But, do we really need the FBI spying on them?
Citing hundreds of pages of heavily-censored documents it obtained from the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act, lawyers for the ACLU described this disputed use of terrorism resources as the latest illustration of intensified surveillance aimed toward Americans.
"Using labels like domestic terrorists to describe peaceful protest activity can chill robust political debate in this country,'' ACLU lawyer Ben Wizner said in New York. The ACLU said it will publish the FBI reports it obtained on its Web site Tuesday.
The gross overreach of the FBI is in no way a suprise. That is why the Patriot act was a bad idea in 2002, and is a bad idea today. PETA, Quaker groups, Vegans, and Catholics are not major threats to the US population, but they may represent political threats to one party.
Maybe that is why the FBI is spending so much time, energy and money. Thank god we have the ACLU working to try to keep them in check.
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