Peaceful Streets Project

A Growing Movement - Pete Eyre Cop Block and Jacob Crawford We Cop Watch

As part of the Peaceful Streets Project's 2nd Annual Police Accountability Summit, Pete Eyre on Cop Block and Jacob Crawford on Cop Watch explain how their organizations have emerged and what they are doing to hole police accountable.

Two Arrested at 2nd Annual Chalk the Police National Day of Action in Austin

Austin, TX 10/1/12 Two arrests follow a productive day of expressing dissent against many issues including homelessness, disparity of wealth, police brutality and corruption to name a few. Austin occupiers and chalkupiers, gathered to exercise their 1st amendment rights but were met by APD officers who believed it was their right to squelch dissent. It has been determined by several federal courts that chalk is a legitimate way to express grievances to the government and is protected free speech.

We must not remain silent! We have the right to chalk and the right to hold our local police accountable for their actions.

Filmed on the Canon XF 100 using the Merlin 2 Steadicam Stabilizer. Video produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org

The Rise of the Peaceful Streets Project and Police Accountability Summit

 Peaceful Streets flier

By Antonio Bueheler

In the early hours of New Year’s Day, 2012, I pulled into the 7-11 on W 10th and Lamar to refuel the truck I was driving. I was the designated driver that night, and I was sober. While fueling up, my passenger and I observed a DUI stop in progress, with a woman standing in the cold without a jacket, in high heels performing a field sobriety test. As one cop, Patrick Oborski, was administering the test, we saw the other cop, Robert Snider, walk up to the passenger side of the car and engage the female passenger in a conversation. The woman was clearly no threat to anyone, and we saw no reason to become involved in the situation. As we were preparing to leave, we heard a chilling scream from the female passenger, and turned in time to see Snider violently yanking the female passenger out of the vehicle. Then we observed Oborski join in on the abuse. My friend and I both immediately reached for our phones to try to take photos of the abuse, and when the female passenger saw us, she cried out to us begging us to record the assault.

Read the rest of the story here.

For more information on getting involved with the Peaceful Streets Project, check out our website, peacefulstreets.com, e-mail us at peacefulstreets@gmail.com, or call (512) 981-7675.

  • Peaceful Streets Summit-This Saturday!
  • Saturday, July 14, 2012 10 - 4pm
  • Mexitas 1107 N I H 35 (& E.12th)
  • Austin, TX 78702

FREE – Meals, refreshments and childcare will be provided, but please RSVP at peacefulstreets@gmail.com, 512.981.7675, or via Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/events/ 411442265566851/

Know Your Rights With Police Training Session 2 of 2

On May 26, 2012 at the George Washington Carver Museum the Peaceful Street Project held community training on knowing your rights when dealing with the police. Topics with Kaja Tretjak include:

Read More Here.

Know Your Rights With Police Training Session 1 of 2

On May 26, 2012 at the George Washington Carver Museum the Peaceful Street Project held community training on knowing your rights when dealing with the police. Topics with Kaja Tretjak include:

Read More Here.

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