5 sue White House over anti-terrorism reporting program

Posted: July 11, 2014 at 2:40 a.m.

James Prigoff stands in front of the San Francisco Federal Building waiting for a news conference to begin on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Prigoff is one of several California men suing the Department of Justice over an information-sharing program designed to help flag potential terrorism activity. Prigoff said he was visited at his California home by a member of a joint-terrorism task force months after trying to photograph a piece of public art in Boston on a natural gas storage tank.
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James Prigoff stands in front of the San Francisco Federal Building waiting for a news conference to begin on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Prigoff is one of several California men suing the Department of Justice over an information-sharing program designed to help flag potential terrorism activity. Prigoff said he was visited at his California home by a member of a joint-terrorism task force months after trying to photograph a piece of public art in Boston on a natural gas storage tank.

Five California men who say they came under police scrutiny for innocent behavior sued the Obama administration Thursday over an information-sharing program designed by the federal government to flag potential terrorist activity in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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