Activists Create Public Online Spreadsheet of Police Violence Videos
June 7, 2020 at 7:45 PM - Views: 44 #324117L0oniXModerator
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Police officers around the country have been responding with violence as demonstrators gather to protest the killing of George Floyd. Much of this violence has been caught on video and has been instrumental in pushing authorities to hold officers accountable. In Buffalo, for example, two police officers were charged after video went viral of officers shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground. In New York, two police officers were suspended for violence that was caught on video: an officer violently pushing a woman to the ground and another pulling a protester’s face mask down before blasting pepper spray. The sheer volume of material coming out of the demonstrations though makes it difficult to keep track so two activists decided to start compiling the clips into a handy spreadsheet that is available online.
Lawyer T. Greg Doucette and mathematician Jason Miller have been working to compile the videos in the Google Sheet titled “GeorgeFloyd Protest – police brutality videos on Twitter.” The database currently has 428 videos. Doucette started the effort as a Twitter thread. Miller saw that and realized it was going to be long and unwieldy so he wanted to create a way for people to easily access and sort the videos. For those who aren’t obsessively scrolling through their timelines all day, the spreadsheet can help easily locate videos of police violence in their area because they can be sorted by city and state. The activists have also created a Google Drive with backups of all the videos.
Having all video evidence of police violence documented in one place helps counter the argument that these are just isolated incidents. “When they’re shared as one-offs, you see a familiar pattern,” Doucette tells Vice. “The victim ‘was no angel’ or ‘wasn’t perfect’ or ‘just should have complied,’ and the officer is ‘just one bad apple,’ or ‘we shouldn’t rush to judgment,’ or ‘you don’t know what happened before the video started rolling.’”
June 7, 2020 at 8:15 PM #324129ThouArtThatParticipant
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Direct link to the spreadsheet below.
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June 7, 2020 at 11:02 PM #324185leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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1️⃣4️⃣8️⃣ Los Angeles, CA: police open fire for sport on two guys standing still yards away having a conversation with each other
— T. Greg "Bouquet of F*ckery" Doucette (@greg_doucette) June 2, 2020
Twenty minutes after leaving his job at a Brooklyn hospital on Saturday night, Rayne Valentine was lying in the fetal position on the sidewalk. He’d been beaten and kicked by New York police officers, his hospital ID smeared with his own blood. https://t.co/8RR4iDmziM
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It’s time to not only defund the police but also the outlaw-makers in D.C. Time to get them out.
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June 8, 2020 at 12:16 AM #324207leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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June 8, 2020 at 12:33 AM #324216VoltairineParticipant
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Thanks for thread and link.
June 8, 2020 at 3:57 AM #324259PunxsutawneyModerator
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A BIG THUMBS UP!
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June 8, 2020 at 4:09 AM #324262EarthartistParticipant
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This is awesome
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