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WITNESS’ Legal Video Advocacy Program offers trainings and resources for advocates, lawyers and incarcerated individuals interested in using video to help reduce client sentences, and advocate for decarceration through clemency and parole.
This post recaps the WITNESS US team’s recent video evidence and advocacy trainings with immigrant rights defenders and attorneys in Tijuana, Mexico.
Following the police killings of Michael Brown Jr. and Eric Garner in 2014, many people advocated for the widespread adoption of police body cameras as a solution to ending systemic police abuse and increasing transparency. Yet, they haven’t been effective. Now, more than five years later, we look back at our initial predictions, take stock in what we’ve learned and offer recommendations for moving forward.
Gathering Surveillance Video Footage of an Encounter with Immigration Enforcement and Converting it into Supporting Evidence for a Proceeding