Organizing Resources

May 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-08-30T16:09:52+00:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Organizing Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

In light of the CLDC’s desire to educate activists and organizations regarding law-related topics, we will be presenting a series of informational primers that are particularly important in times of government repression and corporate attacks on dissent.  This series, “Take Yourself Seriously” will provide best practices for nonprofits, activist […]

May 2015

Useful Links

By |2015-05-18T13:45:24+00:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: Info, Organizing Resources|Tags: |

Crime Statistics

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, which collects and publishes crime statistics, has developed an online database tool to make it easier to search for crime data going back to 1960.

The online database contains crime offense statistics from 1985 to 2009 (the most recent reporting year) for city […]

May 2014

Copwatching

By |2014-05-06T11:35:10+00:00May 6th, 2014|Categories: Know Your Rights, Organizing Resources|Tags: , , , |

Copwatchers are on the lookout for police brutality at all times, not just when a demonstration or protest is taking place. However, the goals of decreasing police brutality and keeping cops accountable for their actions against citizens are the same. They also practice careful documentation of any incidents.

April 2014

June 2012

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

By |2018-06-18T12:16:02+00:00June 22nd, 2012|Categories: Articles, Know Your Rights, Organizing Resources, Resources|Tags: , , , |

The CLDC is encouraging activists and organizations to utilize the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act to request documents and materials that the FBI may have accumulated about you or the group you are active in. Not only will this information assist activist communities in learning about and preventing unlawful government spying, but it will also shed light on the extent of surveillance that has been undertaken in your community. Shine a light on FBI activities by exercising your lawful right to these documents and information.

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