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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 08:24 PM
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EFF Obtains Draft PATRIOT Bill (link to draft on the page too)
Edited on Sat May-28-05 08:24 PM by genieroze
May 20, 2005
EFF Obtains Draft PATRIOT Bill

Bill Gives Justice Department More Power to Demand Private Records

On Thursday, May 26, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will consider in closed session a draft bill that would both renew and expand various USA PATRIOT Act powers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has obtained a copy of the draft bill, along with the committee's summary of it, and has made them available to journalists and interested citizens on its website, http://www.eff.org /.

"Even though Congress is still debating whether to renew the broad surveillance authorities granted by the original USA PATRIOT Act, the Justice Department is already lobbying for even more unchecked authority to demand the private records of citizens who are not suspected of any crime," said Kevin Bankston, EFF attorney and Equal Justice Works/Bruce J. Ennis Fellow. "The Senate's intelligence committee should focus on adding checks and balances to protect against abuse of already-existing PATRIOT powers, or repealing them altogether, rather than working to expand them behind closed doors."

http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2005_05.php#003594

Draft of new PATRIOT Act powers.
http://eff.org/patriot/sunset/sunset_bill_draft_2005051...
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 09:09 PM
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1. Everyone should read this...
because, you know, that our Senators and Reps won't. (As F9/11 so tragically and hilariouusly pointed out.)
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 11:21 PM
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2. Lets give it a kick
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 11:30 PM
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3. This is getting very scary
Especially this part: <"Even though Congress is still debating whether to renew the broad surveillance authorities granted by the original USA PATRIOT Act, the Justice Department is already lobbying for even more unchecked authority to demand the private records of citizens who are not suspected of any crime,">

And all behind closed doors. :scared: I don't recognize my country anymore. :cry: And I can't leave either because I love this place too much to give up. But somedays I feel like it.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 03:56 AM
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4. kick
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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 06:01 AM
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5. reccommended....
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