#CopCoverage Campaign Announced in Fargo, ND

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Date of Interaction: July and August 2014
Police Employees Involved: Twenty Fargo PD officers
Police Employee Outfit: Fargo Police Department

The People’s Press Project (PPP), is a media justice non-profit serving the Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN area which has launched a community response to numerous claims of excessive force by the Fargo Police department. The PPP has responded with educational trainings empowering residents with an understanding of their civil, communication and community journalism rights and best practices.

#CopCoverage Video

This project benefits anyone who wants to learn their communication rights, the public’s rights to film and record in public, and how to exercise them. We also aim to help the public share their stories in the most effective ways. The PPP will be holding trainings, webinars, and community response actions in connection with the #CopCoverage campaign empowering residents to discuss concerns about police interactions, sharing their stories, and seeking remedies together with local law enforcement entities so that together police and community members can shape the face of community policing in the Fargo-Moorhead region.


The People’s Press Project is kicking off a series of trainings that will empower local community journalists and members. Check for updates on the People’s Press Project and Mexi-can.org facebook pages and websites if you can’t attend our first meetings, and follow @Media_PPP on twitter for more information about upcoming meetings, training opportunities, community actions and webinars.www.fmppp.org.

How To Do #CopCoverage- Training will take place Sunday Sept. 7 at Fargo Public Library from 3-5pm in the Fercho room in downtown Fargo. This training is free and open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more about what their communication rights are and how to exercise their rights to film in public and share their stories in the most effective way.

When: Sunday, September 7, 2014 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Where: Downtown Fargo Public Library, Fercho Room
This event is free and open to the public.

Fundraiser: PPP is also conducting an online fundraiser on indiegogo.com to fund camera equipment to train and equip community members to expose civil rights abuses by the Fargo PD, via #CopCoverage with audio and video recording devices.

Fundrasiser site Here:

Here are some stories that highlight these issues in Fargo, ND:
Local News Coverage, WDAY.com: http://youtu.be/JhHo5YKb0Yw
FreeThoughtProject.com—13 Cops Dispatched to Arrest One 15-year-old Girl, Because a Cop ‘Smelled Weed’
fmppp.org–Excessive Force Claim: 13 officers dispatched to arrest one 15 year old Mexican Girl



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