Cop Watch App, and the Book Confronting Injustice in the Age of Individualism

The Vibe Collective : Real Talk. Real Music. Real Vibes. Each and every Saturday 3pm to 5pm on CIUT 89.5FM with DJ Jams, Jamaias DaCosta, Mali DocuVixen, Kemba King, Victoria Grant, and Adrian Worrell aka. DJ gryphen. THE VIBE COLLECTIVE IS AN ONGOING DIALOGUE ABOUT HIPHOP, ART, DECOLONIZATION, SOCIAL JUSTICE, IDENTITY, CAPITALISM, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THESE THINGS INTERSECT, FOLLOWED BY AN HOUR OF MUSIC TO MOVE YOU.

Today we speak with Darren Baptiste who has created Cop Watch Toronto, an iPhone app that makes it easy to record police-citizen interactions. It instantly uploads videos to YouTube while notifying the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence.

via: Toronto STAR



The Cop Watch Toronto app  provides the easiest way to create and upload videos about police-citizen interactions.

Settings are available to have the app begin recording as soon as it is launched, and to upload video to your own YouTube account automatically. You decide if the videos are be hidden or made public.

The Network for the Elimination of Police Violence is informed of each upload.

The app also provides some handy reference material concerning your right to shoot these videos.

*** NOTE 1: An issue with low sound levels in the recordings has been identified, and will be corrected shortly.

*** NOTE 2: If you are continually being asked to create a YouTube channel in the app, you will need to visit the YouTube web site and create a new playlist. A video of the process can be seen here :

More information is available on our Support Page

Network for the Elimination of Police Violence:


Also the collective speaks with Umair Muhammad who is launching his book Confronting Injustice in the Age of Individualism.

612 Markham St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L8

According to a recent estimate by the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 400,000 people die every year as a result of human-made global warming. The UN projects that 3 billion additional people may be pushed into extreme poverty by 2050 due to environmental devastation. The scale of this problem makes clear that individualist, lifestyle-centric approaches to activism will not suffice. We need to change the structures of our social system, not our light bulbs. The book, “Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism” seeks to expose the structural roots of the crises we face, and outlines an approach to activism which transcends the hopeless individualism of our time.

The book launch event features a reading and talk by the author, as well a discussion – with particular attention to student and community activism.

Book available on Amazon:

Umair Muhammad has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is currently pursuing an MA in Political Science at York University. His research focuses on the political economy of climate change. Umair has been involved in anti-poverty and environmental activism for six years. He is currently a member of Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty, where he is helping to organize against the proposed reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9.

Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– Free admission
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.

Roundtable Discussion

Playlist- DJ Gryphen

element – believe
freedom writers feat ian kamauwhen freedom come
kjcash back
citizen kane feat zaki ibrahim true lies
naila keleta maea dollar?
muta barukawiteman country

Playlist- DJ Jams

freddie gibbs f. madlib, earl sweatshirt, domorobes

naturally born strangers (rich kidd x tona x adam bomb)go
rapsody illumanati
matt fordsmoking portrait
phifedear dilla
nbs drugs
teclai get high
city natives honour song (intro)
castleusual politics
pharaohe monchbad mf


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