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...

April 15, 2019

Berkeley Copwatch demands that counselors, and not cops, should be responding to mental health emergencies. Come and let your voice be heard at the Berkeley Police Review Commission meeting on April 24, 7PM, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. The Chief of Police or a...

December 27, 2018

Police are not caregivers. They should not be first responders to mental health calls. Period. They are not trained for it. Their idea of deescalation is when you dont shoot them with live ammunition.

Read the East Bay Express piece: https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakla...

December 13, 2018

CW: Police abuse of people with mental health disabilities.

Why are people with mental health disabilities being "hooded" in Berkeley? The supposed reason is officer safety; these so-called "spit hoods" prevent subjects of mental health 5150 holds from spitting on offic...

December 11, 2018

Currently, the Berkeley Police Review Commission is considering adopting a policy to regulate the use of "Spit Hoods". In recent years, it has become common practice for Berkeley officers to place spit hoods over the heads of people who have been detained as part of a...

June 20, 2018

Photo by Paul Kealoha Blake, published 6/20/18.

February 27, 2018

Read the article: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article198064374.html

Do you know this man? This person was mentally ill and allowed to die alone in jail. ENOUGH!!!! Police have no business incarcerating or holding people with any mental health issues. People o...

January 15, 2018

The "Where's My Berkeley Cop" campaign is such a lie. Departments across America are struggling to fill their ranks because PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE COPS when there is a choice of jobs. Cops are suffering from a bad, but well deserved reputation for lawlessness and abus...

May 11, 2017

Defund OPD-Reinvest in Community is doing something major in Oakland! Support them this Saturday morning!


And join Justice 4 Kayla Moore and Copwatch to fight for our parallel demand here in Berkeley: We want BPD funds redirected to services that support true community...

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