Tuesday, July 5, 2016

All U.S. Government Wiretap Applications Were Approved In 2015

Kevin Collier, Vocativ: US Government Approved 100% Of Wiretap Applications In 2015

A 10-year study shows the U.S. wiretaps increasingly often and effectively

A ten-year study of how state and federal law enforcement wiretaps suspects shows that the government is extremely efficient at the practice, and is only getting better.

The new report, conducted by the Federal Judiciary, looked at the prevalence of the FBI and state and local police petitioning for a warrant to surveil someone. Methods range from tracking their computer activity to bugging a home telephone or a room, though it overwhelmingly—96 percent of the time 2015—meant tracking or listening to their cell phone calls. It has become a common enough practice that in a ten-year span, a wiretap request has been denied only eight times, and never more than twice in a year. According to the report, “No wiretap applications were reported as denied in 2015.”

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WNU Editor: Can someone say "rubber-stamp".


Jay Farquharson said...

Tip jar for tweet of they day,

Map of every car bombing in Baghdad since 2003.


Aizino Smith said...

Rubber stamp?

How about wiretaps per 1,000 or 100,000?

It is how we measure everything else.

How about wiretaps prosecution and/or conviction

How about wire taps per 'organized crime' criminal and/or jihadi?

The U.S. Republic is just about dead if not dead. If Hillary can do what you average Joe cannot do when it comes to handling classified information then we are somewhere between 60 BC and 0 AD.

Aizino Smith said...

They do the same scatter plots for knife cuts and hands.

If you do not know what the hand or demographics look like they are pretty worthless and downright misleading.

I wonder, if 'The Asian' is employing chimps since it is against the law in many countries to use child labor.

After all chimps are very bright. There have been many news stories of them producing modern art.

Jay Farquharson said...

4,148 total wiretap requests through Fed and State,

But does not include FBI/ NSA FISA FTA requests or monitoring via EO 12333.

Jay Farquharson said...

Help's to be able tor read.

The Asian didn't create the plot, they just tweeted it out.

It roots back to a US Journalist named Alexander C Kauffman, who reported it was a project of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, who based it off IBC and Pentagon databases.

As it's based on US Military database's, it's definately the product of at least child-like labour.

War News Updates Editor said...

Thank you for the link Jay. I am going to post it.

Jay Farquharson said...