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In his last months, President Bush is working to ensure that his successor will have the greatly expanded power of the executive branch — unprecedented in American history — that Bush instituted after 9/11. His chief enabler in this ever-increasing surveillance of American citizens is Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking minority member Arlen Specter are aware of Mukasey's plan for new FBI guidelines that could begin national security and criminal investigations of racial and ethnic groups without any evidence of wrongdoing. They have asked Mukasey to delay implementation until Congress can review the changes. Mukasey agreed but wants the expanded surveillance to begin Oct. 1.
The Fourth Amendment, contrary to Bush and Mukasey, mandates that state and local police and the FBI "particularly describe the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized" before an American can be entered into a database without probable cause of criminal activity.
If Bush and Mukasey succeed, state and local police and the FBI will increase their infiltration into organizations that object to administration policies as well as keep an unsleeping eye on various individuals with suspicious traits.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Why doesn't the Decider just get it over with already and come out and say that the Constitution has been canceled, and people are now to be obedient sheeples under the New Fascist, Totalitariansm Police State?
I mean what these guys are up to is so obvious anymore that there's no sense in even TRYING to hide it.
Mukasey's plan for new FBI guidelines that could begin national security and criminal investigations of racial and ethnic groups without any evidence of wrongdoing.
Originally posted by fmcanarney
I love this signature:
Your freedom today was secured by men that violated human rights in the past. Deal with it.
The Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff's Department has acquired an armored personnel carrier complete with a turret-mounted .50-caliber belt-fed machine gun for its Special Response Team.
"We don't look at this as a killing machine," Lott told the paper. "It's going to keep the peace. We hope the fact that we have this is going to save lives. When something like this rolls up, it's time to give up."
Don't even think about running an illegal bingo game in Richland County, South Carolina.
The Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department (that's them above) just obtained an armored personnel carrier, complete with a belt-fed, .50-cal turreted machine gun. Sheriff Leon Lott has charmingly named the vehicle "The Peacemaker," and insists that using a caliber of ammunition that even the U.S. military is reluctant to use against human targets (it's generally reserved for use against armored vehicles) will "save lives."
Originally posted by jackintheboxAnd then there are the idiots who wonder why I hate cops.
Don't bother waking up now people, your cattle car is already on the rails.
Are you kidding? I am not saying this is a good thing, but to say you hate cops is an unfair generalization. They are humans and your hatred of them will only continue to fuel their hatred of us.