Senate Should Rename J. Edgar Hoover Building After Champion of Civil Liberties Don Edwards - Defending Rights & Dissent
Hoover, from the very first moment he joined the Department of Justice in 1917, until to the end of his FBI directorship in 1972, was involved in continuous, willful, and systematic deprivations of civil liberties. Allowing his name to adorn the headquarters of the nation’s highest law enforcement agency sends a message of willful.