Dick Price: Police surveillance—collecting and monitoring information about individuals by the government—has been with us a long time. Who can forget Cointelpro?” But today’s technology makes surveillance orders of magnitude more invasive, catching up many more people.
Police departments across the nation are deploying evermore sophisticated technologies to track the activities of the citizens they are charged with protecting.
Peter Bibring: Just this week, LAPD revealed use of force statistics showing disproportionate shootings of African Americans, following years of data showing LAPD officers disproportionately stop and search African Americans. After Rodney King
Matt Cagle: As police departments across the country consider using intrusive new surveillance tools, here’s the thing to remember – we don’t have to stand for it. We have a right to determine how law enforcement acts in our communities.