Support Police Whistleblowers
Let's not kid ourselves anymore America. What we are calling the militarization of of police has already taken place, on a large scale. We are now seeing a domestic military, pretending to be a police force.
The Free Thought Project is contacted regularly from police officers who know the system they uphold is completely corrupt, but they find it nearly impossible to call out the corruption.
Most recently an officer in Texas contacted us, who wanted to help prevent brutality and corruption. When we told him that speaking out and refusing to enforce immoral laws is how to change things, he replied by stating that he does refuse to arrest people for marijuana possession, but that he "fear(s) the repercussions by speaking out, simply because I do need a paycheck."
When police fear the police, it is high time for change.
We are starting this Go Fund Me campaign to help support whistleblower police officers. With enough 'good cops' coming out against corruption in their departments, this would help to speed up the awakening process for Americans who still support the police state.
We've seen the change that one or two good cops can affect, imagine 100.
We will support the officers in any way we can, as much as we can. This could manifest in the form of monetary support for them and their family, legal fees, or any number of needs that may arise.
Being that this monetary incentive for whistleblowers is an entirely new idea, it will likely be very dynamic.
The 100K goal is purely arbitrary at this point and will likely be adjusted as we move forward.
Unfortunately there is not a guide as to how much each officer will cost the campaign. But we are reaching out to other support groups for LEO whistleblowers and we will help them too.
We also have a good deal of support from attorneys across the country who are willing to provide help as well.
The one thing that will remain constant, however, is the transparency of the distribution of funds. All donors will be kept in the loop as to where ALL money goes, and for what. No money will ever be given to Free Thought Project, nor any of our staff.
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Isn't this just essentially using the same system as the bad guys use? Using a monetary incentive to encourage police officers who 'whistleblow' just doesn't even sound right. I mean, a payoff is a payoff. Even if it isn't executed that way, your most ill-willed critics will be the first to point this out. First and foremost, please move the phrase 'monetary incentive' as far away as you possibly can from the terms 'new' and 'dynamic.' I know you guys are excited about the types of innovations you can bring to the table here, and that's noble. It's no excuse for letting some ignorant shit like that slip by. In fact, I whole-heartedly suggest just removing the phrase 'monetary incentive' from the project description. It just doesn't sound right when you're trying to fight a corrupt system. I understand what you guys are trying to do and I absolutely love thefreethoughtproject, but with all due respect, this seems pretty damn half-baked, even for a startup. Try outlining a few examples of infrastructure at the very least. I know I'm being an armchair critic here, but it's only out of love and respect for what you guys do. You got this!
Im happy to see ex officers fight for the rights of civilians. My 18 yr old son was shot in his bk twice by a police officer. Who was not charged. The Atlantic City NJ is a gang of thugs with badges
I am glad you are doing this. Officers who speak up also need good lawyers and open community support and sometimes counseling after often having experienced severe retaliation. Sometimes they also need help to get a new job and even to relocate. This is a great start but I hope one day there can be a solid network nationwide that helps law enforcement whistleblowers. Theyre gonna be pissed that this is being done so be careful.
I'm willing to give more, much more, once I've seen this has gained traction.
I would like to know more about how this will be supporting them? Are you going to pay whistle blowers wages with it if they are terminated? Or legal fees and bills? Direct cash contributions to the officer? Do all of the donations made go to supporting them or only a percentage? I stand for the cause but it makes me feel uneasy about making a donation without this information.