LAPD ASKED RING USERS TO TURN OVER FOOTAGE OF ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY PROTESTS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

LAPD ASKED RING USERS TO TURN OVER FOOTAGE OF ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY PROTESTS

It’s not just a home surveillance system. It’s a surveillance system.

Documents obtained by the EFF and shared with The Intercept show law enforcement used footage from Ring doorbell cameras -- cameras some people have obtained for free from Ring’s thousands of law enforcement "partners" -- to hunt down people protesting police violence.

The documents show the Los Angeles Police Department sent requests to Los Angeles residents asking them for footage recorded by their cameras. But the LAPD did not specify what sort of footage it was looking for. The task force making the request was charged with investigating crimes committed "during protests and demonstrations."

This information was vaguely conveyed to Ring owners in the area. The requests didn’t even bother to specify whether the "incident" the LAPD was investigating could even have been captured by the doorbell cameras targeted by this request.

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