March 15: International Day Against Police...
March 15th is recognized in various cities around the world as the International Day Against Police Brutality. It is a day to remember victims of police violence, as well as stand up and fight against it. In Hamilton we will be marking the day with a small “Know Your Rights” workshop and skillshare. Arming ourselves with knowledge, educating our friends and families, is one step toward...
Rally a success!
Thanks to all who came out on Saturday to stand against paramilitary raids in Hamilton, and support the Marklands. Article from the Hamilton Spectator Video report from The Centre for Police Accountability Full report from Hamilton CopWatch coming soon.
RALLY: Families & Friends Against Police Terror!
Hamilton CopWatch is helping organise a rally against violent and excessive police raids in our communities. February 4th, 12:30PM at Hamilton City Hall. Check it out and help spread the word on Facebook. See you there!
Statement on "Project Marvel" Raids in Hamilton
NO MORE POLICE TERROR IN OUR CITY! Hamilton CopWatch statement on recent ‘Project Marvel’ raids On Tuesday December 13th Toronto police launched a coordinated series of pre-dawn raids across Canada involving over 900 cops from several jurisdictions executing 67 warrants targeting Toronto based ‘street gangs’ and their extended networks. Locally a total of 5 homes were attacked by Hamilton and...
Hamilton Copwatch in the News!
Hamilton Spectator - in print Saturday, November 26, 2011 Cop Watch: To serve and protect Written by Nicole O’Reilly They patrol Hamilton’s streets wearing bright orange safety vests, carrying cameras and incident report forms, looking for police. Motivated by what they allege to be abuse of power, excessive force and harrassment of the poor and socially marginalized, they...
Hamilton CopWatch patrol hits the streets! Report...
Hamilton CopWatch is on patrol! Hamilton CopWatch has fielded a number of patrols over the past few weeks, monitoring police activity downtown while reaching out to others in the community about our work. These patrols form the foundation of CopWatch, work that we hope will deter police brutality and harassment. While on the street we record any interaction between the police and the public and...
A Day in the Park With Hamilton CopWatch
Recently formed Hamilton CopWatch held a public gathering in Beasley Park hoping to connect with community members and begin building a base of support for our activity in the city. The Beasley Park Community Jam offered an opportunity for CopWatch organizers to meet with others concerned or impacted by police brutality, enjoy some music, share food and share ideas of how we can work to...