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Internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were provided to investigative journalist Inkoo Kang in February 2013, but were just made public as the 29th annual festival got under way. Some 70,000 people were expected in attendance at Black Rock City, a temporary camp in the remote desert of Nevada.
An August 19, 2010 memo from the FBI to all field offices says the Bureau would work with the local authorities to “aid in the prevention of terrorist activities and intelligence collection.” Another memo, a week later, says the Bureau was contacted by a security company hired by Burning Man to do a threat assessment. The FBI said it had “no intelligence indicating any outside threats, domestic or international,” to the event.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued almost 300 citations and arrested 8 people at the 2010 event, attended by more than 50,000 ‘Burners’.
Too much hate and paranoia for my tastes, thank you kindly.
originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
You've never ONCE met someone "workin' for the man" who couldn't smile or laugh?
Who's attempting to brainwash who here?
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Can it really be called spying at a public outdoor event?
originally posted by: CcaptainObvious
a reply to: Bluntone22
Yes it can.
You can spy on someone in central park? Or in a public bathroom?