Cop Block Newsletter #005

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Greetings, friend. As we begin another revolution around the sun, we thought it was a good time to share the updates and content below. Thanks for your involvement in this timely conversation. All the best to you and yours.
Video Contest: #WhyIFilmThePolice
Share, in a one-minute video, why you film the police. You could be one of three winners to receive $50 in Bitcoin, two ounces of Cop Block Quarters (.999 silver), and t-shirts from Cop Block, Police the Police, and WeCopwatch.
Deadline: midnight EST Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Details and Entry Form: http://CopBlock.org/WhyIFilmThePoliceThe Police Accountability Report is back!
Thanks to our longtime friend John Bush, the five-minute weekly report is again reporting the latest from the frontlines of the police accountability movement.
Listen: http://CopBlock.org/Podcasts

The Cop Block Store is re-opened!
If you’re in the market for some Cop Block gear (t-shirts, hoodies, stickers, sweats, badges, and more) you’re in luck. Props to Deo, founder of Greater Cleveland Cop Block, for spearheading this component – it’s a great example of the decentralization so key to our mutual effectiveness.
Visit: http://CopBlock.org/Store

Cop Block is committed to the non-aggression principle.
As the issue of police accountability garnered more attention in 2014, those who wish to maintain the statist quo have unsurprisingly lashed out at those most-effectively sharing ideas and building communities centered on individual responsibility and a more just, peaceful society. Some commenters, rather than engage in healthy dialogue, have instead attacked the messenger. As is stated on http://CopBlock.org/About:

We do not “hate cops.” We simply believe that all human beings have equal rights; no one class or group of people has any more rights simply by the nature of his or her position or uniform. *The failure and inability of to realize and act on this philosophy is to the detriment of all individuals. By focusing the disinfecting light of transparency on public officials, we safeguard not only our rights but those of future generations.

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New Groups!
Cop Block is decentralized. We encourage constructive discourse and knowledge through the dissemination of different viewpoints and tactics in order to combat both the frequent violations of civil rights and the lack of accountability in modern policing. As a general practice, we do not enforce intellectual property claims of any sort, and encourage everyone to use Cop Block information, logos, graphics, etc. to join the fight and contribute to activism in their preferred manner. However, we dissociate ourselves from those who encourage initiatory violence to further their ends.
Some recent additions to http://CopBlock.org/Groups:

And last but not least, educate yourself! http://CopBlock.org/Library
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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.