July 11, 2019

Yes, this is what we have been afraid of. Ban spit hoods. Its humiliating. It's torture. And yes, sometimes lethal. Berkeley City Council, what are you thinking by allowing this practice?

Read the East Bay Express article "Santa Rita Inmate Suffocated From Restraints Us...

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 9, 2019

Berkeley needs to stop their police from "hooding" people who are mentally ill or have mental health disabilities. It is traumatizing and wrong!

Speak out on Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm at 1231 Addison Street. Please testify to support a ban on spit hoods at the Berkeley C...

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...

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