REMOVE THE HANDCUFFS FROM THE FBI AND LAW ENFORCEMENT!
THIS IS WAR!
An all out war.
It has become increasingly obvious that terrorists use the internet to communicate their plans. While much of their emails are encrypted, social media is a format they use for advance bragging, recognition and discussions surrounding their future heinous acts.
Potential tip-offs from friends, neighbors and relatives might aid in discovery before a Jihadist pulls the trigger. Accomplices can be charged with complicity. The post crime dragnet has accounted for multiple arrests of family members and friends. Often times those incarcerated number close to 20 including some that are in different countries.
The FBI, CIA, Justice Department, and law enforcement need a free reign to investigate cell phones, the internet, social media. and computers. With unfettered access many of the terrorists’ plots can be thwarted.
They will learn much from keyword searches which will lead to arrests before the terrorist acts. Same for immigration procedures. The immigrant must submit his cell phone and personal computer for inspection.
A proviso that allows seizure of the family’s assets should become part of a newly empowered search and seizure act. Certainly, the families of potential terrorists will be more vigilant of their itinerant sons and turn them in to authorities to protect their own skin.