These things can get nasty! ATF vs. FBI, fighting over explosives investigations. The division had been that FBI gets it if it involves terrorism; ATF gets it if it doesn't. But drawing that line in the real world is difficult. So with any high profile case, the investigation has to be preceded by the inter-agency battle.
"Glenn A. Fine, the Justice Department's inspector general, reported last year that battles were flaring at crime scenes from Baltimore to Houston, delaying witness interviews and impairing the government's ability to spot trends in bombings."
Wonderful....hard to tell who to root for - the F-Troop or the Feebeeis.....
Posted by: GullibleFool at August 27, 2010 01:46 PM
There would be no battle if the feds restrained themselves to their lawful, constitutional activities. Police powers outside of 1) counterfeiting, 2) piracies and felonies on the high seas, offenses against the law of nations, and 3) treason were/are retained by the states and the feds have no legal place being involved.
Because these were spelled out in the Constitution, there can be no inherent or implied police powers of any other kind. Only one who is so ignorant of our governmental paradigm that one cannot grasp simple facts believes otherwise.
Posted by: fwb at August 27, 2010 03:26 PM