Sam Richards is an investigative reporter focusing on government surveillance, particularly of the aerial variety, as well as other topics.
Policing the PipelineLow-Flying DHS Helicopter Showers Anti-Pipeline Protests With Debris
Authorities said the risky low-flying maneuver was used to warn demonstrators to disperse, but the reasoning doesn’t hold up.
Protests for Black LivesMinneapolis Curfew Sows Confusion for Those With Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments
Cities are hastily imposing curfews to squelch large demonstrations — criminalizing both protest and everyday life.
Pipeline Company Issues Broad Subpoena to News Site That Covered Protests Against It
“This subpoena is outrageous and strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. It should be thrown out immediately.”
Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates in Obscurity Across the Country
CellHawk helps law enforcement visualize large quantities of information collected by cellular towers and providers.