Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


The FBI has reportedly been monitoring advocacy groups involved in protecting civil liberties and the environment. They have assembled thousands of pages of records including 1173 about the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and 2383 about Greenpeace according to the Bureau.

The FBI has not said specifically what those pages contain. The ACLU's executive director, Anthony Romero, said the disclosure indicates that the FBI is monitoring organizations that are engaging in lawful conduct.

"I know for an absolute fact that we have not been involved in anything related to promoting terrorism, and yet the government has collected almost 1,200 pages on our activities," Romero said. "Why is the ACLU now the subject of scrutiny from the FBI?"

Welcome to George W. Bush's America.


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