Tuesday, December 27, 2005

  • Critical Mass Bike Rides Face Police Crackdown


    Cycling advocates have faced targeted surveillance and policing over the past year. We bring you excerpts from the documentary "Still We Ride," which traces the police crackdown on Critical Mass bike rides in New York City since the Republican National Convention. [includes rush transcript]

  • New Video Evidence Shows NYPD Covert Surveillance of Cyclists and Protests


    We host a roundtable discussion on covert police surveillance of demonstrations in New York City. Newly released video tape shows what the New York Times describes as "the robust presence of disguised officers" since the Republican National Convention in August 2004. We speak with the New York Police Department, I-Witness video, and The New York Times. [includes rush transcript]

  • "It’s An Excellent Relationship": NYPD on Police–CIA Links


    New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner for Public Information, Paul Browne, described the ties between the NYPD and the the CIA as "an excellent relationship" on today’s edition of Democracy Now! [includes rush transcript]

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