Past Events & Projects

“Know Your Rights!

In November 2006, Rose City Copwatch members and volunteers installed over 250 Public Education posters throughout northeast Portland. The eye-catching posters feature brief, informative tips publicizing civilians’ rights when interacting with the police. We reprised this successful project in outer southeast in 2007. Click below to download the four 11×17 posters.

Poster #1: Am I free to go?

Poster #2: I do not consent to a search.

Poster #3: I don’t want to answer any questions. I want to talk to a lawyer.

Poster #4: I am here to observe. I do not intend to interfere.

“The Language of Swine and Freedom.”

On Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Rose City Copwatch presented an evening of multi-media art as a part of the 2 Gyrlz Performative Arts Enteractive Language Festival. The event showcased local artists (including Rose City Copwatch members), and was a benefit for Rose City Copwatch. Selected artworks from “The Language of Swine & Freedom” were also displayed in December 2005 and January 2006 at Beulahland Coffee and Alehouse, 118 NE 28th Avenue in Portland.

Shaming Bad Cops.”

In February 2004, Rose City Copwatch held a contest offering $40 in groceries to the first person to provide a verifiable photograph of killer cop Scott McCollister. In April 2004, we released a poster featuring photos of both McCollister and more recent killer cop, Jason Sery. The posters were widely supported by members of the public, and successfully brought critical attention to the institutional protections afforded to killer cops.

Click here to download the first poster announcing the contest.

Click here to download the second poster with photos of two killer cops: Scott McCollister and Jason Sery.

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