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, … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Update
Last week we shared that the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission voted in favor of holding public hearings on the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of Suspicious Activity Reporting, gang injunctions and other public safety issues. This is a step forward and an opportunity for us to hold the HRC accountable in making sure they … Continue reading Coalition Update : HRC SAR Hearings in the Media and on Our Action Plan
Last Thursday, September 5th, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition took its campaign to dismantle the Los Angeles Police Department’s spying apparatus to the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission. Over 35 community members let the Commissioners know we expect them to take a stance against police spying by holding public hearings. Elders, youth, people of … Continue reading Human Relations Commission: Post- Meeting Update
Our hearts and solidarity go to the family, friends, and communities affected by the murder of Trayvon Martin and other instances of legalized lynchings and state sanctioned murder. We cannot return Trayvon Martin into the arms of his family, but the practices which led to this sadness and cruelty, such as “stand your ground” and … Continue reading Trayvon Martin’s Murder: The Strange Fruit of “See Something, Say Something”
As a coalition founded on the principles of people power and strong communities, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition extends its deepest condolences…….
Audio from January 19 StopLAPDSpying Community Townhall With almost 150 diverse community members present, several participants commented that the January 19th Townhall was informative, educational, and empowering. The townhall affirmed the pervasive and rapidly expanding spying and surveillance apparatus: impacts everyone and not just one community or another; continues the national security rhetoric, which needs … Continue reading Stories, Solutions and Movement Building Were Key Themes at the January 19th Community Townhall
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition invites you to a Community Townhall on Saturday January 19th, 2013 at 2PM at Chuco’s Justice Center. The “War at Home” has been going on for far too long on our collective human rights. Click HERE to RSVP on the Community Townhall Facebook Event Page. Everyday new surveillance and spying … Continue reading COMMUNITY TOWNHALL!
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is asking you to complete this survey so that we can begin to document the extent of the potential impacts of SO1, since LAPD refuses to release information about the impacts and, in fact, individuals do not even have the right to know whether a suspicious activity report has been … Continue reading Take 5 minutes to fill out the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Public Survey
Please join us in demanding accountability from the LAPD for holding out so-called reforms to their spying program as an example of community involvement. Take a moment to send an email to the LAPD and the Police Commission by clicking here. Then, join us by also calling the LAPD and letting them know you, like … Continue reading Let LAPD know that you reject their so called reforms and hold them responsible for deceptive practices!!
“There is no real substantive change” Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Continues to Demand Answers from LAPD about Suspicious Activity Reporting Program Released on May 22, 2012 On May 17th three organizations – the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – met with the Los … Continue reading Beware of Misleading Stories