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January 07, 2014


Stealing J. Edgar Hoover's Secrets

Retro Report: "On March 8, 1971, a group of eight Vietnam War protestors broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole hundreds of government documents that shocked a nation."

"The stolen memos, reports and internal correspondence provided the first tangible evidence that J. Edgar Hoover's FBI was systematically targeting and harassing thousands of American citizens then known collectively as 'the New Left.'"

"That discovery eventually led to Congressional investigations, more revelations of secret, illegal FBI actions, and sweeping reforms. But the burglars were never caught -- despite a massive five-year investigation by the FBI -- and their identities have remained secret - until now."












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