Justice Department Eyes Domestic Spy Role For Local Police

LA Times Blogs:
The proposed rule change was first set out for public comment on July 31, and drew little attention:

As law enforcement agencies, including local and state units, watch for signs of terrorist activity, they could target groups as well as individuals, and begin criminal intelligence investigations "based on the suspicion that a target is engaged in terrorism or providing material support to terrorists." And they could spread around the law enforcement world the fruits of the investigation.
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