As you know, WeCopwatch and The Canfield Watchmen have been conducting Know Your Rights trainings and equipping local residents with video cameras. This Halloween The Canfield Watchmen are handing out Copwatch shirts to newly trained Copwatchers to help promote a safe environment for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
We sell the Copwatch Gear on WeCopwatch to be able to get these shirts to the people we train.
If you believe in the project, you can donate to the Copwatching in Ferguson Fund.
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Written by Jerry Ashton
A “National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of an Entire Generation,” will be arriving at major cities and towns across the U.S. in a nationwide call to action.
Overseen by the October 22 Coalition, the action is expected to be a historic condemnation of the Department of Justice for its 19-year history of failures to collect and share statistics on the use of excessive force by police officers, even though this action was mandated by “The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994,” the largest crime bill in U.S. history.
But, resistance on the part of local police departments, and a lack of enforcement — interest? — by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, effectively neutered the legislation. Because of this there is no central reporting authority, although FBI statistics point to at least 500 citizens killed every year by law enforcement.
This raid took place early this morning at Elijah’s University Institute of Islamic Studies on 27th street just off San Pablo in West Oakland.
Information is still coming in.
Oakland Police conducted the raid.
Agents in costumes conducted the search.