full of shit. And pretend to care when called on their crap.
3. Is there a larger pattern here? It would be comforting to
think this was just one poorly drafted document. But fusion centers
across the country have a history of producing work with similar
problems, including an infamous "strategic report"
in Missouri that identified the Gadsden flag as "the most common symbol
displayed by militia members and organizations." More broadly, a 2012
congressional investigation concluded
that the centers' output was "oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely,
sometimes endangering citizens' civil liberties and Privacy Act
protections, occasionally taken from already-published public sources,
and more often than not unrelated to terrorism." According to the
congressional investigators, nearly a third of these reports weren't
even circulated after they were written—sometimes because they contained
no useful information, sometimes because they "overstepped legal
Four years later, is this Finicum bulletin typical of the Utah
agency's work? Is it typical of fusion centers in general? Is any sort
of review process underway?
In the Holder/Lynch/Obama Department of 'Justice'? Are you kidding?