Copwatch Blotter: Fall 2021

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn You’ve probably heard many times that police don’t “make” the laws, they only “enforce” them. People, especially the cops themselves, even refer to police with the mendacious euphemism “law enforcement.” However, this, like almost everything cops claim about their job, is a lie. 

Copaganda Watch: How Local NYC Media Has Helped Turn Public Space Into a Police State

New York City’s Washington Square Park has become a flashpoint in a struggle over public space recently as images of NYPD cops in riot gear shoving, beating, pepper spraying, arresting, and even chasing park goers spread widely on social media earlier this month. During a recent neighborhood meeting put together by police officials (where hundreds

Copaganda – February/March 2021

Along with the day-to-day violence cops inflict on communities, the police are also masterful at creating and pro-police propaganda. Each month we highlight examples and push back against these narratives.