Download PDF version here. Hey folks! Here’s an update on what the Coalition has been up to this past week! Last Saturday, 10/2, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition had the absolute pleasure of sharing space with our affinity partners in reclaiming Echo Park during the Echo Park Community Day. The event was organized by the … Continue reading COALITION ACTIVITIES—October 10th, 2021
Last summer LAPD violently cracked down on the George Floyd rebellion, arresting over 4,000 people. Throughout history, politicians have responded to LAPD’s violence toward critics with expansions of police resources rather than addressing the community’s criticism. This same cycle of police crackdowns followed by police expansion followed the Ferguson uprising, the 1992 uprising, and the … Continue reading Another “Reform” Proposal Expanding the Police State
Read our new zine Blueprint for Displacement: Breaking Down LAPD’s “Echo Park Rehabilitation After-Action Report.” The zine was created in collaboration between the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Los Angeles Commnity Action Network, and Street Watch LA. The zine exposes the year-long campaign by LAPD and other city entities to surveill, harass, and evict Echo Park Lake Residents. The police state has no … Continue reading ZINE: Blueprint for Displacement
As the U.S. commemorates another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, civil liberties organizations and Muslim advocacy groups have had a lot to say about the Islamophobia of the past two decades. Islamophobia is of course a real source of violence. But far beyond the impact on Muslim communities, we must recognize post-9/11 demonization of Muslim, … Continue reading Anti-Blackness and the National Security Police State that Civil Liberties Advocacy Built
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition filed a public records lawsuit today challenging LAPD’s refusal to turn over emails between police officials and P. Jeffrey Brantingham, a widely condemned UCLA anthropology professor who collaborated with LAPD to test and promote a discredited “predictive” policing technology. Professor Brantingham is the founder of PredPol, which sells racist police … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying Sues LAPD to Uncover Communications with UCLA Professor Who Founded PredPol, Inc.
June 21, 2021 Dear Inspector General Mark Smith: This letter is on behalf of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a grassroots community group working to expose and organize against LAPD’s harmful surveillance, infiltration, and profiling practices. We write to you with deep concern regarding the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program … Continue reading Letter on Inspector General Audit of SAR Program
We created a handy poster on how we use the California Public Records Act. Requesting public records can be crucial in grassroots campaigns to dissect and confront police harm. You don’t need to be a lawyer or “expert” to file a request. It’s really easy for anyone to file one to learn about government harm, … Continue reading Using the California PRA to Build Power and Expose Harm
When our communities rose up to protest the police last summer, LAPD cracked down violently and arrested over 4,000 people. Almost immediately after, the city requested three reports to use LAPD’s violence to propose “reforms” that will increase police resources and powers. Throughout history, politicians have responded to LAPD’s crackdowns against critics with expansions of … Continue reading We Said Defund Not Reform!
CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF THIS POSTING About Stop LAPD Spying Coalition The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is a grassroots community group working to expose and abolish surveillance and other forms of racial and social control. Formed in 2011, our coalition is made up of individuals from across the communities we organize with, including … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is Hiring a Community Organizer!
Download the letter here.