Police Claim Cop Block, Peaceful Streets Project and Activists of America are an Imminent Threat

September 16, 2014   |   Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl (TheAntiMedia)
September 15, 2014

Several documents were released recently by the Peaceful Streets Project detailing how the Austin Police Department, The Austin Police Association, and several figures of authority conspired against The Peaceful Streets project, Cop Block, Oath Keepers, and several other peaceful organizations in an attempt to slander American activists as a whole. Police tried to draw conclusions backed with zero evidence in an attempt to gain the power to incarcerate activists who have broken no laws. Thumbnail credit: freethoughtproject.com

PSP recently released emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed during Antonio Buehler’s lawsuit against APD, for his New Years Day arrest for filming the police.

Screenshots of the emails and other information received via FOIA request can be viewed below: (click to expand images)

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In addition, Justin Berry  wrote a confidential ‘brief synopsis’ for ‘law enforcement only’, slandering activists and attempting to set the grounds for incarceration of people for peacefully maintaining beliefs and promoting ideas.  Here is that synopsis; strangely and laughably, he misspelled the word ‘imminent’.


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“A nationwide movement has begun against the United States Government and all government officials including those at the local level and the police officers employed by these agencies. (Anonymous, 2o12). Locally, numerous activists have combined their programs to work together towards the same agenda, which seems similarly in line with that of the national revolution movement. This document is just a short prelude into a much greater presentation to inform law enforcement agencies and city officials of a suspected and planned “citizen action” (citizens’ arrest) movement on November 5th, 2012.”

For opposing corruption and invoking a peaceful ideological revolution, these groups were labeled as ‘encouraging revolution in the US’; Texans for Accountable Government, Cop Block, Cop Watch, Occupy Austin, Oath Keepers, Institute for Justice, and more.

Justin Berry is also the officer who arrested Antonio Buehler.

Did anyone take him seriously? Did any activists anywhere ever threaten the families of APD, let alone people associated with PSP and similar activist groups? Of course not, these police would have utilized that to the fullest to incarcerate someone if that were the case. Clearly PSP and the groups targeted by these police are not breaking any laws.

He is right about one thing; people around the US and the world are coming together for the mutual goal of changing our societies, to make them peaceful, voluntary, safe, corruption free.

What happened on November 5th, 2012? Not a massive citizens’ arrest movement. Did any activist anywhere even try to organize that?

In an interview with The Anti-Media, Peaceful Streets Project co-founder Harold Gray said:

Antonio and I formed the Peaceful Streets Project in order to protect our community from police abuse, corruption, and unjustified shootings. Holding police officers accountable through the use of video cameras is non-violent and is our right as Americans. Labeling our organization as domestic extremists is completely ridiculous and demonstrates the extent that they will lie, in order to stop us from exposing their crimes on film”.

Also in an interview with The Anti-Media, PSP co-founder Antonio Buehler said:

These documents show that the Austin Police have an absolute disregard for the rights of the people of Austin, an eagerness to destroy the lives of victims of police abuse with false charges, the temerity to broadcast their willingness to use violence against peaceful people, and a steadfast willingness to rally around cops who commit felony crimes.

The thing these people are coming together for is clearly not some sort of violent revolution ; this is the peaceful, gradual, natural shift of the paradigm towards one of mutual cooperation in society between people for simple prosperity and peace. This paradigm shift they are helping facilitate will not tolerate corruption.

When people in a society are not satisfied with the hierarchical structure that governs it, the people eventually have to change it. Most often, violent revolution is extremely ineffective, and dangerous.

With the potential for the death of every human on this planet possessed by the US Government in the form of nuclear weapons and other tools of mass destruction, who is the real danger here?

To speak collectively, these activists are trying to make the corrupt government completely irrelevant to our every day lives. They are trying to create alternatives and wake people up to the harsh reality of our present struggle with our  government, with the powers that be. They are trying to make police not kill innocent people, trying to save the lives of innocent people being murdered by drone strikes in the Middle East because of the US Government, and all of that is clear in the minds of those working towards this goal of peace and mutual cooperation with all others in society.

Apparently authorities need to have activists’ intentions spelled out for them as blatantly as this article just did in order to understand what we are about.

What these activists are doing is completely peaceful, and so much more effective than anything senseless, violent, or aggressive, that the police have to try to paint them as aggressive in order to stop them.

