June 26, 2018

Video from Berkeley Police Review Commission meeting 6/13/18.

Check out the response to the questions of where officers get the training they need to go to the Urban Shield competition. It appears that officers get trained BEFORE they go to the competition. Urban Shield...

February 3, 2018

This is a great lesson in how to interpret what REALLY happens when police shoot someone.

Link: https://fair.org/home/6-elements-of-police-spin-an-object-lesson-in-copspeak/

December 20, 2017

Back in September, the Berkeley City Council used our anxieties about the alt-right as an excuse to temporarily lift the 20-year ban on BPD's using pepper spray for crowd control. Last night, the council voted 5-3 to continue the use of pepper spray at demos.

This is a...

October 28, 2017

Justice 4 Kayla Moore and Berkeley Copwatch will be at Berkeley City Council this coming Tuesday. Get there at 5:30pm to join us in giving input on BPD's use of force policy, or simply being present in the room. Lives are in the balance here. The city may accept this a...

November 11, 2016

Tonight! That is RIGHT NOW. And into the night.


Solidarity with all the communities that Trump and his white supremacist followers are attacking. Show up!

Thu 11/10 @ 5 pm

Oscar Grant Plaza

Click to view Facebook event page.

November 4, 2016

Please show up on the 18th to show solidarity for James Nate Greer's family, who lost an incredibly loved and loving member of their community when James was killed for no reason by Hayward PD and BART police during a traffic stop in 2014. Justice 4 James!

Fri 11/18 @ 5...

October 10, 2016

This year, hundreds of us mobilized to shut down the Urban Shield Weapons Expo in Pleasanton. Wouldn't it be GREAT if there weren't even a weapon's expo in our county *at all* in 2017?

Tomorrow is our chance to tell the Board of Supervisors to defund Urban Shield altoge...

September 21, 2016

Chief Meehan was felled by the Police Officers Association. The frightening thing is that it is the POA that really runs this town. Copwatch pushed back on efforts to militarize the BPD with camouflage uniforms, armored vehicles, spit hoods and maybe even tasers that w...

September 10, 2016

Berkeley cops use spit hoods. On the night that they killed Kayla Moore in her own apartment, they called on the radio for a spit hood. She was dead by the time it came...they didn't "need" it after all.

Read the Guardian's "Met Police Pause Plan to Introduce Spit Hoods...

August 15, 2016

Berkeley Copwatch endorses POOR Magazine's call for a Moratorium on ALL PoLice Use of Force.


Time for a new way of doing things - or perhaps an old way. Humans have lived thousands of years without militarized cops.


Press conference for the national call for a moratori...

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