The FBI taught its agents that they could sometimes “bend or suspend the law” in their hunt for terrorists and criminals. Other FBI instructional material, discovered during a months-long review of FBI counterterrorism training, warned agents against shaking hands with “Asians” and said Arabs were prone to “Jekyll & Hyde temper tantrums.”This report should be disquieting to every single American as well as anyone who just happens to be visiting here. While we are taught that the "rule of law" is supreme in this country, it would seem not to be the case!
These are just some of the disturbing results of the FBI’s six-month review into how the Bureau trained its counterterrorism agents. That review, now complete, did not result in a single disciplinary action for any instructor. Nor did it mandate the retraining of any FBI agent exposed to what the Bureau concedes was inappropriate material. Nor did it look at any intelligence reports that might have been influenced by the training. All that has a powerful senator saying that the review represents a “failure to adequately address” the problem.
“This is not an effective way to protect the United States,” Sen. Richard Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee overseeing the FBI, tells Danger Room about the inappropriate FBI counterterrorism training. “It’s stunning that these things could be said to members of our FBI in training. It will not make them more effective in their work and won’t make America safer.”
~ from FBI Taught Agents They Could ‘Bend or Suspend the Law’ by Spencer Ackerman ~
What can be worse than law enforcement personnel being taught that they can bend or suspend the law whenever they feel it's appropriate? If the government is free to violate the law, then this means that law doesn't really exist...except when it is applied to the rest of us.
A nation built upon such a foundation is NOT a democracy!