Today the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) released a simple but critical piece of public education on undercover law enforcement, informants and cooperating witnesses. It's a Trap! provides basic information that everyone should know about the tactics of law enforcement, but that may be particularly important for political activists and those who are, or who are perceived to be, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian.
The NLGSF continues to be concerned about the methods used, particularly by the federal government and FBI, to monitor and entrap people of color and those of the Muslim faith, who are often innocent or who would never commit a violent act but for the encouragement and prodding of undercover officers or informants. We encourage community members in the Bay Area and beyond to download, print and share this resource.