A new, interactive game developed by the FBI is designed to help teachers and students “identify types of social media activities that should raise alarm,” in an effort to prevent radicalization online.
Sometimes, laws are downright mean-spirited. Many people have used that word to describe HB 318, a North Carolina law signed by Governor Pat McCrory at the end of October that forbids immigrants from using non-U.S. identification, promotes E-Verify, and bans Sanctuary Cities.
Read our report from Sen. Ted Cruz’s hearing addressing the “War on Police,” a narrative rejected by police chiefs across the country. Legal Fellow Chip Gibbons concludes that rather than a war on police, the hearing illustrated a war on reality, waged by politicians looking for any chance to bloviate before the C-SPAN cameras, as well as by those who wish to discredit the Black Lives Matter movement.
Trumbo, a film which deserves to be seen, depicts the particularly insidious role the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) played in contributing to the Hollywood blacklist. It is a great movie, but it is just one piece of the larger story of HUAC that describes a coordinated government crackdown on ascendant progressive movements and a powerful grassroots movement that defeated it from below.
CUNY Law School Student Government passed a resolution demanding answers about NYPD surveillance of student groups, highlighting surveillance of environmental and human rights organizations, and surveillance and infiltration of the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matters movements, in addition to long-running infiltration of Muslim communities.