Patriot Act Enabling Government Abuse, Senators Say - International Business Times
The Patriot Act: Alleged Abuses of the Law : NPR
FBI Tried to Cover Patriot Act Abuses With Flawed, Retroactive Subpoenas, Audit Finds | Threat Level | Wired.com
Patriot Act Abuses Seen - CBS News
FOXNews.com - Critics: Patriot Act Warnings Come to Fruition - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
There you go. Five seconds of my time on Google and now you can care.
If these senators are privy to abuses of the law, they need to start impeaching whoever is culpable or having them brought before the courts for prosecution rather than whining about it publicly.
Oh, thanks for your 5 seconds of brainless activity.
Yea Obama!! Yea hope and change!!!
Who would do the prosecuting? That would be the same Attorney General and the same US Attorneys who are interpreting the law so as to give the government the widest latitude possible under the law in question."When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they will be stunned and they will be angry," Wyden said in a prepared statement.
Wyden said his concerns are not confined to the text of the law itself but also apply to how it is carried out. He noted that actions taken under the Patriot Act are often cloaked in secrecy.
While Obama campaigned on reversing what he characterized as Bush administration civil rights abuses committed in the name of national security, Obama has since embraced measures such as the Patriot Act and invoking the state secrets privilege to bar certain activities from coming to light in court.
Prosecutorial discretion is a powerful tool when abused.
Another tactic they use is deploying questionable authority to get as much information from someone as they can, withdrawing their demands only when challenged. This tactic has been used often and quite successfully with National Security Letters -- they have never been successfully challenged in court, primarily because the government withdraws them before a finding can be made which limits their use and power.
The Patriot Act has helped stop a lot of attacks here in the US so its positives are obvious. If you want to scare me into thinking it is being abused, you will need to do more than give me the opinions of a couple of career liars who have political reasons for opposition thereto.
Why donít you demand that your elected officials follow the letter of the law or get arrested/booted out of office rather than demand that good laws be thrown out due to abuse? Could it be that you support the bastardization of laws when it suits your political objectives?
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville