I’m breaking my promise already. Get a load of this editorial from the NY Times. This poor guy is being harassed by the FBI for supporting the destruction of a dam so fish could move more freely through the river.
A local paper reported that Mr. Bensman told the [Army] Corps [of Engineers] he “would like to see the dam blown up.”
A Corps security officer read the report. He decided that Mr. Bensman was threatening a public facility. He notified the G-men.
An F.B.I. agent then contacted Mr. Bensman, who was surprised to learn that federal investigators believed a terrorist might announce his plans at a public hearing of the Army Corps of Engineers.
When the agent said he wanted to visit his home, it occurred to Mr. Bensman that he needed a lawyer. At that point, Mr. Bensman said, the agent threatened to “put you down as not cooperating.”
Arrggh! What do we have to do to get through to these people! This is abuse of government power!
Full story on this here.