|The ACLU has launched a nationwide effort to expose and limit FBI spying on people and groups simply for speaking out or practicing their faith. As a first step, the ACLU and its state affiliates have filed Freedom of Information Act requests in 10 states and the District of Columbia. We have evidence that the FBI and local police -- working through so-called Joint Terrorism Task Forces -- are spying on environmental, anti-war, political, and faith-based groups. We think the public deserves to know more about who is being investigated and why. |
The FOIAs filed seek two kinds of information:
1) FBI files of groups and individuals targeted for their political views or their religion
2) Information about how the structure and policies of the JTTFs are encouraging rampant and unwarranted spying.