In the wake of King George Bush’s admission yesterday to bypassing the courts and illegally authorizing spying on Americans, and revelations today that the FBI is spying on groups such as PETA, Greenpeace and the Catholic Workers League for terrorist activities such as a “Vegan Community Project,” John at AMERICABlog points us to this report from the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network claiming that the Penatagon is spying on groups who oppose the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, including one at William Patterson College in New Jersey:
According to recent press reports, Pentagon officials have been spying on what they call â€œsuspiciousâ€ meetings by civilian groups, including student groups opposed to the militaryâ€™s â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual military personnel. The story, first reported by Lisa Myers and NBC News last week, noted that Pentagon investigators had records pertaining to April protests at the State University of New York at Albany and William Patterson College in New Jersey. A February protest at NYU was also listed, along with the law schoolâ€™s LGBT advocacy group OUTlaw, which was classified as â€œpossibly violentâ€ by the Pentagon. A UC-Santa Cruz â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ protest, which included a gay kiss-in, was labeled as a â€œcredible threatâ€ of terrorism.
The President, NSA, Pentagon and FBI are all taking part in illegal activities against the citizens they are supposed to protect.
RIP 4th Amendment (1791-2005)
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.