Oh, but we are so FREE in America.
] Why was there a Homeland Security officer doing the work for
] US Customs, or is this report blurring the lines between those
] agencies? Not having crossed a US Border on foot or by car,
] I'm not aware of the logistics involved, but in air and ship
] terminals, Customs is in a completely different area than
] Homeland Security. If the Department of Homeland Security is
] trying to take on the roles of all the other agencies, it just
] makes me even more afraid of our loss of rights. Next thing
] you know they'll be beating someone up for crossing the border
] with $1 bootleg DVDs from China.
Customs was rolled into the Department of Homeland Security, so it wouldn't surprise me if people are slightly confused about their roles.
And now one of the recommendations of the 9/11 commission is to appoint someone over the FBI and CIA. The whole FBI looks inside, CIA looks outside thing (not that I believe that facade for a second) they just want to do that away too.
How long before each individual unit of intelligence and enforcement gets rolled into DHS? One large monolithic "piece of code" if you will. Yeah, that will run like a well oiled machine, fershure.
RE: U.S. officer arrested for beating a Chinese