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 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

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...

March 5, 2019

Sacramento Police shoved journalists to the ground, arrested peaceful protesters including clergy and press. Protesters were responding to the DA's decision not to file charges against the cops who killed Stephon Clark.

Police violence against peaceful protesters and jo...

January 22, 2019

Heart 2 Heart and Berkeley Copwatch are hosting a community Know Your Rights Training. This training will focus on law, an individual's rights, and documenting police misconduct.

Tuesday, January 22 @ 5 - 7:30p

Berkeley Public Library

1125 University Avenue, Berkeley

For m...

October 16, 2018

Tonight Berkeley City Council is discussing an ordinance that would criminalize "objects" on the sidewalk. This blatantly targets homeless people, who — by definition — do not have a home for their objects. Come thru and show your support. SIDEWALKS ARE FOR EVERYONE. 6...

September 15, 2018

Read this article from the Guardian about how Berkeley police posted activists' mugshots on Twitter and celebrated retweets: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/14/berkeley-police-california-twitter-anti-fascist-protesters

BPD is also secretly recording their c...

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