“Attorney General Ashcroft has dismissed critics of the Justice Department’s tactics as ‘hysterical’ and has even said that such criticism aids the terrorists,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU Executive Director. “But this bulletin confirms that the federal government is targeting innocent Americans engaged in nothing more than lawful protest and dissent. The American people deserve an explanation for what is clearly a return to the days of J. Edgar Hoover’s spying tactics.”
If these civil rights violations bother you, then get ready for worse!
With the bill expanding Patriot Act rights moving full speed through Congress this week, people sound surpised–as if they thought things were going to get better. We think they will get worse.