Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse.
The aim isn’t to demonize good police or the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.
By sharing these stories, we can encourage Americans to take an active role in ensuring the safety of their communities and the safety of individuals who perform their duties with honor and integrity.
Most cops are good people but when cases of misconduct go unchallenged or unreported, corruption begins to spread. Over time this results in communities losing respect.
Traditional media outlets also use cops as scapegoats to boost the agendas of private political interests, whether it is race-baiting or portraying cops as responsible for all social ills.
By exposing the corruption and rejecting what the State-monopolized institution of policing has become, we can highlight the need for America’s police force to be reformed with better training, more self-governance, and stronger hiring practices, rather than ignoring the problem and letting it get worse.
Part of reforming America’s police force involves good cops taking their skills and experience and forming their own security organizations as entrepreneurs. This not only generates more income for them and places them in a safer, less stressful environment, but it serves the broader function of decentralizing security provision in America and freeing it from the grip of politicians.