I-Witness Video Document Archive
Findings and Recommendations of the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Support and Implementation Project
A document published in June 2008 by the United States Department of Justice, the Major Cities Chiefs, and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Fusion Center Update
A document prepared by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and published in July 2008.
Statement of Michael H. Battista, Deputy Chief of Operations, Denver Police Department before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment
Presented on August 10, 2007.
Best Practices of the Secret Service Exposed: Document Reveals the Roles of Intelligence Agencies in 2004 RNC
"Best Practices" is a document prepared and presented by Steven G. Hughes, the U.S. Secret Service agent who oversaw the security planning for the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City . Derived from a Powerpoint presentation made for the 2004 Asia-Pacific Homeland Security Summit and Exposition in Hawaii, a consortium intended to promote “partnerships” between governmental, law enforcement, businesses, and private groups, this document exposes the structure of security behind the 2004 RNC.
As one example, along with the Secret Service, the FBI, Department of Defense, Defense Information Agency and police departments and the CIA sat together on the Law Enforcement & Public Safety Subcommittee. Through the use of two intelligence fusion centers set up for the RNC, "this subcommittee achieved its primary objective of sharing threat and demonstration intelligence information."
This document was left exposed on the Internet where it was accessed through a Google cache.
 The Secret Service is the lead agency for National Special Security Events (NSSE) such as the presidential conventions.
Deposition of Inspector Thomas Graham in Allen v. City of New York
On March 23, 2005, NYPD Disorder Control Unit commander Thomas Graham talks about the police-issued "permit" for the New York City Dyke March.
Allen v. City of New York is a civil lawsuit brought by several people in relation to their arrests during the World Economic Forum demonstrations in New York City in February, 2002. Responding to questions from attorney James Meyerson, Graham uses the example of the annual Dyke March to illustrate a point he is making about the issuance of demonstration permits by the NYPD.
NYPD RNC Intelligence Documents
These NYPD files are digests of surveillance on activists by NYPD Intelligence officers from 3 October 2003 to 4 September 2004.
The documents became public on 16 May 2007 when the City declined to appeal a decision by a U.S. Magistrate that they could not be kept secret.
The files are available as a large (47 MB) PDF file containing all 603 pages.
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Handschu decision of 15 February 2007
This is Judge Charles Haight's decision in the Handschu case, which orders NYPD to stop videotaping political demonstrations and other public gatherings unless the surveillance is part of a criminal investigation.
Rights of Journalists on Public Streets
This legal memorandum was prepared by the law firm of Covington & Burling for the National Press Photographers Association. The memorandum, dated August 15, 2005, was developed to offer guidance to journalists who are encountering new restrictions on newsgathering and photography in public places following the terror attacks of 2001.