Monday, September 27, 2010

Report Shows FBI Sometimes Slips Back Into J Edgar Hoover Style of Investigation

A new report shows that the FBI has illegally surveilled peaceful, non-terrorist protest in violation of its orders. It should only surveil legal First Amendment activity, like peaceful demonstrations, if it suspects criminal or terrorist activity, but the report shows some slip-ups. This serves as a good example of why governmental agencies need oversight for our protections. Here's the New York Times editorial that brought the report to my attention:

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