America has done a drastic shift back, to the bleaker days of political oppression.
Laura Murphy, director of the American Civil Liberties Union said "The FBI is now telling the American people, You no longer have to do anything unlawful in order to get that knock on the door."(1)
Jim Lafferty National Lawyers Guild's Los Angeles office said "They target organizers. It's a new level of crackdown on dissent." An example is in Philadelphia rounded up and detained activist on trumped up charges. In Washington DC police round up and detained 600 demonstrators.(2)
Things like this and worse aren't as rare as people think in the USA.
To my cites