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A 16-year-old homeschooled boy from North Carolina was taken away from his home in handcuffs two months ago and has been held by the FBI in Indiana ever since, a victim, his mother claims, of the Patriot Act spun out of control.
According to Annette Lundeby of Oxford, N.C., armed FBI agents and local police stormed her home around 10 p.m. on March 5, looking for her son, Ashton. The officers presented a federal search warrant and seized the tenth-grader's computer, cell phone and bank statem
I agree with most of what you are saying, problem is that the system doesn't work. Yes, the authorities are doing their jobs, but loosing your child over false accusations or having your house raided by police in front of your neighbors without ever checking where these accusations originated. The Patriot Act strips you of any and all rights.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
So what are the authorities supposed to do?
Are they supposed to not investigate, or just investigate casually?
I understand the problems we're facing here, an IP address is nothing like DNA, in the sense that it can be obscured, faked, etc., but the FBI agents were just doing their job.
Even if no bomb making materials were found, that doesn't indicate a threat wasn't made.
People make false threats all the time, it's no less a criminal act.
I think people should wait and see what it's all about before they jump to conclusions, and that goes for those presuming him either guilty or innocent. Let the system work.
That said, I detest the patriot act and would love to see a return to rational, transparent law enforcement in this country.