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ACLU: Police surveillance tracking drivers' actions

  Kade Crockford, Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts’ Technology for Liberty Project, outlines a surveillance program run by police departments across the nation which uses license plate reading cameras to track drivers' actions.

ACLU criticizes license plate readers

  The scanners that record license plates and enter the information into large databases have been gathering data under the banner of national security, but the ACLU says it’s a violation of privacy rights. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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  NJ bill would allow police to confiscate drivers' phones

Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the ACLU Udi Offer joins Mara Schiavocampo to discuss potential legislation that would allow police officers in New Jersey to confiscate a driver’s cellphone at the scene of the accident. The ACLU is against the bill because it would allow the police o

  NSA's surveillance program violates First Amendment

The ACLU has filed suit against the director of national intelligence, claiming the secret surveillance program violates the right to free speech as well as the right to privacy. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators has proposed a bill that would declassify secret legal opinions reached by the

  Guardian reporter: We have list of NSA targets

Glenn Greenwald, the reporter at The Guardian who broke the story about NSA surveillance programs, discusses the information received from whistleblower Edward Snowden, saying the federal government is now trying to “scare the American people” to justify its “massive spying program.”

  ACLU report lays bare truth about national drug policy

A report by the ACLU took an in-depth look at the enforcement of marijuana possession laws. They found black people are nearly four times more likely to be arrested as white people who light up at the same rates. Melissa Harris-Perry’s panel continues the discussion.

  Obama responds: Congress ‘has been briefed’ on gov surveillance program

Michelle Richardson from the ACLU and Michael O’Hanlon from the Brookings Institution join Hardball to discuss the president’s remarks regarding the news this week that the NSA and FBI have been tapping into phone and internet records.

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