The revised settlement amends the Handschu Guidelines from 1971, which protect civilians from politically motivated investigations.
The American Civil Liberties Union has confirmed Stingrays use across 59 different agencies in 23 states. The latest disclosure brings to three the number of known local law enforcement agencies operating the device in New York State: NYPD, New York State Police, and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.
The series exposed gross violations of Americans' constitutional rights perpetrated by the US government and law enforcement agencies across the country in the name of national security. The first episode that premiered on Jan. 22 examined how law enforcement tracked Black Lives Matter protesters. The most recent looked into how hackers uncovered they were being surveilled through government-approved spyware.
Civil rights attorneys lauded the agreement for establishing much-needed safeguards to prevent abuse and religious profiling of a disenfranchised population.
“He who controls the present controls the past, and he who controls the past controls the future."
In the suit, they claim their clients were deprived “of their right to travel freely and wrongly stigmatized."
Recently the PEN American Center, the writers’ organization, asked its members how they felt about the extent of our government’s surveillance of email and...