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Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

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“A powerful argument against idealizing the F.B.I. and overlooking its troubling record for the sake of short-term political convenience.”
The New York Times Book Review



A former FBI undercover agent and whistleblower gives us a riveting and troubling account of the contemporary FBI—essential reading for our times



Impressively researched and eloquently argued,

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Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by The New Press
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Fascinating look at the FBI behind-the-scenes. The author documents several abuses of power and mismanaged events that have contributed to the loss of effectiveness of the FBI while they continue to expand their powers of "investigation" (which, the author posits, primarily affects POC, Muslims, political activists, and those with a whiff of "otherness"). In addition, he believes that most of FBI management are more concerned with ruining the lives of effective agents who point out problems or ...more
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The FBI has a checkered history of abuses. During Hoover's time, he used the FBI's powers to investigate political enemies such as people working for social
or racial justice. After 9/11, Congress passed the Patriot Act which broadened its investigative powers. A culture of institutional racism has impacted who and what they investigate. Questionable criteria such as a person who converts to Islam would be considered a greater terror threat than Christian and at the same time ignoring or
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