In the authorities’ attempt to stop Peaceful Streets Project and American activists as a whole, Wayne Vincent emailed Austin police chief Art Acevedo about coordinating efforts to stop PSP, and he encouraged reaching out to the County Attorney’s Office and the District Attorney, basically any bureaucratic authoritative figure possible, to see if there was a way to cease the activism.

These authorities are plotting; they are trying to find a way to stop activists with the excuse of the law, picking targets before finding that laws were broken, and they were not broken. That is a conspiracy.

An officer even went as ludicrously far as to claim that these activists were using the movie ‘V for Vendetta as a blueprint’.

There have been several additional plots to interfere with these activists’ peaceful efforts to hold police accountable; Antonio Buehler was targeted by APD numerous times, for such things as ‘impersonating a police officer’ for jokingly imitating a cop on a Facebook status, ‘delinquency of a minor’ for protesting with teenagers, ‘racketeering’ for giving out free cameras to hold police accountable, the list goes on.

One day, hopefully some of the officers traumatized by the immoral acts they have committed under the guise of the law, the people they have destroyed and lives they have ruined for incarcerating them for victimless crimes, will admit to understanding the immorality of what they did.

Hopefully one day these officers will join this ideological revolution and work towards peace with us, quit working for the government and retire. Many already have.

This ideological revolution lurks in the minds of human beings all over the earth; this revolution is not solely the work of groups like PSP obviously, but it is a natural, massive reaction to tyranny and several other factors we are experiencing in the world right now. Many, many people are on the same page and want peace without powerful centralized authority; this movement is far larger than one could gauge.

Please share this with absolutely as many people as possible, because this could be the very most effective way to protect activists from being slandered by the police and government.

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Author: Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in March of 2014. His topics of interest include thinking, creating a future, deep spirituality, and astrology. He resides in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Paranoia will destroy ya….cops are running scared cause now they can't go home and lie to their families anymore, at least until they abuse them.

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  2. Revolution is constitutional. It's the whole reason we have the right to bear arms. The government doesn't do as we wish they we have the right and duty to over throw. Confederates did it and it was miss labeled as a civil war when in actuality it was a war between countries.

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  3. If you care about your life, your family's lives and the lives of others, NEVER call the police unless your are in danger of dying or need an accident report. NEVER help a cop. If the cavalry shows up and don't know you're trying to help, they'll cut you down like a puppy.

    People are sniping cops now. The revolution of the industry is in full swing. What's to come?

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  4. the only threat is these psychopath cops in the US as what do you expect from terrorists cops, hell even the Canadian government is seeing the US cops as thugs, criminals now. Canadian Government WARNS It's Citizens About The Criminally Corrupt U.S. POLICE forces…


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  5. Just a shutty way to distract canadians from the corruption in their own police forces.

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  6. Hey Police, the solution to this is not trying to make us into criminals, the solution is for you all to stop being criminals.

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  7. yes policing is bad in Canada, but when you compare the corruption to the cops in the US they cops in the US are ten time worse, where people are gunned down 10 to 1 compared to in Canada.

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  8. Your oligarchs at work, people would rather waste time blaming politicians for problems like they have actual power and ignoring the puppet masters because they have been made inaccessible and control resources.

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  10. The population of the U.S is also 10 times bigger in the states. When it comes to the U.S. and Canada, we are all in the same boat.

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  12. Yes but unlike your reply, my words were thought out, meaningful and well constructed. Profanity is a sure sign of a feeble mind.

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  13. Good read anti-media. I still won't re-like your facebook page, though.

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  14. true it doesn't matter, until people stand up and do something about it… as it plain to see who are psychopaths, who shoot first and then get paid vacations. The problem is the police have been militarized now and everyone is the enemy

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  15. Our cops find themselves either having to draw themselves thinner- making themselves targets for gangs, psychos and maladjusted protester types or move in larger and larger groups causing gaps in patrol coverage. Meanwhile the PTB do nothing to stop the idea of criminal empowerment and the flow of drugs, weapons and foreign criminals coming over our borders. We need to fix our problems here at home and kick the illegals out. The we can discuss toning down the cops equipment and tactics.

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  16. Brad Valstar Canadian cops arent shaking down tourists for all their money…Other then that aboot the same..lol..

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  17. ^ Exactly. I would personally rather this country avoid another violent revolution. But the one against Britain was very much a success. Again in 1812. But in any event if this government doesn't listen to us and do as the people they serve demand especially in an already broken voting system that leaves one really wondering how effective a vote really is when the focus goes on certain states for their electoral votes. No one in this country should have a more powerful vote simply because they live in states with higher population densities.

