IKTV 212 - Force Watch, CopWatch Born Anew
Paul and Michael talk about the origins of CopWatch from Berkeley and that his new organization, Force Watch, can become a new volunteer force to keep track in much more detail and in a much broader scale, the activities of keeping video tabs on police and other paramilitary domestic forces in operation in the US and other countries. Paul discusses that during the Watts and Rodney King riots, CopWatch took plenty of video to notate the officers involved in documented police abuses and generally in commiting crimes ranging from assault to murder. We attack the thin blue line of the Old Boys Club, and the subsequent abdication of rights by those harassed by the police. The US has gotten only worse in the last decade, having now become a fascist police state, with the advent of the USA PATRIOT Act, the revocation of Posse Comintatus by the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Act, the Thoughtcrimes Prevention Bill (HR1955/S1959), and now further egregious bills like 2012 NDAA. Paul talks about how no criminal charges had been filed against police, since the CopWatch videos were used to prevent the incarceration of those who were innocent but abused by police. Paul talks about how Force Watch will be able to proactively deal with police filings to not only release the innocent, but to charge the police criminally with kidnapping and various abuses of power, including prosecutorial and judicial misconduct. KBR (Halliburton) was contracted to construct 600 detention facilities, for supposedly the detention of people from mass migrations, wherever the source. FM 3-19.13 is the Investigation Manual for police to investigate a crime, and it is not being adhered to. Force Watch has drawn up a similar police-style reporting (Civil Oversight Enforcement) form to be used to compile all abuses into a singular database and to report these abuses directly to the judiciary, thereby bypassing both the police and DA. I wonder how long the Republic of Lakotah will last. There is way more and Paul talks really fast, so you should really watch this episode. It is National Recovery Week after New Years Eve, so there was only one call. It was real; whew! There is a really bad profiling law in Arizona which allows cops to stop people for braking near a cop. Try emailing email@example.com for current information on Force Watch.
Guest: Paul, that Force Watch guy
Running Time: 0:50:00
Air Date: 5 January 2008
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