Burglars of 1970’s FBI files were never caught. Now they reveal themselves.

This is an absolute must-read and must-watch.

Eight people broke into a FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania in 1971.

“They were never caught, and the stolen documents that they mailed anonymously to newspaper reporters were the first trickle of what would become a flood of revelations about extensive spying and dirty-tricks operations by the F.B.I. against dissident groups.” 

Now they’re revealing who they are, how they committed the crime, and why.

“It looks like we’re terribly reckless people,” Mr. Raines said. “But there was absolutely no one in Washington — senators, congressmen, even the president — who dared hold J. Edgar Hoover to accountability.”

“It became pretty obvious to us,” he said, “that if we don’t do it, nobody will.”

It goes without saying that there is a comparison with Edward Snowden here and a lively conversation in the comments section at the New York Times on what needs to be done about today’s government overreach.

The video

The article: Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows



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