Informant "Karen Sullivan" ruined lives: Comment of the day
Our story about secret government informant "Karen Sullivan," who infiltrated Minnesota protest groups before the RNC, attracted a lot of attention and comments.
She fed the groups fiction about being a lesbian with a teenage daughter, and working in Northern Ireland, said Jess Sundin, a member of the Anti-War Committee.
And she ruined a lot of real lives in the process, said commenter Bret Thiele:
To infiltrate a "left" group you have to prey upon their compassion. To infiltrate a "right wing" group you'd likely have to talk about how you share hatred for certain groups. I'm not surprised, but this "Karen Sullivan" should reflect on that and on all the hurt she's caused people that simply opposed unlawful war and brutality.
News about the informant came after a report last fall lambasting the FBI for using anti-terrorist laws to spy on domestic political activists.
Read our regional post here, and tell us your opinion of "Karen Sullivan" the secret informant.
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