Police surveillance: The US city that beat Big Brother

Police surveillance: The US city that beat Big Brother
 

Mass surveillance of citizens without their knowledge is on the rise in America. This is the story of how one city fought back - and is teaching others how to do the same.
A deprived port city, across the bay from San Francisco, with a history of high crime rates and radical politics, Oakland has seen its share of policing scandals over the years.
Surveillance of ordinary citizens and protest groups - from the Black Panthers in the 1960s to Occupy Oakland in the 2000s - is nothing new in California's eighth largest city.
"Police-community relations in Oakland are terrible," says... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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