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Collin County's fusion center, the NCTFS, came under national criticism last month when its newsletter, the Preventive Awareness Bulletin, used ultra-right websites as a basis for declaring that "mainstream Muslim" organizations were gaining success in endeavors such as establishing a sharia law in the US.
The newsletter used inflammatory internet rumors to call for law enforcement to report on legal lobbying and protest activities by Muslin and anti-war groups, prompting a response from the national office of the ACLU.
The controversial PAB was written by Dr. Robert Johnson, the son of US Congressman Sam Johnson and the prime contractor to the fusion center.
The PAB, stamped "For Official Use Only", is published weekly and is distributed to several hundred law enforcement and other first responder agencies in the North Texas region.
This week's edition, acknowledges what I've been hearing from several sources - which is that most of the recipients of the newsletter consider it a waste of time and toss it in the trash without reading it.
This latest PAB leads with a statement that,
Such is the inglorious end of the Preventive Awareness Bulletin.
The North Central Texas Fusion System is a law enforcement and domestic intelligence data sharing/analysis center housed in the Sheriff's offices but operated by the county's Homeland Security Department. It is funded by federal grants and county taxes.
Dr. Johnson and his company ADB have been awarded over $1 million in county 'no-bid' contracts to build and operate the NCTFS. ADB has also also been criticized for its practices at the NCTFS, including improperly awarding sub-contracted NCTFS work to family members.
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