The law enforcement agency has a disturbing record of drumming up the very conspiracies they're investigating.
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Law enforcers have plenty of tools; they just want to paw through our data without effort or expense.
The FBI provided "no factual basis for the seizure," Judge R. Gary Klausner wrote.
The FBI Returned This Innocent Couple's Safe Deposit Box. It Refuses To Give Back Many Others—and Is Trying To Seize $85 Million in Cash.
"It makes me feel like the government is preying on the vulnerable and the weak to line their own pockets."
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The FBI Took Their Safe Deposit Box and Everything Inside It. Two Months Later, They're Still Waiting for It To Be Returned.
"When you've done nothing wrong, you shouldn't be subjected to an investigation," says Paul Snitko, whose box was seized in a March 22 FBI raid of a Beverly Hills business.
In a lawsuit, attorneys for the box's owner allege that federal agents conducted an illegal search that may have resulted in the loss of some valuable gold coins.
The FBI Seized Heirlooms, Coins, and Cash From Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills, Despite Knowing 'Some' Belonged to 'Honest Citizens'
Victims of the FBI's constitutionally dubious raid say they've been told to come forward and identify themselves if they want their stuff back.
Section 702 is supposed to be used to snoop on spies and terrorists, not Americans.
The House Just Approved Two Background Check Bills That Would Make an Unfair, Irrational Gun Policy Even Worse
One measure would require checks for nearly all firearm transfers, while the other would increase delays in completing sales.
Violent acts are already illegal, and new tools will inevitably be used against those who annoy the powerful.
Despite Its Own Warning That 'Congress Itself Is the Target,' the Capitol Police Did Not Expect Anything Like Last Month's Riot
The agency also missed an FBI bulletin citing "specific calls for violence."
Government agencies have repeatedly proven themselves to be abusive.
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Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
But these lawmakers think they should be.
Now do qualified immunity.
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Part three in Reason's documentary series, "Cypherpunks Write Code," tells the story of the U.S. government's long battle to keep strong cryptography out of the hands of its citizens
Congress' one Libertarian member cited the counterproductive, free speech-threatening nature of the resolution to explain his "no" vote.
At least something good could come out of this mess of an investigation.
Majority 2–1 opinion says prosecutors, not judges, have the discretion to drop the case against the former Trump aide.
Federal spending on policing has quadrupled since the 1980s, while state and local spending has increased by about one-third.
National security journalist Barton Gellman talks about "the surveillance-industrial state," the possibility of a Biden presidency or a second Trump term, and his gripping new book.
Barton Gellman's new book is a riveting account of exposing NSA excesses to the light of the day.
The FBI and attorney general want to ruin everybody's data security and draft Apple into compromising your safety.
The Michael Flynn Unmasking Fight Is Another Chance for More Transparency About Secret Government Surveillance
People insisted the wiretapping of Carter Page was perfectly normal. That turned out to be wrong.
An effort by Sen. Rand Paul to forbid warrantless investigation of citizens was soundly defeated.
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Senate Votes Down Protections Against Warrantless Government Collection of Americans' Browser and Search History
The amendment lost by one vote. Absent from today's vote? Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Feds now say the national security advisor's lie wasn’t “material” and they cannot prove it.
The USA Freedom Act expired in March. Some senators are pushing for better privacy protections before the renewal vote.
If you’re invoking an obscure law designed for the purpose of punishing political adversaries, don’t be surprised when it backfires.
Agents regularly attempt to catch suspects in lies to threaten them with prosecution, even when they can’t prove underlying crimes.
An innocent man was beaten up by a local police detective and an FBI agent. No one wants to take responsibility.
Carter Page was not an anomaly.