Berkeley Copwatch

Tasers in Berkeley?

KPFA Weekend News, 10.10.2015

Both the Richmond and BART Police Departments sent taser advocates to the 10.06.2015 Berkeley City Council hearing, but neither is an exemplar of responsible taser use. BART officer Johannes Mehserle claimed to have mistaken his gun for his taser after he shot and killed Black teenager Oscar Grant, and Richmond officer Kristopher Tong tasered Black teenager Andre Little in the testicles.

Police violence getting worse says Berkeley Copwatch founder

Andrea Prichett KPFA Weekend News, 04.12.2015

Is the violence of police, security guards, and vigilantes getting worse, or is it just that more of it is being captured by civilians with cell phone cameras? Berkeley Copwatch founder Andrea Prichett says it's getting worse, but we may also be getting used to it.

Berkeley Copwatch: Make the police obsolete

Berkeley Copwatch still seeks justice for the death of Kayla Moore in police custody in 2013.

KPFA Weekend News, 12.13.2014

Berkeley Copwatch co-founder Andrea Prichett spoke to KPFA about justice for Kayla Moore and organizing for the long haul, to make police obsolete.   

Copwatch's Andrea Prichett on Berkeley police protest

KPFA Evening News, 12.09.2014

After Belgian scholar Filip Reyntjens read what had been said about him at Rwanda's Commission of Inquiry into 'genocide denial' by the BBC, he offered to speak to them himself, but they refused to hear him, despite their own accusations that the BBC was biased and willing to listen to only one side.

Coalition for a Taser Free Berkeley ready to oppose taser use by BPD



KPFA Evening News, 06.29.2014

The Coalition for a Taser Free Berkeley brings Berkeley civic organizations and city commissions together to oppose arming the Berkeley Police with tasers. Taser use is now under consideration by the Berkeley City Council.



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