October 14, 2016

~ Coming up Saturday Oct. 22! ~

Oakland Freedom Fest: Building Beyond Police and Prisons!

When it's impossible to hold cops accountable, it's really time to be learning to live without them. When Berkeley cops spend 35% of their calls responding to mental health situat...

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 30, 2016

ONE death is too many! And yet this week, and these days, we see one police killing of Black disabled people after another.

Rest in power, Reginald Thomas. Rest in power, Alfred Olango. Rest in power, Keith Lamont Scott.

Police are not caretakers. They are not helpers....

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...

September 2, 2016

This coming Tuesday at SF City Hall - #UpliftHerSafety: An art protest and self-defense rally.

Show up to honor Kayla Moore, Korryn Gaines (killed by Baltimore PD) and all women of color lost to state violence.

Please share and invite those in your circle!

Tue Sept 6 @...

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...

July 27, 2016


Some interesting history...this article is nowhere near critical enough of the PRC and the way it helps to cover up police misconduct.

Read "Policing the Police" by Anderson Lanham, published in the Daily Californian.

July 16, 2016

There is so much power in the gathering of the families of those slain by police. Please share and support this important work of healing and resistance.

From the event page:

Come gather together in solidarity to meet other families who are also in this struggle and have...

May 27, 2015

Chief Meehan & the December 2014 Berkeley Protests

Still No Explanation from The Chief After Nearly 6 Months

Early in December of 2014, protests erupted throughout the Bay Area related to news that Mike Brown’s killer as well as the cops who killed Eric Garner would fac...

December 18, 2014

Copwatch Reportback from the Berkeley Protest 12-7-2014

(by Andrea Prichett for Berkeley Copwatch)

I was in the streets from 10:30 pm until 2am so I can not speak to all of what happened before I got there. Following the sound of the helicopter above, I was lead to Duran...

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