Saturday, March 10, 2007

DOJ conclude FBI abused PATRIOT Act powers

An audit by the US Justice Department has concluded that the FBI has improperly and illegally used powers granted under the PATRIOT Act to gather information on US citizens. Various politicians are jumping on the FBI criticism bandwagon but they really can't be surprised that when they pass draconian laws, stoke up irrational fear and put unreasonable pressure on agents at the coalface that the laws get stretched the way they apparently have been in these cases.

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