Sunday, October 3, 2010
FBI Raids Homes of Anti-war Activists: Chicago, Michigan, Minneapolis & more
from YouTube posting: Lawyers at the Minneapolis, MN, September 27, 2010, rally in solidarity with the seven citizens targeted by FBI raids on September 24 discussed some of the frightening new personal liberty issues raised by this raid.
A July ruling by the Supreme Court can threaten First Amendment rights in many ways. The current law and the FBI interpretation of it suggest that is may be possible to be targeted by talking to someone about talking to someone who may be on the governments list of terrorist organization. The previous standard was about providing aid, now talking may be a crime.
Coleen Rowley has authored several pieces on this issue, the most recent being: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/coleen-rowley/update-about-the-governme_b_742718.html
FBI emptied their offices in the building prior to the rally. The 20 observing Minneapolis Police were joined by Chief Tim Dolan.