Image: Police officers confront man during 2014 Ferguson protests.
Based off of a photo from Whitney Curtis for The New York Times.
Caught on camera
Filming Police Violence in the United States
Overview and Analysis
How many videos of abuse have never seen the light of day because they were confiscated or destroyed? How many were never released because the witness feared retribution? How many have only received minimal media attention, and failed to result in a serious investigation?
A survey of four recent cases in the U.S. — and several around the world — challenge assumptions about the role of video in attaining accountability for abuse, and point to ways filmers, advocates, journalists, and the justice system can use video effectively for change.
HOW TO FILM THE POLICE
ETHICALLY SHARING VIDEOS OF POLICE ABUSE
IN THE U.S.
WANT TO RECORD THE COPS? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
HOW COULD WIRETAPPING LAWS AFFECT YOUR RIGHT TO FILM POLICE?
PROFILING THE POLICE
USING EYEWITNESS VIDEO AS DATA
USE THIS APP TO FILM THE POLICE
YOU CAPTURED POLICE ABUSE ON VIDEO
THE PEOPLE'S DATABASE
FOR COMMUNITY-BASED POLICING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
FILMING POLICE ABUSE
A ROUNDUP OF RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE
``JUSTICE FOR GEORGE``
LEARNINGS FROM BLM PROTESTS
POLICE BODY CAMERAS
WON'T SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS
DISPATCH FROM BRAZIL
IF KILLED BY POLICE, GUILTY BY DEFAULT...
UNLESS THERE’S VIDEO?
POLICE MISCONDUCT IN THE U.S.
THE ROLE OF BYSTANDER VIDEOS
YOUTH SPEAK TRUTH
RECLAIMING THE STORY OF MIKE BROWN JR.
LIVESTREAM - FROM RIO TO NYC
CAN VIDEO END IMPUNITY FOR POLICE ABUSE?
GETTING THE TRUTH OUT
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF POLICE VIOLENCE
COMMUNITY-LED FIRST RESPONDERS
USING VIDEO TO DOCUMENT POLICE ABUSE
COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACHES TO ARCHIVING VIDEO
LEARNING FROM BLACK LIVES MATTER
THE NYPD WANTS
YOUR THOUGHTS ON BODYCAMS (KIND OF)
- Just Security, Social Media Video Evidence in Impeachment Trial: Lessons From International Tribunals
- Brooklyn Public Library, Documenting the BLM Uprising: A Panel Discussion on Activism and Archiving
- Teen Vogue, Dounya Zayer is Still Recovering from NYPD Shove at Black Lives Matter Protest
- Elle Magazine, Social-media-savvy racial justice activists are changing the world by hitting record
- Huffington Post, What Should I do if I Witness Police Brutality
- VICE, How To Film the Cops the Right Way
- Al Jazeera’s The Stream, George Floyd Killing: A pivotal moment in US history
- ABC Nightline, Young Activists read John Lewis’ final words
- WNYC, The Value and the Toll of Documenting Police Brutality
- Telegraph, How Ubiquitous Camera Phones are Helping and Hurting US Protesters
- 21st Show, Illinois Public Radio, How To Film Police Misconduct Safely & Ethically
- MIT Tech Review, How to Turn Filming the Police into the End of Police Brutality
- Consumer Reports, How to Record Video During a Protest
- NYXT, How to Use Video and Technology to Protect and Defend Human Rights with WITNESS
- One Zero, How to Protect Protesters in Your Photos and Videos
- Cosmopolitan, How to Protect Yourself While Protesting, Whether from the Police or the Coronavirus
- The BlerdGurl Podcast, The New Rules of Social Media Activism
- France 24, Global Anger Grows Over George Floyd’s Death
- Freedom of the Press, Digital Security and Roms
- New York Times Opinion, We are Watching History Unfold in Real Time
- Teen Vogue, How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct
- Shorty Awards, “Profiling the Police project wins Shorty Awards Audience Honor in Social Activism“
- The Outline, “Uber for Snitches“
- Future Hindsight Podcast, “Filming Effective Human Rights Video”
- Motherboard, “The Price of Filming Police Violence“
- The Ringer, “Facebook Live’s Identity Crisis“
- Wired, “How Livestreaming is Transforming Activism“
- How Stuff Works “The Power of Police, Protesters and Cell Phone Video“
- Canadian Broadcast Corporation, “What to consider when uploading cell phone video of police violence“
- BYU Radio, “Eyewitness and Police Justice, Human Impact“
- The Guardian, “Police body cameras cannot replace the power of citizen witnesses“