‘Fusion Centers’ Erode Civil Liberties Not Terrorism: Senate Study | Common Dreams

Your tax dollars at work:

As Spencer Ackerman reports for Wired:

Unnamed Dept. of Homeland Security officials told the panel the fusion centers produce “predominantly useless information” and “a bunch of crap.”

And The Los Angeles Times adds:

Senate investigators concluded that [DHS] liaisons to the centers “forwarded ‘intelligence’ of uneven quality — oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already-published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism.”

via ‘Fusion Centers’ Erode Civil Liberties Not Terrorism: Senate Study | Common Dreams.

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