The proliferation of body cameras represents potential new accountability for police violence, but also a dangerous new avenue of surveillance. All departments should consider how to protect privacy rights while ensuring public safety.
The Brennan Center obtained new FBI guidelines that show the agency continues to conflate community outreach and intelligence gathering activities, despite the FBI's own stated commitment to separating the two.
The City of New York's settlement of two federal lawsuits challenging the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslims will create some meaningful changes. But the agreement must be seen as only part of a broader effort to ensure oversight.
The Paris attacks have fueled a debate over surveillance. But in our desire to prevent such a tragedy at home, it is vital for Americans to remember the values that drove the birth of our nation, and to guard them jealously.