Traitors, Burglars, Whistle-blowers, Patriots?

April 2, 2014, in Barbelin 254 Lecture Hall.  Presented by John and Bonnie Raines, members of the Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI. Many of us have heard of Edward Snowden’s effort to expose NSA spying on Americans, but more than forty years ago, Philadelphians John and Bonnie Raines joined six other in the Citizens Commission To Investigate the FBI to expose another story of widespread domestic surveillance.  The Raines talked on a topic which continues to preoccupy us all today and we wrestle with the apparatus of the surveillance state and the dilemmas occasioned by our sometimes competing priorities of security and civil liberties.