Domestic Spying

DOMESTIC SPYING….Oh goody. The Pentagon is spying on anti-war protesters in the United States:

The DOD database obtained by NBC News includes nearly four dozen anti-war meetings or protests, including some that have taken place far from any military installation, post or recruitment center. One ?incident? included in the database is a large anti-war protest at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles last March that included effigies of President Bush and anti-war protest banners. Another incident mentions a planned protest against military recruiters last December in Boston and a planned protest last April at McDonald?s National Salute to America?s Heroes ? a military air and sea show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The Fort Lauderdale protest was deemed not to be a credible threat and a column in the database concludes: ?US group exercising constitutional rights.? Two-hundred and forty-three other incidents in the database were discounted because they had no connection to the Department of Defense ? yet they all remained in the database.

Can you say “COINTELPRO”? I knew you could…..