From my previous post on August 7th I talked about how a legislative created work group is meeting at the BCA to discuss how law enforcement should collect and use information on their citizens for intelligence purposes.
To the credit of the group they have decided that it will comply with the open meeting law. This means it is open to the public. It was their third meeting today. Law enforcement agencies made presentations on how they collect and use intelligence information. It became quite clear that law enforcement agencies may soon be collecting information on citizens at an unprecedented level.
On October 13th, there will be presentations by such groups as the public defenders, community groups, and the Minnesota ACLU. The following meeting they will begin to discuss what they should recommend to the legislature. There will be an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the recommendations.
All agendas, minutes, documents, etc, and audio of the meetings are at the BCA website.