Salute to a professional law enforcement officer who takes his oath seriously, and well and faithfully discharges his duty. Sheriff Stan Lenic of the Albany County Sheriff's department sets the standard for law enforcement.
Please stop by the Albany County Sheriff's Facebook Page and express your appreciation for this faithful public servant.
The Veterans Against Police Abuse (VAPA) was founded on 17 September 2009 (Constitution Day) and is dedicated to ensuring the sacrifices of our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Patriotic Citizens remain unblemished by the un-American stain of police abuse.
Our organization is dedicated to strengthening the Constitutional rights of all American citizens through public education, creative enterprise and legislative reform. We are developing a commercial application (free to all) which has potential to greatly increase the transparency of the police force while also funding our lobbying efforts for two different legal reforms. Our organization has no agenda other than that which has been stated. We have no political, religious, or ideoglocal viewpoint other than that contained in the Constitution of the United States. We exist simply to strengthen and reinforce our Bill of Rights through commercial endeavor and legal reform focused on the singular issue of police abuse. Our membership and our allies are comprised of individuals with widely differing philosophies and points of view, with a shared desire for police accountability.
Those who don't believe there is a major crisis concerning police misconduct, we invite you to subscribe to the feed at the CATO Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project. You will be amazed. You can also view the project on Facebook.
For a list of private commercial products that provide audio/video transparency, see our page on how to Protect Yourself, or visit our online forum. We hope individuals and vendors will post information about their products that increase transparency on our messageboard.
Our iCitizen architecture will be open source so other device developers can stream encounters to our server where it can be viewed and archived by users. Through innovation we hope to bring a greater level of transparency to citizens while funding our legislative reform agenda to mandate government-provided transparency for all law enforcement. We will present more information on our iCitizen initiative, our legislative agenda, and how you can help the VAPA in the near future.
Of course those in government who wish to break the law and rule over citizens as though they were subjects, detest transparency. Those who have taken the oath to defend the Constitution, however, are standing up to ensure the safety of the People against government abuse. This West Point graduate, and Stanford MBA, a tabbed Army Ranger, by the name of Antonio Buehler, did exactly that by simply taking photos of what appeared to him to be police abuse. For taking photos of a public servant in a public place, in order to ensure that the arm of government was transparent when engaging in violence against a citizen, he was arrested and is now facing a felony.
To help defend this war hero from a felony charge (which not only comes with prison time, but the inability to own a firearm to hunt or to defend his family from criminals), please consider giving a few dollars to his defense fund. He stood up for us both in combat, and here at home. Let's do a little something for Antonio Buehler. Please click here to give a few bucks to defend him from a FELONY using PayPal.
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Despite the fact that many cops wish to hide their crimes from public service, it is still legal to record public servants in public places. That right is absolute.
If you want to show your support, please register an account on our forum and share your experiences and ideas. We thank those of you who have labored for our liberty whether veteran or not, and invite you to join us in our pursuits.
Police abuse doesn't require bruises or blood. It often comes in the form of unlawful arrest or an arrest for victimless or petty crimes charged only to justify the physical display of state sponsored power. The keys to police abuse are insecurity and a lack of respect for American freedom and principles. Police abuse is both cowardly and un-American.