The Strange and Scary Story of the North Central Texas Fusion System

Steve Satterwhite
The Texas Observer | April 8, 2009
Fusion centers arose amid post-9/11 efforts to get local and state law enforcement involved in anti-terrorism. The meteoric rise of this confoundingly complex and patchwork system has scary implications for privacy and civil liberties.

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