Privacy At Large
In a reported proposal from the Justice Department, state and local police may soon be given authority to collect intelligence on citizens, sharing information with various federal agencies. Police would potentially be allowed to target groups and individuals with minimal suspicion, streamlining the already controversial spying methods established by the CIA.
Along with the USA PATRIOT Act and H.R. Bill 1955, these measures illustrate a persistent abuse of power and a slow decline of Constitutional rights. While combating any form of terrorism is of great concern, this proposal would give police forces excessive control over civil rights, leaving critics of the government with a questionable sense of freedom.Tweet