Wednesday, August 18, 2004

MORE ON THE FBI'S INTIMIDATION TACTICS. The New York Times is getting a lot of bounce for its front-page story Monday on the FBI's attempts to intimidate political activists into not traveling to New York for the Republican National Convention. According to the Times, the bureau earlier engaged in similar tactics to keep protesters away from the Democratic convention in Boston.

Well, here's a story that should have gotten more attention at the time: a report by Jules Crittenden of the Boston Herald that was published on July 28. Crittenden's lead:

Peace activists say the FBI has been harassing and intimidating them with visits across the country, including an incident in Boston Saturday where federal agents, police and firefighters searched a "mobile kitchen" and seized five propane tanks.

Read the whole thing.

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