Exercising your 1st Amendment right could make you an enemy of the state

The FBI counterterrorism division’s identification of a new movement it calls “black identity extremists” is the latest addition to the broadening list of protesters and dissidents the agency puts under the “domestic terrorism” umbrella.

But many national security experts say the designation doesn’t describe a movement at all – let alone a terrorism threat; rather, it’s simply a label that allows the FBI to conduct additional surveillance on “basically anyone who’s black and politically active,” according to Michael German, who left the FBI in 2004 and did undercover domestic terrorism work.

Critics are concerned that increasingly, it appears to be minorities and environmental protesters who are being targeted.

Enjoy your Police State.

Source: Protestors are being labeled as domestic terrorist threats, experts worry | The Sacramento Bee

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