You witness police brutality. Should you film? Livestream? What do you capture? And what do you do with the footage once you’ve stopped recording? Use our tip sheet to think through some essential questions around ethics and impact before you share your video.   Check...

These entity-relationship diagrams illustrate Berkeley Copwatch’s People’s Database for Police Accountability. They show the tables, fields or elements, and relationships employed in the database.   We are sharing these documents as part of a set of resources that describe the Berkeley Copwatch data model, along...

If you are at risk of detention due to your immigration status, you can use your right to film to defend yourself if ICE comes to your home. Share this graphic on your social media channels to amplify the reach of the information and keep...

Good witnessing can de-escalate a situation, help someone confronted by police, and provide valuable documentation for advocacy and justice. This tip sheet can help you safely and effectively witness as well as film and share videos of police abuse. This resource is also available in...

elgrito.witness.org | WITNESS partnered with the community-based organization El Grito de Sunset Park to study over 300 videos from their collection of eyewitness videos depicting police misconduct and abuse spanning a dozen years. Going beyond headline-grabbing instances of police violence, our project “Profiling the Police”...

This one-hour online workshop offers practical guidance for Native Americans and Indigenous activists interested in safely, ethically and effectively using video for evidence and advocacy. We share examples of how Indigenous groups from around the world are using video in their work. We cover: Overview...

Watch our 2-part#EyesOnICE webinar series, a collaboration with the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP). Read our follow-up blog post for more detailed responses to the webinar Q&A. Webinar #1 covers important “know your rights” and tactical information around documenting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Webinar #2 focuses on how groups...

Good witnessing can de-escalate a situation, help someone confronted by police, and provide valuable documentation for advocacy and justice. This tip sheet can help you safely and effectively witness as well as film and share videos of police abuse. This resource is also available in Spanish and...

On April 4, 2015, officer Michael Slager pulled over 50-year-old Walter Scott because of a broken brake light in North Charleston, South Carolina. Slager asked for Scott’s license, and while he was running a report, Scott open his car door and ran. His family suspects...

In September of 2010, 29-year-old Askia Sabur and his cousin were approached by Philadelphia police and asked to clear the corner where they were standing outside a restaurant. After they told officers they were waiting for food, the situation escalated. Officers forced Sabur to the...

These tips outline ethical considerations for uploading human rights footage to YouTube and will help ensure your video is found by your target audience and by people who can use such video in their research, advocacy, and reporting projects.  Version 1.0 is available in: Arabic...

This is a database template based on Berkeley Copwatch’s People’s Database for Police Accountability. It is a .fmp12 file and requires FileMaker Pro to open and use.   The data model for this template is described in these related data model diagrams and data dictionary...

This Data Dictionary + Controlled Vocabulary was created for Berkeley Copwatch’s People’s Database for Police Accountability. It defines the fields used in the database and the rules for entering data, including lists of terms and their meanings. It serves as a reference for Berkeley Copwatch...

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