8/8/2008 Newsletter

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  • Just in Time for the RNC: Copwatch Training
JUST IN TIME FOR THE RNC: COPWATCH TRAINING

Whether we're at the shelters, outside the clubs during closing time or out at Critical Mass or other protest events, we've shown time and again that copwatch is a valuable service that helps to prevent police brutality and that provides important case documentation for people who are brutalized or falsely arrested.  In the run up to the RNC, we've seen increased attacks on homeless people in an effort to shove them out of sight.  Now that the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington city councils have given free reign to their police to abuse protesters, we know copwatch will be even more important when the elephant show finally arrives.

WE NEED LOTS OF TRAINED COPWATCHERS!  Come to a copwatch training to learn about your rights in general and about your rights while documenting police conduct.  You'll also learn how to correctly document what you see in the streets.  We'll spend some time together in a classroom then go out into the streets to practice your new skills.

Please attend one of these dates:

Saturday, August 9, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 16, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Both trainings will be held at Walker Church, 3100 16th Ave S, Minneapolis.

Depending on demand, we may add other dates.  If a group is interested in setting up a separate date, please let us know.

SPONSORED BY COMMUNITIES UNITED AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY.  For more information, call 612-874-7867.


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