that Big Brother was watching. You thought that Big Brother was the government, well in the oligarchy, it's the corporations. They watch you not just for criminal activity, but so that they can sell you more useless garbage.
The REAL rogues and thieves are on Wall Street. The day traders, are the aces of this. THEY are the ones who caused the collapse of 2008, not the rogues and thieves in SillyCON Valley. They are candy stealers in comparison!
In my career at working for the government, I visit many agencies. I have visited probation, sheriff, jail, and district attorney. They all say that they use these property seizures and restitution funds to better enforce the laws. That's how come they always get the newest tech toys, without even knowing how to use them, whether or not they connect to our network, and whether or not they would be effective. They do this without consulting the IT department which is supposed to screen ALL IT purchases within the locality. They don't use this money to fight crime. Ask the deputy, prosecutor, or probation officer whose daughter uses the "work" laptop to go shopping on e-bay!
This senator is totally out of touch with reality in the 21st century. Even if they got printed, dead tree copies of the report, they could be replicated in today's copying machines. If they were given digital copies, it's just laughable as to how easy these files could be copied. These bass turds have to get out of the 17th century, and into the 21st.
It wasn't "lazy government employees" who did not protect us from 9/11, it was the Bush Crime Syndicate, who was warned of it at least a month prior to it occurring, and then doing NOTHING. Personally, I believe that they let it happen, so that they could start this stuff, and turn this country into a Police State!
The whole thing should be disbanded. If you look at the money, you will find that the full body scanners that are used by airports comes from a company that was started by the former head of DHS, Michael Chertoff.
This tells me that the DHS was only formed to rip off the public, and put the money into the pockets of corporate cronies. It also tells me that they want the public to be more fearful of things, so that they can further monitor their whereabouts, in an attempt to further control them. Get rid of them, and replace them with something more constructive.
Ben Franklin said, "He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither." We are sacrificing freedom for security here in the US, so therefore we deserve neither!
That the Police don't have to obey the law, because they ARE the law.
Which explains his stance on guilt or innocence. Wait until there is proper law enforcement, he'll be the guilty one. Every cop is guilty of breaking some law. I know from experience.