‘SCANDALOUS’: A Detective Just Revealed Baltimore’s HUGE Secret Surveillance Program

By Casey Harper A detective’s court testimony Monday revealed that Baltimore law enforcement is spying on residents at an incredible rate without a warrant — and doing their best to hide it. Detective Michael Dressel testified that Baltimore law enforcement have used “sting rays”–devices that track personal cell phone data and location–more than 4,300 times with court … Continue reading ‘SCANDALOUS’: A Detective Just Revealed Baltimore’s HUGE Secret Surveillance Program

REPORT: Chicago Police Perform ‘Stop and Frisk’ Four Times as Often as NYPD

Recent revelations regarding the Chicago police’s use of Stop and Frisk searches, StingRay surveillance, and the existence of a ‘black site’ in Homan Square, begs the question – What is happening in Chicago? A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has found that the Chicago Police Department is the nation’s leader … Continue reading REPORT: Chicago Police Perform ‘Stop and Frisk’ Four Times as Often as NYPD

Threat of Surveillance Grows as New York City Installs “Gun Shot Detector” Listening Devices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced an expansion to a pilot program that uses “gun shot detector” microphones as part of an ongoing effort to more efficiently respond to crime. Mayor De Blasio announced the expansion at a press conference at New York Police Department headquarters. The program will cost $1.5 million to install … Continue reading Threat of Surveillance Grows as New York City Installs “Gun Shot Detector” Listening Devices

The Police and the Feds Are Using Radars to See Into Your Home

Law enforcement agencies from around the United States, including the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the US Marshals Service, are using radar device to look through walls and into the  homes of unsuspecting Americans. These tools have been in use since at least 2012 and have cost $180,000, according to federal contract records. The radars … Continue reading The Police and the Feds Are Using Radars to See Into Your Home

Vermont becomes twelfth state to introduce legislation to banish NSA

MONTPELIER, Feburary 3, 2014 –Vermont is now the 12th state with legislation to take on NSA spying. Last Tuesday, Rep. Teo Zagar (D-Windsor-4-1), along with co-sponsor Reps. Susan Davis (P/D-Orange-1), Patricia Komline (R-Bennington-Rutland) and William Stevens (I-Addison-Rutland) introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act to prohibit any state support of the NSA. Based on model legislation drafted … Continue reading Vermont becomes twelfth state to introduce legislation to banish NSA

EFF and ACLU Lawsuit Against LAPD, License Plate Readers Begins

This article was submitted by guest contributor Derrick Broze. Last Friday the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California filed the opening brief  in their lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff Department. The lawsuit deals with how the law enforcement agencies are … Continue reading EFF and ACLU Lawsuit Against LAPD, License Plate Readers Begins