(lightly edited by Charley – hyperlinked and excerpted)
Reported in Daily Kos as well. Here’s the link to the Guardian.
Apparently the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund got a response to a FOI request after others tried and failed. The response documents they received are really chilling. The article has a link to the response documents if you want to check it out.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?), filed this request. The document – reproduced here in an easily searchable format – shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens.
Call me naive but I thought we were past this stuff.