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As you have probably heard in recent weeks, there are people down in the Nation State of Mexico disarming corrupt police. And WeCopwatch has folks on the ground that need your support here and now to be able to document these actions safely. .
This is from a comrade down south. . .
We are going to spend several days in the Tierra Caliente region of the state of Michoacan. This is the region which is currently having fire fights between community based self defense patrols and organized crime thugs. The military has been called into the region to disarm the self defense patrols, but the actual disbanding of the patrols has proven impossible because of tremendous popular support.
The situation is tense, and very little news is making its way out. In addition a national and international smear campaign has ensued in order to criminalize the self defense patrols. We have almost every thing we need to pump out regular reports with Photo and video from the region, however we are missing several key pieces of equipment at this time.
We need bullet proof vest and helmets. We are currently working as a crew of 4 and would like a vest for every one in the crew, however, there are several local and independent reporters in the field with out vest and helmets, so how ever much is raised will go to vests and helmets for independent journalist in the region. Anything you can give will be a great help.
(This is an autonomous Copwatching/Journalist operation, 100% of the funds not taken from GoFundMe will be used to assist solid People who are Copwatching on the ground down in Southern Mexico and have been documenting police corruption and violence for years, WeCopwatch will keep you up to date on their experiences through WeCopwatch/Copblock/and Indybay.org)
To donate, go to http://www.gofundme.com/69bs1k