Maddow: New rules kick Patriot Act foes 'right in the teeth'
Although many of the regulations have to do with energy and the environment, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow noted on Tuesday that there's also "one that'll kick opponents of the Patriot Act right in the teeth."
The proposed regulation "would allow state and local law enforcement agencies to collect intelligence on individuals and organizations even if the information is unrelated to any criminal matter," Maddow explained. She added, "Even if they weren't already watching you -- they soon could be."
President Bush will sign this DOJ policy change proposal and it will be in effect before Nov. 22. The missing word is "sharing." All law enforcement, federal, state, and local, will be sharing their collected intelligence with each other. Any agency with a Criminal Investigation Division has been spying on its critics since there were agencies or at anyone an Administration or someone in authority pointing them at someone. However, in the not too distant past, agency policy drew a line between one another in order to avoid the appearance of a police state, although informal "friendly" relationships and exchanges were overlooked. Not any longer. This policy change will not only effect critics and protesters, but any average citizen for any reason. If you want a model as to what you can expect, just read the the condensed and sanitized posts in this blog. Pres. Bush is "legalizing" a KGB style intelligence network, which is a useful tool if you're a police state and want to spy on your citizens. "They" are out to get you.