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Silencing The Witnesses: Government Attacks on the Right To Observe
Date Saturday December 03
Time 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street (between Broadway & Telegraph)
Oakland, California 94612
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorBerkeley Copwatch
Emailberkeleycopwatch [at]
Phone(510) 548-0425
AddressGrassroots House, 2022 Blake Street
Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression and Berkeley Copwatch present a community forum and video showing:

Silencing The Witnesses:
Government Attacks on the Right To Observe

Recent protests have drawn incredibly violent responses from police agencies. Tear gas, flash bang grenades, bean bag rounds and overwhelming force has been documented by civilian journalists across the country at Occupy protests.

Meanwhile, on a daily basis, people who attempt to document police abuse are increasingly being targeted for their efforts to bring human rights violations to light. In response to new legislation and outright assaults, activists are waging a national struggle to keep copwatching safe and legal. Join us for an update of where the right to record stands, how the government is suppressing evidence of brutality and how we can defend our first amendment rights right here in the Bay Area.

• Video Updates will include footage from civilian monitors
• Wheelchair accessible
• There is a $5-$10 suggested donation
• Refreshments will be provided
Added to the calendar on Saturday Nov 12th, 2011 5:46 PM

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