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Key Documents Detailing Santa Cruz Police Spying Now Available Online

by Town Crier
Key documents from the ACLU Public Records Act request are available in pdf form.
In response to an ACLU Public Records Act request, the Santa Cruz Police Department has produced over 200 pages relating to their undercover infiltration of a peaceful New's Year's parade group known as Last Night Santa Cruz. Though the documents produced were incomplete in relation to the Public Records Act request, they portray a department with little concern for the privacy rights of peaceful community members and a seeming disdain for the use of diplomacy as investigation technique.

For seemingly no reason, members of the "undercover duo" who were supposedly assigned to find out what the New Year's parade was going to entail, took the names and birthdates of peaceful perceived parade organizers and documented details of a peaceful demonstration -- completely unrelated to the "Last Night Parade" -- that took place in front of the GAP over the holiday season.

For more information on the Santa Cruz Police Department spying on peaceful community groups, see:

audio.gif Audio: FSRN: SCPD Spying Update

image.gif Photos: Santa Cruzans Speak Out Against Police Infiltration and for an Independent Investigation

previous coverage: Council votes to continue to do nothing about spying (again) || "Just Us" Action Against SCPD Spying || Police Infiltrate Peaceful Parade Organizers
§Santa Cruz PD files on peaceful parade organizers
by Town Crier
(First photo of Councilman Tony Madrigal courtesy of Bradley)
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