March 7, 2019

THE POINT OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IS TO GET ARRESTED:

Trump Administration Reportedly Tracked and Targeted Journalists and Activists Involved With Migrant Caravan (ELLIOT HANNON, MARCH 06, 2019, Slate)

[A]ccording to a chilling report from NBC 7, NBC News' local affiliate in San Diego. Documents leaked to NBC 7 show that the Trump administration went about gathering names of journalists, activists, and attorneys who had covered or worked with the fleeing migrants, and created a database that included dossiers on 57 people, including 10 journalists.

Those swept up in the government database where then targets for surveillance and harassment with at least 21 individuals subsequently questioned or arrested by Customs and Border Protection. The U.S. government, in some cases, placed alerts on the targeted individuals' passports who were listed in the database titled: "San Diego Sector Foreign Operations Branch: Migrant Caravan FY-2019, Suspected Organizers, Coordinators, Instigators and Media." The documents dated Jan. 9, 2019 included files on some 39 American citizens, including seven who were tracked by the U.S. government. The documents are part of an interagency "SharePoint" application accessible to a myriad of agencies, including agents from Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and the San Diego office of the FBI.

They were violating the law or abetting its violation. What would one expect law enforcement to do?  This is like when the Trumpbots winge about the UR investigating leaks.


Posted by at March 7, 2019 12:02 AM

  

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