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John E. Colby
Since the 9/11 attacks Americans have experienced a quickening, relentless erosion of our privacy rights. During this period an extensive, redundant and lawless national security state has been increasingly spying on its own citizens and on noncriminal organizations. Our internet surfing, our emails, our tweets, our telephone calls, and our geospatial information among other items are all subject to surveillance and scrutiny by the national security state. Moreover, as evidenced by the New York Police Department's surveillance of muslims and Occupy Wall Street activists without any suspicion of criminal conduct, local police departments participate in this kind of surveillance too. Local police departments essentially duplicating the excesses of the national security apparatus coincides with partnerships between the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement agencies in fusion centers around the country.
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