Cop Block is a decentralized organization made up of a diverse group of individuals united by their shared belief that, “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights.”


CopBlockers are committed to highlighting the double standards often granted to those with badges. By documenting police actions with a  camera – whether they are illegal, immoral, or just a waste of time and resources –  we can work together to show people that “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights” and promote ways to not only film the police, but to get such content in front of as many eyes as possible.

With constructive discourse and knowledge, through the dissemination of different viewpoints and tactics, those who view the content here can not only see, but combat, the frequent violations within modern policing today.

CopBlock does not “hate cops” because CopBlock is the idea that “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights.”

Therefore, it cannot hate, or love, anything. Yet, CopBlock.org was founded on the principles that all human beings have equal rights; no one class or group of people has any more rights than another just because of their job. The failure and inability 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.

Those of us volunteering at CopBlock.org (by contributing content), or via the CopBlock Network, do not condone the initiation of force. As a general practice intellectual property claims of any sort are not enforced here. In fact you are encourage to use information, logos, graphics, etc posted here to join the cause and contribute to activism in your preferred manner.

Help us share the paradigm-shifting idea that, “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights.”

Donate to the CopBlock Network – CopBlock.org/Network
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Let’s create a better reality together!

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  • March 2, 2015 at 12:47 am

    an interesting thought just occurred to me, you should consider writing a “copblock” app which when opened and a button is hit it uploads a/v+local police channels to a cloud storage account owned by copblock and provides a link (similar to how imgur does) then you could get the news first and it would help people get it out there even if the cops take or break their phone. You could also use something like a ddns and zoneminder instead of cloud storage so it is streamed directly and saved continually. Of course you’d have to monitor it and cut off nonsense streams and pocket activations or you could just write a recognition algorythm to do that…

  • March 2, 2015 at 12:53 am

    btw your contact link on this about page is formatted incorrectly consider using a

    instead of the crap you got going on there as its adding a http://www.copblock.org/about/copblock@gmail.com for the email address which of course is bringing up a 404 because the browser is trying to open it instead of opening a mail app

  • March 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    What percentage of copblock.org’s funding comes from Communist Party front groups?

  • March 6, 2015 at 1:21 am

    You guys and girls here at cop block are all about truth, accountability and responsibility. Why then in your mission statement do you lie? I mean you say that you do not hate cops. That is totally untrue! If you hate cops it doesn’t matter, but why do you lie about it? Anyone who watches your videos you can hear the anger in your voices and all of the disrespectful thing you say to police. There are numerous videos when people call cops cowards and assholes when they aren’t doing anything to them. That shows the hate you all have for police. So why do you lie in your mission statement? That takes credibility away from you all and the point that you think all cops are liars and criminals!

  • March 17, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Has cop block decided to shift it’s focus from systemic police brutality to whether consent laws are unfair to men?

    Ex: https://www.facebook.com/CopBlock/posts/10153227964718189

    This post was so far outside of what you guys normally share on Facebook I couldn’t help but wonder what was up.

  • March 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Does CopBlock.org have a document developed to pass along to legislators so voters can demand better police accountability? If not, please develop. I created this one here just as my own personal wish list, but I recognize it could be improved and shortened by people with actual legal, legislative and budgetary experience; I am just a layman who is frustrated with excessive force violations. FYI:

    My recommendations to cut down on police brutality:

    1. More extensive police training to help them develop better judgment in uses of force and gain a reasonable level of knowledge about the public’s rights (including the right to film and audiotape police). They should be required to sign a legal document stating they know these basics before they are allowed to work in law enforcement.

    2. Higher educational and intelligence standards for police recruits.

    3. Better police pay to retain the smarter and better officers and increase their satisfaction on the job.

    4. All law enforcement “use of force” cases should be investigated by an independent body not affliated with local law enforcement agencies or the DA’s office. That independent body should determine which cases go to a grand jury.

    5. There should be a national database of law enforcement employment records to enable easier background checks and identification of “problematic” officers before hiring. The records should include: Notation of all complaints against them and the resolution of such complaints, as well as notations of violence and other crimes in their personal lives. There should be mandatory counseling or training sessions for officers that reach excessive levels of complaints, and this should be in the records too. Officers found guilty of significant offenses should be blacklisted in this database and banned from working in law enforcement, security, prison work, or any job in which they are armed and have authority to control vulnerable people.

    6. Find a solution to the weaknesses in using grand juries (only has the prosecutor’s side presenting information, for example), which notoriously do not indict cops.

    7.Develop and require the use of police body cams that cannot be turned off, that have un-deletable videos, that are archived in the cloud daily, have a clear warning when the battery needs to be recharged, and are worn at all times by officers. I think the cams are more important than privacy considerations, such as officer bathroom breaks — after all, the videocam faces forward, not down.

    8. officers who break the law or use excessive force should be required to bear some or all of the costs of their legal defense and penalties. People who don’t have to take responsibility for their actions are unlikely to change their actions.

    What else?

  • March 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    It would be helpful if the regional Cop Block Groups FB pages were open to the public, meaning no FB account required to view the page. Some are available but for example the KansasCityMetroCopBlock groups FB page is not. I do not have a FB account nor will I ever create one. However, I would like to review the FB pages in my area as I am considering contributing to the cause. Thanks

  • March 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    They wont reply anyway. I sent couple emails, NO REPLY

  • March 31, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Probably the same as the percentage of YOUR funding that comes from Communist Party or Ku Klux Klan front groups.

