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40,000 violations of the law' in FBI snooping: report

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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40,000 violations of the law' in FBI snooping: report


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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 rOf the nearly 800 confirmed violations, about one-third involved National Security Letters, which
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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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The Patriot Act, passed into law some six weeks after the 9/11 attacks with little public debate, included "sunset" clauses for some of its more controversial provisions. Those clauses have been routinely expanded by Congress. The latest extension to the Patriot Act expires in February, 2011, and both the House and Senate have introduced bills that would see the controversial provisions expanded to 2013, past the next presidential election.

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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Bout time the american people apreared in the sstreets over this blatant abuse of power and other equally abusive practices.
The rest of the world awaits to see if the people of america are as corrupt as their goverment...the impression we make will count for something later when these people have the ability to recognise or reject us....



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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I have hope that we the people of the US will do something very soon that shuts these bastards down! But only time will tell~



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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Awesome thread, but when I look at the world I don't see the corruption ending, double sad. It's no accountability under the guise of accountability...fume, the level of double think in the UK is pretty bad too but the US seems a tad worse.





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