May 22, 2015

Invasive Federal Snooping Laws Do Not Benefit Public Safety

Why doesn't this surprise me.
FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating.

[...] “The agents we interviewed did not identify any major case developments that resulted from use of the records obtained in response to Section 215 orders,” the inspector general concluded — though he said agents did view the material they gathered as “valuable” in developing other leads or corroborating information.


LL said...

I'm not surprised.

Kid said...

Yes, but did the factor in seat belt laws?