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  •  How about some praise for the FBI, for once? (5+ / 0-)

    Not every FBI agent is "The Man" nor part of some right-wing movement to suppress liberals and prevent progress. In fact, most aren't. And quite a few are liberals themselves, voting Democrats, who care about our country. It took some good intelligence work to unearth this plot. I'm glad they're looking out for Occupy Wall Street protesters, as for any American (no matter the political persuasions).

    The FBI has caught and convicted dozens of right-wing groups, such as the 'Christian' Hutaree militia, white supremacist Demetrius "Van" Crocker,  Ku Klux Klan in Ft. Worth, TX, SC militia man Paul T. Chastain, anti-abortion murderer James Charles Kopp, anti-judge plotter James Kenneth Gluck, TX militia leader Mark Wayne McCool, KY militia leader Steve Anderson, etc.  
    http://www.salon.com/...
    http://www.ajc.com/...
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/...
    http://www.splcenter.org/...
    These are hundreds, probably thousands, of these cases of right-wing terrorists and other criminals caught and prosecuted by the FBI.

    This is not to whitewash any problems, but a little perspective and analytical depth would be appreciated.

    Join us at RASA: Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment. (Repeal will not ban guns, just help regulate them.)

    by Sharon Wraight on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 05:46:20 PM PST

    •  They have been busy (2+ / 0-)
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      I bet they keep an eye on Westboro.  Both for their direct action and the potential reaction to the action.  Freedom of speech does come with a price.  It's a balancing act.

      It might sound trite, but any form of fear based action is irrational.  There is such a scarcity of self-awareness.

    •  certainly Occupy would stir those (1+ / 0-)
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      people up, FBI could well have been responding to something from the RW as well.

      I see no assassination plot here against Occupy itself, but do see this as maybe, I hope, good police work.....but now we need to know, they should have redacted the whole thing, this was sloppy, but for what reason?

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:31:10 AM PST

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    •  They caught four theocrats trying to blow up (1+ / 0-)
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      two synagogues in my neighborhood, with the help of NYPD.

      This isn't J. Edgar Hoover's FBI any more. They really are the good guys and we should stop pretending otherwise.

      •  Thank you. (0+ / 0-)
        This isn't J. Edgar Hoover's FBI any more.
        I was tempted to say those exact words.
        They really are the good guys and we should stop pretending otherwise.
        Yeah, there are some rabble-rousers here who try to subvert the DailyKos agenda (of electing better Democrats) for their own. *shrug* We're a big tent, and politics makes for all kinds of bedfellows, but sometimes the bed and tent need to be swept clean.

        Join us at RASA: Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment. (Repeal will not ban guns, just help regulate them.)

        by Sharon Wraight on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 09:08:53 AM PST

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