From the New York Times, front page, 3/25/07:
, from an intelligence report on a series of concerts planned in 2003:
“Activists are showing a well-organized network made up of anti-Putin sentiment; the mixing of music and political rhetoric indicates sophisticated organizing skills with a specific agenda. Police departments in above listed areas have been contacted regarding this event.”
The concerts were scheduled for New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston.
Oh, wait, did I say Putin? Silly me. The NYPD were spying on anti-Bush musicians. They were contacting other police departments to be aware of the serious crime of criticizing the American President.
Appropriately enough, we have 666 days left to go.