After Hurricane Katrina, the federal government tried desperately to convince the American public that Homeland Security's complete focus on terrorism had nothing to do with their complete failure to properly respond to hurricane victims.
We all knew it was untrue.
After 9/11 even local police departments spent a majority of their time jumping on the anti-terrorism bus, convinced that Osama Bin Laden may be in a local pizza joint, driving drunk on an American interstate, or shopping at a mall near you.
Now we read the the FBI, while asking for an extra 1,100 agents to investigate white collar crime, received negative 132. The FBI, of course has also mainly investigating counter terrorism since 2001.
This New York Times article lays in out in complete detail.
Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. Read his free ebook The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com
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