Letter to Lexington Urban County Council Members

The following letter was sent to all Lexington council members on Aug. 6, 2018 Dear council members, As I’m sure you’re aware, the LFUCG sued me last year in order to keep information about 29 “mobile surveillance cameras” the LPD owns and operates a secret. While I have not particularly enjoyed fighting a lawsuit, I …

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Radio Show Co-Host Tries to Defend the Surveillance State and Fails

Last week, I was asked to do an interview on AM590 WVLK radio in Lexington, Kentucky, to talk about the city's lawsuit against me and why we need to take steps to ensure there are oversight and transparency for government surveillance programs. The interview got a little heated when the co-host revealed himself to be …

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City of Lexington Continues Court Fight to Keep Surveillance Program Secret

After losing yet another round in Fayette Circuit Court, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government has decided to take its fight to keep its "mobile surveillance cameras" a secret to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. On June 19, Fayette County Circuit Court Judge John Reynolds issued an order granting a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed …

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Press Release: City Continues Fight to Keep Surveillance Cameras Secret

LEXINGTON, Ky. —  The city of Lexington won’t give up its fight to keep information related to “mobile surveillance cameras” secret. On June 19, Fayette County Circuit Court Judge John Reynolds issued an order granting a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed against We See You Watching Lexington director Mike Maharrey and ordered the Lexington Police …

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City of Lexington Acknowledges Need for Surveillance Oversight But Its New Policy Misses the Mark

On April 30, 2018, The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) took a surprising and unexpected step by acknowledging the need for oversight and accountability for the use of surveillance in the City of Lexington. The council enacted a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that directly relates to the use of surveillance cameras in and around …

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Radio Interview: What Does the City of Lexington Have to Hide?

A press release about the lawsuit filed against me by the city of Lexington, Ky., relating to an open records request I filed seeking information on surveillance generated a ton of local media coverage, including an appearance on Kruser and Krew, the afternoon-drive show on WVLK AM. Kruser and I talked about the city's efforts …

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