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Hero or traitor? See the statue of this man in Brooklyn

Hero or traitor? See the statue of this man in Brooklyn
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To many in this country and around the world, he's a hero. He risked his life and sacrificed everything to expose the government's unconstitutional surveillance state. To others, he's a villain and a traitor who put every American serviceman and woman at risk, and may have even gotten some killed.

The "spy-turned-traitor" who fled his own country for fear of reprisals, the man who exposed hundreds of thousands of documents taken from the National Security Agency so that every American could see what was happening. The real man may be somewhere in between.

Either way, for one day there was a 100-pound statue of him in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park. Can you guess who I'm talking about? It's Edward Snowden. Snowden still lives in hiding somewhere in Russia, but some folks in Brooklyn wanted to honor him and his efforts, so they erected a bronze bust of him.

Next page: You have to see where the tribute was erected, and what happened when it was discovered. 
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