Friday, March 17, 2006

More FBI spying than previously admitted

Recent papers secured by the American Civil Liberties Unions showed that the FBI had infiltrated and conducted secret surveillance on the Thomas Merton Center. There is no indication that the Center is involved in any illegal activities but they are opponents of the Bush invasion of Iraq.

An ACLU attorney said: “These documents show that Americans are not safe from secret government surveillance, even when they are handing out fliers in the town square, an activity clearly protected by the Constitution.” During leafleting activities the FBI would photograph the individuals passing out the flyers for government records. The FBI says the photographs were later destroyed.