The fusion center is responsible for collection of data,
evidence, and information. So, do you believe the local agencies can
develop or investigate any of this information on their own? Do you
believe it should all be shipped to the FBI? The limited resources of the
local governments, I do not believe, will be able to gather the proper
intelligence that establishes whether or not a possible national link exists in
the information. It is vital to prevent local terrorism, but even more so
on the national level. Who should
oversee this program, to prevent abuse? Do you believe an element of the
local government, such as the District Court Justices, could prevent abuse on a
local level? I believe the local justices do prevent abuse of power
and law enforcement force from becoming overwhelming and that it is based on
probable cause. This then means that whatever intelligence is developed
and shipped to the FBI would fall under their oversight entity.
This confusion on proper oversight especially concerning localized terrorism
can have a profound affect on local politics. This can result in many
changes in local management that will, in effect, change the direction of this
I agree with your comments on the fusion
center being open for oversight, but releasing all the information would be
detrimental. What are your thoughts?
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