Below you will find a short list of our overall goals. For a more in-depth look at Los Angeles Copwatch please see our Mission Statement & Principles. Reduce police violence by directly observing the police on the street, documenting incidents, and keeping police accountable. We maintain principles of non-violence while asserting the rights of the […]
Who watches the watchmen?
Copwatch is a non-violent, non-confrontational citizen advocacy organization. We strive to help end police misconduct, brutality, and abuse of power through direct observation of the police in the streets and advocating for their victims after the event.
In 1966, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. The Black Panther Party was the first group to practice Copwatch in an organized manner. At that time in California, it was legal to carry guns in plain view. The Black Panthers used this to their advantage – holding guns […]
On Wednesday, May 27, Feras Morad, 20 years old, unarmed, was shot and killed by Long Beach police. Feras was a champion debater. He was a student at Moorpark College who planned to transfer to Cal State Long Beach. He wanted to become a lawyer.
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