aaandre writes: "A few years back, when the "Anti-terror" laws nixing human and constitutional rights were being passed in a hurry, I was wondering who are these terrorists we are talking about? Now we are starting to find out more and more how these laws are being used. Seems that giving (unlimited) power to the government leads to serious abuse... Who would've thought?! From the article:
The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.
The police also entered the activists' names into the federal Washington-Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area database, which tracks suspected terrorists. One well-known antiwar activist from Baltimore, Max Obuszewski, was singled out in the intelligence logs released by the ACLU, which described a "primary crime" of "terrorism-anti-government" and a "secondary crime" of "terrorism-anti-war protesters.""