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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Public Records Show ... Surveillance and Infiltration of Local Anti-War Protestors

The ACLU found out quite a bit--via public records--about state and local agencies' surveillance and infiltration of Seattle-area anti-war protesters.

Public records are a critical tool to keep tabs on what government is doing. This is a prime example. Whether it is finding out how government is spending money on questionable programs or infiltrating anti-war groups, we get to find out. Public records have no ideological bent. We get to learn the good and the bad from the right and the left. Public records just tell us what happened; we get to draw our own conclusions.