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On October 28, 2016 U.S. District Judge Charles Haight rejected a proposed settlement pertaining to the New York Police Department’s spying on religious and political activity, saying that the guidelines did not do enough to safeguard civil liberties.
Did Triggerfish just get fileted? A federal judge delivered a crucial rebuke to law enforcement’s use of stingrays when he tossed evidence discovered by DEA officers who used the problematic technology to locate a suspect and search his home without a warrant.
This week marked a major victory for privacy activists in Oakland, when the city’s Privacy Commission was formally voted into being at a Council meeting on Tuesday. The creation of the nine-member Commission is the culmination of over two years’ campaigning, protest, and negotiation, triggered in 2013 by the proposed expansion and centralization of public surveillance in both the Port and City of Oakland.
“If MacLean had lost, that would’ve opened up a tidal wave for every government agency that has the ability to enact a regulation to enact a regulation that prevents their employees from disclosing the internal deliberations or communications of the agency to outsiders, which would undercut the Whistleblower Protection Act,” – Mathew Tully Beginning in July… [Read More]
This is a story about an incredible victory that took place in Asheville, North Carolina in September 2013 where its residents organized to fight back against racist policing and to protect the rights of immigrant communities, and won.
In a victory for constitutional liberties and protections, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee yesterday signed the Safe San Francisco Civil Rights Ordinance. The ordinance, which passed the city’s Board of Supervisors last month, was an effort of the Coalition for a Safe San Francisco, a coalition that the Bill of Rights Defense Committee supported and advised based… [Read More]
Time and again the FBI has shown its inability, or unwillingness, to obey the law. This time, a secret court ruling made public last week revealed that the FBI had conducted tens of thousands of unauthorized searches of U.S. persons in a government intelligence database between 2017 and 2018
Earlier this week, it was revealed that a judge on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court ruled that some of the FBI’s “backdoor” searches of communications intercepted by the NSA violated the rights of Americans. Defending Rights & Dissent has long opposed the FBI’s backdoor searches and renews its call for Congress to eliminate them once and for all.