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Portland Tribune should release 'secret' files

From the open publishing newswire: "The Portland Tribune has been trying to make a name for itself lately -- first with the missing girls case (some of the information was just plain wrong) and now with the discovery of investigative files Portland police kept on political activists prior to the early 1980's. The Tribune, however, wants to decide which of these documents the public gets to see. The paper offers those who believe they were named in the documents the opportunity to contact the Tribune for a peek at the information that pertains to them. This method, it claims, will protect privacy rights.

"There is something particularly disingenuous about a newspaper taking on a government agency for clandestine surveillance of private citizens, then casting a veil of secrecy over these important historical documents in the name of privacy (read it, 'secrecy')." [ Read more... ]