A report published on Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union urges the Obama administration to reform the Federal Bureau of Investigation following years of documented instances in which the FBI has abused its authority.
In thousands of words spanning a 60-plus page report titled "Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority," the ACLU this week condemns the agency, particularly in the years following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The ACLU argues that since the attacks of 9/11, the federal government has time and time again allowed the FBI to broaden its law enforcement powers, often without sufficient oversight. As a result, they write, the FBI has been transformed into “a domestic intelligence and law enforcement agency of unprecedented power and international reach.”
Despite reform enacted in the wake of the infamous years J. Edgar Hoover spent as FBI director, the ACLU says that the agency has “subverted internal and external oversight” in recent time, in turn allowing for gross abuse, often impacting the civil liberties of Americans as a result.
In a plea for change, the ACLU accuses the FBI of “squelching whistleblowers, imposing and enforcing unnecessary secrecy and actively misleading Congress and the American people” since 9/11, and says the agency has “regularly overstepped the law, infringing on Americans’ constitutional rights while overzealously pursuing its domestic security mission.”
Since we are all into public discussions lately, about the government's monumental fuck-ups, I think we need to have a talk about how many lives the FBI has FUCKED UP in their "over zealous pursuits".
The fake girl friends, the fake terrorist attacks, the undercover agents, the drugs, the guns. The harassment.
Their actions, criminal IMO, have caused a large fragment of society to become schizophrenic. Look what they did to John Nash for instance. They are doing the same thing to millions of people today. There is a difference between indiscriminate investigations, and instigation/provocations/manipulation.
I don't blame government for our problems. I don't blame the FBI either. I blame the people who commit the crimes. Who signed the bill/orders? Who executed the bill/orders? Those people are responsible to the victims.
Failing to establish Justice is bad, bad, bad. The criminals will make more victims. The criminal enterprise will further expand, and more and more victims will be had.
No justice, no peace.
So the FBI goes around and does under cover shit all the time, instigating terrorist attacks, setting up activists, trying to lure people into traps.
A person would be considered observant, to recognize that under cover FBI is fucking with them. Not investigating, but FUCKING with them.
Then, when the FBI is not interested in that person anymore, that person becomes schizophrenic.
I wonder what percentage of people that the FBI has fucked with since 9/11 have developed mental issues. I would venture to say it is greater than 75%.
Moreover, the FBI has locked up so many political prisoners that.. well, FUCK FBI.
Remember Waco too?
This makes me feel violent again. I feel you Barret Brown.
The ACLU? Who are they? Wasn't that the organization that once upon a time fought to protect Constitutional rights?
The ACLU has been AWOL during the regime of the ebony President.
No faith in ACLU here. Plenty of faith in 12160 readers and writers though.
I only link to MSM news and Mainstream shit because people find it more credible for some reason.
If I said "Blogger Joe condemns FBI", no one would care.