On April 9th, 2012 the Stop LAPD Spying: Campaign to Rescind Special Orders 1 and 11 filed request for records pursuant to the California Public Records Act (PRA). The PRA was filed in partnership with the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Additional legal support is being provided by the Asian Pacific American … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Files Public Records Act Request
Check out this 2004 ACLU report about the Surveillance Industrial Complex, or how “the American Government Is Conscripting Businesses and Individuals in the Construction of a Surveillance Society.”
According to Wikileaks, “[The surveillance industry] is, in practice, unregulated…and Iable to silently, and … secretly intercept calls and take over computers without the help or knowledge of telecommunication providers.”
There is a growing culture of government surveillance at a local level. Even in relatively small municipalities and states like Vermont. If in “Vermont police request hundreds, possibly thousands, of search warrants every year, and there is virtually no oversight for the process”, one has to ask how about in larger jurisdictions where there are … Continue reading Is Vermont Really That Unique?