Donate To Copwatch Patrol Unit
Hello my brothers/sisters in the struggle. My name is Jose LaSalle and I am the founder of Copwatch Patrol Unit (CPU). CPU is a group of brothers/sisters that volunteers their time to monitor and document police and civilians interactions. Our goals are to use our presence and videos to deter police misconduct and brutality. Sense we started in 2011 we believe we have been successful in preventing the criminalization and brutality of many civilians.
CPU does not depend on the government for support. CPU has been blessed to have a supporting community that has helped CPU with many of the recording equipment that CPU uses. The winter is approaching and CPU needs to upgrade their surveillance equipment. We need to get more Uniforms, Talkies and Body Cameras.
Our Copwatch family is growing and we have also added a few new units. We have our newly added LGBTQ unit, our Intel unit, and our Immigration unit.
CPU needs your support ones again and we are asking those that could, to “Donate” what you can. Anything that you could donate is appreciated.
Copwatch Patrol Unit (CPU) wants to continue to make a presence in communities which is most affected by police brutality.
Thank You for all your support!
In NYC the NYPD continues to harass, dehumanize, traumatize, criminalize, brutalize and kill innocent people. From “Stop and Frisk” to the aggressive “Broken Window” policing communities are under siege by the militarize police department. Many reforms are being put in place. A new NYPD Inspector General has been created along with the CCRB and The IAB. Even with these “Watchdog Groups” we continue to witness police brutality. It is hard to believe that one day we would be safe from those that are hire to protect and serve us. Even with video evidence like “Eric Garner” being choked by police officer “Daniel Pantaleo” and learning that even with all the evidence that existed, police officer Daniel Pantaleo was not indicted. Makes anyone believe that justice for people of color is nothing more than an illusion.
If “Ramsey Orta” did not have the courage to video record “Eric Garner” encounter with the NYPD, this would have been swept under the rug and would have never been a conversation. Video recording of encounters by the NYPD and Civilians is important. It helps us open the windows and doors of people minds to see thing for what they really are, and not for what they have been presenting themselves to be. We as Freedom Fighters must take it upon ourselves to protect our communities. Not only from the crime that exist within the community, but also from those that have been given a badge and a gun (NYPD) to protect us. Join us in making our community safe. Help us help the community. Become part of our CPU team and together one day we could end police brutality.
Copwatch Patrol Unit (CPU) monitors police while they are engaging the public through questioning, detainment, or arrest.
CPU spend time walking the streets, observing police and witnessing/recording police interactions with citizens on camera, video-record, audio-record, and/ or paper. Copwatcher concentrates in areas where there is high police activity. CPU also advise people of their rights.
CPU goals are to discourage and attempt to stop police brutality and harassment by;
1. Educating people and communities on their rights and their responsibilities to each other.
2. Letting police know that their actions are being observed and recorded that they may be held accountable for their actions.
3. Trying to get laws and regulations in place and enforced that reduce police brutality and repression.
4. Expose NYPD behavior on social media, file CCRB complaints and IAB complaints.
Note: By upgrading our surveillance equipment we could continue to keep communities most affected by police brutality in check and make police accountable when they criminalize, brutalize or murder someone.