Black Lives Matter Surveillance

Black Lives Matter activists are under surveillance from various parts of the government.

Excerpt from an ACLU petition to stop said surveillance:

By trolling Facebook, Twitter, and Vine, the federal government has mapped and collected info on #BlackLivesMatter protests and activists around the country.

We know that DHS shares what it gathers with local and federal law enforcement for targeting police stops and investigations. This can result in private information about specific individuals being funneled into the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting system, which provides reports to the FBI.

More BLM Surveillance Details

Article: "Homeland Security Is Tracking Black Lives Matter. Is That Legal?"

Article: "Exclusive: Feds Regularly Monitored Black Lives Matter Since Ferguson". Excerpt, which is a quote from an activist:

"The fact that our government is doing this — I can only assume to disrupt us — is pretty alarming… Directly after 9/11, people said, ‘if you’re not doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about.’ Well, now we’re fighting back against police brutality and extrajudicial killings, yet they are using this supposedly anti-terrorist infrastructure against us."