The ACLU of Massachusetts occasionally produces original reports and briefing papers, predominately based off of government documents obtained through the public records process. The following are in-depth examinations of issues relating to policing, privacy, and surveillance.
Police surveillance and racial profiling
- “Our Homes are Not Battlefields: Reversing the Militarization and Federalization of Local Police in Massachusetts,” 2014.
State monitoring of protest and activists
- “Policing Dissent: Police Surveillance of Lawful Political Activity in Boston,” 2012.
- “Social Media Monitoring in Boston: Free Speech in the Crosshairs,” 2018.