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...

September 12, 2018

During tomorrow’s Berkeley City Council meeting, the council will discuss BPD’s decision to publish the names and photographs of anti-fascist demonstrators who were arrested at the alt-right rally on August 5. This unusual tactic is essentially DOXING – publishing pers...

August 7, 2018

Watch video from a Berkeley Police DUI checkpoint (July 13, 2018 at Telegraph and Stuart) where Copwatchers are denied the right to watch what police are actually doing. Keeping witnesses away from the scene and preventing observations is NOT how you become a "national...

June 19, 2018

Join Berkeley Copwatch on Saturday, June 30 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

SATURDAY
June 30,...

February 2, 2018

There needs to be an investigation of the officers involved. There is NO need to choke a man in order to arrest him. There was no need to take him to the ground like that. With a forearm on his neck like that, we could have had our own Eric Garner moment. Outrageous!

Wa...

January 31, 2018

While we’re talking about the right to watch…

On 1-12-18 there was a fatal collision at Channing and Fulton Streets. BPD put up "Do not cross" tape for blocks around. Media and members of the press were prohibited from getting close enough to witness or observe the actu...

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