Suit claims Maryland State Police surveilled peace activists
By Brent Jones / Sun reporter / June 13, 2008
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is suing the Maryland State Police to get records it believes may show local authorities aided the federal government in spying on peace activists during several annual protests outside the National Security Agency.
Filed yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court, the lawsuit alleges that state police have refused to disclose a record related to the surveillance despite public information requests.
Court papers state that a “Baltimore Intel Unit” had monitored many individual peace activists as they gathered at the American Friends Service Committee and prepared to protest in 2003 at the NSA, based at Fort Meade. [For the rest of this article, go here.]