The Secret Service Wall Of Shame
We've faced many challenges to our existence since 2600 began publishing back in1984. None has proven to be as ominous and threatening as recent events involving theSecret Service.
We've been following this agency for years, ever since they first took an interest in the activities of computer hackers. We've seen carelessness,violations of rights, and overallignorance on their part. In otherwords, nothing we wouldn't expectat some point from any lawenforcement agency. Now, we seesomething which poses a real andimmediate danger to us all.The Secret Service has made it quiteclear with the recent prosecution of the Bernie S. case that they intend touse whatever means necessary to puthackers behind bars. In the Bernie S.example, they successfully managedto lock him up with violentcriminals for nearly a year, solelybecause of his possession of writtenmaterial, software, and bits of hardware. In other words, not muchat all. With such vaguerequirements, the prospect of selective prosecution seems acertainty for many more of us. What the Secret Service has done transcends the mere interests of computer hackers. Their behavior, vindictiveness, and lack of concern for upholding the values of a freesociety are of concern to Americans of all varieties.We want to make it abundantly clear that we are prepared to challenge such abuses by whatever meansnecessary. We object strongly to a person being imprisoned based on the books he/she reads or theinformation they happen to be interested in collecting. The Secret Service has abused their power in thisway and we are here to see that it does not continue.In this section, you will find a great deal of information about the Secret Service. We're doing this
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