Co-written with Tiffany Kwong.
Jennifer Allan, a well-known activist in the Downtown Eastside, co-created DTES Cop Watch over a year ago as a new way to discourage police misbehaviour. The project uses social media to keep the police constantly in the public eye.
Like other police-monitoring organizations around the United States and Europe, DTES Cop Watch observes and documents police activity looking for police misconduct. It also posts the whereabouts of police officers on Facebook and Twitter and live-tweets arrests and searches performed by the law enforcers.
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