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  •  I don't think that's it (0+ / 0-)

    I'm pretty sure that when that database was first set up, the justice dept was specifically banned from using it to gather info for tracking or criminal cases. So while they might have wanted to use it, they were, by law, denied that.

    If that hadn't been written into the law, it NEVER would have gotten passed. Never.

    •  That's the point, though. (0+ / 0-)

      This was the one time the law mattered to the Bush Administration.

      Code Monkey like freedom / Code Monkey like peace and justice too
      Code Monkey very nerdy man / With big warm fuzzy bleeding heart
      Code Monkey like you!

      Formerly known as Jyrinx.

      by Code Monkey on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 02:52:11 AM PST

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