The ACLU today released an additional document it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request that shows the FBI conducted surveillance of the now-defunct Breakdown bookstore in Denver and 40 anti-war protesters who had gathered there in 2003 to travel to an event in Colorado Springs.
As part of a “domestic terrorism” investigation, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force conducted surveillance of a Denver bookstore on February 15, 2003 and monitored 40 people who gathered there to carpool to an anti-war demonstration in Colorado Springs later that day, according to an FBI report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List!Give a Gift Now »
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Mark Silverstein, the Legal Director of the ACLU of Colorado, asks a good question:
“Why is the FBI conducting surveillance of a bookstore, monitoring the persons who gather there, and keeping files with lists of license plate numbers?”
The Breakdown bookstore was at 14th and Ogden. You can read the document here. (pdf)