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Posted at 1:40 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Of 2,000 civil liberties complaints, Justice Dept. investigates one

By Jeff Stein

Nearly 2,000 civil liberties complaints were filed against Justice Department officials and employees in the first six months of 2010, but only one was deemed worthy of further investigation by the department’s inspector general, a report released Tuesday said.

The investigations and reports were required by a section of the USA Patriot Act, the wide-ranging package of counterterrorism initiatives passed by Congress in October, 2001.

“From January 1, 2010, through June 30, 2010, the period covered by this report, the OIG processed 1,997 new civil rights or civil liberties complaints,” the report said.

“Of these complaints, we concluded that 1,815 did not fall within the OIG’s jurisdiction or did not warrant further investigation. The vast majority (1,803) of these complaints involved allegations against agencies or entities outside the DOJ, including other federal agencies, local governments, or private businesses.”

Those were referred elsewhere, the report said.

Of the nearly 2,000 complaints, about 180 “involved DOJ employees or DOJ components and included allegations that required further review,” the report said.

“The OIG initiated an investigation of 1 of these complaints,” it said.

That one involved a complaint by a Muslim inmate that he was roughed up by federal prison guards.

Read the full report here.

By Jeff Stein  | August 11, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  Homeland Security, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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This unjustly, extra-legally "targeted" veteran journalist can't even get the Philadelphia FBI office to TAKE a formal civil rights complaint, despite many personal visits. But in those visits, I conveyed lots of info about gov't-enabled, funded and protected extrajudicial targeting, financial sabotage, community watch "gang stalking" vigilantism, and silent electromagnetic torture, impairment -- what amounts to a "slow-kill" social cleansing -- a slow genocide (surely the FBI knows by now the scope of these atrocities). And I have gotten the FBI to at least listen to this victim of the American torture matrix.

But the FBI, I believe, is NOT the lead agency in charge of the worst of these American atrocities and outrages -- and who knows? The FBI could be preparing some major, high-visibility enforcement action that could rip the lid off a rogue military-security-intel-defense contractor Gestapo. The public pressure is mounting for Obama to make good on his pledge to restore the rule of law in America. It's much worse than most Americans think -- I am talking about crimes against humanity and the Constitution. People have been ruined, professional and physically. I am one of them. Here are some of the top secrets I have exposed in the past year or two: (lede articles and links therein)

Posted by: scrivener50 | August 12, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

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