"Anti-spy, anti-sabotage precautions increased yesterday. New Jersey State highway employees were told to keep civilians away from drawbridges and to make them pass over quickly. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, rapidly gaining power, will get authority to tap wires in the interest of national defense. Congress passed a bill unanimously approved by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. Alien seamen were being fingerprinted by the thousands, on penalty of not being allowed ashore here... The G-men are watching leaders of the Italian secret societies."
The 1930s image posted above depicts a Mussolini fan club in Little Italy, NYC.
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