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Aug 4, 2005 1:16 pm

FBI, Please Protect Us from Terrorists and the ACLU

I have an op-ed with The Independent Institute on the troubling phenomenon of the FBI spying on non-violent activist organizations, briefly explaining how this goes back quite a while. An excerpt:
About two weeks ago, the FBI admitted in federal court to collecting thousands of documents on non-violent activist groups, including the ACLU, Greenpeace and various antiwar organizations.

The ACLU, suing under the Freedom of Information Act, requested to see its files, but the FBI insists it cannot turn over its 1,173 pages of documentation on the ACLU for another eight or more months, as it needs that time to “process” them. Ironically, this same agency, which can apparently only “process” about five documents a day, is also supposed to protect Americans against terrorism.
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