The Business of Government – Duplication, Internal Conflict and Politics vs Getting the Job Done

The NY Times reports on a conflict between the NYPD and FBI on a series of eavesdropping measures. Unusually, I will comment in detail on the rights and wrongs of broad brush surveillance measures, as the facts in the report are sparse. I will note that a generic warrant request that seems to be for ‘telephones in the subway’ is unacceptably broad, and that the justification materials for the warrant must be interesting reading.