Attorneys Sue FBI, Homeland Security for Surveillance Records of Black Lives Matter
By Steve Neavling
The FBI and Homeland Security have been sued for documents on the agencies’ surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters.
The suit was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Milton A.Cramer Center at Case Wester Reserve University School of Law, Salon reports.
The human rights lawyers said the agencies have failed to release the documents of surveillance.
Federal surveillance of the movement began after Ferguson police killed Michael Brown. In July 2015, an Intercept report revealed that Homeland Security was collecting information on peaceful protests.
The new lawsuit allege police also used a “cell site simulator,” or a “Stingray,” to monitor the protests and individual activists.
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