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The mission as we announced earlier this year is to build a database of bad cops which will be compiled by readers throughout the country making public records requests through their local police departments and prosecutors’ offices.
But it is a longterm project and we first needed to build the foundation which we’ve been doing this year by rebuilding the entire site. I also spent the summer turning a walk-in closet into a podcast studio and plan to launch the first episode this week.
The goal is to publish a weekly podcast where I will interview people relevant to the issue of police accountability, especially when it comes to the Brady List which are the records we will be seeking.
It will be a rarity in the podcast world because most police-related podcasts are all about blindly backing the blue and we’re going to be about holding cops accountable.
We’ve also added forums to the site even though not many people have signed up. The forums is where we will post the records we obtain so they will be accessible to the public while we build the actual database.
We’ve invested thousands of dollars into the project so far and plan to go full throttle at the beginning of next year. The forums alone cost $100-a-month to maintain.
But right now you can help a great deal by making a donation which can be done through the donor box below. You can also make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, the Center of Social Change in Miami.
Check out the photos and short video below to see the new studio. It’s small but perfect for the podcast.