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One scary piece of legislation
Published on January 24, 2006 By Slanderer In Current Events
I was leafin' through the news one fine day when one of the more austute writers on the 'Hill brought this to my attention.Link

"There is hereby created and established a permanent police force, to be known as the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division."

This new federal police force is "subject to the supervision of the Secretary of Homeland Security."

The new police are empowered to "make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony."

Even the blind can see why such a horribly worded document was stalled.

Now maybe it is just me but creating a new document that sets up yet another secret service branch seems a tad redundant. Wording it such that it can be used and manipulated by the whims of the executive branch (and one that does not need presidential approval) is criminal. This truly circumvents congressional oversite and invites disaster by leaving the interpretation open.


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