Rose City Copwatch It's time to disrupt the ability of the police to enforce race and class lines Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:38:05 +0000 en hourly 1 Rose City Copwatch Cops and the 99%: PORTLAND Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:38:01 +0000 rosecitycopwatch ]]>
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Cops and the 99%: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:27:47 +0000 rosecitycopwatch ]]> Author Kristian Williams will be speaking about police and the 99% in Seattle on Thursday, March 1st, and in Portland on Saturday, March 10th.


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Justice for Aaron Campbell! Sat, 05 Nov 2011 20:44:23 +0000 rosecitycopwatch Continue reading ]]> Portland police officer Ronald Frashour: Getting away with murder

On January 29th, 2010, Aaron Campbell, an unarmed
African American man was shot in the back with an
assault rifle by Portland Police Office Ronald
Frashour, an incident Rev. Jesse Jackson called “an
execution.” Now after community members demanded
and got him fired, he may be put right back on the

Was firing Frashour just a joke? If Frashour gets his
job back, the message is clear: POLICE CAN GET AWAY

Justice for Aaron Campbell

Fire killer cops and keep them fired!

What you can do:

• Spread the word- tell your friends,
family, co-workers and neighbors
• Sign up to receive an email or text the
day the decision comes out. Send your
email address or phone # to
• Sign up to receive text updates by
texting “Follow FireFrashour” to 40404
• Send a letter to the editors of the
Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, The
Portland Mercury, The Willamette
Week, The Skanner or The Asian
• Follow us on Twitter @ FireFrashour

Have questions or want to get involved?

Contact us at or 503.715.1409

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Solidarity with Oakland now! Sat, 05 Nov 2011 20:36:09 +0000 rosecitycopwatch ]]>
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Donate! Wed, 02 Feb 2011 06:28:45 +0000 rosecitycopwatch ]]> Hey, we added a paypal button so you may donate to us through the internet if you feel so inclined! Thanks for your support!
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Towards a World without Police – The Video! Wed, 08 Dec 2010 12:33:55 +0000 rosecitycopwatch Continue reading ]]> On September 29th, Rose City Copwatch gave a talk at the Red and Black Cafe on the history of modern police force and the need for a world without cops. Thanks to the folks at Utopia or Bust, the event was recorded and all 50 minutes are available online!

Click here for part 1.

Click here for part 2.

Click here for part 3.

Click here for part 4.

Click here for part 5.

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Against Prisons // Against Police: Nurturing a local resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:51:11 +0000 rosecitycopwatch Continue reading ]]> Rose City Copwatch is happy to join in this event presented by The Ad-Hoc Committee to Connect the Dots.

Friday December 3rd, 6-8pm

Food For Thought Cafe (basement of Smith Building, Portland State University)

Join us for an informal discussion with organizers from three different organizations in Portland:

Rose City Copwatch, Oregon Jericho, and Committee to Connect the Dots.

Sponsored by: *Students for Unity, Student Animal Liberation Coalition, Pan American Solidarity Organization*

For more information click here.

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Portland Police from Past to Present Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:08:06 +0000 rosecitycopwatch Continue reading ]]> Rose City Copwatch is pleased to co-sponsor this event presented by Oregon Jericho.

Thursday November 4th,  7-9pm

The Sisters of the Road Café – 133 NW 6th Ave

This event is free, open to the public and disability affirmative!

Local authors Michael Munk and Kristian Williams will discuss the Portland Police Bureau’s history of political repression.  Williams will begin the evening with an overview of the cops’ role in society and the relationship between policing and inequality. Munk will then focus on the history of Portland’s “red squad”, from its origin in the 1920s to its present form.  A facilitated public discussion will follow

Co-sponsored by: PDX APOC, NW Student Coalition, B Media Collective, Right 2 Survive, Rose City Copwatch, Community Alternatives to the Police (CAP), Portland Central American Solidarity Committee

For more information click here.

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RAIZE THE WALLS: Prisons, Policing and Political Prisoners Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:12:25 +0000 rosecitycopwatch Continue reading ]]> Rose City Copwatch is excited to sponsor Raize the Walls, a mini-conference on the connections between policing, prisons and political prisoners. Please join us!

Sunday, October 3rd

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Portland State University

Smith Memorial Union, Room 296

SW Montgomery & Park

The Ad Hoc Committee to Connect the Dots presents a mini-conference that seeks to nurture a greater understanding of the connections between policing, prisons and political prisoners. As Portland sees an increase in local police violence, it is especially important to consider the broader context of modern state repression, especially as it relates to race and identity. We will place particular importance on the experience of Political Prisoners and necessity of support for those currently incarcerated, with an emphasis on women and GLBTQI identified folks.

Panelists and presenters include:

• Rita “Bo” Brown, an ex-George Jackson Brigade Member and ex-political prisoner. Bo identifies as a working-class, butch dyke and has been active in the prison abolition movement since her release from prison in 1987. After her release she started The Out of Control: Lesbian Committee to Support Women Political Prisoners, which remained active for many years.

• Ed Meade, an ex-George Jackson Brigade member and ex-political prisoner who is currently the editor of Prison Art News and an active member of Seattle Jericho.

• Mark Cook, an ex-George Jackson Brigade member and former political prisoner, who remained in prison for 24 years and was released in 2000. Cook was active in the Black Panther Party from behind bars and continues his work today with Seattle Jericho.

• Caylor Rolling, PDX local prison activist and bad-ass: she struggles against the prison industrial complex while simultaneously embodying enough hope and joy to raise a beautiful little girl.

Funds from this project will go to: The Freedom Archives:, 4Struggle Magazine:, and The Anarchist Black Cross War Chest fund:

Raize the Walls is happily sponsored by Rose City Cop Watch, NW Student Coalition, Oregon Jericho, Community Alternatives to the police, Fire Frashour Campaign and more.

More information click here.

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Towards a world without police: A presentation by Rose City Copwatch Thu, 16 Sep 2010 11:54:28 +0000 rosecitycopwatch Continue reading ]]> Rose City Copwatch will host a talk that looks at the history of the modern police force, how it came to be, where it is today, and why we do not need it. A facilitated question and answer session will conclude the evening.

Join us!

September 29, 2010


Red and Black Café

400 SE 12th Ave

Near buses #6, 12, 15, 19, 20 and 70

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