Friday, September 25, 2009
This is why I say the mainstream media and politicians are a joke. The media and GOP and congress were so quick to investigate some steroid using athletes and now the GOP is calling for a special investigation into and to defund ACORN(I smell political witch hunt).But just can't seem to investigate torture or the Bush administration crimes or where those billions really went to in Iraq.Or why the gay prostitute was making secret trips to the Whitehouse. Folks listen to me here..Power does what it wants to do,how it wants whenever it wants.Now for you Fox News people I really don't expect you to intellectually grasp what I just said. So go ahead and say the usual its just liberal dribble and brush off your statue of Palin.
Oh by the way I am sure there will be no investigation into this below
Only 3 of 763 "sneak-and-peek" requests in 2008 involved terrorism cases,
according to a July 2009 report from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
This authority here on the sneak-and-peek side, on the criminal side, is not meant for intelligence. It's for criminal cases. So I guess it's not surprising to me that it applies in drug cases," Kris said.
"As I recall it was in something called the USA PATRIOT Act," Feingold quipped,"which was passed in a rush after an attack on 9/11 that had to do with terrorism it didn't have to do with regular, run-of-the-mill criminal cases.
Let me tell you why I'm concerned about these numbers: That's not how this was sold to the American people. It was sold as stated on DoJ's website in 2005 as being necessary - quote - to conduct investigations without tipping off terrorists."
Kris responded by saying that some courts had already granted the Justice Department authority to conduct sneak-and-peeks. But Feingold countered that the PATRIOT Act codified and expanded that authority all under the guise of the war on terror.
Feingold, the lone vote against the PATRIOT Act when it was first passed, is introducing an amendment to curb its reach. "It's quite extraordinary to grant government agents the statutory authority to secretly break into Americans homes," he said.
So the Patriot Act is NOT being used to spy on terrorists - it's being used to spy on us.
Why is Obama allowing this to happen?
Posted by Anthony at Friday, September 25, 2009