“Newly-released records show the Federal Bureau of Investigations used counter-intelligence measures to monitor several Occupy Wall Street protests, at times labeling their actions as “Anarchist” and investigating them as potential domestic terrorists, theNew York Times reported Monday.“
“A bureau spokesperson, Paul Bresson, told the newspaper the public should be wary of “drawing conclusions” from redacted documents.
“While the F.B.I. is obligated to thoroughly investigate any serious allegations involving threats of violence, we do not open investigations based solely on First Amendment activity,” Bresson said. “In fact, the Department of Justice and the FBI’s own internal guidelines on domestic operations strictly forbid that.””
Interestingly, Bresson isn’t reported here to indicate that he can’t offer further comment due to ongoing investigation or why, in such case, such information that is redacted remains that way. If not on First Amendment grounds, then on what grounds? What criminal wrongdoing was discovered to justify their surveillance?
Brought to you by the modern centrist Democratic Party and the actual liberals that tolerate it because the options are so much worse.