Homeland Security targets Cynthia McKinney, and supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin as political threats

This story was posted to the other web-site I write for Independent Political Report. Story by Paulie Cannoli:

Homeland Security ‘fusion centers’ targeted Cynthia McKinney as a potential threat, as well as supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin
April 14th, 2009

Posted in The Jawa Report:

ACLU complaint about the DHS, through the use of “fusion centers”, monitoring the activities of the Left (and Right):

* A May 7, 2008 report entitled “Universal Adversary Dynamic Threat Assessment” authored by a private contractor that labeled environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, the Humane Society and the Audubon Society as “mainstream organizations with known or possible links to eco-terrorism”;

* A potential abuse of authority by DHS officials who improperly monitored and disseminated the communications of peace activists affiliated with the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN);

* A report produced on February 19, 2009 by the North Central Texas Fusion System entitled “Prevention Awareness Bulletin” which described a purported conspiracy between Muslim civil rights organizations, lobbying groups, the anti-war movement, the U.S. Treasury Department, hip hop bands and former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney to “provide an environment for terrorist organizations to flourish”;

* A “Strategic Report” produced February 20, 2009 by the Missouri Information Analysis Center that described a purported security threat posed by the “modern militia movement” but inappropriately included references to social, religious and political ideologies, including support of third party presidential candidates such as Congressman Ron Paul and former Congressman Bob Barr; and

* A “Protective Intelligence Bulletin” issued by the DHS Intelligence Branch of the Threat Management Division of the Federal Protective Service which improperly collected and disseminated information regarding political demonstrations and inappropriately labeled peaceful advocacy groups and other activists as “extremists.”

Emphasis added
-paulie

One Response

  1. Kim

    This just goes on and on, doesn’t it?

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