-Maryland Police Put Activists’ Names on Terror Lists.

Posted: October 8, 2008 in 2008, Articles
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Washington Post:

The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday. Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a legislative hearing that the surveillance operation, which targeted opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war, was far more extensive than was known when its existence was disclosed in July.

The department started sending letters of notification Saturday to the activists, inviting them to review their files before they are purged from the databases, Sheridan said.

“The names don’t belong in there,” he told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. “It’s as simple as that.”

Full Article.


Maryland troopers hit for spying on peaceful protesters (Examiner.com: Anchorage, Alaska)

Report Released on Maryland State Police Covert Surveillance of Protest Groups (Government Technology)

Md. Police Provide Detail On Spy Program Targeting Activists (ACSBlog)

Maryland State Police Superintendent Explains Erroneous Terrorist Classifications (WAMU: Local News)

Review: Maryland State Police Spying Program Inappropriate (WAMU: Local News)


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