January 29, 2018
person wearing a FBI JTTF windbreaker at a press conference with other police

Are JTTFs Protecting Us Against Threats, or Threatening Our Civil Rights & Liberties?

Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States government has poured money into counter-terrorism efforts. One place in which they have spent billions of dollars is the network of 119 Joint Terrorism Task Forces  (JTTFs) located across the country.
November 8, 2017
drawing of hands holding signs that say NO JTTF!

Portlanders Again Fight to Cut Ties to JTTF

Today in Portland, OR, a coalition of 23 local civil liberties, civil rights, and peace and justice groups called on the city council to withdraw the city’s police from the Joint Terrorism Task Force, an FBI-led coalition of law enforcement agencies which includes Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the IRS, Homeland Security and local police agencies.
February 13, 2017
teepees at Standing rock at night back lit by headlights

Why is the Joint Terrorism Task Force Questioning Water Protectors?

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) agents have attempted to question a number of activists involved with the ongoing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock. This surprises exactly no one. According to Lauren Regan, a civil
February 12, 2017
person wearing a FBI JTTF windbreaker at a press conference with other police

Joint Terrorism Task Force Oversight [or lack thereof]

Excerpt from National Security and Local Police published by the Brennan Center for Justice The most significant oversight problem with assigning police officers to JTTFs is that there is no mechanism geared towards ensuring compliance with state and local laws.
February 3, 2017
people at city council meeting with stickers that say "SFPD not above the law"

Campaign to Stop TrumpINTELPRO Launches as SFPD Withdraws from JTTF

What if every police force in the country refused to go against the Constitution and their own rules to help advance the Trump agenda of creating a Muslim registry, spying on every Mosque, deporting millions of innocent undocumented people, and