Oh, this is just insane…
On its Web site, the American Immigration Law Foundation has summarized at least 10 lawsuits stemming from the raids, including the case of 7-year-old Kebin Reyes, a U.S. citizen who was held for hours when agents raided his home in the San Francisco Bay area and held his father, Noe, on suspicion of entering the country illegally. In June, the government agreed to a $30,000 settlement, according to the foundation.
So, let me get this straight… you automatically think anyone with brown skin MIGHT be an illegal immigrant? And your mistakes are costing us, TAXPAYERS, $30k a pop?!?!?!
I want these morons fired. From top to bottom, these assholes need to be canned and replaced by people who know how to enforce the law without getting us sued.
And while we’re talking about law enforcement, let’s talk about DOJ’s new spying rules.
Quietly unveiled late last month, the proposal is part of a flurry of domestic intelligence changes issued and planned by the Bush administration in its waning months. They include a recent executive order that guides the reorganization of federal spy agencies and a pending Justice Department overhaul of FBI procedures for gathering intelligence and investigating terrorism cases within U.S. borders.
Taken together, critics in Congress and elsewhere say, the moves are intended to lock in policies for Bush’s successor and to enshrine controversial post-Sept. 11 approaches that some say have fed the greatest expansion of executive authority since the Watergate era.
Tell you what, why don’t we just follow the Constitution, let the current law stand and not create a national network of internal government spies. Frankly, I love police officers, but I certainly don’t trust them to gather intelligence on terrorists.
Seriously, let’s not be fucktards about this and let’s NOT be so terribly skeered of the terrarists.