Surveillance Pro and Con, in Surround Sound
March 27th, 2007
The Politicker is exploring the possibilities with a new toy that allows it to bring the dulcet tones of Oliver Kopppell and Charles Barron to our desktops. Yesterday afternoon it ran short videos of each man weighing in on the NYPD infiltrated groups protesting the Republican National Convention.
“Vigorous advocacy can turn into violent acts,” said Koppell, and the police must “avoid violence and terrorism”. He added that it is possible he has been under government surveillance himself.
Barron, who was cited among those under surveillance in 2004, said that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly should resign. “This is absurd,” Barron said several times. “If he wants to put someone under surveillance, it should be his police officers, who are out of control.”By Joshua Brustein on March 27, 2007, 10:34 am
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