The Campaign To Help Aboriginal People Fight Police Harassment
'Copwatch' to give access to cameras, legal training in Indigenous communities
A leading human rights lawyer is helping spearhead a Black Lives Matter-inspired campaign to help Aboriginal communities fight alleged police harassment, teaching people about how to film and share video of incidents.
Copwatch has been developed by the National Justice Project, as a response to reports and claims of "over-policing and police abuses in Aboriginal communities". The program aims to provide training on using mobile phone cameras to record alleged police indiscretions, harassment and violence in communities, with the plan to upload that footage to social media. Copwatch, to be delivered by lawyers and media professionals, would also provide legal training and advice to participants...