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ID:

353

Date:

2008-11-20

Headline:

The Usual Suspects

Reporter's name:

Andy Bromage

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Fairfield County Weekly

City:

Bridgeport, CT

Summary:

The National Litigation Project used FOIA and a subsequent lawsuit to obtain thousands of pages of case files and memoranda from the Department of Homeland Security, which revealed that an investigation with the goal of disrupting terrorism anticipated around the 2004 election had targeted people based on religious and racial profiling.

Notes:

A related story in the New York Times ("Inquiry Targeted 2,000 Foreign Muslims in 2004," http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/31/us/31inquire.html) noted that the investigation led to no arrests for terror-related crimes. In addition to the National Litigation Project, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee also sued for, and obtained the records.

Keywords:

DHS, ICE, immigration, profiling, election, terrorism, national security, Muslim, investigation

URL:

http://www.fairfieldweekly.com/article.cfm?aid=10619


Agencies:

DHS
FBI
ICE

States:

CT

Categories:

civil rights
FBI
immigration
intelligence
national security
presidential election
terrorism


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