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FBI Illegally Spying on, Interrogating Anti War Protesters.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on April 4th, 2007 7:23 am by HL

Police Log Confirms FBI Role In Arrests

Washington Postr
Group Detained, Questioned During D.C. War Protest
Excerpt:

A secret FBI intelligence unit helped detain a group of war protesters in a downtown Washington parking garage in April 2002 and interrogated some of them on videotape about their political and religious beliefs, newly uncovered documents and interviews show.

For years, law enforcement authorities suggested it never happened. The FBI and D.C. police said they had no records of such an incident. And police told a federal court that no FBI agents were present when officers arrested more than 20 protesters that afternoon for trespassing; police viewed them as suspicious for milling around the parking garage entrance.

But a civil lawsuit, filed by the protesters, recently unearthed D.C. police logs that confirm the FBI’s role in the incident. Lawyers for the demonstrators said the logs, which police say they just found, bolster their allegations of civil rights violations.

The probable cause to arrest the protesters as they retrieved food from their parked van? They were wearing black — a color choice the FBI and police associated with anarchists, according to the police records.

FBI agents dressed in street clothes separated members to question them one by one about protests they attended, whom they had spent time with recently, what political views they espoused and the significance of their tattoos and slogans, according to interviews and court records.

HLs Take
The Constitution guarantees us a right to free assembely, and the right to protest what we think is wrong with this country, that means that the FBI, and whoever put them up to this. (Rove? Cheney? Bush?) and all the people who think that we should not be allowed to protest the war are a bunch of America Hating Communists. Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers put that in the constitution to protect us from dangerous subversives like you.

6 Responses to “FBI Illegally Spying on, Interrogating Anti War Protesters.”

  1. Bill Says:

    Whats wrong HL you can’t have someone post the truth about the Constitution so you delete it out. What a shame.

  2. Bill Says:

    Well here we go again. 1:”The Constitution guarantees us a right to free assembely”
    No the Constitution gives us the right to limited peaceful assembly. An assembly can be broken up for a number a reason and it does not violate you Constitutional rights.
    Not to mention that no were in the Constitution does it say that anyone in this country has the right to privacy.
    So you want to start throughing the Constitution up HL than you better know what it really says before you try to attack someone with it.

  3. HL Says:

    Amendment I:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW PROHIBITING THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE.

    It says nothing about LIMITED assembly. Of course it has to be Peaceful, but not limited.

    This is from US Constitution.net

    The right to privacy

    The Constitution does not specifically mention a right to privacy. However, Supreme Court decisions over the years have established that the right to privacy is a basic human right, and as such is protected by virtue of the 9th Amendment. The right to privacy has come to the public’s attention via several controversial Supreme Court rulings, including several dealing with contraception (the Griswold and Eisenstadt cases), interracial marriage (the Loving case), and abortion (the well-known Roe v Wade case). In addition, it is said that a right to privacy is inherent in many of the amendments in the Bill of Rights, such as the 3rd, the 4th’s search and seizure limits, and the 5th’s self-incrimination limit.

  4. Bill Says:

    OK so since the Supreme Court decisions says that they say it is a “human right” than that makes it right. Is that what you are saying HL.
    If so than why don’t you tell me who gave the Supreme Court and the Senate the power to make a law saying that you can’t have anything with God in it, on it, or of a religious nature in a public building, school, or anything like that.
    You talk about the Bush Admin. taking our rights away from us but your not complaining about the Senate or the Supreme Court changing our rights without amending the Constitution.
    You read the First Amendment so tell me were it says that you can’t have anything religious or pray in a public building.

  5. Bill Says:

    Oh and if you look up what your rights are to assemble you will find out that most places make you get a permit and you have to follow certain rules.
    So tell me were is the freedom there. That is LIMITED Assembly

  6. Douglas Says:

    you post say that the police viewed them as suspicious.and mulling around in an under ground garage and where arrested for trespasin and had cause for concern is what your second paragraph says.
    yet the forth paragraph says they were arrested for being dressed in black.
    what the artical does not say is how was they acting. there seems to be a lot that we don’t know and will never know. In light if 9/11 i can see where these guy may have looked “wrong” and “out of place” do you remember what we did to the japanese americans during wwII. this would not be the first time something like this has happened here. and sadly enough it won’t be the last of it. we do as we must in the name of defence, I AM NOT SAYING THAT WHAT HAPPENED WAS RIGHT OR WRONG just that i can see how it could happen