Skip to comments.U.S. Justice Dept wants surveillance methods extended
Posted on 09/15/2009 3:33:35 PM PDT by madison10
By Jeremy Pelofsky Jeremy Pelofsky 2 hrs 8 mins ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Congress to extend three surveillance techniques for intelligence agencies tracking suspected militants that expire this year, according to a letter to lawmakers.
Approved after the September 11 attacks in 2001 at the request of the Bush administration, techniques such as roving wiretaps and accessing all kinds of personal records drew criticism from civil liberties groups and some lawmakers who said they were unconstitutional and violated privacy rights...
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So I am waiting for the howls from the ACLU and the like .... Waiting ....
Say What? And that dastardly Bush guy was too harsh on people and took away their rights?
These techniques only violate rights if a Republican is president. If a good Democrat president wants to use this surveillance, then it’s okay. It all depends on who is in power. (sarcasm)
they just want to see if you are thinking properly.......
Anyone who owns a gun, especially those purchased in the last 10 months.
How dare you exercise your Constitutional Right to defend yourself. The revolution will not be televised...
The administration also asked that one particularly controversial intelligence gathering method be reauthorized — accessing personal records.
That was a point of contention because some feared that even library and bookstore records could be accessed, prompting Congress to try to limit it.
BUT ... right to privacy is NOT an issue in the Health Care Bill, which allows health officials access to bank records and IRS data.
Yes. Apply the surveillance tactics to ACORN and SEIU. Great idea!