Climate Change Activists Are Terrorists! At Least That's What the Maryland State Police Thought
I'm going to let Josh Tulkin speak mostly for himself on this one, but here's the thumbnail sketch of the situation: Tulkin received a latter from the Maryland State Police informing him that from March 2005 to May 2006 Tulkin was under surveillance by the police on suspicion of terrorist activities because of his work at the time as Deputy Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. The police have informed him that the program was no longer in operation and that they found that they had "no evidence whatsoever of any involvement in violent crime."
Comforting that the police are protecting ordinary citizens by checking up on community activists. Not.
Tulkin himself has never been arrested and has no police record. The New York Times reports that the most severe 'terrorist activities' the group participated in were acts of civil disobedience.
View the letter John Tulkin received from the Maryland State Police.
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