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.
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Gathering Surveillance Video Footage of an Encounter with Immigration Enforcement and Converting it into Supporting Evidence for a Proceeding
Wiretapping laws were intended to protect people’s privacy in the United States, but in some cases they’ve been used to challenge the right to record the police.
Watch our panel conversation exploring how journalists and advocates can work together to safely and ethically amplify immigrant voices.
This post recaps the WITNESS US teams Eyes on the Border video documentation and advocacy trainings with directly impacted communities in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas
WITNESS, Immigrant Defense Project (IDP), and New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) created this resource to inform people that they have the right to film and document Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting and arresting immigrants outside of courthouses.
The project is a collaboration with El Grito de Sunset Park that looks at how eyewitness video can be collected, curated, analyzed and used to expose systemic police violence.
WITNESS is proud to join the ACLU’s We Have Rights campaign to distribute a series of powerful and informative videos based on true stories to provide real life action points for what to do when ICE is outside our doors, is in our homes, stops us in our communities, and/or arrests us.