All posts by Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

Lawsuit Challenging LAPD’s Refusal to Identify Echo Park Cameras

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition has filed a new lawsuit confronting LAPD’s refusal to disclose records reflecting the location of surveillance cameras supposedly monitoring all activity in Echo Park Lake. The lawsuit can be read here. The city says these cameras were installed after LAPD’s violent assault on Echo Park Lake in March 2021. That operation … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenging LAPD’s Refusal to Identify Echo Park Cameras

Stop LAPD Spying Sues City Councilman Paul Koretz

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition filed a public records lawsuit today confronting City Councilmember Paul Koretz’s failure to respond to a public records request regarding his office’s communications with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a nonprofit political association that works with government surveillance agencies. The lawsuit can be read here. The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition expects these … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying Sues City Councilman Paul Koretz

Zionist Instrumentalization of the Global War on Terror

Read our article with Palestinian Youth Movement, originally published in “The Terror Trap: The Impact of the War on Terror in Muslim Communities Since 9/11” (convened by the Coalition for Civil Freedoms, The Bridge Initiative, CAGE, the Center for Islam and Global Affairs, the Muslim Justice League, ICNA Council for Social Justice, and United Voices … Continue reading Zionist Instrumentalization of the Global War on Terror

Spring Into Abolition: Fundraiser and Celebration

On Friday, March 25, 2022, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and Resource Generation LA are hosting SPRING INTO ABOLITION, a fundraiser and celebration to mark a decade of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition! This will be a live virtual event on zoom featuring exclusive performances, storytelling, and collective learning.  The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition works to build community power … Continue reading Spring Into Abolition: Fundraiser and Celebration

Letter to Mayor and City Council on LAPD’s $213 Budget Increase Proposal

We are community groups writing to oppose LAPD’s pending demand for a $213 million increase to its operational spending for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. If approved, this would be LAPD’s largest ever funding increase. Last November, the Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve this spending increase barely one business day after LAPD released its 687-page … Continue reading Letter to Mayor and City Council on LAPD’s $213 Budget Increase Proposal

Reject LAPD’s Proposed “Pretext Stops” Policy

LAPD Chief Michel Moore has proposed a new policy authorizing use of “pretext stops,” which are used to harass and criminalize Black, brown, and poor people as well as to collect data for LAPD’s surveillance systems. You can read more about these abusive stops here. While claiming to restrict or limit these stops, the policy … Continue reading Reject LAPD’s Proposed “Pretext Stops” Policy

Mayoral Candidates Vowing to Renew War on Our People

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Los Angeles Community Action Network and Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Mayoral candidates are starting to trot out their “public safety” proposals. While some of the rhetoric and outward dressing varies, the substance across the board all appears to be the same: vows to increase police hiring and spending at the … Continue reading Mayoral Candidates Vowing to Renew War on Our People

Stop LAPD Spying is seeking a law student intern

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is a community organization working to abolish police surveillance and other forms of racial and social control.  Our work includes community-based research, popular education, direct action, collective study, and political litigation.  Stop LAPD Spying was formed in 2011 and is based at the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) … Continue reading Stop LAPD Spying is seeking a law student intern

Fundraising Call: Ten Years of Building Community Power Against the Police State

Dear friends and comrades, This year marked a decade since the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition formed in 2011. Our first meetings took place on the streets and in homes, as community conversations about what surveillance, privacy, suspicion, and spying meant to different people. Those conversations gave rise to organizing, with our early membership including youth, day laborers, … Continue reading Fundraising Call: Ten Years of Building Community Power Against the Police State

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