That is a bit scary!
Thread: FBI expands powers
"Under current rules, agents must open such an inquiry before they can search for information about a person in a commercial or law enforcement database. Under the new rules, agents will be allowed to search such databases without making a record about their decision."
I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.
U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)
Government agency empire building at its worst. Happened in the service (military), too, but we were a bit more capable and willing to police our own. Most of us desired a smooth, effective military unit, and most of us realize empire building hampers that in the long run.