ACLU and CMJ Sue FBI and DOJ

After failing to respond to FOIA requests, the orgs file suit to get info about surveillance of Black activists

Today the ACLU and Center for Media Justice filed suit against the FBI and the Department of Justice for refusing to disclose evidence about the surveillance of Black activists. A 2017 FBI report identified an imaginary group of "Black Identity Extremists" as threats to law enforcement which was sent to 18,000 agencies throughout the US. 

FBI surveillance has historically been used against racial justice activists from the COINTELPRO program during the civil rights movement to the Black Panthers.

The FBI report puts Black racial justice activists, particularly members of Black Lives Matter, at increased risk of racial profiling and harassment by police. You can demand the FBI stop targeting Black activists by signing CMJ's petition. 

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