The FBI improperly and, in some cases, illegally used the USA Patriot Act

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Justice: FBI Misused Patriot Act Powers
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    Mar 9, 3:08 PM (ET)

    By LARA JAKES JORDAN

    (AP)



    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI improperly and, in some cases, illegally used the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about people in the United States, a Justice Department audit concluded Friday.

    And for three years the FBI underreported to Congress how often it forced businesses to turn over the customer data, the audit found.

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who oversees the FBI, described the problems cited in the report as unacceptable and left open the possibility of criminal charges. He ordered further investigation.

    "Once we get that information, we'll be in a better position to assess what kinds of steps should be taken," Gonzales told reporters following a speech to privacy officials.

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070309/D8NORU3G0.html
     
  2. Don't you know they were looking terrorists?

    See what happens when you give too much power without the checks and balances to even people with noble intentions...
     
  3. Sam321

    Sam321

    Good. Do the job to bitch-slap the Islamists and then beg for forgiveness later.

    The American people wish for a ruthless Executive Branch. That’s why the Legislative Branch can only whine to the media but does nothing. If Americans want America to LOSE, then Congress could turn the FBI into a useless mouse, destroy the Patriot Act, and shut down “Bush’s War.”

    I’m waiting for two things to happen now: the great Iraqi Civil War, and Congress shutting down “Bush’s War.” Still waiting....