1. Only events related to the 2020 George Floyd protests in the United States.
- No old events or events not related to the protests.
- No events from other countries.
- Only add incidents which are related to the 2020 George Floyd protests. While all examples of police abuse are abhorrent, this repository exists for the purpose of documenting the brutal crackdowns on peaceful protests and use of excessive force by police.
2. Only add clear evidence of police brutality or abuse of power.
- No looters getting arrested unless excessive force is used.
- No random Twitter descriptions of events (reputable source or direct evidence required).
- No out of context or misleading information.
- Only add incidents which have clear evidence of police abuse of power or excessive force. Do not post anything based on rumors and do not post manipulated or out of context information. Eye-witness accounts for documented events are allowed, as are eye-witness accounts in the absence of video evidence, but only from reputable sources such as congresspeople or reporters from major outlets.
- If possible, please try and share the original/raw video footage to ease archiving and validation efforts. here are ways to download from some popular social media platforms:
> Facebook https://www.getfvid.com/
> Instagram: https://downloadinstagramvideos.net/en/
> Reddit: https://redv.co/
> TikTok: https://www.expertsphp.com/tiktok-video-downloader.html
> Twitter: http://twittervideodownloader.com/
> YouTube: https://y2mate.guru/en5/
3. Use objective language.
- No "cop beats protester with clear disregard for his humanity" or "pig shoots at person with contempt".
- No language supporting or denigrating police or activists.
- Let police actions speak for themselves; use unbiased descriptions to explain what happened with as much detail as possible and using unemotional language.
4. Use correct location & date.
- Place the incident report under the correct state.
- If the location is unknown, skip the location.
- If the date is unknown, get the best guess based on context and use (believed to be) date.
- If you can't get the date from context, skip the date.
It is important to keep this repository organized with contextual information, both to assist researchers looking for more information and to provide an accurate record of these historic events. Thanks for your assistance, efforts, and time. Stay angry, and stay safe!