DOJ Myth: Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act can only be used to obtain “business records.”
Reality: The FBI can use Section 215 to demand “any tangible thing,” including books, letters, diaries, library records, medical and psychiatric
records, financial information, membership lists of religious institutions, and even -- as Attorney General Ashcroft himself conceded in testimony
before Congress -- genetic information.
DOJ Myth: Before the Patriot Act, “the FBI could get a wiretap to investigate the mafia, but they could not get one to investigate terrorists.”
Reality: The FBI has always had the authority to wiretap terrorists, both under the ordinary criminal laws and under the Foreign Intelligence
DOJ Myth: The “sneak-and-peek” provision (Section 213) is necessary to allow the FBI to conduct investigations “without tipping off terrorists.”
Reality: The FBI already had the authority to conduct “sneak-and-peek” searches of terrorists. Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the
FBI is empowered to conduct sneak- and-peek searches in intelligence investigations involving foreign powers and their agents. A “foreign power”
includes any group “engaged in international terrorism or activities in preparation therefor.” Section 213 authorizes sneak-and-peek searches in
run-of-the-mill criminal investigations, not just in foreign-intelligence investigations involving terrorists.
DOJ Myth: The PATRIOT Act “provided for only modest, incremental changes in the law.”
Reality: The PATRIOT Act made dozens of significant changes to the law, including a handful that are truly radical. For more details on how the
PATRIOT Act undermines the constitutional rights of everyone living in the United States, go to www.aclu.org...
Courtesy of the ACLU.
Yeah i'm also in that top 7% but you dont see me staring down my nose at the rest of the world.
Download the PDF from that page.
I'm sorry but i dont keep records on who is tortured in the US, but i'm pretty sure if you wanted to cover it up you could. Then again you dont get
an eye for an eye, the arabs have the same view as you Springer, but they want more than an eye, for every member of that camp you torture and kill i
guarantee you they'll kill at least 10 americans.