LGBT NEWS: Pentagon admits it spied on gay groups (WOW!!!! It just gets worse under Bush)

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  1. Sam Gamgee

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    http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid29501.asp

    Just when you thought that the republicans couldn't try to marginalize us any more...

    Pentagon confirms it spied on gay groups


    The Department of Defense released documents confirming that the U.S. government conducted surveillance on gay groups, the military advocacy group Servicemembers Legal Defense Network announced Tuesday.

    The surveillance documents, called TALON reports, were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by SLDN in January and revealed that the Pentagon carried out surveillance of gay and lesbian groups that conducted protests at New York University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. The campus protests denounced the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bars gay, lesbian, and bisexual military personnel from serving openly.

    The Department of Defense admitted it "inappropriately" collected information on protesters in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to a February report from United Press International.

    "That [inappropriate] information should be destroyed, and no similar surveillance should be authorized in the future," Osburn said. "Free expression is not a threat to our national security."

    The TALON reports may not represent a complete list of gay groups spied on by the Pentagon, according to SLDN. (The Advocate)
     
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    Damnit. They probably know about my stage name then.... and I was using that for all my passwords.
     
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    Hmmm....so I guess that I could have an official file then? I figured as much, when I was asked to speak at government events.
     
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    This isn't anything new or unique to Bush. Any group with strong socialist ideals has been spied on since the whole red scare thing. Especially GLBT groups and black nationalist groups.


    It's just easy to pin it on Bush. :rolleyes:
     

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