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Patriot Act - 99.61% of Sneak-and-Peek searches are not Terrorism Related

Sneak-and-Peek searches are being used for regular crimes. From the Lew Rockwell blog: Out of 763 Sneak-and-Peek searches in 2008 authorized by the Patriot Act only 3 were Terrorism related. 495 of the un-constitutional searches were used in drug cases and 265 were used in other cases.

Breakdown-
Terroism Related - .39%
Drug Related - 64.87%
Other - 34.73%

Surprise! Patriot Act Used to Go After Drug Dealers
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for the evening crowd.

Tyranny plain and simple

Tyranny plain and simple used to fill the private prison systems.

"Human beings with love and compassion are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe... Those without are a plague on us all."

"Human beings with love and compassion are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe... Those without are a plague on us all."

Of course!

Does anybody actually think that the"Patriot Act" had ANYTHING to do with "terrorism"?
The whole thing was ginned-up as another excuse for more abuse of the people.
That's why they enacted it.

Not really..

Just take out the 99.61% and you get 17,000 hits.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=Patriot+Act+-+Sneak+and+Peek+...

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xham: I'm just trying to find out the facts.

Thanks. That makes sense.

I've heard no massive bleating of the sheep over this. I wonder

if there's any research available that documents the number of times that Writs of Assistance were used prior to the american revolution.
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I would like

to see what a Freedom of Information request would turn up in regards to the 266 "other" searches.

Under the 4th Amendment, we are secure from illegal searches

So maybe our jailhouse lawyer gang can write up some documents to exempt us all from this threat. If the judges and cops don't listen. They know ways of getting them fired. None of this matters anymore, you just have to declare yourself immune to it. Easy.

No worries

Cops are starting to like Ron Paul stickers and we're partying until we prevail.

Only the naive would have

Only the naive would have expected it to be otherwise. "Terrorism" was nothing more than a bait and switch on the American sheeple.

"Bait and switch"

Exactly. Good way of putting it.

Maybe Ron Paul and anyone else opposing the so-called Patriot Act should start calling it that...especially since there is proof now.

'The Patriot "Bait and Switch" Act'

Thanks for the link, FromIdaho.

"false peace" is another phrase I'm finding mentaly alluring.

Decriminalize! and get rid of thuggary as a way to make a living.
War on drugs, #1 invasionary tool.

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”