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Building community power TO ABOLISH the police state

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is a community group building power toward abolition of the police state. We were founded in 2011 and are based at the Los Angeles Community Action Network in Skid Row.

About Us

We are a community group working to build community power toward abolishing police surveillance.

GET INVOLVED

Join our work by sending us an email introducing yourself or filling out our contact form.

DONATE

Our work is largely funded through community donations. Your support is what makes our work sustainable.

We hold open community meetings every week

Our weekly Tuesday night community meetings on Zoom are a great way to get to know us. Those meetings are recorded and available on our YouTube. We also have a number of working groups that meet every week. To join any of our meetings, check out our calendar.

What’S COOKING

  • Weekly Update – January 27, 2023
    We’ve been fighting robot surveillance dogs, what have you been up to?
  • Weekly Update – January 20, 2023
    Check out what we’ve been up to!
  • SARA in Skid Row
    Join us in our fight against data-driven policing and displacement as we look at LAPD SARA reports from Central Division and talk more about SARA, and how it is being deployed in Skid Row and other areas downtown. We’ll also talk about some of LAPD’s data-gathering tactics that feed SARA and other operations. Join us as we build power in our fight! 
  • MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING
    Join us this Tuesday at 6pm for our first monthly general meeting of the year. This week we will be plotting the current policing landscape and strategizing our fights for 2023.
  • Weekly Update – January 13, 2023
    Greetings friends! Welcome to 2023! Here’s what we’ve been up to: On Tuesday (1/10) the Coalition supported our… Read More »Weekly Update – January 13, 2023
  • The Fight Ahead
    Join us for the first community meeting of 2023! This Tuesday we look at the fight ahead for the War on Youth Working group. Some things have changed in the new year, but the state’s mission to target and criminalize youth remains.

Our Research and Resources

The "Automating Banishment" Report.

AUTOMATING BANISHMENT: THE SURVEILLANCE AND POLICING OF LOOTED LAND

Our new community-based research report on the relationships between “data-driven policing” and real estate development, displacement, settler colonialism, and conquest. The report is available with interactive maps at automatingbanishment.org.

Screenshot of the Defund Surveillance website.

DEFUND SURVEILLANCE

Our campaign to dissect and defund LAPD’s $3.1 billion yearly budget

Screenshot of the Stalker State website.

The Stalker State

An interactive journey through the architecture police use to control us

Algorithmic Ecology Graph

THE ALGORITHMIC ECOLOGY

A tool for mapping the need to organize against the entire ecosystem that surrounds police algorithms, beyond the technology alone.

A Report on Dismantling Predictive Policing in Los Angeles

BEFORE THE BULLET HITS THE BODY

Our community-based report on the racist violence of LAPD’s first-generation “predictive policing” programs