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Fusion Centers: Giving Cops Too Much Information?

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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Fusion Centers: Giving Cops Too Much Information?


www.time.com

At the time, it seemed one of the unanimous lessons of the tragedy of Sept. 11 — law enforcement agencies at all levels of government have to do a better job of sharing information with each other in order to prevent terror plots. Making that actually happen, of course, is easier said than done, which is why newfangled, multi-organizational agencies were set up to promote cooperation and overcome turf battles. But now critics claim that these so-called fusion centers are making it all too easy for government to collect and share data from numerous public databases.

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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There will be two crowds of thought on these "fusion centers".

One crowd will ultimately say they are necessary to "prevent future terrorist attacks" and make all branches of L.E. and gov agencies run smoother and more cohesively.

The other crowd will recognize that this has the potential for abuses the likes and depth which we may have never seen in our history, such as what was witnessed in Maryland with the infiltration of peace activists and spying on them and labeling them potential "terrorists" and criminals. Now you can just guess where the idea of them being labled such came from...

These "centers" are something to watch closely, whatever side of the fence you may sit on...

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 10:14 PM
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I especially like the part about residents of New Mexico being able to sue.

Not because I'm gung ho for suing agencies that ultimately receive their funding from The People, but because it provides some type of recourse once these LE types go to far.

All to often we here of these Constitutional infractions committed by LE, and the only recourse one currently has is to go to court on their own dime.

I'd hope that if there were to be some type of reprocussions for the act of violating one's Constitutional rights, without regard to whether one suffered injury, mental trauma, etc. it would curb these violations.

Currently, it seems that only if one is injured or otherwise abused, that there is any ability for recourse.



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