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 April 23, 2012  Surveillance, U.S.

So… does this strike anyone as an appropriate use of social media by DHS?

Eleven hours before I was arrested during the Occupy Miami eviction in January, the Miami-Dade Police Homeland Security Bureau sent an email to various police officers, which was then forwarded to the department’s public information officers – including arresting officer Major Nancy Perez – informing them that I would be documenting the action.

The subject of the email was “Multimedia information/Situational Awareness.” It included my Facebook profile photo where I’m trying my hardest to look like a terrorist thug.

It also included the following statement about me.

Read more of photographer Carlos Miller’s experience on Pixiq

Thanks to the reader who pointed me to this article.

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