This video is second in the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition’s “Watch the Watchers” series. Our goal is to inform and inspire communities to organize and dismantle the rapid expansion of the police state. These practices are increasingly creating dangerous conditions on the ground giving law enforcement extra-ordinary powers to continue to racially profile, invade privacy, … Continue reading Watch the Watchers – They Still Lie
Click HERE for a PDF the schedule below. Increasingly counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics and programs are getting incorporated into domestic policing. The Los Angeles Police Department is one the most militarized police department’s in the country with a massive Architecture of Surveillance that targets Black and Brown communities through programs like Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR), … Continue reading June 2017 Coalition Meeting Schedule
It is Our Duty to Fight for Freedom, It is Our Duty to Win…! -Assata Shakur STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES – A Living Document (PDF) January 20, 2017 Grassroots Community Self-Defense is a group of individuals and organizations coming together to protect the human rights of our communities and ourselves to resist, organize, and defend against … Continue reading Grassroots Community Self-Defense Statement of Principles
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition December 2016 and January 2017 Meeting Schedule Be a thought, strategic, and action partner! Increasingly counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics and programs are getting incorporated into domestic policing. The Los Angeles Police Department is one the most militarized police department’s in the country with a massive Architecture of Surveillance that targets Black … Continue reading Coalition Meeting Schedule – Dec 2016 & Jan 2017
Click HERE to view a PDF of the letter below. December 9, 2016 We Need Your Support Dear Supporters: With the heightened dialogue around state violence and the national security police state, the work of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition has never been more important! Over the past five years, we have created multiple spaces … Continue reading WE NEED YOUR HELP
Click HERE to download a PDF of the Letter. December 7, 2016 Predictive Policing: Profit Driven Racist Policing It is the duty of social justice organizations to use their people-power and resources to analyze, knowledge-share, and organize regarding issues that will impact their lives and the lives of fellow community members. Due to the already … Continue reading Predictive Policing: Profit Driven Racist Policing
Click HERE to download a PDF of the letter. October 12, 2016 Dear Mr. Tefank and Mr. Johnson, On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, an overflow crowd of nearly 100 members of the public attempted to participate in the public meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission. Approximately 50 civically-engaged residents were allowed admission into the … Continue reading LA Police Commission – An Affront to the Principles of Democracy
Click HERE to Download a PDF of the statement. July 6, 2016 An Appeal to Advocates – Don’t Legitimize the Surveillance State On June 7, 2016 the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed the “Surveillance Technology and Community Safety Ordinance” related to the “Board approval requirement for the acquisition and operation of surveillance equipment, … Continue reading An Appeal to Advocates – Don’t Legitimize the Surveillance State
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Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Program Creates a Culture Fear and Suspicion, Promotes Racial Profiling, Invades Privacy, Is Not Evidence Based, Wastes Resources Click HERE for Slides.