View Full Version : Another use of the Patriot Act

April 04, 2006, 11:24
Patriot Act Catches a Baby-Food Thief
Tue Apr 04 2006 10:03:08 ET

The case of Samih Jammal, convicted with the help of the Patriot Act and FISA wiretaps of fencing stolen baby formula, sits on the fine line between the government's terrorism-fighting role and its duty to protect citizen's rights.

The WALL STREET JOURNAL reports the use of FISA warrants helped prosecuted Arizona grocery wholesaler Jammal, who was convicted of operating a baby formula theft ring.

The JOURNAL notes that Jammal, a "U.S. citizen born in Lebanon, was never charged with any offense related to terrorism."

Jammal "is appealing, contending that FISA evidence used against him was illegally obtained and crippled his defense. ... 'It's baby formula of mass destruction here,' he said at one pretrial hearing."


link (http://www.drudgereport.com/flash6.htm)

April 04, 2006, 22:06
Kind of like the big kiddie porn ring (I guess that "ring" sounds more menacing and mob-like than "bunch") broken up by the Homeland Security people last year...

Don't get me wrong because kiddie porn people deserve to be stomped...

But I don't think that Homeland Security (Patriot Act) money should be used to do it...

Of course, the claim was made that the bad guys (terrorists) were making and selling kiddie porn to fund their operations. It all sounded a little farfetched to me.

But then again, it's probably for the children, so it's OK (and, actually, this may be the one case where that's true)...


April 05, 2006, 06:26
Feinswine added a last minute addendum to the Act regarding the sale of the highly dangerous drug Sudafed. It will no longer be sold "off the shelf" one must show their government issued permission card and be logged in a book.

This is also "for the children".

For the record I am a firm believer that 2nd time (only to eliminate any doubt) child molesters need to die in the most gruesome way we can think of, like the "Persian Slide".:devil:

April 05, 2006, 07:46
Originally posted by zallen
child molesters need to die in the most gruesome way we can think of, like the "Persian Slide".:devil:

Yikes!:eek: Personally though, I think it should be the "Death of a Thousand Cuts!" :uhoh:

as ever,
Dr. X :fal: