WHERETHEYLIVE.ORG Launched in Response to Florida Taser Outrage

What can we do to prevent people from being tortured for asking good questions? More generally, how can we respond effectively to abuses of power, in an era when the authorities and the media they own are ignoring most forms of peaceful protest?

After spending many hours of conversation with Father Frank Morales of St. Mark's Church during my recent trip to New York, I think I have an answer.

Frank Morales (who now stands beside David Ray Griffin and Rev. Rich Lang in my pantheon of Christian heroes) has been struggling against military and police abuses of power almost since I was in diapers. In my interview with him on 9/8/07 (archived free at: http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/get_archive.php?hn=Barrett&yr=07) and in private conversations that kept us up till the wee hours, Frank brilliantly analyzed the trends toward martial law and police state tactics. He pointed out that protesting OUTSIDE THE HOMES of those who abuse their power has often been the most effective way to apply pressure on malfeasant police and other authorities. In New York, the mere threat of doing this has gotten immediate results.

So, inspired by Father Frank Morales, and horrified by the tasering of a young man who asked John Kerry some very good questions, I have created WHERETHEYLIVE.ORG (I have registered the domain name; anyone who wants to help build the site is welcome to contact me at kevin@mujca.com)

WHERETHEYLIVE.ORG is founded in the spirit of Thoreau, Gandhi, King, Abdul-Ghaffar Khan, and the many other heroes of principled nonviolent resistance. It will publicize the home addresses of those who are alleged to have seriously abused their power over others, for the purpose of facilitating NONVIOLENT demonstrations on public property outside those home addresses.

I just called the University of Florida Police Department at (352) 392-1111 to ask them for the names, home addresses and phone numbers of the officers who assaulted the young man. I was, of course, refused. The next step is to put out a call to everyone in or around the University of Florida to help us identify these officers and find out where they live. Their home addresses will be posted as soon as they are available and the website is up, and people in the area will be asked to show up to picket in front of their homes until these officers are fired and prosecuted for assault.

WHERETHEYLIVE.ORG will also seek and post home addresses of suspects in the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on 9/11 and during the 9/11 wars. Each posting will include a summary of the evidence that the individual has seriously abused his or her power over others, along with the home address and a call to nonviolently picket that address.

Those who wish to participate in this project may contact me at kevin@mujca.com


Excellent idea. Even though this strategy is against certain principles of privacy et.al. it promises to be very effective.

I fully support this idea

I compare this to our government's effort to place 'sexual predators' on a community watch list. Sexual predators you ask? Yes. When we have 'so-called' public officials who continually disobey our Constitution by subverting it through use of force and other criminal behavior the people need to be made aware of these offenses. And what better way to make it known that 'we the people' will not tolerate such behavior/violations than by demonstrating outside of the homes of the officials in question. Raise awareness. Embarrass the SOB's. The goons may revolt at this method. But they will not prevail.

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow

Good idea

although personally I think we should ALL carry tasers to protest and debates and start giving them a dose.
If about 15-20 people surrounded these fascist and tasered the hell out of them while they were violating the rights of this guy I bet they might get the hint.

what a visual that would be........

i have the most evil smile on my face right now. thanks for that. :-)

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA

Public Servents

Are just that. Accountable to the public. These people are not allowed to hide behind "privacy concerns". Good idea Kevin.

PS. The people voting this down are cowards for not leaving their objections in the comments.

Jumbo Jets Can Not Demolish Skyscrapers.

"PS. The people voting this

"PS. The people voting this down are cowards for not leaving their objections in the comments."

i totally agree. see my comments here for why they do what they do:


"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA


I was going to post the same thought but delayed for an hour due to work. Glad you said it. I think some vote down on Kevin because of his associations (maybe that was said above, I don't know). Well, I can despise Fetzer et. al. but like Kevin for some of the ideas he proposes and this is a very good one. Begin to take the battle to the perps.

A good idea is a good idea. I've often thought individuals had to be confronted. At least KB encourages actual confrontation against the ptb. And it sould be expanded to every complicit neocon, authoritarian and as well as the corporatist heads and lackeys (the actual government). Every damn member of the CFR., the Trilateral group and on and on... All perps should be fair game.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

That was an awful video to

That was an awful video to see. Little dose of "1984 reality".

Sounds promising, but like everything else it will come with strong resistance. It's funny how a lot of the blogs out there are criticizing this kid and agreeing with the incidents outcome??? Goes hand in hand with the by-standers that just sat there I suppose.

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--for ever." - George Orwell