Your DGB for today is to use Video as Evidence to learn how to create video with the greatest evidentiary value.
It’s estimated that around one third of adults witness a crime each year, and that doesn’t reflect law enforcement misconduct. It’s likely you will eventually need to be prepared to be a witness. We welcome you to peruse VAE, as it is a wealth of resources, but today we focus on some basic tips for using film to document hate or law enforcement interactions.
When filming, consider using an app that safely archives video in a way that prevents deletion. If you haven’t already done so, see our previous Grab on Cell 411 and download.
Simply being a dismayed bystander is not an option. As long as it’s safe to do so, get out your phone and document.