Stingrays enable police to locate and track individuals, eavesdrop on calls, send malicious software, and even disrupt interactions between protest organizers. Even more alarmingly, they’re doing this all without warrants or public oversight. And we all know too well that when police have unrestricted power like this it gets disproportionately used against Black communities.
But there is hope to rein in the police’s secretive and warrantless use of this surveillance tool - the FCC. The same federal agency that heard our calls to save the Internet could now stop police from using these devices to illegally monitor our communities. More »
HUD has done their part to stem the lead poisoning epidemic and ensure that families in public housing are adequately protected, but their hands are tied without direct action from Congress to bridge the gaps in current policy. More »
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The close of 2015 brought with it decisions from grand jury not to indict anyone in the deaths of Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland, who both died in high-profile police encounters. According to Rashad Robinson, the executive director of the advocacy group Color of Change, the lack of accountability reveals an ugly truth about the fight for racial justice: Policy prescriptions won't be enough to create real change. More »