From the Salt Lake Tribune:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents — allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.
The FBI soon plans to issue a new edition of its manual, called the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, according to an official who has worked on the draft document and several others who have been briefed on its contents. The new rules add to several measures taken over the past decade to give agents more latitude as they search for signs of criminal or terrorist activity.People who have attracted their attention. Like antiwar activists. These are the criminals and terrorists, not the banksters on Wall Street who have stolen trillions.
The government is slowly but surely codifying COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal program of subversion against Americans practicing their rights guarenteed under the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights.