UAPTSD What We’re About

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UAPTSD What We’re About

“Every 8 hours, someone is killed by police in the U.S.”

What if we put just as much time and energy into organizing ourselves to prevent what police do as we put into a reaction to what they do?
Inspired by preserving the lives of our community, we live by the following principles; Protest, Solidarity, Love, Resistance
SAN DIEGO COPWATCH UAPTSD.ORG 

Our peaceful protest is filming the police as a part of our freedom of speech and freedom of press. We save lives from being funneled into the prison industrial complex and from being stolen from us by state sanctioned foot soldiers. Also, as our duty to the community, we track officers who still on the beat, how much they make, and if they have hurt or killed someone as well as hold space for families remembering the angelversary of their loved ones passing.

For more info on us and how to become involved, please visit United Against Police Terror – San Diego on Fb, on YouTube at IRATE PRODUCTIONS  or visit us at uaptsd.org.


We concentrate our efforts in the County of San Diego and the collective’s work includes:

The goals of UAPTSD are to make law enforcement agencies accountable to the public by:

Copwatch, Report, Support.

Copwatch

  • 24 hour monitoring police conduct and policies; through video & livestream
  • Objective of Uaptsd is to monitor the occurrence of police violence. UAPTSD launched a copwatch program in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. The program provides the necessary knowledge and rights that individuals (specifically youth and parents) while in the presence of police forces. UAPTSD copwatch intentions are to document police misconduct in the hopes that general awareness will reduce the risk of police violence while.

Report

  • Data collection, publication and distribution to the public
  • Include (but not limited to)
  •  Stolen Lives killed and brutalized by every branch of law enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Databases of every sworn in officer of every branch  
  • List of all sworn in #KillerKkops who are still on duty
  • Recommending policy changes that encourage more humane and effective law enforcement;
  • Educating the public on criminal justice matters.

Support

  • Acting as civil rights advocates for victims of excessive force and abuse;
  • Role of a UAPTSD Advocate
  • The advocates are the persons solely for the victim/survivor or their surviving family and open to exploring any and all options. An advocate provides services in a non-judgmental, empathetic way by empowering the survivor to make their own decisions based on their own unique circumstances. Helping them identify the range of options available to help protect their rights and safety;
  • Assisting the victims/survivors or their families in asserting those rights against and denouncing police assault, harassment and brutality; including
  • Providing a safe space in which survivors may disclose information;
  • Giving support and encouragement throughout legal processes or advocating for legal assistance;
  • Providing information and offering guidance on finding answers when questions arise;
  • Ensuring that if system response to victims/survivors or their families is unfair, then promoting open and direct action empowering the victims, survivors and their families.
  • Providing continued support when processes have concluded.
  • Providing information, counsel and referrals;
  • Raising Awareness of Rights

UAPTSD does regular workshops and discussions on rights and police abuse. Organization distributes “know your rights” booklets which lists the rights a person has when dealing with police officers of the SDPD (San Diego Police Department). The information contained in the booklets is based on information by the ACLU as well as on the rules and regulations applying to police forces in San Diego, California.

Victim Advocacy and Support for Survivors

UAPTSD intervenes when people are unaware of their rights and support the necessary steps required in obtaining justice in cases of police brutality. The group encourages victim testimonials to illustrate how people have suffered from police brutality, so other victims know they are not alone. The victim testimonials which can be in video or written format are helpful in providing justice to the victims of police brutality. The testimonials also serve to expand support for the organization in making police brutality a global issue.

Denouncing harassment, violence, intimidation and abuse

Impact

Press Coverage

Locally; City Beat, Union Tribune, LGBT Weekly, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Reader, San Diego Free Press, Univision, Speak City Heights, KPBS. KUSI, NBC 7, Telemundo

Independent; Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press, Photography is Not a Crime, Anti Media, Fresno People’s Media. Reporting San Diego

Nationally; Colorlines, Huffington Post, Raw Story, Mother Jones, Free Thought Project, Daily Kos, Fusion, The Root,  MIC.com, Telemundo

Internationally; RT Russia

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