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article imageHomeland Security spies on peaceful demonstrators

By Owen Weldon     Apr 3, 2013 in World
According to documents, the Department of Homeland Security spies on peaceful demonstrators, because it is a "matter of policy."
According to RT, through the Freedom of Information Act request, the documents were acquired by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF).
'Fusion centers' and DHS 'Mega Centers' were said to be created as part of a post-9/11 bid to coordinate intelligence gathering efforts among the FBI, local police and the DHS on anti-terrorism efforts. However, according to the documents, thousands of pages, intelligence was being gathered, gathered on the Occupy Wall Street movement and other free speech protests.
According to Huffington Post, one document showed that a high-level Federal Protective Service official observed that several law organizations took steps on November 14 to discontinue Occupy encampments, hours before the camp was cleared by the NYPD (New York Police Department).
According to DailyCaller, DHS surveillance of the protests took part in other cities too, such as Denver, Minneapolis, Boston, Houston and Los Angeles to name just a few.
Carl Messineo, legal director of the PCJF, released a statement and said that the documents represent what many believe represent a fraction of what the government possesses.
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