Neighborhood Watch Flier Encouraging People To Spy

Neighborhood Watch Flier Encouraging People To Spy

This flier promoting a Neighborhood Watch program here in St Louis encourages neighbors to spy on each other. While the picture appears innocent and even childlike, the figure in the flyer is using binoculars. This clearly promotes neighborhood spying. The “COPS” abbreviation is also troubling because it encourages neighbors to assume police-like power over their neighbors. This is how Trayvon Martin become a victim of a neighborhood watch vigilante.

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