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Agents will be allowed to use informants to infiltrate lawful groups, engage in prolonged physical surveillance and lie about their identity while questioning a subject’s neighbors, relatives, co-workers and friends. The changes also give the F.B.I. — which has a long history of spying on civil rights groups and others — expanded latitude to use these techniques on people identified by racial, ethnic and religious background.
Originally posted by djpaec
And I think Dick Durbin might know a thing or two about the subject he's on Subcommittee on Defense, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Committee on the Judiciary, and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security.
But I'm sure since you dissmiss this just because it's in the New York times it must not be true.
[edit on 5-11-2008 by djpaec]