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Week 5

Questions for your consideration:  Why do you think the FBI is surveilling what they term “black identity extremism?” What does this preoccupation tell us about the FBI’s attitudes toward the ongoing fight for racial justice, especially in the aftermath of countless examples of anti-black racism and police brutality? How might Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs) create violence? What conflicts do they promote in uniting FBI work and police work? Does the FBI’s surveillance enhance our democracy, or does it threaten democracy? Why? How? Is it “smart” or is it “surveillance”? What is your response to law enforcement’s use of the “Internet of Things”?