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Are we Making Smart Decisions about Surveillance?

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General Coalition Meeting: Join us! Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30pm for our Monthly coalition Meeting at the D’Town UCLA Labor Center, 675 S. Parkview St., Los Angeles, CA 90057 – adjacent to Macarthur Park.

Are we “Making Smart Decisions About Surveillance?”


Please join the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition as the coalition presents its analysis of the ACLU‘s report on Surveillance- Making Smart Decisions About Surveillance released a few months ago. After thorough research the coalition finds the ACLU report to be problematic on several levels particularly ACLU‘s failure to seek community feedback and input in developing the report and their dependency on law enforcement agencies informing their analysis. Please join the discussion and add your input regarding the surveillance, spying, and infiltration of our communities!


We will present our analysis of the ACLU report at the 2/17 meeting.

HRC to begin Hearings on SARs in APRIL!


On February 12 the LA City Human Relation Commission voted on the proposal submitted by their public safety committee regarding the first step for hearings on Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. The process will consist, at this point, within a time frame of 14th months- starting in April of 2015 ending in June 2016. The proposed title of these hearing will be “What does LA think about its “Community Policing”. The following is the timeline of events:

  • April 2015 – HRC Board of Commission host Special Community Meeting
  • June- November 2015- Days of Dialogue- throughout LA, University and High School Campuses
  • February 2016- HRC Board of Commission Special Meeting
  • March- May 2016- Analysis of Findings and Report preparation
  • June 2016- Report released/presentation given to Mayor, City Council, and Police Commission
  1. The Special Commission Board Meetings will be conducted in selected communities. HRC Commissioners and invited Commissioners from LAPD will ask stakeholders to share their thoughts on public safety, community policing, SARs, Gang Injunctions, and use of force.

  2. Days of Dialogue will consist of approximately 8-10 community dialogues conducted throughout the city and college and high school campuses.

  3. Survey Distribution- A survey will be prepared and posted online, distributed to partner agencies and schools.

  4. Interviews- interviews will be conducted with numerous community members from various regions of LA.

These hearing/forums offer a great opportunity for Angelenos to dispel the myth of “community policing “while exposing the violent and racist operations inherent within the architecture of policing. Please stay tuned and get ready for April!

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Drone Free- LAPD/ No Drones, LA!

The Drone-Free LAPD/No Drones, LA Campaign is currently working to collect thousands of signatures on paper and online.  Please sign the petition online and also send it to your friends!

We’re seeking the community’s input over LAPD’s newly developed drone arsenal.  Please take a short moment to fill out this survey, which will inform our organizing moving forward. Visit this link to answer a few short questions.

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Will We Sleep Or Will We Fight!??!