Category Archives: News and Analysis

COALITION ACTIVITIES—October 24, 2021

Dear friends, this week the Coalition organized, amplified, and executed a powerful O22 action in front of LAPD headquarters. We also supported BLM’s End Police Association action and presented our Architecture of Surveillance and Algorithmic Ecology at the Oxy Arts Encoding Futures exhibition. Click the link to read more about the work we’ve been doing! On Monday … Continue reading COALITION ACTIVITIES—October 24, 2021

This Friday, October 22: NATIONAL ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY DAY

This Friday, October 22, at 4pm, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and LA CAN in coalition with our partners at BLM-LA and other organizations will be hosting an action to honor National Anti-Police Brutality Day (historically called O22) in front of the LAPD headquarters. Please join us in a show of power and solidarity against … Continue reading This Friday, October 22: NATIONAL ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY DAY

Another “Reform” Proposal Expanding the Police State

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

ZINE: Blueprint for Displacement

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

Anti-Blackness and the National Security Police State that Civil Liberties Advocacy Built

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

Stop LAPD Spying Sues LAPD to Uncover Communications with UCLA Professor Who Founded PredPol, Inc.

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.