A force multiplier is something that dramatically increases the effectiveness of a specific aim. Often used to describe a new weapon or bit of actionable inelegance in military theater, in this case, the force multiplier is Andrew "The Drewks" Henderson, and his aim is police accountability and personal liberty. After witnessing the rights-violation of another person at the hands of St. Paul police employees Henderson realized the importance of filming. Not satisfied with utilizing that tactic himself, he has actively shared it with hundreds throughout the Twin Cities. Through know-your-rights and Copwatch workshops, literature outreach and court support, Henderson has undoubtedly had a positive impact in the Twin Cities. In this video he recounts some of his experiences, details his personal motivations, and gives a message to current police employees.
Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability. We believe that no one – not even those with badges – has extra rights. The failure to realize and act on that is to our detriment. By focusing the disinfecting light of transparency on aggressors we safeguard not just our rights but those of future generations.