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FBI leash extension

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The following note from ThinkProgress is not good, IMO. The FBI already has problems staying within the law, and giving individual agents more discretion on what to do will probably worsen the problem.

The Justice Department will unveil changes to FBI ground rules today that would put much more power into the hands of line agents pursuing leads on national security, foreign intelligence and even ordinary criminal cases.” The changes give agents “the ability at a much earlier stage” to conduct physical surveillance and solicit information through friends and informants without the approval of a supervisor.

Written by Leisureguy

12 September 2008 at 2:16 pm

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