Intelligence Improperly Collected on U.S. Citizens (nytimes.com)
In October 2007, DHS sent a report, “Nation of Islam: Uncertain Leadership Succession Poses Risks,” to hundreds of federal officials despite the fact that Department guidelines had called for the files to be destroyed because the assessment of the group had lasted more than 180 days without uncovering evidence of potential terrorism.
In March 2008, DHS produced a “terrorism watch list” report about a Muslim conference in Georgia at which several Americans were scheduled to speak, even though it “did not have any evidence the conference or the speakers promoted radical extremism or terrorist activity,” and such speech is constitutionally protected
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