Police chief defends spying on protesters as terrorists

By David Edwards
Saturday, July 26, 2008 10:10 EDT
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WJZ’s Weijia Jiang that superintendent of the Maryland State Police has denied wrongdoing in a 14 month undercover investigation that spied on anti-war and anti-death penalty groups.

Colonel Terrence Sheridan conceded that the operation lacked good judgement but said, “We did nothing wrong.”

As a part of the undercover surveillance, protesters were included in a terrorist database. A federal investigation is underway.

This video is from WJZ 13 Baltimore, broadcast July 25, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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