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.
In a letter sent today to the Director of National Intelligence, the Brennan Center and other civil liberties groups request clear answers about the impact of Section 702 surveillance on United States citizens and residents.
President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing released its final report this week. While it includes some smart recommendations to improve the criminal justice system, the Task Force missed two key opportunities for reform.