It was revealed yesterday that a judge ruled the NSA (National Security Agency) illegally spied on Americans in violation of the U.S. Code and Constitution. This confirms what the Judiciary Report's sister site the Sound Off Column Column stated several years ago, when breaking the news first - the NSA is illegally spying on people.
The video report posted above was carried on CNN yesterday and indicated the U.S. Justice Department, the parent agency of the NSA, went to the court in 2011 and confessed it has been illegally spying on Americans for "three years" (2009). However, the truth is, as the copyrighted, time stamped Sound Off Column articles revealed as early as 2006, the NSA has been illegally spying on Americans much longer than the government owned up to in court (NSA Workers Admit To Reading The Emails And Listening To The Calls Of Americans In Violation Of The Law).
The Judiciary Report is for law and order and agrees government agencies need the correct and appropriate tools to investigate and prosecute crime. The government should be allowed to engage wiretaps, subpoena emails and utilize surveillance tracking via tailing cars, against drug kingpins, mafia members, financial fraudsters on Wall Street and criminals in the entertainment industry (among others). That's how one makes successful cases against real criminals.
However, as the Judiciary Report and its sister site the Sound Off Column has consistently maintained in articles for several years, members of government are abusing these privileges, via engaging wiretaps, waging computer hacking exploits, issuing private subpoenas for emails and activating GPS tracking against innocent Americans for financial and political gain. The NSA, which shares its data with the FBI, CIA, DOJ, Homeland Security, the State Department and the White House, illegally spied on innocent Americans in doing so, which is unconstitutional. The Constitution never designed America to be a police state.
For example, FBI agents have illegally spied on innocent women they find attractive, wiretapping them, obtaining their license information, peeking into their computers and emails and used GPS in bids at landing them as sex partners. FBI agents have taken bribes to search all surveillance and intelligence databases and sell the information on select innocent individuals to others for cash and non-monetary bribes.
FBI agents and executives have illegally spied on companies and used the data to make money on the stock market, which qualifies as insider trading. FBI executives have illegally shared surveillance data on innocent Americans (emails, computer files, GPS tracking data, wiretap contents) of a very private nature with politicians for profit. These are abuses of surveillance tools meant to aid in prosecuting criminals, not used for undue profit at innocent Americans' expense.