Category Archives: Suspicious Activity Reporting

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

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