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Funny—last week the story broke (before being immediately swallowed up in the media black hole) about Richard Convertino, the Detroit terrorism-case prosecutor who's suing John Ashcroft. I learned about the story in the first place because I started to see some Google hits on Convertino's name in my logs. For two days plus (while the NY Times and other media were absolutely burying the thing), there was a lot of interest coming from government IP addresses--in particular, from the Justice Department, which had a couple of IPs that kept googling Convertino repeatedly and coming to my blog and then kind of poking around. I got the distinctly creepy feeling of being under some sort of Ashcroftian surveillance.

Creepy is right.

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