Lawful Observers are on the streets to protect people against police corruption and abuse of power
AS far back as 2016, there were plans for Common Law community Officers/Constables to be trained up and to protect people and property against State Police corruption and abuse of power. The concept established itself in its complete fullness last year, meetings took place, many conversations were had and a collective of people from different groups and diverse backgrounds came together and founded the Lawful Observers – for the purpose of creating a community policing 'by the people for the people."
To put things simply Lawful Observers observe the police, record what is happening and if needed use what is observed to hold them accountable for their actions, compliance with the law including bringing about prosecutions.
"Policing by consent" is actually the real foundation in law by which the Police affect their current duties. This perspective can shift the identification so that 'Police are the Public Servants who serve us and the Public are the Police who are Policing the Police'.
"I became a Lawful Observer student/volunteer so that I could deepen my understanding and intellectual appreciation of how both Common Law and state legislative statutes influence our daily lives and also to learn what we can do, lawfully and honourably to protect our inalienable human rights."
"Undertaking the Lawful Observer training has really opened my eyes to what 'Policing by [Public] consent' is meant to look like, and how it's vital that the public are actively involved to ensure the Police code of ethics are being upheld and that we support our Policemen and women to carry out their duties lawfully.
"The Lawful Observer training informed me how Policing best practice is actually via something called "due process", it has taught me what is really meant by "duty of care" and the " impartiality in the service of the law."
"All this helped me to realise that as a community we do have a responsibility to assist and support our policemen and women and it is our important duty to hold those constables/ officers accountable if they stray from due process when Policing."
"Personally, attending the Lawful Observer training has strengthened my knowledge of our rights, given me the confidence to stand up for these rights, and the knowledge of how to conduct myself in a peaceful and assertive manner when dealing with these issues in public."
Lawful Observers are here to support and protect what is right, fair, and just ...... and hold those individuals accountable when it is not.
"Lawful Observers propose that a national network of volunteers be known as 'Lawful Observers' formed to serve the interests of all people, the British public. The formation of a national organisation of 'Lawful Observers' will ensure we have a well-trained, proactive establishment of volunteers. 'Lawful Observers' will report on and evidence the failings and unlawfulness of establishment agencies. 'Lawful Observers' role is one of protecting our individual rights which rests with the people. Those guilty of crimes against the people should be charged and brought to trial. If the police refuse to act appropriately, we the people must expose their failings."
As a 'Lawful Observer,' you are asked to confront and report crimes and other issues of importance, especially where the police have refused to act. A 'Lawful Observers' evidence and willingness to give testimony will serve to achieve successful criminal and civil prosecutions where necessary. Identifiable criminality perpetrated by magistrates, bailiffs, civil servants, politicians, and the police services will be brought into the public domain and be robustly challenged via every possible legal and civil remedy.
This must be done responsibly, lawfully, and above all peaceably. By way of necessity, it is vital for 'Lawful Observers' to be aware of current Statute Law in several areas. A clear and concise understanding of the widely accepted law, as it is interpreted today, will aid in the identification and proper evidencing of incidences and offences committed by establishment agencies. Without this ability, it will not be possible to achieve successful prosecutions. Being prepared and well informed, provides the best form of defence if unlawful or disproportionate actions are being taken against the greater public.
If you would like to develop your knowledge on topics mentioned in this article, there are a variety of online courses run by an ex-British Policeman named David Eden. Dave Eden joined London Metropolitan Police Service in 1982 and retired in the rank of Sergeant with Hertfordshire Constabulary in 2009. Throughout his career, he kept detailed accounts of racism, homophobia, sexism, misconduct, and malfeasance within Police services, and continues to work to try and expose those responsible for these actions today.
Dave Eden has recently released a book called 'Nut and Gut' which in detail exposes these crimes and issues. Dave is also a member of the UK National Union of Journalists and has contributed to multiple national newspaper articles and also heavily influenced the 'Lawful Observers' training package.
If this triggers your interest to develop your knowledge, and/or the Lawful Observer Role appeals to you, you can attend the online sessions, as well as a two-day experiential training course.
Knowledge is power – our power! Together we go, Together we grow.
Any queries please visit lawfulobservers.org