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Targeting Activist Groups

As part of the Maryland State Police surveillance program that targeted at least a dozen activist groups and 53 individuals, labeling them as terrorists in an intelligence database, troopers created hundreds of pages of electronic files on their targets from 2005 to 2007. The documents, some of which are excerpted below, provide new details about the program's purpose and extent.

Targeting Activist Groups

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More Groups Than Thought Monitored in Police Spying
Article | The Maryland State Police surveillance of advocacy groups was far more extensive than previously acknowledged, with records showing that troopers monitored -- and labeled as terrorists -- activists devoted to such wide-ranging causes as promoting human rights and establishing bike lanes.

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