In February 2017, in Memphis, TN, news broke of a security list at city Hall that named dozens of Memphians associated with recent protests, particularly those associated with #BlackLives Matter, and other social justice movements. The mysteriously sourced list implicated the city and the police department in violation of a 40 year old consent decree which prohibited political surveillance.
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Judge rules in Memphis political surveillance fight, sides with ACLU on key issue
The judge's ruling establishes new ground rules for how and when the city of Memphis may conduct political surveillance.
The Police Have Been Spying On Black Reporters And Activists For Years. I Know Because I’m One Of Them.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Aug. 20 ... A judge agreed and in 1978 signed the Kendrick consent decree, the first such decree in the country, which barred law enforcement from surveilling protesters ...
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