Today over a hundred activists, many youth, gathered outside the Los Angeles Fusion Center to protest, as a day of national action against spying done on the people by the police. This is not just an “activist problem”. Students, artists, tourists, and every day people are having “Suspicious Activities Reports (SARs) filed against them for taking pictures, drawing local landmarks, taking videos, walking, doing pretty much anything, or acting in any way an officer may “using his or her judgement” deem “Suspicious”. An alarming number of these SARs are being filed against people of color, specifically targeting the black community.
The follow is video I shot today, from the protest, including speakers and skits. Please share these videos, inform yourself, and every one you come into contact with, about how your rights are violated by those whose jobs are supposedly “To Serve and Protect”. We all know that means capitalism, not the people.
Hours after this protest I learned LASD shot an innocent unarmed man who was trying to help a wounded neighbor out, and wonder to myself how much more has to happen before more wake up to what the real dangers in the street are. THE POLICE!
To learn more, and to find out how you can get involved go to www.stopLAPDspying.org
And visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stoplapdspying