Re-Cap of Cop Block’s National Chalk the Police Day
Written by Ademo Freeman
This years Chalk the Police Day has come and gone. Don’t worry, we’ll do it again next year. Below you’ll find some links to the “chalking 8? as well as some other materials for Chalk the Police Day 2011. This was the video produced with some of the footage and pictures taken from around the country.
Chalk the Police is a nation wide campaign to raise public awareness about policing issues. Folks from all over the country will be heading out to their local police station(s) or parks (anywhere that’s public property) to advocate, in solidarity, police accountability.
The idea is to bring signs, fliers and (of course) chalk to their demonstration. While there ask folks passing by if they have something they’d like to say to the police. If they do, hand them some chalk – note, you should check the laws in your area about chalking public property (even though chalk doesn’t damage, some cops get angry over this).
This idea came to me, Ademo, after 8 people were arrested for demonstrating outside the police station in Manchester, NH. Seems some police officers have forgotten what their jobs were intended for, keeping people safe. Not to target those who peacefully assemble after officers were cleared of beating a man.