July 4, 2008
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the FBI will dispatch “hundreds” of agents during the DNC “to gather intelligence on possible terrorist activity.” It apparently does not matter there is “no word on any terrorist threats to the convention, but the FBI is taking no chances.” The FBI is not worried about al-Qaeda. Instead, it is keen on “studying tactics, which have blocked streets and disrupted traffic in the past,” tactics employed by its own agents provocateurs as an excuse to crack down on citizens exercising their right to petition the government under the First Amendment.
|Free speech zone at the Boston DNC.|
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads, according to interviews and a confidential bureau memorandum,” the New York Times reported back in 2003. “F.B.I. officials said in interviews that the intelligence-gathering effort was aimed at identifying anarchists and ‘extremist elements’ plotting violence, not at monitoring the political speech of law-abiding protesters.”
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This article was posted: Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 6:35 am