Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Intercept: How the FBI Created a Terrorist

In these cases, the FBI says paid informants and undercover agents are foiling attacks before they occur. But the evidence suggests — and a recent Human Rights Watch report on the subject illustrates — that the FBI isn’t always nabbing would-be terrorists so much as setting up mentally ill or economically desperate people to commit crimes they could never have accomplished on their own.

See: "Illusions of Justice: Human Right Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions" (2014) published by the Human Rights Watch at Columbia Law School.

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