Category Archives: Academic/Nonprofit Complicity

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

PT 75: Universities, Academia, and the Police: Collaborators in the Settler State

WEBINAR PART 75 Recording Here – Tuesday September 28th at 6PM Recordings of Webinars 1 – 74 HERE — Surveillance 101 Teach-In: 1 – 4 HERE Not A Moment In Time: Zine Issue: 1 – 2 HERE The National Security Police State always uses crisis like this to expand oppression, to expand surveillance, accumulate new … Continue reading PT 75: Universities, Academia, and the Police: Collaborators in the Settler State

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.