Submitted by dm on October 5, 2015 - 9:24pm
While some police departments and sheriff's offices are left to oversee themselves, many cities and counties around the country have adopted civilian oversight bodies. Often composed of everyday citizens, these boards and commissions are charged with investigating misconduct complaints against law enforcement, from intense police brutality to minor violations of departmental policies.
Submitted by nadia on February 3, 2015 - 3:56pm
Security shouldn’t be a synonym for giving up civil liberties. But bills like HR 399 show that lawmakers think it is. The Secure Our Borders First Act is an ugly piece of legislation that’s clearly intended to strongarm the Department of Homeland Security into dealing with the border in a very particular way—with drones and other surveillance technology.
Submitted by parker on February 2, 2015 - 11:25am
Submitted by nadia on December 8, 2014 - 4:41pm
You may be shocked to hear that EFF doesn't think technology is a solution to every problem. That includes problems with the police and with public safety. And, as we’ve pointed out when it comes to drones and other types of local surveillance, we think adoption of new technology requires communities to understand and discuss the pros and cons.
Submitted by parker on September 18, 2014 - 10:39am
An important California bill that would require warrants for law enforcement use of drones is currently sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that Gov. Brown will sign AB 1327, which passed the California legislature this August.
Submitted by jlynch on July 2, 2013 - 10:09am
Submitted by trevor on March 12, 2013 - 10:21am
Submitted by jlynch on August 16, 2012 - 11:55am
(Special thanks to EFF Intern Max Mishkin for his help with this blog post)