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Today we got an awesome box of goodies from our friends Marlon and Earthworm, participants in East Atlanta Copwatch. Included were new (and much needed) mugs, an array of cleaning supplies (one of our biggest tasks around here is keeping the house clean), a couple bags of collard seeds, and, most importantly…

 

NEW COPWATCH SHIRTS! (We got seven of ’em)

These asses kill fascists

This is a video from the East Atlanta Copwatch group, whichs hows a good example of how Copwatch participants should respond when confronted by police during a Copwatch. It is also fairly amusing.  Particularly of note is the way the Copwatch members firmly refuse to engage in any sort of conversation/handshake/interaction with the Cop. They also refuse to give him their IDs or engage in a discussion about their ids until he tells them if they are being detained.

Copwatchers observed officers conducting a roadblock near Memorial and Howell St. Despite serious questions as to their constitutionality, the Atlanta Police Department has strongly promoted roadblocks as a law enforcement strategy. APD leadership claims roadblocks are not intended to catch criminal activity or profile people as suspects, just to make officers visible in the neighborhood and show a friendly face to the public.

In this video, Officer McKnight’s behavior gives conflicting signals about APD’s actual objectives in establishing roadblocks.

http://www.CopwatchOEA.org