Surveillance of people of color

Working to expose surveillance of Black Lives Matter

Last week CCR and Color of Change filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security seeking documents about the apparently coordinated local, state, and federal surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists protesting the senseless killings of predominantly Black people by police forces nationwide – a crisis that continues unabated as demonstrated last week by the brutal execution-style shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Our intent is to use the FOIA to expose the widespread and systemic nature of the surveillance of activists seeking to hold the police and government to account and, in the words of Color of Change’s Brandi Collins “to inform the public narrative around what surveillance actually looks like for people of color.” Read the rest of Brandi’s powerful guest blog, “To be Black is to be Surveilled” on The Daily Outrage.

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