Matt read it aloud. “Press sources indicate hundreds of citizens were detained and documented by police during the 2010 summit. During a three-day period, people were stopped, questioned, and documented by police in key patrol areas downtown and near a temporary jail location…collecting names, ages, names of associates, and places of birth. Police also took notes on skin color, identifying those stopped as being white, black, brown, or other.”
“This is where he got the idea to include stuff like that in CleanSweep?” Susan asked it as a question, but she knew the answer.
“Read this next part.” Matt clicked to advanced to the next page. “He had it all planned. Get the government to host a similar event again, bring in agitators to stir up hatred. He would make sure there would be enough going on to cause panic in the general population. The he would add widespread destruction. People would demand protection. The government could easily pass emergency legislation to grant police powers similar to those in situations of martial law. Guess who got the contract to implement CleanSweep?”
“Good-bye, habeas corpus,” Carl muttered.
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