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Green Scare

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The Green Scare is a name given by local press to an ongoing series of raids and arrests in the pacific northwestern United States. Law enforcement officials claim those arrested are either involved parties or accessories to various acts of vandalism or usually terrorism. Opponents see the actions of law enforcement as actual terrorism and using the fear inspired by the september 11th terror attacks to stifle domestic dissent. Opponents point to the frequency of less-than-transparent and less-than-fair Grand Jury proceedings against the suspected terrorists. Adding to the controversy, the police and FBI usually rely fairly heavily on undercover officials and known informants to build their case against the defendants.

The name stems from the so-called "Red Scare" of the early 20th century U.S that targeted organizations deemed to have anarchist and/or (usually) marxist influence.

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