…is due to be realeased, as the FBI raids privacy rights, and wages war against American Civil Libertie.
My prediction: it will be a barely read or understood text, interpreted roughly by clubfooted and should-have-retired-years-ago second stringer agents and salary strung out adrenalin junkies, just like the old one.
Second prediction: the FBI continues its war against American citizens, but will lose on many fronts if Americans unite to protect their civil rights.
Look at you, sitting there twiddling your thumbs on the anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers, while your privacy rights are thrown out the window by the FBI, while they are looking in your windows.
If you thought that the old operations manual of the FBI demonstrated how willing they are to poke their nose into your butt crack, listen in on you taking a dump while talking to your wife or other business associates; sniff through your garbage, spy on your kids in the shower,feed your dog so it shuts up when they are sneaking around in your yard, and harassing you until you commit crimes, you should read this.
According to the New York Times, they have expanded their desire to get into your bank accounts, your little black book, your garage porn stash, talk to your buddies at the bar, or leer at your wife and kids so extensively, that the old operations manual–the one they used to illegally follow peace activists, anti-war activists, and other non-violent citizen- was thrown out the window.
From NY Times:
F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds
Published: June 12, 2011
WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention. [ notice this key phrase that blames victims of FBI harassment for the harassment: “people who have attracted their attention,” as if anyone wants that–a bunch of overpaid, uncreative types drawing conclusions about you to justify their paychecks]
Valerie E. Caproni, FBI genital counsel
photo by Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times
Valerie E. Caproni, the F.B.I. general counsel, said the bureau had carefully considered each change to its operations manual.
The new rules add to several measures taken over the past decade to give agents more latitude as they search for signs of criminal or terrorist activity.
The new, female face of the FBI is just like a prudish, fat old soccer mom gone crazy, with a massive overly compulsive urge to get at the secrets of her pubescent teenaged sons and daughters, while protecting her own dildos in her top dresser drawer.
Only problem is, American citizens aren’t teenagers, despite their sheepish compliance in the face of this form of domestic terror waged by the FBI. But former FBI agents are aware of the extent that the old field manual wasn’t followed.
According to the Times: “Michael German, a former F.B.I. agent who is now a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that it was unwise to further ease restrictions on agents’ power,” because FBI agents are notorious for criminal behavior, and all too eager to falsify, or plant evidence to create a case.
“Claiming additional authorities to investigate people only further raises the potential for abuse,” Mr. German said, pointing to complaints about the bureau’s surveillance of domestic political advocacy groups and mosques and to an inspector general’s findings in 2007 that the F.B.I. had frequently misused “national security letters,”.
The FBI has opened tens of thousands of unsubstantiated investigations of American citizens in the years following 9/11, with a less than a 1% rate of prosecution.
- Unleashing the FBI (volokh.com)
- FBI is planning to issue a new manual called the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (politicore.wordpress.com)
- FBI giving agents “significant new powers,” old rules “too cumbersome” (bokertov.typepad.com)
- NYT: FBI agents get leeway to push privacy bounds (msnbc.msn.com)
- F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds (redantliberationarmy.wordpress.com)
- Letter: F.B.I. and Freedom Riders (nytimes.com)