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Demand Public Hearings on LAPD Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program

The LA City Human Relations Commission (HRC) will meet on Thursday October 10th at City Hall, 10th floor, room 1050 at 10am to vote on the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition’s demand to hold public hearings on the LAPD’s Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program and Special Order 1. Join us at 9:30am at the east entrance of City Hall–200 N. Main Street, Los Angeles. Look forward to seeing you!

Join the Fight!

It’s time to up the pressure on the HRC.

CALL, FACEBOOK, TWEET, EMAIL, or FAX now to demand public hearings on SARs from the Human Relations Commission.  Angelenos need to  know how LAPD SAR and Special Order 1 criminalize us and create a hurtful culture of suspicion.

VIA PHONE

Call the HRC office at (213) 978-1660

Hello, my name is _______________ and I’m calling to demand that the Human Relations Commission hold public hearings on the LAPD’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Program.

SAR is a criminalization of normal, innocent behaviors.

Public hearings will allow community members like me to ask questions of the LAPD about the program and share experiences about how such programs decrease public safety and inhibit healthy human relations in Los Angeles.

I hope the HRC will vote in favor of holding public hearing on SAR because it is what the community wants.

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VIA FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/LACityHRC?ref=br_tf

Go to the Human Relations Commission page on Facebook & post the following:

The HRC needs to hold public hearings on the LAPD’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Program, SAR because it is a waste of resources. We need more community centers, affordable housing, medical centers, youth centers, jobs, intervention workers, etc.- not more criminalization and policies that invade our privacy.

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VIA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LACityHRC               [email protected]

Please vote in favor of holding public hearings on SARs #demandHRCforum #slapds @stoplapdspying

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SEND A LETTER (VIA FAX, EMAIL, US POSTAL) — COPY AND PASTE

Please add your personal information to the template below.

Attn: City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission

Your Name
Organization (if you have one or want to be identified by one)
Neighborhood, Los Angeles

Dear Human Relations Commission:

I am writing to you to express my support for Stop LAPD’s Spying Coalition’s demand that you hold public hearings on the LAPD’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Program, SAR. The Human Relations Commission works with the city and the mayor and says that its mission is to improve the lives of the most marginalized and underrepresented Angelenos by discovering new ways to overcome problems.SAR is criminalization of normal behavior like taking a picture, asking businesses hours of operation, using a video camera, taking notes and other innocent behaviors.

SAR promotes racial profiling. According to the Inspector General’s audit, 82% of the SARs filed were of non-whites with the largest number being African Americans.

There is no transparency regarding SAR. We demand access to the details of the policies that affect our daily lives. The public has the right to be educated by the city about Special Order 1 and other surveillance and infiltration based programs like SAR.

This is a waste of resources We need more community centers, affordable housing, medical centers, youth centers, etc.- not more criminalization and policies that invade our privacy.

Who is watching the watchers? Nationally, the corruption of similar surveillance-based programs has been recently exposed. How about locally, here in LA? This is not an evidence based policy- A US Senate Report and a report from the National Academy of Sciences all conclude that data mining and behavior profiling simply don’t work. The Senate even called these programs “useless, irrelevant and without value.”

Public hearings will allow community members like me to ask questions of the LAPD about the program and share experiences about how such programs decrease public safety and inhibit healthy human relations in Los Angeles.

I hope the HRC will vote in favor of holding public hearing on SAR because it is what the community wants.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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VIA FAX

Send faxes to the Human Relations Commission at Fax (213) 978-1668

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VIA EMAIL

Send E-mails to:

[email protected]

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VIA THE HRC CONTACT FORM

Paste on to HRC’s online contact form:

http://hrc.lacity.org/contact.html

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VIA THE US POSTAL SERVICE

City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission

200 N. Spring Street
City Hall, Room 2111
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Here is your chance to RAISE YOUR VOICE!
Let the Human Relations Commission know that they must hold public hearings on local police spying.

Mail to: City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission

200 N. Spring Street
City Hall, Room 2111
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 978-1660
FB: https://www.facebook.com/LACityHRC?ref=br_tf
TW: https://twitter.com/LACityHRC
Fax: (213) 978-1668
E-mail: [email protected]
Online Contact: http://hrc.lacity.org/contact.html

Will We Sleep Or Will We Fight!??!