How Copaganda Works: The Media Helps Police Amplify Misleading Narratives Around Crimehttps://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-copaganda-works
What do successful alternatives to policing, prosecution, and prison actually look like? And how would they work? A group of Chicagos leading public safety, health, and justice innovators gathered at the DePaul Art Museum last summer to provide much-needed clarity on these crucial questions.
Artists, survivors of violence, entrepreneurs and business leaders, public defenders, policy experts, restorative justice practitioners, and system-impacted people sat down for a series of conversations while exploring Remaking the Exceptional, a groundbreaking exhibition on torture and incarceration.
The conversations expose common myths about crime and punishment and explain a range of critical issues and innovations, including restorative justice, violence interruption, copaganda, pretrial detention, and the criminalization of survivors, among others.
The following short film the fourth in a series named after the exhibition and produced by Zealous, Truthout, and Teen Vogue focuses on the concept of copaganda, or police-centered media coverage and propaganda. It explains how journalists and media outlets sometimes inadvertently help police and prosecutors amplify misleading narratives around crime and violence at the expense of community health and safety.
for access. Been going on probably since there's been police and journalists.
This was a group in San Francisco called Attorneys Committee On Police Practices. A friend of mine was an investigator for them and helped them catch large amounts of BS that local cops wanted to publicize. Don't know what happened to them.
Police must be presumed lying till proved otherwise, and guilty as charged till proved innocent.