"I don't believe the First Amendment is any guarantee to those who wish to disrupt the government," - former Maryland police superintendent, Thomas E. Hutchins.

According to the Washington Post,

The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday. Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a legislative hearing that the surveillance operation, which targeted opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war, was far more extensive than was known when its existence was disclosed in July.

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