  • March 31, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Speaking for myself as a CopBlock supporter, I don’t hate all cops. There have been good cops who speak out against the abuses of their colleagues, and act to uphold civil liberties and human rights instead of violating them.

    If you care about the good cops, the best thing you can do is to speak out against the abuses, because when those abuses go uncorrected and unpunished, it does tend to cast all police officers in a bad light. What are you doing to speak out against abuses?

  • March 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t think better police pay is going to help. Here in San Francisco where I live, police officer starting pay is around $80,000 a year. That’s *starting* pay!

    Yet, police abuse, corruption, and unjustified shootings by cops remain a huge problem here. Do a web search for “Ian Furminger” or “Alex Nieto” or “Idriss Stelley” or “SFPD officers stealing” or “Fajitagate”, et cetera, etc.

    The rest of your suggestions sound on point. Particularly appreciate your well-worded point on body cameras which recognizes that just having the cameras is not enough — many safeguards are needed to ensure they do more good than harm to civil liberties.

  • March 31, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Probably because it’s a grassroots, largely user-powered site without much in the way of resources or staff. But hopefully someone will get back to you eventually (I’m not officially affiliated with the site, just a supporter).

  • April 4, 2015 at 12:27 am

    i like to know some thing if any one mind telling me. i was at the airport in new orleans on 1/9/2014 this women tell me she going to kill me with thing thing in her hand cop know about and did not want to let me press any charge and would net get me her name. i have been told as of 9/11 any thrithing remark you can go to jaill any one know the law code i all so got a video of the cop saying she can say that as long she dont leave a mark.

  • April 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

    GOOOD GOD! That no-go is creepy.

  • April 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I am fan and support this initiative. Can we please make a training video for the people posting videos? Having people in their thirties on here that completely understand their rights, yet insist on being rude is counter productive. If you plan, organize and/or film a confrontation with the police, it would help our cause for you to be civil. We are dealing with subject matter that needs to connect three generations of Americans. The older among us grew up in a very different world. We need all walks of life discussing this material. In turn, we need to eliminate rude behavior, stand strong and calmly speak the truth. Most people will take any chance to ignore or discredit you when dealing with sensitive issues. Be calm, ask the right questions and explain your actions for the public. Give no reason to be ignored or discredited. In order for Cop Block to reach its full potential we must be professional in our reporting.

  • April 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Why wouldn’t you be angry at corrupt cops? They’re the ones not doing their jobs,being corrupt assholes and wasting taxpayer money.

  • April 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    You are right — I had no idea salaries were at that level. Just checked a local city’s police salaries — mid 50s for detectives, low 60s for lieutenants and low 70s for captains. Tennessee has a lower cost of living, so that’s not bad at all. Sheriff’s office is about $125K, almost $70K for captains, etc. I am revising my thoughts on this.

  • April 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    What “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was to the 19th, and “The Jungle” was to the 20th, Cop Block will be to the 21st.

  • April 11, 2015 at 4:05 am

    you guys need a tv show

  • April 11, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I know little about this site or its readers, so far, but it seems to me that they are more of the libertarian-anarchist brand than the Communist. Libertarians want to shrink and decentralize government, coercion, and authority over peoples; Communists want to enlarge government, especially central government, and they want to control every aspect of individuals’ lives.

    In the 1960s, people who were cynical about the police did tend to be Communists; they took instruction from terrorists like Bill Ayers. Today, the left uses the policing apparatus to intimidate good citizens whenever they can.

    “By any means necessary…”

  • April 12, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Brilliant! Central server to store videos, which is what all LE should be doing with body cams if they weren’t afraid of the consequences.

  • April 17, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Carter.

  • April 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    It’s a shame that you have convinced so many idiotic people that you’re doing a wonderful thing here. Corrupt cops are wrong- no one’s arguing that. Posting videos of police officers committing infractions to hold them accountable as your mission in life is one thing. Purposely agitating & provoking cops, correctional officers, and well heck- anyone for that matter while they are trying to do their job is pointless and juvenile and isn’t doing anything productive for anyone. You’re trying to get them to commit a crime and stopping them from doing their job. Why? Let people do their jobs. Expose the bad ones. Showing up at a correctional facility and harassing these people to make sure that they are upholding the Constitution as far as “freedom to record,” (apparently our four fathers were partial to video cameras,) is not helping anyone except for the amount of mindless likes people post on your page.
    I feel sorry for your child, who has to bear witness to this complete waste of clear talent and misuse of our nation’s resources. I’m sad for the moment that they realize they’ve been brainwashed to think that harassing and entrapping people is NOT the same as exposing the bad ones.
    These people are human! Just because you harass and annoy someone enough to push them to break the law, doesn’t mean they think they’re above the law. I really don’t know why you, and other people who think that they’re just so perfect in every way, feel that they should go out and test everyone else’s detailed knowledge of laws and rights, meanwhile you’re saying things that aren’t completely accurate. You are fabricating all this nonsense and stirring up people who think you’re actually right because you’re using big words that they don’t understand. If you want to do as you say and expose corrupt cops, then that’s what you should do. Don’t go out and try to provoke these people to try to boost your website views, under the guise that you’re trying to uphold the Constitution. You have strayed so far away from what you supposedly set out to do. I hope people realize that you’re mission is to increase your donations by trying to get more people to come to your site to view these outrageous videos of harassment and entrapment by you. You’re even worse than they are.

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