Monday, November 7

First Amendment violations: a state-by-state US map of spying American citizens

At the ACLU site there is an US map with examples of first amendments violations when the visitor click at the state:
"United States law enforcement agencies, from the FBI to local police, have a long history of spying on American citizens and infiltrating or otherwise obstructing political activist groups. Political spying was rampant during the Cold War under the FBI's COINTELPRO, the CIA's Operation Chaos, and other program. The following is a state-by-state compilation of examples of these behaviors in recent years." Some examples of spying activities when you search New York: New York
  • Military Spies on Veterans for Peace Lecture. On April 20, 2005, a member of Veterans For Peace spoke to about 75 students and community members at SUNY Albany. ...
  • NYPD Arrests Free Speech Activist and Confiscates Chalk-Writing Bike. A student who created an internet-connected bicycle that printed messages in water-soluble sidewalk chalk as he rode was arrested by the NYPD while...
  • Police Detain Muslim-American Journalism Student for Taking Photos for a Class Assignment. A 24-year old Muslim-American journalism student...
  • Rochester Woman Arrested After Videotaping Police From Her Own Front Yard. A videographer in Rochester, NY was arrested on her front yard because she videotaped police during a traffic stop, violating her First Amendment rights. The arresting officer claimed her...
These are only some examples and there are cases that are not reported.
Go to the site to see all and check all the states. A .pdf file is available to download.

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