U.K. Supreme Court grants “judicial approval for the mass surveillance of UK protest movements”

“Four senior judges have found that my rights have been violated unlawfully, whilst four others have disagreed. I cannot agree that the police in this country should be trusted with information about innocent people’s lawful political activities. In my view, without a new system of rules governing police surveillance, there is too much scope for the police to abuse their powers. I am therefore left with no option but to take this matter to the European Court of Human Rights for the sake of other innocent people whose lawful political activities are being monitored by the state.

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How Cops Became Soldiers

For 30 years, politicians and public officials have been arming, training, and dressing cops as if they’re fighting a war. They’ve been dehumanizing drug offenders and criminal suspects as the enemy. And of course they’ve explicitly and repeatedly told them they’re fighting a war. It shouldn’t be all that surprising that a lot of cops have started to believe it.

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ail.com/home/nypd-anti-terrorism-unit-monitoring-wall-street-protests.html NYPD Anti-Terrorism Unit Monitoring Wall Street Protests

http://dailybail.com/home/nypd-anti-terrorism-unit-monitoring-wall-street-protests.html NYPD Anti-Terrorism Unit Monitoring Wall Street Protests28 September 2011 The New York City Counter Terrorism Unit has been filmed watching the peaceful #OccupyWallStreet Protests. The officers, part of the New York City Counter Terrorism Bureau which has a police … Continue reading

Filming police arrests made illegal

Police fight cellphone recordings Witnesses taking audio of officers arrested, charged with illegal surveillance By Daniel RowinskiNew England Center For Investigative Reporting / January 12, 2010http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/01/12/police_fight_cellphone_recordings/ Simon Glik, a lawyer, was walking down Tremont Street in Boston when he saw three police officers … Continue reading

G8 Summit: Police raid targets media activists and l’Usine Cultural Centre in Geneva

G8 Summit: Police raid targets media activists and l'Usine Cultural Centre http://www.statewatch.org/news/2003/jun/05g8.htm Report posted to Nettime e-mail discussion list by Florian Schneider (http://www.nettime.org). For more information see GENEVA 03 autonomous media collective website (http://www.geneva03.org) "Just before nine o'clock on Sunday … Continue reading