The Raw Story Feingold: ‘Sneak-and-peek’ searches being used for regular crimes
The Justice Department made 763 requests for "sneak-and-peek" warrants in 2008, but only three of those had to with terrorism investigations, Sen. Russ Feingold told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.
"Sneak-and-peek" warrants allow law enforcement officials to break into homes and businesses and search the premises without the investigated party knowing. The authority for them was passed as part of the USA Patriot Act in late 2001, ostensibly as a counter-terrorism measure
Nobody knows the number because the Politicians cannot release the numbers for brownie points, as we'd find them lying out of their ass.