Detroit News, Civil rights group on FBI list 08 30 05
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Civil rights group FBI list; Michigan Militia, affirmative action supporters are labeled threats terrorism symposium report. The Detroit News (Michigan) August 30, 2005 Tuesday Copyright 2005 The Detroit News All Rights Reserved Section: METRO; Pg. Length: 403 words Byline: Norman Sinclair FBI report released Monday national civil rights group shows that federal and state law enforcement agencies label social activists, animal lovers and white supremacists all potential terrorists. The document, prepared counter-intelligence agent the Detroit FBI office, summarized information possible terrorist activities for 2002 Domestic Terrorism Symposium hosted the Michigan State Police and attended law enforcement groups. The purpose the meeting was keep the local, federal and state law enforcement agencies apprised the activities the various groups and individuals within the state Michigan who are thought engaged terrorist activities, the report said. Groups mentioned the report were considered potential terrorists. Among those included were BAMN (By Any Means Necessary), the national civil rights and affirmative action organization, and Direct Action, anti-war group. The report cited six-day civil rights conference that BAMN staged Ann Arbor, while acknowledging that the group had held peaceful demonstrations. Direct Action was linked the East Lansing Animal Rights Movement; both groups took part protest Lansing aimed the FBI. The report was released response Freedom Information lawsuit filed the American Civil Liberties Union behalf nine local organizations and individuals, including Direct Action. ACLU affiliates additional states have filed similar requests behalf more than 100 groups and individuals. Kary Moss the Michigan ACLU said the agencies involved could better spend their efforts and time investigating criminals. think can both safe and free, Moss said. Being safe doesnt mean have give our right engage expressing our opinions whatever they may long those opinions not translate into illegal action. Other groups cited the FBI report include the Michigan Militia and the Aryan World Church, which state police detective called Christian-based white supremacist group from Dodgeville, Michigan. BAMN spokesman Luke Massey said including his group with white supremacists linking terrorism absolutely outrageous. The American people are going outraged that their government spying groups standing for affirmative action and education, Massey said. ### Provided under the Fair Use Doctrine non-profit educational foundation promote transparency and accountability government.