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FBI let informants commit 5,600 crimes
« on: August 04, 2013, 05:16:10 PM »
FBI let informants commit 5,600 crimes

Sun Aug 4, 2013 10:50PM GMT
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Newly disclosed documents show the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US allowed its informants to commit at least 5,658 crimes in a single year.

In an exclusive report, USA Today revealed on Monday that America’s top law enforcement agency authorized 15 crimes a day, ranging from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government officials, in 2011.

The FBI has been submitting a tally of crimes by its informants to the US Justice Department for more than a decade but has never made such tallies public.

USA Today obtained a copy of the bureau’s report for 2011 under the Freedom of Information Act.

A spokesperson for the FBI has refused to comment on the report, saying the circumstances under which FBI informants can break the law are “tightly controlled”.

“The million-dollar question is: How much crime is the government tolerating from its informants?” USA Today quoted Alexandra Natapoff, a professor at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, as saying. “I'm sure that if we really knew that number, we would all be shocked.”

Meanwhile, US Congressmen have raised concerns over the secrecy surrounding the issue.

“This is all being operated clandestinely. Congress doesn't even have the information,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts). “I think there's a problem here, and we should have full disclosure to Congress.”

Earlier this month, it was also reported that FBI agents have been using tools and tactics routinely used by computer hackers, such as spyware delivered to computers and phones through email and Web links, in order to spy on their targets.

One of such hacking tactics used by the FBI is to secretly activate the microphone on Android phones and laptops.

The revelations come amid a series of heavy blows to US security agencies in recent weeks.

Several reports and leaks have recently shed some light on the extent of massive spying programs run by US spy agencies including the National Security Agency.

RW - And that's just the crimes supported by one agency. Consider the FBI, the NSA, the DEA, the IRS and every other alphabet soup outfit - not to mention Congress and the courts. Seems that in order to form a more perfect union the founding fathers created a more perfect crime syndicate. The day to day murders, thefts, assaults and fraud that might be committed by the people pales in scope and scale in the face of the 'legal' crime of the government, never mind the transgressions they commit in the name of war.
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- FBI let informants commit 5,600 crimes
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 05:46:50 PM »
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EMERGENCY ACTION: THE GUARDIAN JUST EXPOSED A MASSIVE GOVERNMENT SPYING PROGRAM

A leaked court document obtained by The Guardian, and since reported on by numerous news outlets, has exposed that the government is spying on Americans.

Using the Patriot Act, the U.S. government has been secretly tracking the calls of every Verizon Business Network Services customer—to whom they spoke, from where, and for how long—for the past 41 days.

Verizon Business Network Services is one of the nation’s largest telecommunications and internet providers for corporations, so this could apply to the calls of millions of Americans.

What we don't know yet is how many other telecommunications companies have been issued similar orders by the government or what the scope of the government's program is.

In 2012, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) wrote, “When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they are going to be stunned and they are going to be angry.”

It's time to get angry. Be part of a strong public outcry against this program by signing the petition immediately and telling your friends so they know what's happening in this country.


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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 06:18:35 PM »
34,541 people support this campaign. Help us get to 35,000!

EMERGENCY ACTION: THE GUARDIAN JUST EXPOSED A MASSIVE GOVERNMENT SPYING PROGRAM

A leaked court document obtained by The Guardian, and since reported on by numerous news outlets, has exposed that the government is spying on Americans.

Using the Patriot Act, the U.S. government has been secretly tracking the calls of every Verizon Business Network Services customer—to whom they spoke, from where, and for how long—for the past 41 days.

Verizon Business Network Services is one of the nation’s largest telecommunications and internet providers for corporations, so this could apply to the calls of millions of Americans.

What we don't know yet is how many other telecommunications companies have been issued similar orders by the government or what the scope of the government's program is.

In 2012, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) wrote, “When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they are going to be stunned and they are going to be angry.”

It's time to get angry. Be part of a strong public outcry against this program by signing the petition immediately and telling your friends so they know what's happening in this country.


The sovietization of the western world.

For sure the govt. spies on people, but the Snowden affair is just a big snowjob. Are we assume a Guardian reporter has all these files but the US Govt. hasn't arrested him or knocked him off because it's against the law? Not to mention the obvious that so far nothing has been revealed that wasn't already known. Sometimes these media/political orchestrations take time to digest and figure out, and in this case it appears there's some disagreement regarding who is going to control all this data being collected daily.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 06:39:24 PM »
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RW - And that's just the crimes supported by one agency. Consider the FBI, the NSA, the DEA, the IRS and every other alphabet soup outfit - not to mention Congress and the courts. Seems that in order to form a more perfect union the founding fathers created a more perfect crime syndicate. The day to day murders, thefts, assaults and fraud that might be committed by the people pales in scope and scale in the face of the 'legal' crime of the government, never mind the transgressions they commit in the name of war.

That's a funny statement, the only time governments are found to have committed crimes is when they lose a war.

In a court of law there is an argument whether a law has been violated. And this is regardless of the facts or whether there's been a moral transgression. The court is the setting where a specific law is argued and whether a defendant has committed a transgression regarding said law. It is not a setting to debate what is truth and what is moral. I hope this helps.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 08:33:52 PM »
That's a funny statement, the only time governments are found to have committed crimes is when they lose a war.

In a court of law there is an argument whether a law has been violated. And this is regardless of the facts or whether there's been a moral transgression. The court is the setting where a specific law is argued and whether a defendant has committed a transgression regarding said law. It is not a setting to debate what is truth and what is moral. I hope this helps.

We've covered this before. There are laws - and then there are statutes. Courts are created by statute and subservient to them. Justice serves the law, which is part of creation, or if one prefers, natural or common or universal. Regardless of your preference of description, law is not a man made creation and justice will out in spite of man made courts. To use a biblical analogy - Cain was never taken to court for fratricide yet he was marked and known for what he had done. So too, all the transgressions by the FBI and the other agencies, the government in general and the courts - justice will be served in spite their penchant for granting themselves absolution.
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