    We need a major overhaul of our government. It needs to revert back to the basics and be properly re-tailored to work in a more modern world. It's pathetic that we're the richest nation on the planet yet the majority of the population is treated like shit when you compare it to how plush the benefits are for the rich. I mean just look back on Affluenza teen… killed people in multiple DUIs… all he ever got was private drug-alcohol treatment when the LAW says a harsher punishment is mandatory.

    We need a revolution. Now. But I would be quite content if that revolution can come in the form of fast and positive changes in our government.

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  18. I don't agree with that. I mean I'm fine with a cop being killed that is doing something illegal because we all know police have immunity and the system is stacked in their favor. The public MUST defend itself from these tyrants. Yes. But… going after their families? I don't think so. That's just barbarism and reckless killing of innocent people in the name of revenge. I mean let's be real. You cannot expect a family to turn their backs on someone that serves in the police. That's just how family is. You wouldn't want your family to turn your back on you for saying something that amounts to brutal killing would you if they disagreed with you. You would want them to have your back. Now I'm not saying that all cop families are right when they blindly defend the actions of a cop in the family, but it is a natural thing for them to do.

    However, we need to attack the core of the problem. Money. It begins with a corporate war machine that utilizes the federal government to continue it's production and create demand for more expensive products. With so much surplus.. it's not at all a coincidence that all of this military grade hardware is making it's way to police forces and even school police. Just like we now have "for profit" prisons which create a demand for prisoners. Which this war on drugs helps maintain a steady flow of.

    So we need to first of all keep the Republican politicians OUT of office with so many votes against them that it's even hopeless on an electoral point level. Now there are democrats that are guilty too. That's the problem with the two party system. But if you look at what the Senate tried doing recently, overturn Citizens United… who stood against it? 100% of the Republicans. Tried spinning it as the nation having more serious issues than debating "free speech." Money… is not free speech in a democracy. Everyone has an equal voice plain and simple. However, the Republican party has done a fantastic job convincing their constituents that Democrats are after their guns. Democrats are more interested in proper background checks and harsher punishments for those that illegally have guns (the real thugs such as gangs, drug dealers, etc). The 2nd Amendment is not going anywhere. Too many "progressive" nations still have guns and do just fine. So guns themselves are not the problem.

    Then you have the other issue… anything with the word "socialist" amounts to USSR, China and North Korea grade communism. Complete bullshit. Do research on what socialism is. But in general the socialist party is after a socialist democracy. It's all just fear mongering by the Republican party. Then there's God. Republicans love to use God as a weapon and twist on people's fears that their religion won't be validated unless it's actively practiced in the government, thus believing separation between church and state is a very bad thing. In fact separation between church and state is designed to protect religion as we are a nation of many faiths including lack of (Atheists). Republicans continually show hypocrisy in this because the freedom of religion does not mean people of other faiths are overruled by the Christian Bible either. So basically they constantly work toward "freedom of religion" that only respects a Christian view.

    The point is, this all needs to start with getting people out there to vote and quit voting based purely on political party and fear mongering tactics. People need to actually research the candidates they are voting for and not just look at that political party label. If you compare the brutal forms of communism to what we have here in the US right now… they're quite similar.. The poor get poorer while the rich get richer and get more of a voice in the government than the actual general population does. They also tend to use police and military against their own people. Remember Tinian Square when that protestor got ran over by a tank? Not really different in the end than the blatant killings and fear tactics used by police here in the US today.

    So get out there and make educated votes. Choose who you vote for very carefully and reflect on their voting histories and the persons backing them. I mean if you really want to vote Republican, that is your right. But historically the Republicans have a very strong agenda of their own that they're not even trying very hard to hide anymore and every time we have one in office we suffer some sort of economic collapse from their policies and actions.

    Also get out there and spread the word to everyone you can to get them to make educated votes. There are far, far more of us then there are in the corporate war machine that's driving these weapons and nonsense policies in the hands of the nation's police. That is where our revolution begins. We'll try and kill them at the polls first. So let's do it man. Election day is coming up.

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  19. They are sons mom's dad's daughter brother o yeah there whole fucking families fair game

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  20. Cops avoid accountability like all of us run from cannibals…. they are damn straight that there is a citizens movement against their current incarnation as black clad goons that abuse, rob, beat and murder innocent people every day… They feel the same way about cameras and any attempt to question their actions or hold their abusers and killers accountable…. goes to the Unions that fashion and control legislation to protect their members, and city administrators and prosecutors…. yes, we are organizing and questioning your authority… have a nice day.

