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Colorado "Fusion Center" to Step Up Intelligence Gathering During DNC; US Northern Command to Play Role
by via Democracy Now
Friday Aug 1st, 2008 9:51 PM
Friday, August 1, 2008 :Federal and state law enforcement officials in Colorado plan to increase intelligence operations during the Democratic National Convention in Denver and run a fusion center, where intelligence analysts will collect and analyze reports of suspicious activity. Civil rights advocates fear the fusion center could enable unwarranted spying on protesters exercising their First Amendment rights at the convention. [includes rush transcript]

Erin Rosa, reporter for the Colorado Independent, an online daily. Her recent articles include “Colorado ‘Fusion Center’ to Step Up Intelligence Gathering During DNC”, “Military to Commandeer Campus for DNC Operations”, “Colorado National Guard Plans to Rent 500+ Hotel Rooms for DNC”

Mike German, National Security Policy Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. He was an FBI agent specializing in domestic counterterrorism from 1988 to 2004. He is co-author of the ACLU’s report “What’s Wrong with Fusion Centers”

Eileen Clancy, founder of I-Witness Video"