Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Before Snowden

If you have time to investigate the boundaries of democracy and government overstepping it, this is a fascinating mini documentary (13 minutes) from the NYTimes on a group that stole FBI documents (the old fashioned way  by breaking and entering) in 1971 and then released them to the WashPost.  The papers showed that the FBI was not only watching political activists, but US Senators, diplomats, sports' stars, predominant Americans and more and some of them even had their offices and homes broken into, mail opened and others were blackmailed.   The break-in lead to the FISA court and to Congress reigning in the FBI.  Obviously the perpetrators compare themselves to Ed Snowden.  The burglars were never caught and are now hawking a book

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