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  21. I wish nothing but KARMA onto these corrupt COPS , if KARMA gets them in the fashion which happens to be one of their kids so be it.. OH WAIT!!! KARMA already did this! yes that's right , COPS kid gets tasered to near death , put in a coma form one of his "fellow" departments cops!. HAHAHAH KARMA TRAIN TOOT TOOT!!!!

    Put them all in a round room with a few guns, toss the syringe of steroids into the center of the room! sit back and enjoy.!

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  22. Cops have become the biggest cry babies I've ever seen, they need to toughen up and stop killing innocent people if they want to be left alone. They remind me of street gangs, it takes 20 of them to beat one passed out drunk that didn't bother anyone.

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  23. Art, I read that flyer from Canada's state department were they have issued an ongoing travel warning to their Citizens to warn them of the dangers of Cop extortion, and risk of violence by US Police. I have heard, but have not seen it, but Japan is supposed to have issued a similar warning, as has Russia.

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  24. yes and, but lets look at this, Nothing better illustrates the bankruptcy of the Obama administration’s foreign policy than funding groups that turn on the US again and again, a neo-con fueled cycle of profits for war makers and destruction of ever-shifting “enemies.” The fact can’t be refuted: ISIS was born of Western intervention in Iraq and covert action in Syria. This Frankenstein-like experiment of arming the alleged freedom-seeking Syrian opposition created the monster that roams the region. ISIS and the US have a curious relationship — mortal enemies that, at the same time, benefit from some of the same events:

    a) Ousting former Iraqi President Nouri al Maliki for his refusal to consent to the continued presence of U.S. troops in his country.
    b) Regime change in Syria.

    c) Arming the Kurds so they can separate from Iraq, a preliminary move to partitioning Iraq.

    What a coincidence for war-profiteering neo-cons and the war industry, which has seen its stock rise since last week’s congressional vote to fund the rapid expansion of war. We have met the enemy and he isn’t only ISIS, he is us.

    Phase two of the war against Syria is the introduction of 5,000 “moderate” mercenaries (as opposed to immoderate ones), who were trained in Saudi Arabia, the hotbed of Wahhabism, at an initial installment cost of $15 billion. These new “moderates” will replace the old “moderates,” who became ISIS, just in time for Halloween.

    The administration, in the belief that you can buy, rent, or lease friends where they otherwise do not exist, labors under the vain assumption that our newfound comrades-in-arms will remain in place during their three-year employment period, ignoring the inevitability that those “friends” you hire today could be firing at you tomorrow.

    One wonders if Saudi training of these moderate mercenaries will include methods of beheading which were popularized by the Saudi government long before their ISIS progeny took up the grisly practice.

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia can now overtly join with the US in striking Syria, after they have been covertly attempting for years to take down the last secular state in the region. We are now advancing the agenda of the actual Islamic States — Saudi Arabia and Qatar — to fight the ersatz Islamic State of ISIS.

    Now US bombs and missiles might inadvertently “make the world safe” for theocracy rather than democracy. Today we read reports that Israel has shot down a Syrian warplane, indicating the terrible possibility of a wider regional conflict.

    What does this have to do with the security of the 50 States United? Nothing!
    so the militarized of police in the US shows that it's citizen are the enemy now and Obama proves that by making you the enemy

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  25. HELL, official party-line Democrats that don't know anything but official party-line Democrat point-of-view are now claiming Cop-Block is inherently either a terrorist group or MUST be a Republican group. There is sheep willing to follow the herd on BOTH sides.

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  26. i was a card carrying member of the UEA when shrub and company (g dub and his friend) decided teachers and their unions were terrorists, still proud to be a member of the 99%

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  27. Yes, anyone who video tapes police or questions anything they do is a criminal – seriously?
    That being said, those who advocate violence against the police are no different than the officer who abuses their authority.

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  28. Oh, they don't like their faces and addresses posted online? Tough! #NoMercy #NoSympathy

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  29. If people are going to take the law into their own hands one would have thought they'd snipe the crooked cops rahter than being as cowardly as the police and killing innocent people.

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  30. If people are going to take the law into their own hands one would have thought they'd snipe the crooked cops rahter than being as cowardly as the police and killing innocent people.

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