Tune in today, Monday, February 2nd, at 3 p.m. PST right here for the next installment of “LA Progressive LIVE!” You’ll find us streaming at www.laprogressive.com—and we’ll archive the 1-hour show.
Your hosts Dick and Sharon will examine the increasing presence of police surveillance in our communities and the threat of even more as technologies advance.
Joining us will be Peter Bibring, an ACLU attorney who has helped craft a plan to rein in police surveillance, and Hamid Khan, head of a coalition that regularly confronts the Los Angeles Police Department on these issues.
Peter Bibring is a senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California and director of police practices for the ACLU of California. Peter works on a wide range of police-related issues, including race and bias in policing, gang injunctions, excessive force, search and seizure, police interference with First Amendment rights, national security, civilian oversight, and surveillance.
He was part of the team that developed the ACLU of California’s “Making Smart Decisions About Surveillance,” which provides communities across the state with resources they need to make smart choices when considering whether surveillance technologies — including drones, automated plate readers, facial recognition, and stingrays — should be used in their communities.
Hamid Khan is an organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a broad coalition whose primary goal is to raise public awareness and take action on police spying and surveillance. Khan often challenges Los Angeles Police Department surveillance and profiling practices that criminalize benign and legal activity, normalize racial profiling, and render people in certain communities as criminal suspects.
As founder and former Executive Director of South Asian Network (1990–2010), Khan helped create the first grassroots community-based organization in Los Angeles committed to informing and empowering thousands of South Asians in Southern California to act as agents of change in eliminating biases, discrimination and injustices.
Dick & Sharon