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

SAR WARS: THE PEOPLE STRIKE BACK!

National Day of Action Against Fusion Centers! Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco & Washington D.C.   Info for the Local Event Thursday, April 10 at 10:30am View Imperial Hwy & Norwalk Blvd in a Google map Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/611937252224911/  Click here for the Endorsement Letter Download the flier here SHUT DOWN THE SPY CENTERS! #SARwars #STRIKEback #StopSPYING

Los Angeles Communities meet with City Human Relations Commission

On December 17, 2013 the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition hosted the Executive Director of the LA City HRC (Human Relations Commission) Patricia Villaseñor and Senior Human Relations Analyst Francisco Ortega at the December Coalition meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a critical, in-depth discussion with HRC representatives regarding the coalition’s proposal to hold effective public … Continue reading Los Angeles Communities meet with City Human Relations Commission

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Holds Press Conference to Announce HRC Hearings on SAR

On Tuesday, October 29th, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition held a press conference on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to announce the passage of a historic motion by the LA City Human Relations Commission (HRC) to hold public hearings on the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) “Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program, Gang Injunctions, … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Holds Press Conference to Announce HRC Hearings on SAR

Coalition Update : HRC SAR Hearings in the Media and on Our Action Plan

Last week we shared that the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission voted in favor of holding public hearings on the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of Suspicious Activity Reporting, gang injunctions and other public safety issues. This is a step forward and an opportunity for us to hold the HRC accountable in making sure they … Continue reading Coalition Update : HRC SAR Hearings in the Media and on Our Action Plan

LA Human Relations Commission to hold public hearings on Suspicious Activity Reporting

On Thursday October 10th, the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission  passed a motion to “hold public hearings in the community on the issues of profiling, inclusive of SAR, gang injunctions and other related public safety issues.” This was a big step forward in getting a city agency to acknowledge inherent problems and deep concerns … Continue reading LA Human Relations Commission to hold public hearings on Suspicious Activity Reporting

Update: Pressuring LA City Human Relations Commission and SARs In The News

Last Tuesday, September 17th, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition held its monthly meeting at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center and shared its “Surveillance 101” Presentation.  Over 45 participants attended and learned about LAPD spying and how we can stop it together. On Thursday, October 10th, 10 am at City Hall, we will return to the … Continue reading Update: Pressuring LA City Human Relations Commission and SARs In The News