Commentary: Since 9/11, the government might know you’re reading this

“If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.”

Many Americans have said this, or heard it, when discussing the expanded surveillance capabilities the government has claimed since 9/11. But, it turns out you should be concerned. Just ask peace activists in Pittsburgh, anti-death penalty activists in Maryland, Ron Paul supporters in Missouri, an anarchist in Texas, groups on both sides of the abortion debate in Wisconsin, Muslim-Americans and many others who pose no threat to their communities.

Some of them were labeled as terrorists in state and federal databases or placed on terror watch-lists, impeding their travel, misleading investigators and putting these innocent Americans at risk.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/11/3128521/commentary-since-911-the-government.html

(Michelle Richardson, American Civil Liberties Union)

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