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Aclu: Obama has quadrupled warrantless wiretaps
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Quote:The ACLU released a report this week that shows that under Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder, warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of American's electronic communications is "sharply on the rise."

After months of litigation and Freedom of Information Act requests, the ACLU obtained documents from the federal government proving that real-time monitoring of electronic communications inside the U.S. has climbed 60 percent since 2009 and far surpasses monitoring under President Bush.

The ACLU reports that the Dept. of Justice used "pen register" and "trap and trace" techniques 23,535 times in 2009 and 37,616 times in 2011.
A "pen register" captures outgoing data from a phone or email account while "trap and trace" captures incoming data.

During that same time period, the number of people whose telephones were the subject of pen register and trap and trace surveillance more than tripled. In fact, more people were subjected to pen register and trap and trace surveillance in the past two years than in the entire previous decade.

(ACLU's bold above)

"The number of authorizations the Justice Department received to use these devices on individuals' email and network data increased 361% between 2009 and 2011," the ACLU said.

It should be noted that all of this is perpetrated by the Dept. of Justice without obtaining traditional warrants.

The ACLU complained that it has been repeatedly blocked by the Obama administration when seeking disclosure. The ACLU also noted that since Obama became president his administration has repeatedly neglected deadlines required by law to release reports on the DOJ's actions.

The civil rights group charges the federal government with "frustrating democratic oversight" and obviating a basic measure of accountability by neglecting its duties to fulfill these transparency measures.

Warrantless wiretapping, when initiated by the Bush administration, was one of the left's most dear causes, but since Obama came to office -- and been proven to have tremendously increased such wiretapping -- silence has prevailed over the practice.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/...ernment%29
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They sound a bit paranoid dont they? Paranoid is usually a cover up for being guilty of something bad. Who are they listening to and why? Thats what I want to know.
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das;15392 Wrote:They sound a bit paranoid dont they? Paranoid is usually a cover up for being guilty of something bad. Who are they listening to and why? Thats what I want to know.

Well ya gotta spy on your enemies, that would be? Republicans

More dangerous than Jihadists !!! Just ask O.
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For as much as we gun owners as a group like to berate the ACLU, recently we seem to be on the same side.....

What is ominous to me is how many times warrantless searches were done on people within the US. So much for the 4th Amendment and a transparent government...
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rmagill;15743 Wrote:For as much as we gun owners as a group like to berate the ACLU, recently we seem to be on the same side.....

What is ominous to me is how many times warrantless searches were done on people within the US. So much for the 4th Amendment and a transparent government...

That's because the ACLU is generally on the side of liberty whereas gun owners are only on its side when it suits them, which is about 50% of the time. Liberty is ugly and almost nobody really wants to take her to the prom, but everyone wants to wax poetic about how nice of a person she is because it improves their image.
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rmagill;15743 Wrote:For as much as we gun owners as a group like to berate the ACLU, recently we seem to be on the same side.....

What is ominous to me is how many times warrantless searches were done on people within the US. So much for the 4th Amendment and a transparent government...

the ACLU has done more FOR liberty than probably all of the other organizations out there combined.
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NineseveN;17341 Wrote:
rmagill;15743 Wrote:For as much as we gun owners as a group like to berate the ACLU, recently we seem to be on the same side.....

What is ominous to me is how many times warrantless searches were done on people within the US. So much for the 4th Amendment and a transparent government...

That's because the ACLU is generally on the side of liberty whereas gun owners are only on its side when it suits them, which is about 50% of the time. Liberty is ugly and almost nobody really wants to take her to the prom, but everyone wants to wax poetic about how nice of a person she is because it improves their image.

andrewjs18;17379 Wrote:
rmagill;15743 Wrote:For as much as we gun owners as a group like to berate the ACLU, recently we seem to be on the same side.....

What is ominous to me is how many times warrantless searches were done on people within the US. So much for the 4th Amendment and a transparent government...

the ACLU has done more FOR liberty than probably all of the other organizations out there combined.

Very good points...
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The department of just-us is doing a fine job once again.
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At this point only a total societal collapse can save us from ourselves.
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