Welcome to Civilians Down

Our mission is to inform the public of officer-involved shootings, misconduct, mistreatment, illegal activities, corruption, and human rights violations by officers who are supposed to protect and serve us in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

TOP SHOOTERS:

“The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.”

Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren

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Have you been a victim of police violence?

then read this…

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General Guide for Victims of Police Misconduct

 

HPD badgeThis is a two-part investigation into the lack of accountability within the Houston Police Department.– the Observer | By Emily DePrang

Part 1: 7/10/2013 – Crimes Unpunished

Part 2: 9/4/2013 — The Horror Every Day: Police Brutality In Houston Goes Unpunished

 WHAT YOU CAN DO                   —                    GET INVOLVED!              

Activists are people who see the need for change, improvement, and motivation on a  large scale. They are people driven by passion, keen to share facts they want understood more widely, and led by a vision for a better future.  Activism comes naturally to some, while for others, it’s something that is thrust upon them as a result of particular experiences or upon learning about something they passionately believe needs to change.Whatever your reason for wanting to become an activist, you have the ability to do so no matter your age, your means, or your background.Having the belief that you can make a difference and that you have the power to do something about an issue are at the heart of creating change for the better. Do you want to work with others?  You could join an existing group or start your own and request for collaborators. One of the advantages of being part of a group is the extended power, resources, networks, and passion involved.

Research existing efforts. Most causes already have some action going on at the local, regional, national, or international level. Find out what exists now and where you fit in.

One thing that you don’t want to do is to reinvent the wheel and make more work for yourself or worse, to confuse things with your input. Try hard to liaise with existing efforts and consider whether you’ll form a part of that or somehow bolster it in constructive ways but independently.

Be realistic about your own needs. Activism may be about changing thinking slowly rather than achieving the actual change you’d like to see. In this case, it is wise to understand the possibility that during your lifetime, you may be at the front of simply paving the way for eventual change than viewing it actually occurring.

Understanding this can help alleviate a sense of frustration, doom, and resentment about your cause.

Your participation will help to
improve our community!