Category Archives: Our Fights

AUTOMATING BANISHMENT: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land

Read Automating Banishment: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land, our new community-based report on the relationships between “data-driven policing” and real estate development, displacement, settler colonialism, and conquest. The report is available with interactive maps at automatingbanishment.org. You can also download a pdf of the report or download a short summary. This community-based report … Continue reading AUTOMATING BANISHMENT: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land

Data-Driven Policing: Abolition Requires a Culture of Resistance

Read our new article in Issue 35 of The Abolitionist, Critical Resistance‘s “publication dedicated to the strategy and practice of prison industrial complex abolition.” You can read the article below, download the pdf here, and subscribe to The Abolitionist here. Data-Driven Policing: Abolition Requires a Culture of Resistance By Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Policing is … Continue reading Data-Driven Policing: Abolition Requires a Culture of Resistance

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

Letter on Inspector General Audit of SAR Program

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

Letter to LAPC Regarding Data-Informed Community Policing

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition DOWNLOAD THE FULL PDF LETTER VERSION HERE July 14, 2020 Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners 100 West First Street, Suite 134 Los Angeles, California 90012 Commissioner President Eileen Decker Commissioner Vice President Commissioner Shane Murphy Goldsmith Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa Commissioner Steven Soboroff Commissioner Dale Bonner To Data Driven Policing Committee … Continue reading Letter to LAPC Regarding Data-Informed Community Policing