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Ernest Withers Fbi

Surveillance, America's Pastime

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan Salisbury

The tainting of character, the undermining of basic trust, the disruption of democratic politics -- these are the great achievements of state surveillance.

From Ernest Withers to Riley Freeman: How Informants Seeded the Stop Snitching Campaigns

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

Today, "stop snitching" campaigns have lead to a form of tribalism whereby African-American communities forfeit their right to police protection in favor of a tenacious defiance to authority.

Ernest C. Withers, Famous Civil Rights Photographer, Was FBI Agent Hired To Spy On Movement

The Memphis Commercial Appeal | Marc Perrusquia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The grief-stricken aides photographed by Withers on April 4, 1968, had no clue, but the man they invited in that night was an FBI informant -- evidenc...

Famed Civil Rights Photojournalist Was An FBI Informant

commercialappeal.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A veteran freelancer for America's black press, Withers was known as "the original civil rights photographer," an insider who'd covered it all, from t...