Police brutality is the abuse of authority by the unwarranted infliction of excessive force by personnel involved in various aspects of law enforcement while in performance of their official duties. The term is also applied to abuses by corrections personnel in municipal, state and federal penal facilities including military prisons. Read more here
Be sure to check out the videos further below which highlight the importance of filming the police.
Russell Brand meets rapper B Dolan to talk activism, police brutality and hip-hop’s role in revolution.
“FILM THE POLICE” B. Dolan ft. Toki Wright, Jasiri X, Buddy Peace, Sage Francis
These videos were created as an example of the importance of filming the police. Videos provides transparency, accountability, and an accurate account of incidents that occur. It is no secret that the United States has a serious problem with police abuse, brutality, and corruption. It is essential for civilians to document their encounters with police officers to ensure transparency, accountability, and safety to all of those involved.
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