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Old 01-13-2010, 11:58 PM
 
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Members of a Washington anti-war group are suing an Army intelligence analyst, as well as the city of Olympia and several of its police officials, claiming their organization was illegally infiltrated and that the information gathered was used to make wrongful arrests.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle, 13 people alleged John J. Towery, a civilian intelligence analyst at Fort Lewis, attended their meetings and demonstrations using a false identity and relayed information about them to law-enforcement authorities, such as Seattle's Joint Terrorism Task Force.
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The Reconstruction-era Posse Comitatus Act forbids the Army from performing law enforcement actions, such as making arrests, seizing property or searching people. In extreme cases, however, the president can invoke the Insurrection Act, which allows use of active-duty or National Guard troops for law enforcement.
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The lawsuit seeks damages for violations of constitutional and civil rights.
Local News | Wash. peace group sues over infiltration | Seattle Times Newspaper
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:03 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i see military infiltration of civilian groups here. it is disturbing.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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That's an interesting story, and very similar to stories of the '60s where, again, there would be more
informants than members of pacifist groups at times. It's interesting that America claimed the Prince of Peace as its own, yet continue to harass and vilify his followers. Nothing more terrifying than the threat of Seattle grunge rockers out to take over the country. I hope they win their case.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:08 AM
 
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Bit by bit we are seeing the erosion of the Rule of Law in the U.S and the undermining of the Constitution.

I thought Obama would have at least stopped it for awhile but he's not much better than the Bush Administration was.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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Bit by bit we are seeing the erosion of the Rule of Law in the U.S and the undermining of the Constitution.

I thought Obama would have at least stopped it for awhile but he's not much better than the Bush Administration was.

hussein obama is a liberal so he probably knows first hand liberals can be dangerous and violent. I don' know why anyone would be surprised by this. He is the same guy who wants his own civilian force, bigger, stronger and better equipped than our own military. This usurper is a dictator in the making.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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hussein obama is a liberal so he probably knows first hand liberals can be dangerous and violent.
Wow, what a logical conclusion, how do you do it every day? So impressive!
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:33 AM
 
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hussein obama is a liberal so he probably knows first hand liberals can be dangerous and violent. I don' know why anyone would be surprised by this. He is the same guy who wants his own civilian force, bigger, stronger and better equipped than our own military. This usurper is a dictator in the making.
You've been posting here a long time.

Why don't you direct to us to one your posts from back when Bush was in charge taking him to task for his law breaking and/or unconstitutional actions?

That way you will not come off as a hypocrite.

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Old 01-14-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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You've been posting here a long time.

Why don't you direct to to one your posts from back when Bush was in charge taking him to task for his law breaking and/or unconstitutional actions?

That way you will not come off as a hypocrite.
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Excellent advice! There are many here that fit that category.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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