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Bad Partners: Why Local Law Enforcement Should Leave FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces collaborate with local law enforcement using methods that ​undermine local controls and evade transparency. How three cities organized to end these partnerships.

Past: Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:00 pm
This is a virtual event.
Speakers:
  • Zahra Billoo
  • ,
  • Javeria Jamil
  • ,
  • Brandon Mayfield
  • Mike German
 Why Local Law Enforcement Should Leave FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces

FBI Joint Terror­ism Task Forces (JTTFs) inflict harm on local communit­ies through racial profil­ing, harass­ment, suspi­cion­less surveil­lance and invest­ig­a­tions, and exploit­a­tion of immig­ra­tion enforce­ment, all of which are author­ized under federal guidelines loosened after 9/11. The FBI relies on the labor of state and local law enforce­ment officers assigned to the JTTFs, who agree to follow federal guidelines even if they conflict with state and local law, policies, and regu­la­tions. Civil rights advoc­ates and community groups in Port­land, San Fran­cisco, and Oakland organ­ized success­ful campaigns and lobby­ing oper­a­tions to demand that their city legis­latures hold local police account­able to local laws and ulti­mately with­draw from the JTTFs when the FBI refused to allow such public account­ab­il­ity. Advoc­ates from each of these cities will discuss their efforts to organ­ize public resist­ance to JTTF activ­it­ies, enlist their elec­ted repres­ent­at­ives, craft legis­la­tion, and ulti­mately end local police parti­cip­a­tion in JTTFs, provid­ing a model for other local­it­ies.

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