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...

January 25, 2018

On 1-20-18 Andrea witnessed an incident where BPD detained a man and handcuffed him on Shattuck Ave. When he complained of nausea, Berkeley Fire Department was called.

BFD Captain Sullivan threatened to have BPD “escort” Andrea from the scene to prevent her from watchin...

January 5, 2018

In support of the call by Anti Police-Terror Project for #96hours of Direct Action, Berkeley Copwatch is hosting a special KNOW YOUR RIGHTS training to help people get ready to deal with massive police presence in the streets. We will practice techniques for gathering...

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.

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