Capitol Hill sources have told GOA there is a provision in this bill
(Section 215) which would allow the FBI to get a secret court order to
seize ANY business records it believes would be relevant to an
anti-terrorism investigation... without having to make the case that
the gun records they're confiscating have any connection to a suspected
215 is the same provision that allows for seizure of library records
(what you're reading about) and similar privacy threats. While
passing the Patriot Act in the wake of 9-11 could possibly be excused
as an emergency situation, it has now been over 4 years since that
event. How many terrorists -- real terrorists, not prostitutes or
drug users -- have been captured and convicted because of evidence
obtained through section 215?
The answer seems clear: not enough to justify abrogating our Constitutional rights.
This entry was published Thu Nov 17 18:08:25 CST 2005 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2005-11-17 18:08:25.0.