Need more proof that the Patriot Act needs an overhaul?

By | October 2, 2005

Do you need more proof that the Patriot Act gives law enforcement officials (a la the FBI) too much power, and desperately needs an overhaul? This scary admission by the FBI ought to do it:

The FBI says it sometimes gets the wrong number when it intercepts conversations in terrorism investigations, an admission critics say underscores a need to revise wiretap provisions in the Patriot Act.

The FBI would not say how often these mistakes happen. And, though any incriminating evidence mistakenly collected is not legally admissible in a criminal case, there is no way of knowing whether it is used to begin an investigation.

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