Under so-called “backdoor searches,” agencies, including the FBI and DEA, search these communications without ever obtaining a warrant.
CBP Admits to Targeting Journalists, Activists, After Civil Society Groups, Including Defending Rights & Dissent, Demanded Answers
After revelations that Customs and Border Patrol (CBB) had monitored journalists, human rights lawyers, and activists, Defending Rights & Dissent joined with a 100 civil society demanding answers. In a May 9, 2019 response letter, CBP admits for the first time to having engaged in this monitoring, though it defended its actions.
Both Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) are engaged in monitoring and tracking First Amendment protected activity.Monitoring of political speech is inherently chilling. It is also outside the jurisdiction of both ICE and CBP.
The FBI opened a counterterrorism investigation into racial justice group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). The precipitating incident was a counter protest against the white supramcists. At the protest, individuals brought knives and violently stabbed anti-racist counter protesters. This led the FBI to investigate…the counter protesters
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Tnf4Qe51cV0Oxb9lWJXd-UEg8J7wT0X Original document name: Delmer Berg Sacramento FBI File.PDF FOIA or Government Document, CA, USA, 20th century, 2018
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YmtiOc9RT589MsgoSs_Cl7I155iqvLS8 Original document name: Delmer Berg FBI HQ File.PDF FOIA or Government Document, CA, USA, 20th century, 2018
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AieGjYMw_a1vbK88JffBXQXiNMFnD18L Original document name: Community Action Commission Files.pdf FOIA or Government Document, CA, USA, 20th century, 2018
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BlWYG_Y4LP9A-Tml9N3idnqEUnuFXq1F Original document name: DOJ_IG_Requesting_Investigation_into_FBIs_Device_Miscalculation 2018.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2018