The FBI is using a racial and ethnic mapping program to collect intelligence on American communities – and it doesn’t want you to know which ones it’s spying on, or how it’s using census data to do so. The ACLU and the ACLU of Michigan filed a brief in federal court on Friday to challenge the FBI’s secrecy over its profiling practices.
we already secured show that the Bureau is profiling some communities
for intelligence collection based on false stereotypes that ascribe
certain types of crimes to entire minority communities. Targeted groups
include Muslims and Arab-Americans in Michigan, African-Americans in
Georgia, Chinese and Russian-Americans in California, and broad swaths
of Latino-American communities in multiple states.