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See What Your Local Agency Received from the Department of Defense

The Marshall Project

What military equipment has your local police, sheriff or game warden received from the Pentagon? Click the dropdown on this resource to select your state and start sifting through the newly released data from the U.S. Department of Defense’s 1033 program.

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Police State & Surveillance of Blackness in time of COVID

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

A discussion with Professor Simone Browne, an educator and author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness and We Like to Watch: Race and Sociology of Surveillance; and Pete White, Executive Director – Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN).

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Police State, Race & Public Health in time of COVID

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

A discussion with Professor Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law. Her work focuses on health, social justice, and bioethics as they impact the lives of women, children and the Black community; Professor Bita Amani, Ph.D., M.H.S from Charles Drew University and Co-Chair, COVID-19 Task force on Racism and Equity at UCLA; and Jamie Garcia R.N., BSN and organizer with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. This discussion will address questions and concerns such as 1) how does race get disguised as a biological category versus a political one?, 2) how is racial science programmed to “reconfigure” race rather than abandon it. And what it means in time of Covid-19?, and 3) how do “immunity passports” figure in the current scheme of surveillance and contact tracing?

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Police State, Community Health, and Contact Tracing in Time of COVID

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

A discussion with Professor Bita Amani from Charles Drew University and Co-Chair, COVID-19 Task force on Racism and Equity at UCLA; Pete White from LA CAN; and Jamie Garcia from Stop LAPD Spying Coalition to address questions and concerns such as 1) what is the disproportionate impact of COVID on Black, Brown, and poor communities?, 2) what are the various “road maps to recovery” being proposed?, and 3) what is Contact Tracing, what type of public health surveillance apparatus is being proposed, what’s our defense?

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Who’s Behind ICE? The Tech Companies Fueling Deportations

Mijente

Technology companies are working with ICE to increase arrests, detentions, and deportations. Mijente, Immigrant Defense Project, and National Immigration Project worked with Empower LLC to create this report exposing how tech is fueling the current deportation crisis. Learn more and join us to demand #notechforICE

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The War Against Immigrants: Trumps Tech Tools Powered by Palantir

Mijente

This report delves into great detail about these lucrative contracts and the web of insider connections bankrolling Palantir, in particular, the private data firm at the center of ICE operations. This is a disturbing reality that has largely evaded public scrutiny until now.

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ACLU – Principles for Technology-Assisted Contact-Tracing

ACLU

This policy paper outlines general principles that should guide the consideration of any proposal for technology-assisted contact-tracing, or TACT. This document does not address fine-grained details, either technical or legal, but sets out principles to help evaluate any TACT proposal. Given the trans-jurisdictional nature of many of these schemes, specific legal protections may take different forms in different contexts. But architectural and design principles will have an impact anywhere such a system is deployed.

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Beware: Bluetooth Ahead – The Civil Rights & Privacy Dangers of Deploying Bluetooth to Track COVID-19 Exposure

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Inc. at the Urban Justice Center

In the fight against COVID-19, one of our most powerful weapons is manual contact-tracing, the time-consuming process of interviewing patients to find who they might have exposed to the virus. Alarmingly, new technological alternatives to manual contact tracing threaten to distract from these public health efforts, creating products that likely won’t improve public health, but which will pose an existential threat to the public’s privacy. If Apple and Google’s Bluetooth method goes forward, it’s also clear that existing legal protections are insufficient. Under existing laws, the use of Bluetooth proximity detection will just become another deeply invasive tool in federal, state, and local governments’ arsenal of surveillance technology.

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Zine: Not a Moment in Time… Building Power Not Paranoia

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

This resource is a living document as part of an ongoing series in response to COVID-19. This crisis is not an isolated moment in time. Policing, capitalism, and public health in the US have always been a crisis, and everything we’re fighting for right now is what we’ve long demanded.

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