Wednesday, May 17, 2006

FBI investigates NYPD

From The New York Times comes continuing coverage of the violations of the rights of protesters at the 2004 Republican National Convention. This is a story getting short shrift by the rest of the national media, but vitally important as the nation grapples with recent revelations about spying on Americans and the reporters who serve their interests. From today's Times:

F.B.I. Is Seeking to Interview Jailed Activists

By AL BAKER
Published: May 17, 2006


As part of a continuing criminal civil rights investigation of the New York Police Department, the F.B.I. is seeking to interview protesters who were arrested in 2004 during the Republican National Convention and then had the charges against them dimissed. Investigators are specifically seeking one protester whose case prompted the federal inquiry.
Question is, will protesters whose rights have already been violated in their attempt to exercise their constitutional rights trust the FBI -- the agency currently busying itself violating the 4th amendment rights of news reporters? Your blogstress, in the position of said protesters, would be most wary.

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