Another reminder government can’t be trusted with warrant-less eavesdropping powers

WXIA – ACLU Releases Government Photos:

The ACLU of Georgia released copies of government files on Wednesday that illustrate the extent to which the FBI, the DeKalb County Division of Homeland Security and other government agencies have gone to compile information on Georgians suspected of being threats simply for expressing controversial opinions.

Two documents relating to anti-war and anti-government protests, and a vegan rally, prove the agencies have been “spying” on Georgia residents unconstitutionally, the ACLU said. (Related: ACLU Complaint — PDF file)

We knew the government was anxious about dissent and monitoring domestic groups, but it is good to be reminded in the midst of the Bush Administration’s assurances that it can be trusted not to overstep the Constitution with regards domestic spying, that this is a government with a poor record of tolerating any dissent. Pictures of protesters, wiretaps, next come the kangaroo courts.

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