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February 4, 1988
President Reagan is satisfied the FBI had a solid basis for starting and continuing its investigation of a group opposing the Administration's policies in Central America, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said. Fitzwater also said the President believes FBI Director William S. Sessions is properly handling an inquiry into the bureau's investigation of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, or CISPES.
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October 10, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Should the public airwaves encourage ideas or ignorance? If you opt for ignorance, you're probably applauding the decision by commercial TV stations in Los Angeles--and elsewhere across the nation--to veto a paid commercial taking a strong stand on United States military aid to El Salvador. If you favor ideas, you're probably repulsed by the decision. And rightfully so. Their refusal is a commercial for cowardice. Whether the commercial favors or opposes U.S.
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NEWS
November 3, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested and cited 12 demonstrators Thursday morning after they occupied the San Francisco office of Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.). The protesters, who said they were with the Pledge of Resistance and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, took over the office for an hour. They said they were protesting Tuesday's bombing of two Salvadoran activist groups' offices. Protester Cindy Turpin said the group made Cranston's office a target because he voted on Sept.
NEWS
November 5, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI ran background checks on more than 250 Americans who protested a controversial library surveillance program in an effort to learn whether the critics were backed by Soviet intelligence services, according to FBI documents released Saturday. An FBI spokesman acknowledged that the bureau had run "minimal checks" on critics of the program, but he insisted that the FBI had not undertaken a large-scale effort to discredit librarians or civil libertarians who objected to the library visits.
NEWS
November 30, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
A group opposed to the Administration's Central America policies sued the FBI Tuesday, seeking to bar use of information gathered during the agency's discredited investigation of the organization and to wrest control of files collected during the inquiry. In the suit, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador also challenged FBI Director William S.
NEWS
June 4, 1988 | Associated Press
An internal FBI report concludes that the bureau's investigation of opponents of Reagan Administration policies in Central America was too broad, government sources familiar with the review said Friday. The report said the anti-terrorism guidelines the bureau used to conduct the probe from 1983 to 1985 allowed the FBI to launch a widespread investigation and that those guidelines should be tightened, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
July 15, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The Senate Intelligence Committee charged Friday that a serious failure in FBI management led to an unwarranted anti-terrorism investigation of a domestic protest group, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. The panel criticized the FBI for investigating American groups opposed to U.S. policies in Central America and said the agency should purge its files.
NEWS
February 24, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Under fire from skeptical senators, a high-level FBI official Tuesday defended the agency's two-year surveillance of critics of U.S. Central American policy as a necessary but ultimately misguided attempt to deter terrorism. Oliver B. Revell, the bureau's executive assistant director of investigation, conceded, however, that a primary informant in the agency's anti-terrorism inquiry furnished many tips that eventually proved "blatantly false . . .
NEWS
September 17, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
FBI Director William S. Sessions, in an unusual action, Friday invited persons and groups whose names were recorded in an FBI investigation of a group opposed to El Salvador's government to request that the listings be expunged from FBI files. Sessions issued the invitation in testimony before a House subcommittee that questioned him about the FBI's probe of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1987 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
A politically active young Salvadoran immigrant woman was kidnaped, raped and interrogated in Los Angeles earlier this week in what fellow activists charge may be the first Salvadoran death squad-style abduction in the United States. Police confirmed that the woman had been kidnaped and raped, but declined comment on political aspects of the incident.
NEWS
November 3, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested and cited 12 demonstrators Thursday morning after they occupied the San Francisco office of Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.). The protesters, who said they were with the Pledge of Resistance and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, took over the office for an hour. They said they were protesting Tuesday's bombing of two Salvadoran activist groups' offices. Protester Cindy Turpin said the group made Cranston's office a target because he voted on Sept.
NEWS
July 15, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The Senate Intelligence Committee charged Friday that a serious failure in FBI management led to an unwarranted anti-terrorism investigation of a domestic protest group, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. The panel criticized the FBI for investigating American groups opposed to U.S. policies in Central America and said the agency should purge its files.
NEWS
November 30, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
A group opposed to the Administration's Central America policies sued the FBI Tuesday, seeking to bar use of information gathered during the agency's discredited investigation of the organization and to wrest control of files collected during the inquiry. In the suit, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador also challenged FBI Director William S.
NEWS
September 17, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
FBI Director William S. Sessions, in an unusual action, Friday invited persons and groups whose names were recorded in an FBI investigation of a group opposed to El Salvador's government to request that the listings be expunged from FBI files. Sessions issued the invitation in testimony before a House subcommittee that questioned him about the FBI's probe of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
FBI Director William S. Sessions, in a rare public crackdown, disciplined six FBI officials Wednesday for their handling of a controversial investigation of a group opposed to Administration policies in El Salvador. Critics have charged that the FBI violated citizens' rights of free expression and association in the inquiry.
NEWS
June 14, 1988
Members of a House Judiciary subcommittee, examining alleged abuses in the FBI's investigation of a group opposed to the Reagan Administration's Central America policy, said they intend to draft more restrictive standards for probes of terrorists in this country. "I am thinking seriously of sometime early next year taking another quick look at this issue and writing the beginnings of an FBI charter," Rep.
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
FBI Director William S. Sessions, in a rare public crackdown, disciplined six FBI officials Wednesday for their handling of a controversial investigation of a group opposed to Administration policies in El Salvador. Critics have charged that the FBI violated citizens' rights of free expression and association in the inquiry.
NEWS
June 4, 1988 | Associated Press
An internal FBI report concludes that the bureau's investigation of opponents of Reagan Administration policies in Central America was too broad, government sources familiar with the review said Friday. The report said the anti-terrorism guidelines the bureau used to conduct the probe from 1983 to 1985 allowed the FBI to launch a widespread investigation and that those guidelines should be tightened, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
March 18, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
In a stormy welcome to Capitol Hill, new FBI Director William S. Sessions Thursday presented the bureau's $1.5-billion budget request for next year and was sharply rebuffed by congressional critics who accused him of sidestepping two serious problems that he inherited. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
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