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FBI using the USA Patriot Act to spy on its "enemies" under guise of combatting terrorism

Paul Sancya, AP

More on the FBI’s files and its outrageous monitoring of what the Bush administration deems to be organization that pose a threat to security, such as the ACLU shows why the Patriot Act needs reform. Here are stories in today’s NYT, WaPo.

Myths about the Patriot Act and links to the Reality, from the ACLU’s site:
• There Have Been No Patriot Act “Abuses”
• It Updated Law Enforcement Tools
• It Uses Existing Tools to Track Terrorists
• It Brought Uniformity to Government Agencies
• It Improves Communication Between Agencies
• The New Powers Have Lead to Arrests
• They’re Not Using My Library Informatio
• The Patriot Act Has Judicial Oversight
• Critics Misunderstand “Material Witness”
• Critics Want to Appeal the Patriot Act
• The Patriot Act Is Constitutional

My original post on this.


Check out the Freeper garbage, real patriots, aren’t they?

Actual Freeper Quotesâ„?


“I just hope this might lead to the ACLU’s downfall.”

“The FBI wouldn’t be doing its job if it didn’t have files on these subversive Marxist fanatics.”

“The FBI has identified 1,173 pages related to the ACLU and 2,383 pages about Greenpeace. That’s ALL?”

“I’m happy the Feds are keeping an eye on these creeps. The United States has more to fear from domestic traitors than from any foreign terrorists.”

“”Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic.””

I know for an absolute fact that we have not been involved in anything related to promoting terrorism and yet the government has collected almost 1,200 pages on our activities,” Romero said. “Why is the ACLU now the subject of scrutiny from the FBI?

“Because the FBI is preparing to apprehend, “give the guilty b@stards a fair trial,” then execute EVERY SINGLE ONE them? Time to celebrate…”

“Maybe the FBI will turn those files over to the IRS where they belong. Although these groups list themselves as 501 (c)(3)’s they are far from charitable organizations and they DO engage in lobbying activities in violation of IRS regs.”

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