I began this blog in May 2009 following the death of Marcia Powell at Perryville State Prison in Goodyear, Arizona. It is not intended to prescribe the path that leads to freedom from the prison industrial complex.

Rather, these are just my observations in arguably the most racist, fascist, militaristic state in the nation at a critical time in history for a number of intersecting liberation movements. From Indigenous resistance to genocidal practices, to the fight over laws like SB1070 and the ban on Ethnic Studies, Arizona is at the center of many battles for human rights, and thus the struggle for prison abolition as well - for none are free until all are. I retired the blog in APRIL 2013.

Visit me now at Arizona Prison Watch or Survivors of Prison Violence-AZ

Monday, February 6, 2012

Copwatching the FBI: If an agent knocks.

Bravo to the Peace Mom from Austin! This is an awesome lesson in dealing with the FBI - and police interrogations in general. This agent's approach is pretty classic - they always "just want to make sure that everyone stays safe," and they're often "confused" when we don't want to answer questions if we have nothing to hide.

Here's the link to the ACLU-AZ, in case this really happens to you. They'd like to hear about it, I'm sure. Also, here's the handbook, "If an Agent Knocks" from the Center for Constitutional Rights. And if you get any good video, then please contact me (Peggy or Phoenix COPWATCH (here's their face book page) and share...

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