Alameda County Urban Shield Task Force Report

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On February 27, The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will discuss and vote on whether to accept the enclosed report and recommendations from the large task force they convened in January of 2017 to discuss the Homeland Security-funded anti terrorism training competition and exposition.

Location: Alameda County Administration Building  1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor Oakland. 10:45am. Agenda item 45.1

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55 Progressive Groups Write Congress To Support CRA

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55 progressive groups, including OP, wrote to Congress asking the Dems to support the CRA revoking the net neutrality repeal. The letter states: “Internet freedom activists, grassroots organizers, social justice advocates, labor unions, and progressive organizations like ours oppose Pai’s assault on our ability to communicate and connect. The internet has been a transformative tool for free speech and for organizing in furtherance of civil rights and social and economic justice. A free and open internet enables political dissidents and marginalized communities to make their voices heard on their own terms — without being stifled or warped by corporate gatekeepers such as broadband internet service providers (ISPs)”

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2010-2012 FOIAS – ICE/HSI and National Vehicle Locator Service (NVLS)

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EPIC and ACLU acquired via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documentation of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) trial access to the National Vehicle Locator Service (NVLS) license plate reader database in the 2010-2012 period, operated by Vigilant Solutions on the LEARN platform.

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Fact Sheet on Border Searches Of Electronic Devices

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The number of searches of electronic devices while passing through international airports or land border checkpoints is heating up.

This handy fact sheet from ACLU tells you your options and gives you info on how to report what happened to you so civil rights lawyers can have the most up to date information on what’s happening at the border.

English and Spanish below. Share!

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City of Alameda Rejects ALPR Contract With Vigilant

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In the wake of recent revelations that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), after years of trying, had successfully gained enhanced access to Vigilant’s private automated license plate reader database, the City of Alameda cancelled a planned expansion of their Vigilant license plate reader system.

In a dramatic City Council hearing on the evening of February 6, vendor Vigilant flew out VP Brian Shockley from Tennessee, the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) sent a representative and the Alameda Police Chief presented for more than an hour. Privacy advocates from Oakland Privacy, ACLU Norcal and EFF spoke to the Council, along with Alamedans both opposed and in support of the LPR expansion, which would have blanketed every bridge and tunnel entrance or exit to the island. After midnight, the Council decided not to go ahead with the purchase from Vigilant.

They agreed to revise their policy, consider another RFP. protect their sanctuary status and carefully consider surveillance impact going forward.

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