Check out below what we’re up to, and if you believe in our work, donate what you can to WeCopwatch through PayPal at WeCopwatch@gmail.com or
Over the past three years, we have developed a series of Copwatch trainings ranging from know-your-rights when stopped by the police, to best practices while cop-watching, to how to safely and effectively respond to police shootings and other critical incidents involving the police.
1. Know your rights when stopped by the police
2. Copwatching (best practices)
3. First responders (deploying to critical incidents involving the police)
4. Conducting people’s investigations
If you would like us to come to your educational institution – whether it be a public school or a university campus – we’d love to come to your classroom.
Contact us at WeCopwatch@Protonmail.com
Subject Line: Copwatch College
Background to WeCopwatch
WeCopwatch is a national copwatch organization dedicated to supporting the formation of copwatch groups and initiatives in communities most impacted by police violence. WeCopwatch was founded in 2013, and has been busy since.. Here’s a few things we’ve been up to over the years. .
Was involved as an investigator in high level civil rights abuse cases against the Oakland Police that resulted in millions of dollars for victims
1. Scott Olson: Iraq War Veteran Injured In ‘Occupy’ Protests Awarded $4.5 Million Settlement
2. Kayvan Sabeghi: Iraq War Vet Settles with Oakland in Occupy Beating
3. Occupy Oakland: Occupy protesters arrested in Oakland to share $1.4 million settlement
4. Oscar Grant Protests: Oakland Reaches $1M Settlement With Oscar Grant Protesters
Helped support the formation of a community defense Copwatch in the Ferguson neighborhood where Mike Brown was killed.
TIME Magazine: Ferguson Citizens Given Wearable Cameras to Film Police
1. Supported the Baltimore community following the Police killing of Freddie Gray
New York Times
2. Supported Ramsey Orta (Ramsey filmed the 2014 NYPD Chokehold killing of his friend Eric Garner)
(To support Ramsey visit RamseyOrta.com)
1. Supported the formation of the St. Louis First Responders to train the public how to respond to Police shootings
2. Supported Native-Led Copwatch group at Standing Rock
1. Our Copwatch Documentary screened at Tribeca Film Festival!
2. We conducted Copwatch trainings across the US (LA, Tulsa, Sisseton Reservation, Fond Du Lac Reservation, Oakland, Atlanta, St. Louis, just to name a few)
3. We supported Copwatch Initiatives at Camp Makwa on the Fond Du Lac Reservation.
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