Thursday, July 10, 2014

New ACLU Lawsuit Challenges "Suspicious Activity Report" Program

An action as common as taking a photo of a national landmark could land you in a federal counter-terrorism database. Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the legality of the government’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Program. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of five Americans who had their information entered into law enforcement databases for things like buying computers, standing in a train station, and taking pictures. Pacifica’s Rosalie Atkinson filed this report.