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FBI FOIA Docs Show Use of "Mosque Outreach" for Illegal Intel Gathering

FBI FOIA Docs Show Use of "Mosque Outreach" for Illegal Intel Gathering

By Nusrat Choudhury, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 11:38am

This type of secret intelligence gathering is an affront to religious liberty and the right to equal protection of the law.

The FBI's War against Dr. King Revisited

The FBI's War against Dr. King Revisited

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 10:17am

Over the course of two decades, the FBI went to war against Dr. Martin Luther King, even though the civil rights leader never knew he was under attack.

As Dr. King’s political power, stature and influence grew, the FBI, under the direction…

The Proof is in the Practice: FBI Documents Show Misuse of Community Outreach for Intelligence Gathering and Privacy Act Violations

The Proof is in the Practice: FBI Documents Show Misuse of Community Outreach for Intelligence Gathering and Privacy Act Violations

By Nusrat Choudhury, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 3:28pm

Last week, the ACLU released FBI documents showing that the bureau is secretly and deliberately collecting information about innocent Americans through community outreach programs and retaining information about these Americans’ speech, beliefs,…

Big Brother, Come Clean: The FBI is Misusing "Community Outreach" Programs for Intelligence Gathering

Big Brother, Come Clean: The FBI is Misusing "Community Outreach" Programs for Intelligence Gathering

By Nusrat Choudhury, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 2:59pm

The FBI is secretly and deliberately collecting information about innocent Americans' First Amendment-protected activities.

Sharing Prints: DOJ and FBI Must Take Responsibility for S-Comm Failures, Too

By Chris Rickerd, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:32pm

It’s long past time for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop passing the buck on Secure Communities (S-Comm) and take responsibility for the controversial immigration enforcement program. S-Comm has caused unprecedented harms to public…

The Patriot Act's "John Doe," Unmasked but Still Gagged

The Patriot Act's "John Doe," Unmasked but Still Gagged

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 9:51am

In 2007, The Washington Post made an exception to its policy against anonymous op-eds and ran a piece by Nicholas Merrill, who at the time was legally barred from identifying himself as having been served with a National Security Letter under the…

Momentum Building Against NDAA Detention Provision

By Amanda Simon at 4:43pm

The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have both joined our fight for civilian trials for terrorism suspects and against a troubling detention provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA provision would allow for the…

Three Faces of Racial Profiling: Profiling Communities is Bad Law Enforcement

Three Faces of Racial Profiling: Profiling Communities is Bad Law Enforcement

By Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:46pm

A new ACLU website, "Mapping the FBI" exposes the bureau's nationwide racial and ethnic mapping program.

Mapping the FBI: Documents Show Widespread Racial and Religious Profiling by Government

Mapping the FBI: Documents Show Widespread Racial and Religious Profiling by Government

By Nusrat Choudhury, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 5:12pm

Yesterday, the ACLU unveiled a new initiative — Mapping the FBI — that exposes the ways in which vastly expanded FBI investigative authority has resulted in the unconstitutional investigation of American communities and individuals…

Surveillance in Post-9/11 America

Surveillance in Post-9/11 America

By Ateqah Khaki at 3:40pm

Our new timeline charts shifts in unchecked government surveillance since 9/11, and paints an unsettling picture.

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