So just a couple of days ago, the government panel charged with looking into the PATRIOT Act decided that the ACLU was panicking people unnecessarily. Here's your answer: they're not. The FBI is now monitoring protest groups because they're prone to violence.
A lot of '60s and '70s protestors liken it back to earlier attempts at the FBI to "get the goods" on protest groups... personally, I'm not sure I care if it's the same. It's still screwy, unless they've actually done something.
BTW, in case they're watching: Hi, Mr. or Ms. FBI Person. I hope you enjoy my site. I suggest that you note that I'm non-violent, and don't side with groups that are violent. On the other hand, I certianly don't approve of governments who watch their people and analyze what they do and say for "suspicious signs". Thanks for playing.Posted by Ted Stevko at November 22, 2003 03:26 PM | TrackBack