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FBI Not Arrested

The lamestream media told you:
"The nation's top two law enforcement officials acknowledged Friday that the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans," according to an AP report with no byline.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
No arrests are expected in this case, since the nation's top two law enforcement officials didn't do the actual prying, will deny any personal culpability, and you can't "arrest the FBI" named as the culprit in the story.

"The only difference between this offense and all the others the FBI routinely commits is that this one is in the news for some reason," said an observer who wishes to remain anonymous. He echoes the sentiments of "news" readers everywhere. In addition to occasional scandals, malfeasance, lost weapons and computers, waste, inefficiency, inter-agency bickering, ineptitude, deceit and complaints, the FBI does a lot of good work bringing serious criminals to justice.

Unlike the FBI and the tens of thousands of agents and bureaucrats in its headquarters and 400 satellite offices, a citizen who runs afoul of the law, even for paperwork errors, faces time in prison, confirming critics fears that the tyrannical nature of government is advancing unchecked.

"There's a remote possibility someone will be fired over this," one observer observed, "but if you or I flagrantly and repeatedly broke federal law, getting fired would be the least of our worries."

Federal employees who are fired instead of being imprisoned for crimes are often hired by other agencies, or even the private sector, at an increase in salary. The few who are imprisoned must wait until they get out to get new jobs with pay raises.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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