Cameras to the People

All the talk I hear about cameras on police gives me pause. Now that we know how greedy the security apparatuses are for every little detail of everyone’s life, I can’t imagine extending that range to include every traffic stop, every sad moment of someone acting out of control.

The videos that documented the outrageous commonness of the murder of Black men by police did not mostly come from the police. They came from citizens. It is not the technology that has brought accountability, but our power in using it. That is why we so often have to fight for the right to record police-citizen encounters. Let’s don’t cede that power to the very organizations where a failure of accountability has let such ugliness grow.

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About Katherine Power

I didn’t set out to be a terrorist. As a student activist, I moved from protesting the war in Viet Nam to waging guerrilla war to overthrow the government….

Recent and Upcoming Appearances & Publications
3/12/19 Peace, Justice and Transformation, Parallel Conference to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, 777 United Nations Plaza, NYC
11/13/18 A Journey from Guerrilla to Grandmother, Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative, Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
10/10/18 Provincetown Women’s Week Reading from Doing Time:Papers from Framingham Prison, AMP, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
4/6-9/2018 The Nature of Change, Radical Imagination Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1/15/2014 Complexity and Social Change, Occupy Radio
10/31/2013 Surrender, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
10/25/2013 Surrender, Taos Community Theater, Taos, NM

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