Little wonder, then, that FBI abuses keep mounting. Most recently, a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveals that since 9/11, the FBI has been responsible for at least 40,000 violations of the law. Most of the violations are of "internal oversight guidelines," while close to one-third were "abuse of National Security Letters," and almost one-fifth are "violations of the Constitution, FISA, and other legal authorities." Specific violations include "failure to submit notification of the investigation of a US person to FBI Headquarters for three years... failure to report a violation within 14 days of its discovery [and] continuing to investigate a US person when the authority to do so had expired."
Sunday, February 13, 2011