posted on Apr, 29 2005 @ 11:08 AM
Yeah, I realize the population density could explain it, and the listed cities are major points of entry for illegal drugs, and human cargo. It also
could have another explanation though..just not sure what it might be. I wonder if the remaining 25% are by and large southwestern states? I
haven't found any data with a complete breakdown, state by state, so I don't know for sure. I suspect if it were drug/human cargo related, that
would be the case.
I tend to agree that wiretaps are like cockroaches, when you see one, there're probably a lot more you're not seeing.
These terrorism trials have been dominated by secret evidence, so who's to say whether or not a wiretap was used, or even more drastic methods...
Microwaves aren't just for burrittos anymore...
Now, the argument that these criminals caught justify the means is a common one. I hear it about a lot of violations in all different spectrums.
Then there's the old "if you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about" argument. This is only partially true, because those
who control the definition of 'wrong' control who is a criminal and who is not. Since laws have been passing rapid fire, with little to no debate,
and almost no resistance from the opposition party, it's not unthinkable that the definition of 'criminal behavior' could continue to mutate into
even more hideous forms.
Information gathering is a crime now, so I guess we're all eligible for wiretaps by that measure. The definition of criminal gets more broad every
day, because lawmakers almost never revise laws, they just add new ones. This is the reason the legal system in this country is such a damn briar
patch, because nobody takes the time to trim the hedges. All the better if the peasants don't understand right? We tend to view the legal system as
a sort of witchcraft, an arcane science. That instills fear. Fear is helpful in maintaining control.