Citizens Lack the Tools to Hold Police Accountable
The constitutional rights and civil liberties of citizens in Middle Tennessee have long been an afterthought with the law enforcement community. The viral video of the DUI checkpoint on July 4, 2013 exposed the growing problem to the entire world.
We want to educate citizens on their constitutional rights, and be able to hold police accountable.
A vast majority of law enforcement officers stand by their oath and are committed to protecting and serving their community. The few bad apples give the rest a bad name. We believe this is in the best interest of the citizens and the law enforcement community.
What We Need
The Rutherford County (TN) Libertarians, in partnership with various local pro-liberty organizations, are working on a plan to expose corrupt law enforcement officers, particularly with traffic stop and checkpoint interactions.
We believe the best method of doing this is to purchase as many dashcams as possible. Activists throughout the Middle Tennessee region will record interactions with police at checkpoints and traffic stops.
The dashcams we'll purchase will be the most economical available that can record audio and video in reasonable quality.
We will not, in any way, provoke law enforcement. We will respectfully and lawfully exercise our rights should we find ourselves interacting with police.
Other Ways You Can Help
Know your rights! There are great organizations out there such Flex Your Rights that educate average citizens on their constitutional rights when it comes to law enforcement interactions.
You can also "Like" the Rutherford County Libertarians on Facebook.