FBI priorities

“I guess this means we’ve won the war on terror,” said one exasperated FBI agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity because poking fun at headquarters is not regarded as career-enhancing.

Public corruption, officially, is fourth on the FBI’s priority list, after protecting the United States from terrorist attack, foreign espionage and cyber-based attacks. Just below those priorities are civil rights, organized crime, white-collar crime and “significant violent crime.” The guidance from headquarters does not mention where pornography fits in.

“The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top priority remains fighting the war on terrorism,” said Justice Department press secretary Brian Roehrkasse. “However, it is not our sole priority. In fact, Congress has directed the department to focus on other priorities, such as obscenity.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/19/AR2005091901570.html

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