Three US environmentalists working for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network recently found out they were listed as being “suspected of involvement in terrorism.”
In a recent letter sent to the activists the police went on to note they had “no evidence whatsoever of any involvement in violent crime,” so the listing and their possible tracking did not continue.
The question is of course, how come their civil obedience actions got them on the the suspected terrorist list on the first place. (Full)
Apparently the climate activists were part of 53 anti-war and anti-death penalty activists who were inappropriately listed as terrorists in a Maryland State Police database. The police files, created in 2005 and 2006, were part of a covert surveillance effort. Each "terror suspect" now received a letter indicating that he or she could review the entries before they are destroyed, "without cameras or lawyers present." (Full)
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