Open Letter to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Surveillance

The following email was sent to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Aug. 6. My name is Clay Davis, and I am the Community Outreach Director for a local, grassroots organization called We See You Watching Lexington. We are a group of citizens concerned with the lack of transparency and oversight regarding government use of surveillance …

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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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Victory! We See You Watching Lexington Beats City Lawsuit

Last October, the city of Lexington sued me in an attempt to keep its "mobile surveillance cameras" secret. In a major victory for government transparency, Fayette Circuit Judge John Reynolds issued an order granting my appeal for summary judgment last week. In simple terms, the judge rejected the city's arguments for keeping its surveillance cameras …

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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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