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 October 1, 2010  Surveillance

G.W. Schulz reports:

Students of Pennsylvania history thought something sounded familiar when they learned Sept. 14 that the state’s Office of Homeland Security was paying a private contractor thousands of dollars to compile “intelligence” on dangerous elements, including environmentalists, gay and lesbian organizations and even a nonprofit tied to the governor that promoted education.

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Fifty-six years later, it seemed, authorities in Pennsylvania had learned little from the infamous antics of a controversial police commissioner and eventual mayor who led a campaign of spying, harassment and intelligence collection to rid Philadelphia of its loose morals and the scourge of communism.

Read more on the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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