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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 07:12 PM
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EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/eff-releases-repo...

January 30th, 2011 EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations


News Update by Mark Rumold
EFF has uncovered widespread violations stemming from FBI intelligence investigations from 2001 - 2008. In a report released today, EFF documents alarming trends in the Bureaus intelligence investigation practices, suggesting that FBI intelligence investigations have compromised the civil liberties of American citizens far more frequently, and to a greater extent, than was previously assumed.

Using documents obtained through EFF's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, the report finds:

Evidence of delays of 2.5 years, on average, between the occurrence of a violation and its eventual reporting to the Intelligence Oversight Board

Reports of serious misconduct by FBI agents including lying in declarations to courts, using improper evidence to obtain grand jury subpoenas, and accessing password-protected files without a warrant

Indications that the FBI may have committed upwards of 40,000 possible intelligence violations in the 9 years since 9/11

EFF's report stems from analysis of nearly 2,500 pages of FBI documents, consisting of reports of FBI intelligence violations made to the Intelligence Oversight Board an independent, civilian intelligence-monitoring board that reports to the President on the legality of foreign and domestic intelligence operations. The documents constitute the most complete picture of post-9/11 FBI intelligence abuses available to the public. Our earlier analysis of the documents showed the FBI's arbitrary disclosure practices....



Report is available here:

https://www.eff.org/pages/patterns-misconduct-fbi-intel...
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 07:18 PM
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1. This is chicken shit compared to the NSA's billions of intercepted calls & emails without warrants.
At least the FBI targets its wiretapping. The NSA is just a huge drift net that scoops up everything.

The 4th Amendment is truly dead, and Obama isn't bringing it back.
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-11 08:02 PM
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2. Chicken shit, cat shit, it's still shit
The NSA, because they gather so much information, can't actually afford to get involved in any specific thing without someone else being involved. They had all the 9-11 phone calls, for example, and couldn't get the FBI interested in them until, well, actually, until recently.

The FBI targets liberals, progressives, antiwar activists, and many other people who wouldn't stand out in a broader sweep.

It's like the NSA sprays toxic insecticide in your neighborhood, while the FBI just shoots you in the gut.
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gsosbee Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 08:58 PM
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3. consent of the governed, NOT !
As a result of the ongoing and multiple crimes that the fbi has committed against me, I have exhaustively tried over the past decade to leave a record for the people of the destruction of the US constitution by the intel community. Here is my recent 'Hail Mary' pass to the world:

Summary:
Inasmuch as this government and the culture that supports it has become over time a murderous oppressor of people and nations and at the same time continue to engage in high crimes and misdemeanors against all of the world's inhabitants, I cannot in good faith consent to its rule.

Consent of the Governed

At one time in my life when I was younger and more trusting in those leaders who ruled the nation, I consented to the governments handling of social, political, and economic affairs and my role in such activities. I impliedly accepted the idea that authority vested in the agencies of government was somewhat sanctified in that all of the people must for the benefit of the world and in pursuit of peace recognize law and public policy standards as outlined by all appropriate agencies of government.

Inasmuch as government has now become unduly oppressive, murderous and inhumane (as evidenced in part by an uninterrupted string of local and global atrocities and crimes against humanity over the past century) I can no longer give my consent to be ruled by the illegitimate authority that calls itself the United States of America.
From my personal experience I find that the criminal and civil laws of this nation (and the cultural standards that support them) are impossible to honor in many instances because they are secret in their making, arbitrary in their enforcement and insufferably oppressive in their application. Such obscure laws, standards and secret rules are used by political fiat to imprison and to destroy lives of people in a kind of game where prosecutor, defense attorney, judge and citizenry all conspire to ruin, imprison or kill the individual for alleged offenses that do not approach in severity the crimes and unlawfully brutal tactics used against them by their detractors; neither do the actual offenses alleged against a person generally compare in degree of severity to the crimes committed against him by the accusers. Those government agents (and their paid killers in uniform or in the private sector) who seek to selectively apply their contrived and illegitimate rule of law against unsuspecting citizens now advance against the people with unwarranted malice, tortuous brutality, and advanced cruel weaponry.

No free man who yet has an ounce of will power and self-respect may therefore submit to the completely out of control government of the United States of America. Any judgment or levy against any citizen or resident of the United States by any current officer of the three branches of government, or by any administrative agency thereof, is by definition corrupt, devoid of legitimacy and intolerable to men and women of good conscience because those who (with evil intent, malice aforethought and wickedly selfish heart) wield the bloody ax of law against our people are the real criminals far more dangerous and threatening to humanity than the millions of men and women imprisoned under Nazi like orders of this hideous regime.

In good conscience and by the remaining will power afforded by Providence I do not give my consent to be ruled by the present United States government because it is a global murderous and criminal enterprise bent on world inhumane domination at any cost.


geral sosbee
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