Homeland Security and "Fusion Centers"

September 16, 2009

From Raw Story:

 

“In a move raising eyebrows among civil liberties advocates, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it would give so-called local and state “fusion centers” access to classified military intelligence in Pentagon databases.

 

Fusion centers are hubs for local law enforcement, the private sector and the intelligence community, and were created in an effort to fight terrorism. There are more than seventy known centers across the United States.”

 

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Given the recent militarization of anti-protest and crowd control units and the now-repeated infiltration of activist groups across the US, I’d say that these centers are a direct threat to any serious people’s movement.  I’m not worried about “information” as much as the personal safety of activists and the possible success of their work.

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