The Memphis Black Autonomy Federation (MBAF) has prepared a special written report, attached, containing detailed information about the Memphis Police Department's spying and other illegal activities to co-opt, disrupt and destroy our group's First Amendment right to write about and speak out, organize and protest against police brutality.
The illegal activities of Memphis cops against the MBAF violate a 1978 federal court order that prohibits the local police from ever interfering with the First Amendment rights of Memphis residents. Is it any wonder, then, that a police force that willfully violates a 35-year-old court order has killed at least 23 people since February, 2012?
Peace and love,
JoNina Ervin, Acting Co-Coordinator
Memphis Black Autonomy Federation
Unprecedented surveillance against American citizens is not going forward without challenges in courts. Civil liberties groups like the ACLU say the mass telephone call-tracking program is “perhaps the largest surveillance operation ever carried out by a democratic government against its own citizens.” The group has filed suit against the NSA, and the hearing occurred Friday morning, November 22, in New York. On Monday, November 18, the Supreme Court declined an unusual request from the Electronic Privacy and Information Center asking the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to the NSA surveillance even before the issue could play out in the lower courts. Without comment, the Supreme Court refused the request.
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