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We seem to be getting videos of police violence all wrong. North Carolina is trying to deny police body camera videos to the public and even to the family members of those affected. Meanwhile, New York City is seeking to imprison only one person in the police killing of Eric Garner: the man who filmed the video. Please sign below the two petitions created by Jamani Montague.

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North Carolina Body Cam Law Breaches Trust and Transparency in Local Communities

To: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, NC State Legislators

Evidence has proven that transparency is the best policy when dealing with community/law enforcement interactions. We ask you to revisit and revise House Bill 972, which restricts the disclosure of police dash/body camera video and audio to the public (including to the families of those affected) without a superior court order.

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Drop Charges Against Ramsey Orta, Videographer of Eric Garner's Killing by the NYPD.

To: New York District Attorneys Michael E. McMahon and Daniel Donovan

We ask you to drop all charges against New York hero Ramsey Orta, who filmed the killing of Eric Garner by NYPD.

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