The FBI has been knocking on the doors of activists in Cleveland, Ohio, asking about their plans for the Republican National Convention in July.
“The purpose of these door knocks is simple: to intimidate the target and others in efforts to discourage people from engaging in lawful First Amendment activities,” Jocelyn Rosnick, a coordinator with the Ohio chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, wrote in a statement denouncing the home visits.
“Maybe we need to have a discussion about the Constitution,” Michael Nelson, an attorney and the president of the Cleveland NAACP told The Intercept. “Last time we heard of anything like this was when Dr. King and J. Edgar Hoover were around.”
This is not good.