July 6, 2012

Solid investigative work and public pressure kept this phase of police militarization at bay! University of California Berkeley has decided it doesn’t need a Lenco Bearcat on campus afterall, and Albany and Berkeley also agree this is not needed in their communities.


June 28, 2012

Apparently, the City Council isn’t happy with the BPD, but is the Bearcat already on its way? We’re not just upset about militarization and police department secrets, we don’t want it here:


May 20, 2012

If Berkeley Police Department has its wishes granted by Homeland Security, this will join our local arsenal. What would this be used for?


May 15, 2012

We Don’t Need a Tank! We Need Police Accountability! Say NO to Mutual Aid Pacts with Federal Agencies!

TUESDAY MAY 15, 2012
6pm Rally on the steps of City Hall (MLK and Center Street)

Come and Speak...

May 15, 2012

Berkeley Police Department is currently seeking funding and training from UASI (Urban Areas Security Initiative- a Homeland Security program that trains local police departments in urban warfare.) Berkeley Police are now trying to buy a giant armored vehicle that will...

May 8, 2012

We had some good numbers out in the  streets from May Day morning to May Day night—and saw broad daylight police Tasering of protestors, to the forewarned “surgical arrests”, to the Alameda County sheriff’s department lined up with their assault rifles, to the sickenin...

March 15, 2012

Coalition for a Safe San Francisco

For Immediate Release: San Francisco, March 13, 2012

Ordinance to Prevent SFPD-FBI Abuse Passes Board of Supervisors with 6 Votes!

Community disappointed by “No” votes from Progressive Supervisors Cohen and Wiener, and look to Mayor Lee...

November 12, 2011

As police prepare to evict Occupy encampment, many outside agencies say they don’t want to help

Source: The Bay Citizen (s.tt/13Mi6)

By Shoshana Walter

November 10, 2011

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, a man was shot and killed at Frank Ogawa Plaza, feet away from the O...

November 7, 2011

Despite what  Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss has said publicly, on the morning of the raid of Occupy Oakland, Berkeley police were equipped with less-lethal munitions and did assist in suppressing free speech in Oakland. They were not simply...

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