Soon after the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations issued a report stating that fusion centers not only violate the constitutional rights of Americans, but are also a colossal waste of tax payer money, the committee issued a statement trashing the report.
“The ACLU warned back in 2007 that fusion centers posed grave threats to Americans’ privacy and civil liberties, and that they needed clear guidelines and independent oversight,” said Michael German, ACLU senior policy counsel. “This report is a good first step, and we call upon Congress to hold public hearings to investigate fusion centers and their ongoing abuses.”
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