Monday, February 2, 2009

Police Listed Gay Rights Group Among Terrorists

Equality Maryland, the state's largest gay rights group, was among the peaceful protest groups to be classified as terrorists in a Maryland State Police database.
The group was designated a "security threat" by the Homeland Security and Intelligence Division, which also kept dossiers on dozens of activists and at least a dozen groups. Police kept files on Equality Maryland's plans to hold rallies outside the State House in Annapolis to press for legislation reversing the state's ban on same-sex marriage. They plan to purge the files. See the documents by using these links:
Equality MD 1.pdf
Equality MD 2.pdf
Equality MD 3.pdf
Equality MD 4.pdf
Equality MD 5.pdf
Equality MD 6.pdf
The files were revealed yesterday at a press conference, where a dozen Democratic lawmakers announced plans to introduce legislation to prevent future surveillance of non-violent groups.
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