Berkeley Copwatch is an all-volunteer organization with the goal to reduce police violence through direct observation and holding police accountable for their actions. Formed in 1990, they seek to educate the public about their rights, police conduct in the Berkeley community and issues related to the role of police in our society at large. For more information visit www.berkeleycopwatch.org.
The protest around the planned construction of Cop City lands at the very heart of the current movement to defund the police.
A look at the progress we have made—or lack there of—as we move into the new year.
As the City of Berkeley prepares to roll out the Specialized Care Unit, let’s not forget where it came from, Berkeley Copwatch writes.
The recently leaked text messages reveal unsurprising truths and create a unique opportunity for Berkeleyans to hold their police force accountable.
Berkeley Copwatch discusses the fallout of the University's August actions at People's Park.
Berkeley approved their ‘reimagining public safety’ plan. Why does it include more funding for police?
As Berkeley wraps up discussions of their “reimagining public safety” process, Copwatch asks, why are we continuing to fund a racist police force?
Berkeley provides garbage pickup to some homeless encampments, but this process is often disruptive and ends in residents losing important possessions. It doesn't have to be this way.
Berkeley Copwatch writes a response correcting the misinformation in a recent letter by the Berkeley City Manager.
The City of Berkeley passed a one-year budget on the evening of Tuesday, June 30. Here are some of the implications.