surveillance

Records reveal Boston Police spy on political and peace groups

Officers monitor peaceful activists, labeling legal activities as "extremist" and "homeland security" threats.

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ACLU calls for police restraint as "Occupy" demonstrations grow, and seeks information on processing of arrestees

"Political expression deserves the highest level of protection under the First Amendment, and it is unreasonable to suddenly and forcibly oust peaceful protestors from streets, sidewalks, and parks that have long been used as places for peaceful expression."

—Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts