Saturday, April 29, 2006

National Security Letters:

AP reports:

"The F.B.I. secretly sought information last year on 3,501 American citizens and legal residents from their banks and credit card, telephone and Internet companies without a court's approval, the Justice Department said."

The numbers given by the FBI might be a little low as the ACLU reported last year that:

"New information in recent news reports shows that 30,000 National Security Letters are issued by the government per year, a hundred-fold annual increase since the 2001 Patriot Act relaxed requirements on the FBI's use of the power."

But who knows for sure, since they don't really have to tell anybody what they're really up to.

I'm keeping my eyes on that Arab looking guy outside in the ice cream truck.


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