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As the US prepares once again to extend the Patriot Act, a new report from a privacy watchdog indicates that the FBI's use of the law and other surveillance powers may have led to as many as 40,000 violations of the law by the bureau in the years since 9/11.
According to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, from 2001 to 2008 the FBI reported nearly 800 violations of surveillance law and the Constitution to the Intelligence Oversight Board, a civilian monitoring group that reports to the president.
That damn patriot act is the most unpatriotic thing I've ever seen.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
And as our 2 party special interest serving mafia gets ready to extend the ever-treasonous Patriot Act, I'm sure as under the radar as possible,
Originally posted by andy1033
The fbi is worldwide powers now because of the patriot act. They search the globe trying to get people to want to do something to America, by ruining lifes.
Amazing, if you never want to goto usa, they can target you, and absolutely ruin a life for nothing.
"While many hoped the era of abusive FBI practices would end with the Bush Administration, there is little evidence that President Obama has taken significant measures to change past intelligence abuses," the EFF stated.