By Massoud Hayoun, PS Magazine

California rights groups are calling for greater transparency over a state-run program, funded by the Department of Homeland Security, that would pay non-profits to surveil the communities they serve. …

Two advocacy groups, Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Los Angeles and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, issued a press release Wednesday demanding greater transparency from California officials over the PVE program. AAAJ and CAIR filed a joint Public Records Act request for more information on the program, according to the press release.