The Peaceful Streets Project is an organization of volunteers that work to ensure that law enforcement officers are not abusing their power. Volunteers do several non-violent events.
Groups in various cities organize cop-watches, in which members use video cameras to record police activity. Project members also hold training sessions to inform people about their rights if the police ever stop them.
The group has a “Police Complaint Department” for anyone to make a complaint against the police department. These sessions are videotaped in a public setting on a regular basis.
The Peaceful Streets Project began in 2012 in Austin, Texas.
Antonio Buehler started the organization after his own experience with a wrongful arrest and being abused by the police. Buehler was videotaping the police, as they were abusing a woman during a traffic stop. He was charged with spitting in the officer’s face, although he did not do it. The charge was a felony. Witnesses came forward with a video of the altercation, which exonerated Buehler.
I found this quote, “Don’t talk about it. Be about it.” The Peaceful Streets Project is doing just that – being about it. Kudos to you PSP for getting involved!
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