Michael German, Policy Counsel for the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office and former FBI Special Agent, discusses FBI management’s rigorous attention to public relations and persecution of internal whistleblowers, broad 9/11 intelligence failures across all agencies, the unnecessary division of FBI functions into a semi-transparent and accountable criminal justice half and a completely unaccountable intelligence half, the high conviction rate of terrorism prosecutions in federal courts and the FBI’s continuing work on ethnic maps in the U.S.
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Michael German is a Policy Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office. Prior to joining the ACLU German served sixteen-years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations.
German currently serves as an adjunct professor for Law Enforcement and Terrorism at the National Defense University and is a Senior Fellow with GlobalSecurity.org. German is the author of Thinking Like a Terrorist, which was published in January 2007. German has a B.A. in Philosophy from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.