Civil Liberties

ACLU: Boston Police Spying on Lawful Activities

The Boston PD says it doesn't monitor First Amendment-protected group, though there is a fusion center in the city


The Boston chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Boston Police Department to stop monitoring peaceful demonstrations, interrogating activists and categorizing peaceful groups as extremists.

After reviewing hundreds of public police records it obtained with a court order, the ACLU says it sees a pattern of police spying on lawful activities.