Internal UC Davis emails Reveal Officials' Surveillance and Infiltration Tactics During Campus Tuition Hike Protests
The docs are embedded below, and split into 3 parts
Released under a Public Records Act request by a UC Davis Student, 280 pages of documents have revealed a surveillance, and infiltration program by university officials to monitor, and shape the protests, and also the narrative reported by the news media. The request was by a student named Bryan Sparks for docs dating from July 1st 2010 through the current date at the time which was Dec. 6, 2010.
The reason this is a big story was best stated by a recent revelation by the ACLU in their Blog of Rights blog where they exposed a program by the DHS to monitor political activities of advocacy groups, where they said
This type of government monitoring and tracking of lawful demonstrations and political speech can have a chilling effect on Americans’ exercise of their rights to free speech and assembly. This is especially true when those demonstrations advocate positions that are in opposition to government policy.
Protection from this type of government monitoring is exactly the reason why the First and Fourth Amendments were adopted.
The cover letter from UC Davis releasing the docs per the PRA, is on the first page of Part 3. FYI some of the docs are out of sequence, and duplicated, but you should get the overall idea
Part 1 has the earliest emails starting from July
This is part 2, which covers the internal emails of Univ. officials from approximately the middle of Aug. through Nov. Part 3 covers some of the same time frame
This is part 3, which covers the internal emails of Univ. officials from approximately the end of Sep. through Nov. Part 2 covers some of the same time frame