Denver 'Spy Files' Archived

by TChris

If you've ever attended a protest in Denver, you might want to browse through a new archive of "spy files" created by the Denver police. Among the peaceful protestors catalogued by the Denver police over the last half century: "a Franciscan nun, Amnesty International and more than 100 public school students."

The Denver Intelligence Bureau collected files on 10,000 people and 1,000 groups before ending the practice in response to an ACLU lawsuit. The ACLU argued that spying on protestors chilled the exercise of their First Amendment rights and served no legitimate law enforcement purpose.

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