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NCJ Number: 42950 Find in a Library
Title: AMERICAN POLICE STATE- THE GOVERMENT AGAINST THE PEOPLE
Author(s): D WISE
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 437
Sponsoring Agency: Random House
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Random House
201 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN THIS BOOK THE AUTHOR, AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, PRESENTS INFORMATION ON THE EXTENT OF THE MISUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT'S INTELLIGENCE AND POLICE AGENCIES AGAINST ITS OWN CITIZENS.
Abstract: HE DETAILS HOW THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTSIGATION, THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, AND OTHER AGENCIES HAVE SPIED ON AMERICANS, ENGAGED IN BREAK-INS, WIRETAPPING, BUGGING, MAIL-OPENING, AND OTHER FORMS OF GOVERNMENT LAWBREAKING UNDER SEVEN ADMINISTRATIONS, FROM ROOSEVELT TO NIXON AND FORD. IT DOCUMENTS HOW THIS UNIQUELY AMERICAN FORM OF A POLICE STATE HAS COME ABOUT, AND SHOWS HOW THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT IS USED AGAINST POLITICAL ENEMIES IN THE NAME OF 'NATIONAL SECURITY.' AN INDEX IS INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...ELW ABSTRACT...E L W
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Case studies; Electronic surveillance; Federal government; Federal law enforcement agencies; Intelligence acquisition; Police intelligence operations; Political influences; Political offenders; Right of privacy; Trend analysis
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