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The 2004 National Conference on Police Accountability, held in Porltand, Oregon from October 15-17, 2004, will be featured on upcoming shows from Flying Focus Video Collective. The conference was cosponsored by Portland Copwatch and the National Coalition on Police Accountability. People from all over the US came to share their experiences organizing against police misconduct. Flying Focus has edited 20+ hours of presentations down to 9 hours of programming. Below is a schedule for the playback times of the first three episodes, covering five hours and seven panels, being shown under the banner of "Flying Focus Speakers and Events" beginning early Monday morning, February 21 on cable access in Portland.

Part 1 features a panel on Portland's community-police relations which set the context for why the conference was held here. It runs one hour.

Part 2 runs two hours and includes panels on police shootings and deaths in custody, racial profiling, and case-based work and copwatch organizing.

Part 3, also two hours long, has information on increasing police powers and attacks on activists, and police and homeless communities, and police violence against women of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

A full listing of parts 1-5, including the names of the presenters, is pasted in below.

The National Conference on Police Accountability will play back on Portland Community Media at the following times and channels:

Part 1 (1 hour): Monday (Sunday night), February 21, 12:00 midnight Channel 11 (citywide)
     Tuesday, February 22, 11:00 AM, Channel 23
     Thursday (Wednesday night), February 24, 12:00 midnight Channel 22
     Monday, February 28, 10:00 PM, Channel 23
     Wednesday, March 2, 4:00 PM Channel 22

Part 2 (2 hours): Sunday, March 6, 11:00 PM Channel 11 (citywide)
     Tuesday, March 8, 11:00 AM, Channel 23
     Thursday (Wednesday night), March 10, 12:00 midnight Channel 22
     Monday, March 14 11:30 PM, Channel 23
     Wednesday, March 16, 4:00 PM Channel 22

Part 3 (2 hours): Sunday, March 20, 11:00 PM Channel 11 (citywide)
      Tuesday, March 22, 11:00 AM, Channel 23
      Thursday (Wednesday night), March 24, 12:00 midnight Channel 22
      Tuesday, (Monday night), March 29, 12:00 midnight Channel 23
      Wednesday, March 30, 2:00 PM, Channel 22

Part 4 (2 hours): Tuesday (Monday night), April 5, Midnight Channel 11 (citywide)
      Tuesday, April 5, 11:00 AM, Channel 23