The misnamed Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office at the Department of Justice today announced it has funded over $14 billion in programming, staffing, and technology grants for state and local law enforcement over the past twenty years.
This Thursday November 13 I'll be giving a talk at the Asian Community Development Corporation in the Community Room at the Metropolitan (38 Oak Street, Boston, MA 02111) at 6:30 PM.
Come and learn about the militarization of the police, and how to fight back at the local and state level! The event is free and open to the public.
This even is sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute, Boston.
The ACLU has received a $50 million dollar grant to reduce the jail and prison population in the United States by 50% within 8 years. It's a huge goal, but many states are already headed in the right direction.
License plate readers enable police and private companies to collect and retain records showing where we drive, and when. All over the country, police and corporations are keeping detailed records of our movements. In most states there are no laws regulating the use of this information. It amounts to warrantless, dragnet location tracking.