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Posted: 10/30/2006 9:05:49 PM EST
I have been thinking, with all the BS on "domestic spying" which does not grab me as domestic in nature. Do you think that it would be feesable for the FBI/DHS to hire private contractor "volunteers" to spy on suspected domestic terrorists? They could be provided equipment and training and only tip off the FBI. They would have no court worthy evidence, but the FBI can use it to conduct their own investigation. Granted, this would be borderline legal to completely illegal for the actual spies. For the gov't...plausable deniability.

If I was Jack Bauer, I would hire myself some black-ops Americans.

Just my late night imagination at work.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:06:47 PM EST
great fucking brownshirts

mega shitty idea
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:07:46 PM EST
UPS man?
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:07:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By JoseyWales:
I have been thinking, with all the BS on "domestic spying" which does not grab me as domestic in nature. Do you think that it would be feesable for the FBI/DHS to hire private contractor "volunteers" to spy on suspected domestic terrorists? They could be provided equipment and training and only tip off the FBI. They would have no court worthy evidence, but the FBI can use it to conduct their own investigation. Granted, this would be borderline legal to completely illegal for the actual spies. For the gov't...plausable deniability.

If I was Jack Bauer, I would hire myself some black-ops Americans.

Just my late night imagination at work.


I'm sure its at least occured to some fed employee.

But if they were going to do that, I don't think they'd bother to hire someone else. I think they'd just do it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:09:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:
UPS man?

LOL

yeah my post may have been a bit harsh

if you were not kidding put brownshirts into google
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:14:28 PM EST
I think I'd rather use ninjas.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:17:10 PM EST
I know it would be a huge political nightmare and a very bad extension of big brother. Especially during the wrong administration. But I wonder if you were approached by someone and given $10k to monitor a Muslim foreign-born neighbor with surviellence equipment, would you?
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:34:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By JoseyWales:
I know it would be a huge political nightmare and a very bad extension of big brother. Especially during the wrong administration. But I wonder if you were approached by someone and given $10k to monitor a Muslim foreign-born neighbor with surviellence equipment, would you?


I'd use all the high tech doo-dads to make wicked cool cutting edge porn, then report back, "Naw, they didn't do anything suspicious."

Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:35:06 PM EST
Already done. Since the feds are prohibited from holding large databases, they buy access to the same databases credit companies and telemarketers use.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 9:44:39 PM EST
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