On the same day that the FBI warned a Congressional committee about the danger of “domestic terrorism,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Wednesday accused the FBI of using terrorism as a pretext to spy on activists who “oppose the war in Iraq, the USA Patriot Act, and other government policies.”
[. . .] Meanwhile, the ACLUissued a statement that said “the FBI and local police are engaging in intimidation based on political association and are improperly investigating law-abiding human rights and advocacy groups.” The statement was based on information gathered from numerous Freedom of Information Act requests. The ACLU said it was filing a lawsuit in federal court to force the FBI to turn over “thousands of pages” of extra information that had been withheld.
(Through Drudge Retort)