Founded in 2009, after becoming fed up with facing abuses from organizations and ruling systems whose apathetic leaders strayed from helping people to hurting people ‘in the name of good for all’, and seeing shortfalls and restrictions from the civil organizations formed to help us, CAAPSorg was launched, in the State of Pennsylvania and has since spread throughout the United States.
I started with an initiative against police brutality, with a campaign for providing head/body cams for police officers,when the technology was barely known, and certainly not popular. Making society aware of our efforts, word spread quickly as police brutality ran rampant and unarmed citizens died everyday in police shootings. With victories like exposing, investigating and assisting prosecution of an off duty police officer, spouting off about his authority, that beat up a convenience store clerk for doing her job and requesting ID when he tried to buy cigarettes, word spread quickly.
Over the past 11 years, we have branched into Government Corruption/reform with victories of forcing resignations of elected officials and prosecutors that there was not enough evidence to prosecute, but there was enough to convince them that they needed to go. Then followed legal system reform as some judges came under the microscope and were found to be integrity impacted, on the extreme end, as well as challenges of unconstitutional laws that were more for public shaming than public safety were made; victories followed. We also brought to light certain ‘therapy’ providers that were really causing more harm than good and raping the tax payers and legal system of their funds. We helped them go, and are not finished. Then we moved into prison reform and prisoner education to help fight recidivism and reduce our country’s reputation as a country of criminals with the largest prison population in the world from an out of control industrial prison complex. And, finally, we moved into domestic abuse and witness/whistle blower protection as we found the need to walk victims through the court systems, hide those victims from their abusers, and help them start new lives with new identities.
I have been fighting abuse all my life with my most notable victory of compiling a legal team and suing the State of New Jersey Department of Corrections on behalf of well over 800 prisoners that had been beaten and abused for 30 days in a concentration camp setting, in 1997. This was a 13 year long battle that resulted in the NJ DOC having to pay out millions and change their policies in prisoner treatment and holding abusive officers accountable.
CAAPSorg will continue to fight and protect people’s rights, as well as provide for the victims, long after I am gone.
Thank you, for donating to our causes and making it possible for us to continue the fight.