The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board called for an end to the NSA's bulk collection program, echoing the growing consensus that the program poses an unwarranted threat to Americans' privacy.
The lack of consistency and oversight in intelligence-led policing directs resources away from traditional police work, violates individual liberties, and causes important counterterrorism information to fall through the cracks.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced William Bratton as the new commissioner of the NYPD. Both de Blasio and Bratton have an opportunity to rebuild partnerships between the police and the communities they serve.
For the first time in one report, the Brennan Center takes a comprehensive look at how Americans’ data is collected by U.S. intelligence agencies, with whom it's shared, and where and for how long the information is stored.
Federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled today that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program violates the United States Constitution. The judge created a court-appointed monitor to oversee reforms to the practice.
A military judge found Bradley Manning guilty of violating the Espionage Act but acquitted him on the more serious charge of “aiding the enemy.” Manning already has pled guilty to some charges, for which he faces up to 20 years in prison.
Today, 23 good government groups sent a letter to the DOJ urging the Attorney General to make public any reports by the Department’s Inspector General regarding the collection of Americans’ telephone records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to pass two bills focused on improving community safety this week, one of which creates an inspector general to oversee the New York City Police Department (NYPD).