Surveillance

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How the Government's Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color [OPINION]

We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.

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Advocacy Groups Push FBI, DHS to Release Full Info on Its Surveillance of Black Activists

“Black communities know all too well how poisonous this kind of surveillance and intimidation is for social justice movements.”

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Records Show NYPD Deployed Video Surveillance Teams to Hundreds of Black Lives Matter, Occupy Actions

The Verge reports that NYPD camera crews monitored protests against police violence and economic inequality from 2011 to 2013 and again in 2016.

New Settlement Aims to Protect Muslims From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

“This agreement sends a critical message to the federal government and police forces around the country that law enforcement can and must do its job without resorting to discrimination.”

Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force stand outside of a press conference regarding the San Bernardino, California, shooting on December 2, 2015.

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is Monitoring Standing Rock Water Protectors

Civil rights attorney Lauren Regan: “The idea that the government would attempt to construe this indigenous-led nonviolent movement into some kind of domestic terrorism investigation is unfathomable to me.”

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Dems Urge FCC to Tackle Surveillance Tech in Communities of Color

A new letter from nine U.S. Representatives to FCC chariman Tom Wheeler echoes activists’ calls against the stingray technology that many police departments use to monitor communities of color.

Activists Sue FBI, DHS for Movement for Black Lives Surveillance Info

Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”

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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

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New Video Suggests Cop Intentionally Killed Black Man, Planted Gun

Former officer Jason Stockley faces first-degree murder charges for his role in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.

ICYMI: You Must Read the Letter Activists of Color Wrote to Support Apple Against the FBI

Signed by Shaun King, Opal Tometi and others, the letter criticizes the FBI’s insistence that Apple remove security protections to investigate suspects’ Apple products. 

Feds Say San Bernardino Shooters Did Not Belong to a Terrorist Cell

And the FBI will reportedly bring charges against a friend of shooter Syed Rizwan Farook for purcashing some of the weapons used in the massacre.

Guess Who's Editing the Wiki Pages of Police Brutality Victims. The NYPD

Computer IP addresses trace back to police headquarters.

Muslim Americans Suing to Remove Names From No Fly List

At least 700,000 people are now on the terrorist watch list.

NYPD Disbands Muslim-Spying Unit

Does this mean the end of post-9/11 dragnet tactics?

NYPD (Finally) Gets Independent Oversight

Impact remains to be seen on NJ Muslims seeking to end NYPD surveillance of their communities

Rally Against NSA Surveillance This Weekend in the U.S. Capital

On October 26 the ‘Stop Watching Us’ coalition will hold a national rally in Washington, D.C. to demand that Congress rein in the NSA.

NYPD Covertly Labels Mosques as Terrorism Organizations

Undercover documents expose extensive mosque surveillance in New York.

Muslim New Yorkers and Civil Rights Group File Suit To Stop NYPD Spying

Two years after the Associated Press revealed that NYPD had built a sprawling program to spy on Muslim New Yorkers, some of it’s targets have joined with civil liberties groups to sue the city.

The Dangerous, Infectious Logic of National Security

The rationale behind the administration’s secret spying program has been developed and honed to surviell and harass communities of color for years.

Bloomberg Basically Admits NYPD Spied on Muslims For No Reason Other Than Religion

The New York Police Department has spied on Muslim New Yorkers for no other reason than that they are Muslim. Yesterday, after months of near silence from federal officials, Attorney General Eric Holder called the program “disturbing”.