Three years ago Army veteran and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was arrested for standing in silent protest during a speech by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. All charges were dropped but the State Department used the incident as a reason to issue a Be On the Look Out or BOLO advisory based solely on his political activism.
The Oregon Terrorism Information Threat Assessment Network is one of several Federal Fusion Centers spread across 77 U.S. cities that collaborate with local law-enforcement agencies on suspected terrorist threats.
On May 13 in Harlem, a young man was brutally arrested and an estimated 26 officers were called in to carry it out.
In the fall of 2011, a key Boston police counterterror intelligence unit -- funded with millions of dollars in U.S. homeland security grants -- was closely monitoring anti-Wall Street demonstrations, including tracking the Facebook pages and websites of the protesters and writing reports on the potential impact on "commercial and financial sector assets" in downtown areas, according to internal police documents.