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Friday, Feb 8, 2008, 9:03 am

The FBI’s Private Contractors

By Jarrett Dapier

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Matthew Rothschild at The Progressive reports on 23,000 private contractors working in concert with the FBI to protect its operations. These individuals are authorized by the government to "shoot to kill" in the event of martial law.

Thanks to reader PP for the tip.

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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