June 15, 2019

Join Berkeley Copwatch on Thursday, June 20 for a training.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
- On the street
- When observing/recording
- Safely assert your rights
- What/how to document
- Respond to police misconduct
- Effectively observe the police in your community

THURSDAY
June 20,...

May 23, 2019

After 16 minutes of conversation, UCPD Officer Aranas finally decides that instead of using some legal pretense, he simply attacks a woman and a disabled man. Bizarre and sadistic, Aranas handcuffs the man whose prosthetic leg has come off and forces him to "hop" at le...

May 23, 2019

Is the Berkeley Police Department in a competition with Sacramento Police for racist policing? Spit hoods are dangerous and should never be used by untrained law enforcement, especially on a 12 year old boy.

Read the Sacramento Bee article "‘That did not need to go this...

May 21, 2019

Records of California police rapes, police shootings, and police lying under oath are no longer secret in California. This is a great victory for government accountability and transparency.

"A superior court judge said Friday the issue of whether California’s new police...

May 15, 2019

UCPD #76 Sean Aranas DOES IT AGAIN! Unprovoked violence and unnecessary force. This cop does constant harm to our community and people. FIRE AND PROSECUTE this cop! Please share your Aranas stories. We are gathering them and will make a people's indictment!

Watch the Fa...

May 12, 2019

Stoking racist fears is irresponsible. Berkeleyside was wrong to publish unconfirmed reports = rumors... With a police department that is so militarized and immune to reform, it is very dangerous to amplify unconfirmed reports that "someone thought they saw a gun" in t...

May 10, 2019

"Resignation from Police Review Commission" by Andrea Prichett, published in Berkeley Daily Planet

Dear Councilmember Davila and Members of the Police Review Commission,

While I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve my community and to influence police poli...

May 3, 2019

Hey Berkeley Police! Just when we thought our town didn't have enough money to provide services to homeless, disabled people, the police prove that, for them, there are no limits. New trucks and toys! The PRC had no idea that these trucks were on their way. New toys an...

May 3, 2019

This is UCPD Officer Sean Aranas #76. With all of the cultural sensitivity of a concrete block, Aranas was zipping around the People's Park celebration citing people for minor infractions and refusing to say whether the man who shot Calvin Kelly last Friday had been ar...

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