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Portland Copwatch 20 years in PDX

20 years of Portland Cop Watching in this Portland Area

Celebrating and moving forward. Portland Copwatch (PCW) is a grassroots group promoting police accountability through citizen action. Portland Cowpatch, originally known as POPSG* was formed as a project of Peace and Justice Works (formerly Portland Peaceworks) in June, 1992.
Portland Cop Watch PCW has been for 20 years keeping an eye, cameras and their legal trained eye on what the Portland police have been doing, and then sharing updates and reports in their quarterly newsletters.

Current issue #60 is available [only in print at this moment], at various locations (my favorite is the Red & Black cafe) and the current issue #60 is available by snail mail subscription (private) contact PCW for subscription.

Usually the latest issue goes "online a few months after the printed issue. These "Peoples Police Report" newsletters go out four times a year. August 22 was the latest day, and one of the days for new information from PCW to go out to subscribers and limited newsstands.

Check the website for the latest available online issues here:  http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/index.html

Recently in celebration of the 20 year mark - PCW has a webpage set with all 20 years (Issues 1- 60) of all the past Covers here:

PCW is reporting, covering meetings, talking with officials, video documenting and lobbying for police accountability - they hold trainings, they teach "your rights classes" and publish a quarterly newsletter The peoples Police Report .

They are open to new members and encourage everyone to watch the cops where ever they are and to allways remember the key words if ever approached by the police: "Am I being detained or am I free to go"

questions and involvement welcome
Report Incident Line: 503-321-5120

homepage: homepage: http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPRcovers.html

Quick corrections: 15.Sep.2013 00:11

poc watch

The PPR comes out three times a year, not quarterly or four times a year like I incorrectly posted.

Also Portland Cop Watch PCW is 21 years old but the (Peoples Police Report) PPR is 20 years old.

paper copy 20.Sep.2013 11:40


FYI - free copies of the PPR #60 are on the shelf at the Red and Black cafe