Progressive Equals Terrorist to Maryland Trooper

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the Maryland State Trooper who, working undercover, "infiltrated" progressive groups and attended progressive events that she perceived as terrorism-related. TalkLeft last discussed the Maryland surveillance program here.

Maryland officials now concede that, based on information gathered by "Lucy" and others, state police wrongly listed at least 53 Americans as terrorists in a criminal intelligence database -- and shared some information about them with half a dozen state and federal agencies, including the National Security Agency.

Among those labeled as terrorists: two Catholic nuns, a former Democratic congressional candidate, a lifelong pacifist and a registered lobbyist. One suspect's file warned that she was "involved in puppet making and allows anarchists to utilize her property for meetings." ...

Puppet makers being well known terrorists. Right, Osama bin Geppetto? [more ...]

Investigators, the files show, targeted groups that advocated against abortion, global warming, nuclear arms, military recruiting in high schools and biodefense research, among other issues.

If the Democratic Party could just bring together the global warming terrorists, the military recruiting terrorists, the pacifist terrorists, and all the other progressive terrorists under one big tent of terrorism, wouldn't that be awesome?

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    Maybe if we brought together all these (none / 0) (#1)
    by samtaylor2 on Sun Dec 07, 2008 at 05:25:35 PM EST
    "Terrorists" we could start calling them what they are, freedom fighters.

    if everyone is a (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Sun Dec 07, 2008 at 10:14:41 PM EST
    "terrorist", wouldn't that become the norm? i think bush has out nixoned nixon.

    again, nothing will become of this, it will be swept under the rug.