Jan 072014

The NYT carries a cautionary counterpoint to those who assert Snowden had other venues for redress if he was concerned about inappropriate government surveillance activities: Burglars raiding an FBI branch office in 1971 exposed practices previously denied by the feds. The effects were immediate but it has taken years – and a statute of limitations – for even a few details of the anti-war activists to emerge.

UPDATED: The Post also carries a retrospective on the above reporting by the staff reporter circa 1971 who originally broke this story.

 Posted by at 9:07 am on January 7, 2014