July 11, 2019

Yes, this is what we have been afraid of. Ban spit hoods. Its humiliating. It's torture. And yes, sometimes lethal. Berkeley City Council, what are you thinking by allowing this practice?

Read the East Bay Express article "Santa Rita Inmate Suffocated From Restraints Us...

July 11, 2019

Last night, Berkeley City Council heard from a psychiatrist and various mental health care providers that the use of the "hooding" techniques can compound the impacts of trauma. Police really had no experts, no research and no real justification for making detainees we...

July 9, 2019

Berkeley needs to stop their police from "hooding" people who are mentally ill or have mental health disabilities. It is traumatizing and wrong!

Speak out on Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm at 1231 Addison Street. Please testify to support a ban on spit hoods at the Berkeley C...

July 3, 2019

“It’s been quite a first six months of disclosure under California’s new police transparency law, Senate Bill 1421, which took effect Jan. 1. The law requires police to release long-secret records about officer shootings, use of force, sexual misconduct and dishonesty.

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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!

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