Re: Which one is the bad apple?
That's exactly the problem. If the FBI only existed to do things like this, the U.S. could figure that out and get rid of it. But most of the stuff they do is actively helpful to the average citizen, from investigations of major crimes to coordination among smaller crime-fighting organizations. And then they turn around and demand things they have no business having and access communications data without warrants. The institution needs a thorough cleaning and some parts should be jettisoned entirely, but on the whole they're still needed and mostly honest. If only it was easy to assign organizations to a good or bad pile, the efforts to improve would be so much simpler.