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October 20, 2008

In case you missed it, the New York Times had a great editorial yesterday about the new FBI guidelines that will be implemented on December 1st (you know, the ones we really, really don’t like). Here’s a snippet:

These changes are a chilling invitation for the government to spy on law-abiding Americans based on their ethnic background or political activity.

Mr. Mukasey has promised that investigations conducted under the new rules will be consistent with the Constitution. Clearly, the Bush administration cannot be trusted to find the right balance between law enforcement and civil liberties. Even before this administration the F.B.I. had its own long history of abusing its powers to spy on civil rights groups and antiwar activists.

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. There’s really nothing to add to it. Think of this as merely an FYI blog. Have a nice day.

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