Address 2022 Blake Street (near Shattuck) Berkeley, CA 94704-2604 Voice (510) 548-0425 Email berkeleycopwatch(at)yahoo(dot)com Web http://www.berkeleycopwatch.org/
The original Copwatch group. We began in 1990 on Telegraph Ave. as an all-volunteer organization dedicated to monitoring police actions and non-violently asserting our rights. Since that time, many Copwatch-type organizations have sprung up across the nation, in various forms. Berkeley Copwatch is based on the idea that WATCHING the police is a crucial first step in the process of organizing. We do not attempt to interfere in police activity or to resist police misconduct physically. It is our hope that, one day, mass outrage at police and government violence will increase to a point where fundamental change in the nature of policing becomes inevitable.
direct action police accountability watchdog groups