Not a fan of police checkpoints?
Do you recognize that no one, even if they wear a badge, has the right to impede your freedom of movement, or to search your property, when you’ve done nothing wrong?
The use of checkpoints has proliferated in “the land of the free”, especially since 9/11 and the accompanying security theater.
Whether that’s in the form of a DUI checkpoint in your town* or a now-permanent checkpoint on a road that never crosses the border**, more and more people are realizing what checkpoints are really about: control.Educate others about checkpoints and their rights should they encounter one themselves, and you could win an an awesome HD camera that you can carry and/or dash-mount!
A Veho Muvi Gumball 3000 Special Edition MUVI HD Camcorder will be awarded to the creator of the content that best demystifies roadblocks***Content can be in the form of a video compilation (such as this video), your own experience (such as, for me, this video), a narrative, art, relevant know your rights resources, etc.Deadline is midnight EST, Sunday, April 8th, 2013 – just send an email with “Checkpoint Content Contest” in the subject line and the content (link to external URL, attachment, in text body, etc) to “firstname.lastname@example.org“The winner will be determined by a three judge panel – Terry Bressi from checkpointusa.org, Ian Freeman from lrn.fm, and Pete Eyre from copblock.orgThe winner will be contacted via the same email used to submit their content (so be sure it’s one you check) on/by April 22nd, 2013, their address solicited to mail the camera, and if agreed-to, interviewed (via phone/Skype/email/etc) for a follow-up post