HBO documentary on FBI anti-terrorism sting operation
Philipstown for Democracy will show The Newburgh Sting, an HBO documentary, at the Desmond-Fish Library meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, followed by a panel discussion. Raising the question of whether four poverty-stricken men from Newburgh were terrorists or targets instead, the film details their involvement in an anti-terrorist sting operation involving an FBI informant.
Panelists scheduled to discuss the documentary are Elizabeth McWilliams, mother of one of the men portrayed; Daniel Berger, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union Lower Hudson Valley chapter, and Bennett Weiss, of Orange County Peace and Justice.
The program includes refreshments. The snow date is Tuesday, Jan. 20. The meeting room is accessed through the back of the library, located at the corner of Routes 403 and 9D, in Garrison.