U.S. Senators: FBI Rules Could Target Innocent People
An AP newswire article by Lara Jakes Jordan, via The Boston Globe, reports that:
Proposed rules to help the FBI catch terrorists could lead to innocent Americans being spied upon by government agents or informants "all without any basis for suspicion," a group of Democratic senators said Wednesday.More here.
The rules, known as the attorney general guidelines, have not been approved or even publicly released yet, but four Democrats joined a growing chorus of lawmakers raising concerns after being briefed on what the guidelines say.
Among their fears: Americans could be targeted in part based on their race, ethnicity or religion -- or free speech activities protected by the Constitution.