Last Tuesday, September 17th, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition held its monthly meeting at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center and shared its “Surveillance 101” Presentation. Over 45 participants attended and learned about LAPD spying and how we can stop it together. On Thursday, October 10th, 10 am at City Hall, we will return to the … Continue reading Update: Pressuring LA City Human Relations Commission and SARs In The News
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
Why We’re Demanding Public Hearings On September 5th, We demand that: HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE LAPD SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTING (SAR) PROGRAM. POLICIES SUCH AS SPECIAL ORDER 1 AND iWATCH DECREASE PUBLIC SAFETY AND INHIBIT HEALTHY HUMAN RELATIONS! Special Order 1 and iWATCH create a suspicion based cultureand makes people more fearful and reactive (violent … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying at the L.A. Human Relations Commission: 9/5 9:30am
On Thursday, September 5th, at 9:30am, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition will be attending the L.A. Human Relations Commission (HRC) meeting to demand public hearings on LAPD Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) – Special Order (SO) 1 and iWATCH – program! The Los Angeles HRC is a city-wide body whose stated purpose is to be the … Continue reading Will the L.A. Human Relations Commission Hold Public Hearings on LAPD Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) – Special Order (SO) 1 and iWatch?
Suspicious Activity Reporting Program Now in 46 States A General Accountability Office (GAO) “Report to Congressional Requestors” published in March 2013 on the National SAR Program revealed the incredible growth of this surveillance program in the United States. What was launched by LAPD in March 2008 has become a massive surveillance program operated by local law enforcement agencies … Continue reading SARs Now in 46 States!
In this work, documents pile up. Because we are doing this work together, we are posting the following documents which underscore why this work is important and that science is on the side of the community. SO1 Revisions There was a revised version of LAPD Special Order 1 issued in August of 2012. We don’t … Continue reading SO1 Revisions; Intelligence Gathering Guild-lines; and National Academy of Sciences Report on Data Mining and Behavioral Surveillance
LA Fusion Spy Center Locks Down in Face of Community Demands! Over a hundred community members surrounded the Los Angeles Area Fusion Spy Center on Thursday December 13th in Norwalk demanding an end to invasion of privacy, assault on civil liberties, and waste of public resources. Several people were surrounded by LA sheriffs and private … Continue reading Community Storms Fusion Spy Center
Click on the Photos Below to Download the English/Spanish Flyers: CALL TO ACTION! RALLY TO EXPOSE the NORWALK FUSION Spy CENTER Stop the fusion centers from violating and invading our rights. LAPD is a leading agency that supplies our personal information to fusion centers through Special Order 1, iWATCH and other programs. THURSDAY DEC 13, … Continue reading Download Flyers and Help Spread the Word! CALL TO ACTION! RALLY TO EXPOSE the NORWALK FUSION Spy CENTER!
CALL TO ACTION! RALLY TO EXPOSE the NORWALK FUSION Spy CENTER Stop the fusion centers from violating and invading our rights. LAPD is a leading agency that supplies our personal information to fusion centers through Special Order 1, iWATCH and other programs. THURSDAY DEC 13, 2012 11 AM 12440 E. Imperial Hwy. Norwalk, CA 90650 … Continue reading CALL TO ACTION! RALLY TO EXPOSE the NORWALK FUSION Spy CENTER
If criminalizing innocent behavior resulting from SO 1 and iWATCH was not enough, LAPD is all set to get extraordinary powers to infiltrate, plant informants and open secret files based on anonymous tips. On August 28th, beside revisions to SO 1, the LAPD submitted another proposal that would dangerously change LAPD’s intelligence guidelines. These proposed … Continue reading LAPD to get more powers to infiltrate, plant informants and assume fictitious identities – Police Commission set to Legitimize Red Squad style police operations