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Surveillance Has Grown Under Obama

DOJ electronic surveillance has jumped sixty-four percent since 2009


The Justice Department's use of electronic surveillance has jumped by a whopping 64 percent since 2009.

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, the American Civil Liberties Union found that court orders for both pen registers and trap-and-trace devices on phones increased from 23,535 in 2009 to a shocking 37,616 in 2011, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

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  1. Surveillance???!!!
    Shame on the AP. Delete this crap. Nobody wants to discuss that! This election is about the econ–….errr, wait, no, this election is about ending the wa–… errr, wait,… this election is about eliminating corporate welf– err..uhhh… no, rather, it’s our standing in the world–…. uhhh… crap… Wait! As that stalwart of justice Bill Maher said, it’s Paul Ryan! That’s the issue. Paul Ryan is a liar!
    Suveillance — pffftt… get outta here.

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