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Your tax dollars at work

The U.S. Government spying on Americans, of course is nothing new. But just imagine the resources involved.. on this single anti-poverty crusader, the FBI amassed 132,000 documents...

"When Mr. Wilkinson discovered, in 1986, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been compiling files on him, he filed a Freedom of Information Act request for their release.

"He was sent 4,500 documents. But he sued for more, and the next year the F.B.I. released an additional 30,000 documents, and then 70,000 two years later. Eventually, there were 132,000 documents covering 38 years of surveillance...

"A federal judge ordered the F.B.I. to stop spying on Mr. Wilkinson and to never do it again."
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Marsden - 1/4/2006 8:52 AM
"A federal judge ordered the F.B.I. to stop spying on Mr. Wilkinson and to never do it again."
Hey, that showed 'em[8)]

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