The candidates took up “stop and frisk,” the terror watch list (“no fly, no buy”), racism, and Islamophobia.
Last year, the Charlotte City Council unanimously passed a civil liberties resolution that was supposed to prevent the kind of police encounter that ended Keith Lamont Scott’s life. It was supposed to ensure that there are no “footnotes or asterisks” to the phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance “with liberty and justice for all.”
We agree with the protesters in Charlotte that police tapes of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott should be released immediately.
A prison disciplinary board has decided to punish imprisoned transparency advocate Chelsea Manning with 14 days of solitary confinement (with 7 days suspended) for charges directly related to her suicide attempt in July, and possession of an unmarked book in her cell. The decision is the latest example of the U.S. government’s campaign of harassment and mistreatment of Chelsea, who has been incarcerated in all-male military facilities for 6 years.
The Bill of Rights Defense Committee & Defending Dissent Foundation today called for the immediate release to the public of dash cam videos showing the killing of Keith Lamont Scott that are currently in the possession of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The Congressional Research Service recently released a report that explores when it is permissible for the government to restrict online speech that advocates for terrorism.
Over a billion people around the world use the messaging tool WhatsApp. It’s a great tool to communicate with friends and family around the world, and one reason why it’s so popular is because of the company’s strong commitment to user privacy.
In response to revelations that the FBI and DHS have been spying on Black Lives Matter, Occupy, anti-pipeline activists and peace and solidarity activists, individuals and 131 civil society organizations asked the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to find out the true extent of improper spying.
On Tuesday, we will deliver over 75,000 petition signatures to Congress demanding an investigation into FBI and DHS political spying. It’s your last chance to add your name!