FBI Owns Up to Patriot Act Abuses

By The News Mar 12, 2007

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III admitted the agency’s abuse of the Patriot Act, legislation passed after 9/11 to identify terrorists, the L.A. Times reported March 9. Meuller confirmed that the FBI has unlawfully subpoenaed thousands of telephone, email and financial records from people and companies. Under the law, the FBI can only do this during emergencies. But as many people have suspected, government investigators are going about these invasions of privacy whenever they feel like it and without proper authorization. Remember when being a strong black women was a federal offense?