To the Governor’s Desk: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (May 10, 2016) – The Vermont legislature has passed a sweeping bill that would establish robust privacy protections in the state, If ultimately signed into law, it would not only limit warrantless surveillance and help ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, but would also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement.

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California Assembly Committee Passes Bill Taking on Drone Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2016) – A California bill that would restrict warrantless drone surveillance by state and local law enforcement passed its final Assembly committee last Wednesday. If ultimately signed into law, the legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Who’s Responsible? Glendale City Council Authorized Local Police to Partner with ATF

In a recent video, we reported that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Glendale Police Department in Arizona made an agreement to help enforce unconstitutional federal gun control laws. In response, many shocked viewers wanted to learn who was responsible for this arrangement.

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