Thursday, October 23, 2008

State Police Track Environmentalists as Terrorists

The Maryland ACLU reports that the State Police entered the names of Mike Tidwell, founder of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and Joshua Tulkin, a former Deputy Director of CCAN, into its terrorist database. The dates of the spying are unclear, but the State Police have previously stated that their spying activities stopped in October 2006.

The ACLU has not posted their press release on their website as of this writing. When we see it, we'll update this post.

We have previously reported on the ACLU's new wave of FOIAs to the State Police on behalf of 32 advocacy groups and more than 250 individuals. What on Earth are we going to learn next?

Update: Here is the ACLU's press release with the details.