In the spirit of striking back by reversing the power structure, GNN presents ‘CopWatch’, a journey into the dangerous world of community police oversight as epitomized by pioneer activists Andrea Pritchett and Jacob Crawford. Founded in 1990, the Berkeley chapter of ‘CopWatch’ sought to revitalize the Sixties-era initiative originally conceived by the Black Panthers. Over the past twelve years, ‘CopWatch’ chapters have begun to spring up across the United States. With the recent high-profile cases of police brutality and fears of a looming police state, they might be just in time.
US 2003, Video, 5 min, OF