When Congress and the FBI try to do the right thing, they must stop focusing on one another

TechCrunch article The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to begin the process of bringing to the floor the “American Security Act,” a bill that would prohibit the FBI from investigating or prosecuting people based on “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by the First Amendment.”

The bill would also require the FBI to consult with members of the public before investigating and prosecuting a person based on race, color or religion.

The bill is part of the Senate Judiciary Select Committee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, which will hold hearings on the bill and its implications in the coming weeks.

The Senate also passed a similar bill in March.

The ACLU is leading the charge for the bill, which has been in the works for some time, and says the FBI should be working with lawmakers to get the bill passed.

“It’s not too late for Congress to pass the bill.

We’re just trying to get it out of committee and get it on the floor,” said ACLU Legislative Director Chris Calabrese.

The DOJ’s counter-prosecution policy currently applies to the FBI, but the new bill would require that the DOJ, as well as Congress, consider whether the policy should be applied to the bureau.

Under the new law, the DOJ would need to consider whether to consider it in any criminal prosecution, a decision that could include civil or criminal liability.

Calabresey noted that the bill is meant to protect members of Congress from being “targeted because of who they are or their political affiliation.”

“It should be a concern for them to understand that there is an effective and fair mechanism to deal with the concerns that the FBI is facing right now,” Calabresea said.

The FBI, under the current policy, can only prosecute individuals who are suspected of criminal wrongdoing and “are directly or indirectly responsible for the commission of the offense,” such as “a person who was part of a criminal organization that was committing criminal activity.”

Calabreese said the current counter-counter-procedure policy is based on outdated notions of what constitutes “criminal activity” and is not adequate to address the current issues that have been raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.

“There are a lot of problems with that approach,” he said.

“The problem is, the FBI has been accused of a lot, including people of color, of not treating the Black community fairly.”

The new bill, Calabressay said, would ensure that the “most vulnerable communities” would have access to the protections afforded under the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution.

“We’ve been saying for years that it is not a right to be held to unreasonable suspicion,” he added.

“That should be absolutely unacceptable.”