Sxsw Cop Watch Saturday March 19th

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Sxsw Cop Watch   Saturday March 19th
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Sxsw Cop Watch Saturday March 19th says
On Saturday, March 19th, during SXSW, Peaceful Streets Project and We Copwatch will be heading out into the streets of Austin for a joint cop watch. This cop watch is an opportunity for veteran cop watchers and new volunteers to come together to participate in a brief cop watch training, and then a controlled cop watch.

Between Peaceful Streets Project and We Copwatch, the people who will be leading this cop watch have engaged in hundreds (if not thousands) of cop watches over the period of a decade, in dozens of cities across the nation. We Copwatch's Jacob Crawford and David Whitt will be in town from St. Louis to help us grow our cop watch efforts in Austin and we want YOU to be involved!

This is a public event. Those who want to join us to film the police are encouraged to do so! If you have previously been discouraged from participating in Peaceful Streets Project actions or if you are in law enforcement in any capacity please do not attend. We will tell you to leave if you show up.

As an organization, the Peaceful Streets Project is focused on anti-oppression. We do not tolerate working with those who demean, disrespect, or discriminate against others because of their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, etc. We are also anti-violence, and are not interested in working with anyone who believes that we should engage in violent activity.

Code of Conduct:
(1) PSP participants shall not use violent rhetoric, make violent threats or engage in violent activity
(2) PSP participants shall make every necessary effort to not interfere with law enforcement officials while they are carrying out their official duties
(3) While engaging in cop watching, PSP participants shall not be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
(4) While engaging in cop watching, PSP participants shall not carry firearms
(5) PSP participants shall not curse at police officers or engage in name calling; when participants are being bullied or harassed by police officers we encourage restraint
(6) PSP participants will be committed to anti-oppression in our dealings with each other and the community. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, or other forms of oppression
(7) Should anyone violate these rules, PSP participants shall turn their cameras on them while publicly admonishing and rebuking them, in addition to notifying a PSP organizer

We will be meeting at Bennu Coffee on E MLK. Look for the folks with the Peaceful Streets Project and We Copwatch shirts. Please bring a camera, cellphone or camcorder to record the actions of the police. Also, we encourage you to dress in layers and to wear comfortable shoes. Stay hydrated.
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By: Peaceful Streets Project