September 23, 2021
Let’s Dismantle the Surveillance State
ACS President Russ Feingold's op-ed for The Progressive Magazine outlines how theestablished a surveillance state under the guise of counterterrorism and why it's time we should dismantle it.
"As I feared, the power granted by the PATRIOT Act has not been used exclusively, or even primarily, for counterterrorism. Instead, the act’s provisions have been employed in the so-called war on drugs and against political activists. And, as history foreshadowed, communities of color have been disproportionately targeted by government surveillance. "