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Copwatch training teaches police-observation tactics

Berkeley Copwatch, an activist group dedicated to monitoring police and protecting citizens, hosted a “Know Your Rights” training event on July 7. Led by longtime Copwatch member Andrea Pritchett and UC Berkeley fifth-year senior Marcel Jones, the training addressed appropriate police-filming tactics and the rights of citizens when confronted by
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Berkeley City Council holds special meeting

In the aftermath of protests over police killings of black civilians, Berkeley City Council held a special meeting Saturday to talk with residents about police and community relations, as well as broader issues including education and housing. Read the full story here. This video is a excerpt of the public comment,
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Activists organize in Berkeley a year after Kayla Moore’s death in police custody.

Leaked documents shed new light on Kayla Moore’s in-custody death

Police Review Commission unanimously finds that one officer did not continually monitor Moore's vital signs

On Feb. 12, 2013, police responded to a disturbance call in Downtown Berkeley that ended with the sudden in-custody death of Kayla Moore, a 347-pound black transgender woman with a history of mental illness.
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Occupying for a better Berkeley campus

Urban Animal

Hours after the noontime rally, the police arrived on Sproul Plaza in riot gear. Riot gear, I thought. Were they kidding? The police told us — a few hundred students — to leave. We linked arms around the tent. This was the moment I became an Occupier. They jabbed clubs
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