---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films" <email@example.com> Date: May 26, 2015 9:08 AM Subject: Bad Cop Versus Cell Phone To: "Terry Travers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In this moment, we have a huge opportunity as a country to demand real reform of how policing happens – which currently involves excessive use of force, racial profiling, and the murder of innocent Americans. And, disproportionately, of unarmed black Americans. In our country young black males are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than their white counterparts.
We just released a new short film about police brutality with a call for us all to do our civil duty and film the police. Some lawmakers are still pushing to criminalize the recording of police activity in public - and because we know we need more, not less, police accountability, we made this short film to share online!
In 12 states, it is illegal to record audio of police without permission and these states and others are now pushing for further laws criminalizing recording outright.
Filming the police is a right. And it is the only thing bringing the severe injustice of current policing tactics to light.