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Apr 4, 2022

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COINTELPRO was a real FBI program under which hundreds of people and organizations were strategically targeted for illegal surveillance and harassment due to being labeled “subversion threats”. Unfortunately the FBIs tactics didn’t end there. Ultimately COINTELPRO was shut down; but the program that operated between 1956 and 1971 did an immense amount of damage to the lives it affected. Who did they target and why? What effects did it have on the organizations and people it targeted? Although officially disbanded, what effects did COINTELPRO have on law enforcement and government agencies today? Tune in to find out!

Past shows referenced in today's episode:

Jack Ruby

JFK Assassination and Jack Ruby

MLK Part 1