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Get the Shackles Off Our Children!

Yesterday, California governor Jerry Brown brought some relief to those caught up in the juvenile legal system and their families by signing a number of bills into law. One of these, SB 190,  will bring an end to charges for electronic monitoring (EM). Electronic monitoring of juveniles has expanded in recent years, especially in low Read more

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Activists of color and allies: Learn how to protect yourself from surveillance at a digital security training!

The vast system of U.S. surveillance is in the hands of a President who is violating our constitutional and human rights. It’s vital that organizers protect their digital security so we can continue to work for social change.  The Center for Media Justice – home of the Media Action Grassroots Network – in partnership with Wellstone Action and United Read more

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NYPD Body Cameras Fail to Deliver Accountability

What started off as a wellness check in the Bronx resulted in 16 rounds fired at Miguel Antonio Richards, who lost his life earlier this month.  Miguel, a college exchange student from Jamaica, was 31 years old and had been living peacefully in his apartment building for several months, until his landlord called NYPD for Read more

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New Proposed Bill Allows Warrantless Surveillance

If you’re like most people in the U.S., you’ve never heard of Section 702. It’s a little known surveillance law that is part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 permits the government to collect the content of communications of “targets” who are “non-Americans” located abroad, including communications they may have with Americans. Read more

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Two MAG-Net Members Awarded 2017 Soros Justice Fellowships

Center for Media Justice and the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) are proud to announce that not one, but two MAG-Net members are being awarded prestigious 2017 Soros Justice Fellowships! Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. Read more

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Electronic Monitoring of Youth in the California Justice System

The use of electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system has grown exponentially in recent years. Despite this rapid expansion, little is known about how this technology is being used on youth. This report is the first to examine juvenile electronic monitoring rules and policies across an entire state. The report represents a joint effort Read more

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Back By Popular Demand: Digital Security for Organizers

The vast system of U.S. surveillance is now in the hands of a President who is threatening our constitutional and human rights. We need to protect our digital security so we can continue to fight for democratic social change.   Sign up now for our online training Securing Freedom: Digital Security for Organizers on Wednesday, Read more

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WE ARE THE COLOR OF FREEDOM: A virtual town hall event

We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming event: We are the Color of Freedom: Resisting Racist Police Surveillance in a Trump Era, co-hosted by Color of Change!  Join us for this unique virtual town hall event on Wednesday, March 29 at 3 pm EST to assess the threat of White House executive orders on immigration and policing, discuss strategies to Read more