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  •  The FBI paid $26 million between 1957-1971 (1+ / 0-)
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    for information. They placed miss-information in newspapers (using or buying journalists), tried to get more than one black activist killed by calling him a 'pig informer', the list goes on and on.

    The stuff that was tried is barely believable today (tried to get Martin Luther King to commit suicide?!!),(knew a bus full of civil rights workers would get attacked by the KKK because they set up the hit and agreed to wait 20 minutes before the local police would be informed), yet it all happened. Check the COINTELPRO papers(I couldn't find a copy of the Church Committee report.)

    In the case to which I was a witness, a third party acknowledged that he was selling the government information.  This third party got a petty criminal to plant fake documents (that said violence was appropriate) in the Socialist Worker's Party office in SF, where later there was an attempted breakin and vandalism.

    There are people out there who think that these tactics are still in use, Judi Bari of Earth First! with the near $5 million dollar settlement, is one. I hope these tactics are not currently in play, however the potential for abuse in an unwarrented, unsupervised, and unaccoutable atmosphere, makes me fear the worst.

    What the President says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock. -Sam Ervin

    by sailmaker on Sun Apr 09, 2006 at 06:23:28 PM PDT

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    •  Oh don't worry I believe it. (0+ / 0-)

      Remember that incident where the Klan beat the crap out of the Freedom Riders in Birmingham? Well, I knew Jim Peck  title=.

      I would not put anything past these people.  I was just surprised to learn they had paid for the information.  I figured they had enough Brown Shirts they got it for free. Thanks for the references.

      Mything the Point ©:
      "Examining unexamined beliefs America accepts on faith value"

      by 8ackgr0und N015e on Mon Apr 10, 2006 at 07:19:04 AM PDT

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