In the months leading up to the Republican National Convention, the FBI-led Minneapolis Joint Terrorist Task Force actively recruited people to infiltrate vegan groups and other leftist organizations and report back about their activities. On May 21, the Minneapolis City Pages ran a recruiting story called "Moles Wanted." Law enforcement sought to preempt lawful protest against the policies of the Bush administration during the convention.
The Republicans are no longer the party of the rich, but the party of tyranny and dictatorship! These activities aimed at preempting lawful protests are not only criminal actions that violate the constitution, they are illegal uses of taxpayer funds; money paid by the taxpayers to track down and arrest robbers, killers, and rapists, not harass students and nuns expressing just criticism of the government's actions.