Matthew McLough­lin is an activist and legal work­er. He works with the Nation­al Lawyers Guild’s Chica­go chap­ter as its Mass Defense Coor­di­na­tor and is a co-founder of the Chica­go Com­mu­ni­ty Bond Fund and cur­rent­ly serves as the organization’s Direc­tor of Pro­grams. Cut­ting his teeth as an orga­niz­er with Occu­py Chica­go, Matt went on to orga­nize around school clo­sures, immi­grant rights and racial jus­tice. For years, he has helped lift up, doc­u­ment and sup­port local and nation­al social move­ments, includ­ing orga­niz­ing jail sup­port and sol­i­dar­i­ty actions.
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Illinois Bill Would Allow Cops to Spy on Protesters Using Drones With Facial-Recognition Technology
Putting this new surveillance power in the hands of police would threaten the most basic right to assemble.