- The People’s Response Team “is a multi-racial, intergenerational group committed to supporting efforts to end police violence in Chicago. We seek toRESPOND as soon as possible to violence by law enforcement in Chicago, to DOCUMENT and counter mainstream media and law enforcement narratives, and to CONNECT families and loved ones of victims of law enforcement violence with resources and organizations that provide support during this traumatic time. We do not collaborate with or talk to law enforcement.” PRT provides this “Pro-Tips for Copwatching” document, as well as this “Do’s and Don’t’s for Bystander Intervention” document. PRT was trained by the Anti-Police Terror Project’s First Responders Team, a powerful rapid response team in Oakland, CA, led by Black women of the Anti-Police Terror Project. This might be a useful resource if you are trying to start a similar project.
- Assata’s Daughters does copwatch and other abolitionist direct action work. “We grew out of a critical gap in Chicago of programming for young women to get trained up in the radical political tradition of Black feminism, and to learn how to organize around the demand of abolition.”
- Useful tips in this article about how to copwatch.
- Rose City Copwatch’s website is full of useful information.