John Glaser on the Threat to Liberty Posed by Fusion Centers

domestic surveillance system established after the terrorist
attacks of September 11th collects and shares
intelligence on a mass scale about “the everyday activities of
law-abiding Americans, even in the absence of reasonable
suspicion,” according to a new report. The report, released this
month by the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan policy
institute at NYU School of Law, found that law enforcement data
sharing programs organized by the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) are fraught with waste and abuse and have whittled away at
civil liberties protections while evading sufficient oversight.
It’s not just the NSA, writes John Glaser. 9/11 prompted the
intelligence community to seriously exceed its authority and expand
its capabilities to spy on citizens in the name of foiling

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