March 28, 2007
The blogosphere lit up early this week in reaction to the New York Times article
about the NYPD's unlawful surveillance of peace groups during the Republican National Convention. The Times neatly summarizes a few
, and here a few more:
Our friends at the Working Assets
blog Working for Change
wrote on the impact of the progressive community
Freelancer Lindsay Beyerstein has a first-hand account of the NYPD's treatment of protestors when she participated in a Billionaires for Bush stunt
The Albany Project addresses
the New York Post
's comparison of peaceful protestors to Al-Qaeda.
Carpetbagger on the NYPD's reasons
for sealing documents.
It's hard to imagine how spying on groups like Bands Against Bush could be justified by the suspicion of criminal activity. We've got a real problem when the police department is spying on people for organizing a concert against the Bush administration.