from Fullerton, CA were found not guilty of murdering Kelly Thomas. This murder was on video, the trial publicized and evidence readily available. Though these cops are no longer working as murderers in disguise, I can’t help but ask, if video evidence didn’t work to preserve justice, then what avenues must we take to ensure police today won’t viciously murder us, steal our property and/or cage our loved ones?
What happened to Kelly Thomas wasn’t an isolated incident. Neither were any of the hundred or so drug raids done in America today, or the endless flow of money, bodies and lives lost to the justice system as a whole. These things happen everyday, all too often and without notice, to far too many people.
So yes, we should celebrate that CopBlock.org has been around for nearly four years, with 100K likes and so on, because we’re the lucky ones that get to celebrate. Far too many have lost their lives, either physically or mentally, for nothing more than feeding this sickening machine. Whether it be in the form of taxes, a ticket, jail stay or a stop and frisk experience, we’ve all suffered to some degree.
I guess the only real question moving forward is, “When are WE going to do something about it?”