FBI Taught Agents They Could ‘Bend or Suspend the Law’ (wired.com)

March 28, 2012 12:00 am

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According to a letter written by Senator Richard Durbin (IL), the FBI’s internal review of its counterterrorism training materials uncovered a PowerPoint presentation that taught FBI agents that “Under certain circumstances, the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others.” The review also identified materials exhibiting significant bias against Arab and Asian communities, such as a PowerPoint presentation that read that in the Arab world, “Outburst and Loss of Control [is] Expected.” The FBI review followed an investigative series by Wired.com, based in part on FBI documents obtained by the ACLU, the Asian Law Caucus and the San Francisco Bay Guardian through Freedom of Information Act requests.


Senator Durbin’s Letter to FBI Director Mueller: http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2012/03/FBI-training-letter.pdf

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