Aug 172004

According to a report in the NY Times, FBI agents (sometimes in groups of as many as six) are visiting people planning to protest outside the Republican National Convention.

The unusual initiative comes after the Justice Department, in a previously undisclosed legal opinion, gave its blessing to controversial tactics used last year by the F.B.I in urging local police departments to report suspicious activity at political and antiwar demonstrations to counterterrorism squads. The F.B.I. bulletins that relayed the request for help detailed tactics used by demonstrators – everything from violent resistance to Internet fund-raising and recruitment.

And people who claim to be Americans still support this Administration. I just can’t understand it.

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