The Hill: Activists decry plans to restrict access around White House

Civil liberties advocates are sounding the alarm amid reports that federal authorities may impose new restrictions to public access around the White House in response to a security lapse last week that allowed a fence jumper to walk through the front door of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Huffington Post: Outside Chiefs Called To Help Ferguson Police 'Make Better Decisions'

one of the officials recruited to consult on Ferguson, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who currently serves as president of both the Police Executive Research Forum and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, is known less for healing communities than for kicking up costly lawsuits over allegations of excessive force and false arrest against demonstrators and bystanders.

Huffington Post: Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Lawsuit Can Proceed, Appeals Court Rules

Hundreds of people arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge in the early days of the Occupy Wall Street protests can proceed with their lawsuit against the police, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Florida Weekly: Tories and troublemakers

Many were arrested, even though they protested peacefully on public streets and in public parks all over the country.


Common Dreams: Revealed — Gov't Used Fusion Centers to Spy on Occupy

U.S. government Fusion Centers, which operate as ill-defined "counter-terrorism" intelligence gathering and sharing centers, conducted spy operations against Occupy protesters involving police, the Pentagon, the FBI, military employees, and business people.

NY Times: Officials Cast Wide Net in Monitoring Occupy Protests

The documents show that people connected to the centers shared information about individual activists or supporters, and kept track of those who speculated in social media postings that the centers had been involved when police departments used force to clear Occupy camps.

McClatchy: No one is sure how public advocate at spy court would work

Serious questions shadow President Barack Obama’s proposal to add a public advocate to the secret court that oversees surveillance programs.

CNN: Anti-NSA activists don't like Obama speech

Serious questions shadow President Barack Obama’s proposal to add a public advocate to the secret court that oversees surveillance programs.

Politico: Edward Snowden pic coming to D.C. buses

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund announced Wednesday that buses carrying ads with the National Security Agency leaker’s face next to the message, “Thank You Edward Snowden,” will be hitting the streets of the D.C. area next week.