You mean like the FBI is allegedly supposed to be doing?
Ex-agent apologizes at Bulger trial for killing
BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent who admitted taking payoffs from James "Whitey" Bulger appeared to choke back tears as he offered a dramatic apology to the family of one of the reputed gangster's alleged murder victims.
"Not a day in my life has gone by that I haven't thought about this. Not a day in my life has gone by that I haven't prayed that God gives you blessing and comfort for the pain that you suffered," John Morris, his voice cracking, told a widow and her three sons Monday during cross-examination by a defense lawyer at Bulger's racketeering trial.For a measly $7K this guy ratted someone out to the mob, serving what was essentially a death sentence to the person in question - as well as the innocent bystander who gave him a ride home the night he was killed. The F-freakin'-BI. Sold someone out for less than the price of a new car (in 1980s $$$s). Some poor bastard who was just trying to help someone got gunned down by the mob for having the wrong guy in his car, and this FBI agent - one of the Feds, the alleged "good guys" - was directly responsible.
You can take your apology and fold it until it's all corners, agent Morris.
Now, for anyone who's hunky-dory with handing over all kinds of special, unconstitutional powers to the NSA (or any of the other Federal agencies - or state, even), think about what this kind of power in the hands of a corrupt agent could mean. Yeah. Imagine your credit card numbers that they've pulled from your Amazon account being given to Russian scammers. And that's one of the kinder scenarios. Unless and until these matters are handled 100% by machines - and that's never going to happen - I'd prefer my private matters not be accessible to agencies that might have "agents" like Morris working for them.
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