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From C|Net news:

"A secretive federal court on Monday granted police broad authority to monitor Internet use, record keystrokes and employ other surveillance methods against terror and espionage suspects.

At a press conference Monday afternoon, Ashcroft applauded the ruling, characterizing it as a "victory for liberty, safety and the security of the American people."

Ashcroft said the ruling marks a new era of collaboration between police and intelligence agencies such as the CIA and the National Security Agency. "

Maybe I'm being a bit slow here, but I fail to see how granting law enforcement broad, warrantless espionage powers, and allowing the FBI to call in the CIA and NSA in domestic cases, counts as a victory for liberty. Obviously, I should be sent to a re-education camp to bone up on my doublethink.


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(Anonymous)
Nov. 19th, 2002 09:47 am (UTC)
Secretive? Um..we are talking about the fucking constitution here! I think these Bushians need their dose of ass-raping right about now!

-Vijay
melanie
Nov. 19th, 2002 10:56 am (UTC)
yeah. i've been watching this with a rapidly growing sense of uneasiness. it doesn't surprise me a bit, coming from dubyah. i never liked the looks of him to start with.

HE should be the one bugged.
chipuni
Nov. 19th, 2002 12:09 pm (UTC)
Saint George sez:

Freedom is so important that we need new departments to make sure you don't abuse it.
sarah1247
Nov. 20th, 2002 06:25 am (UTC)
flying the black balloon
and a republican senator said yesterday, in the senate that this bill involves trusting that the new 'authorities' given, won't be abused but used with discretion - imo, anyone with any sense knows these broader powers will lead to big time abuses to the average citizen and i think 9/11 is being used as an excuse, playing on fear, to pass them ...........having de je vue with Orwells, 1984.................the far sighted are already mourning the loss of our freedoms
tacit
Nov. 23rd, 2002 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re: flying the black balloon
"and a republican senator said yesterday, in the senate that this bill involves trusting that the new 'authorities' given, won't be abused but used with discretion..."

If you give me an axe, I promise I won't hit you over the head with it...I'll only hit bad people over the head with it...
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