Posted: 5/29/2002 5:34:47 PM EDT
I find this to be more than a little disturbing. Even more rights will be eroded under the guise of "preventing terrorism."
According to the draft, early prevention, detection and empowerment are key to preventing terrorist attacks. The FBI will achieve such goals by "fully employing authorized methods in preliminary inquiries to prevent terrorism even before information warranting a full investigation has been obtained," and "undertaking investigation even where no present crime exists but facts or circumstances reasonably indicate that terrorist offenses will be committed."
"The FBI shall not hesitate to use any authorized lawful technique, even where intrusive, where the intrusiveness is warranted," the guidelines say. It also "removes blanket discouragement of more intrusive techniques in preliminary inquiries under prior policy, emphasizing rather that such methods are to be used."
amazing what the average soccer mom will let happen so she can " feel safer"
I believe it will be a long ride downhill.
Some one with authurity and media savy will need to be harrased before some thing changes..