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YouTubers have filmed police for years. Has it made a difference?

Taya Graham and Stephen Janis commemorate five years of the Police Accountability Report with this special livestream panel featuring legendary cop watchers James Freeman, LackLuster, The Battousai, Tom Zebra, Laura Shark, and Otto The Watchdog. In this extended livestream, Graham and Janis host a timely discussion about the possibility of police reform, the importance and impact of cop watching, and why it’s vital […]

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A cop pulls a gun on an unarmed teen. 7 years later, justice at last

When Erica Hamlett’s 16-year-old son Jawone Nicholson called her from a Howard County cul de sac while waiting for a bus, she assumed it was a routine check-in to let her know he was en route to an after-school program. Instead, he told her a man he didn’t know had pulled out a gun and […]

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New Body Cam footage exposes police tasing Wisconsin man for minor traffic infraction

A Wisconsin man making Doordash deliveries in the vicinity of Lake Superior had his world suddenly turned upside-down by a traffic stop gone terribly wrong. Body camera footage of the stop shows police officers barking contradictory orders at the driver, who does his best to comply, before mercilessly using a taser on him. The man, […]

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Controversial Colorado cop watcher who prompted groundbreaking legal precedent indicted federally

A controversial copwatcher—whose unorthodox tactics have garnered him a loyal following on YouTube, but have also embroiled him in legal troubles that eventually landed him in jail—has been indicted on new federal charges for making interstate threats. Eric Brandt, a prolific filer of lawsuits and First Amendment rights advocate, as well as a former Navy […]

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Cops tried to arrest a whole neighborhood. This is what happened when the community fought back.

Former Baltimore Police Sgt. Ethan Newberg’s disgraceful downfall continues as new body camera footage reveals an incident in which the ex-cop made three illegal arrests, and then threatened to arrest entire block full of witnesses. Although they were initially responding to a neighborhood dispute, Newberg and his partner arrested a local resident who was not […]