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Tell Boston to shut down the BPD’s social media spying program

We join 20 civil rights, civil liberties, religious, and community organizations in calling on Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans to drop their plan to spend $1.4 million on high-tech social media surveillance software.

“We need money for community wellness, not surveillance. This high-tech spying program runs counter to the Boston Police Department’s mission, which is to do community policing, not ‘pre-crime’ monitoring of speech and associations.” -Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty Project at the ACLU of Massachusetts

Tell Mayor Walsh and the Boston City Council to shut down the Boston Police Department’s social media spying program before it starts:

American Friends Service Committee
Arlington Street Church – Unitarian Universalist
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Defending Dissent Foundation/ Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Black and Pink
Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)
Brazilian Women’s Group – Grupo Mulher Brasileira
CAIR Massachusetts
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute
Fight For The Future
Jewish Voice for Peace Boston
MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Mass Trans Political Coalition (MTPC)
Muslim Justice League
No Drones Massachusetts
Union Of Minority Neighborhoods
UU Mass Action
Youth on Board

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