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Senate Bill Kills Civil Liberties

Senate Bill 1510 will directly allow police to further undermine our civil liberties.
Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 1510, a bill which would, among other things, give police far broader wiretapping abilities, as well as other surveillance on "suspected terrorists". We all know what that means. Pretty soon, any person who goes to a demonstration, and voices their contrary-to-state opinion, will find themselves classified as suspected terrorists. This, combined with the new Portland Police Joint Terrorism Task Force (PPJTF), will have a very damaging impact on the domestic protest movement. Don't give in. Every single person counts!