protest, rally, and demand the shut down of the Spy Center

SAR WARS: THE PEOPLE STRIKE BACK!

National Day of Action Against Fusion Centers! Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco & Washington D.C.   Info for the Local Event Thursday, April 10 at 10:30am View Imperial Hwy & Norwalk Blvd in a Google map Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/611937252224911/  Click here for the Endorsement Letter Download the flier here SHUT DOWN THE SPY CENTERS! #SARwars #STRIKEback #StopSPYING

The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

By Bruce Schneier Bloomberg.com July 31, 2013 This essay also appeared in the The Memphis Commercial Appeal, Stuff, The Guardian Comment Is Free, and Veterans Today. Italian translation Imagine the government passed a law requiring all citizens to carry a tracking device. Such a law would immediately be found unconstitutional. Yet we all carry mobile phones. If the National […]

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How the NSA’s Domestic Spying Program Works

via the Electronic Frontiers Foundation: The NSA’s domestic spying program, known in official government documents as the “President’s Surveillance Program,” (“The Program”) was implemented by President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001. The US Government still considers the Program officially classified, but a tremendous amount of information has been exposed […]

Who is watching the watchers?

Los Angeles Communities meet with City Human Relations Commission

On December 17, 2013 the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition hosted the Executive Director of the LA City HRC (Human Relations Commission) Patricia Villaseñor and Senior Human Relations Analyst Francisco Ortega at the December Coalition meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a critical, in-depth discussion with HRC representatives regarding the coalition’s proposal to hold effective public […]

Update : Planning for HRC Hearings & Neighborhood Council Outreach

General Meeting Summary This past Tuesday, November 19th, the Coalition held its general meeting at Los Angeles Community Action Network. Coalition member Hamid Khan presented on the history of intelligence led policing, exposing the connections between predictive policing tactics that include information collection and SAR. Also discussed was the Human Relations Commission hearings on SAR, […]

Coalition Update : Progress with Neighborhood Councils; General Meeting on Tuesday

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition has been hard at work speaking out at community events and conferences about the dire impact of LAPD’s Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Program.  On Thursday November 14th, coalition members Jamie Garcia and Hamid Khan outreached and spoke at an event organized by the Stop NSA Spying Organization.  Then on Friday […]

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Update

This past week the Coalition has been busy reaching out and raising awareness in diverse communities on how the Los Angeles Police Department spies on and criminalizes people through programs like Suspicious Activity Reporting and Special Order 1. On Wednesday,  November 6th, Coalition member Hamid Khan participated in a public forum, “LAPD Spying: Civil Liberties, […]