At the start of this year, protesters helped derail the Stop Online Piracy Act, which would have strengthened the Justice Departmentís ability to shut down websites violating copyright laws. Lofgren is set to introduce legislation to address the concerns of such protesters.
ďItís absurd. This is America, you donít do stuff like that,Ē Lofgren said regarding the seizure of Dajaz1, which stayed offline for almost a year. ďThe fact that the case was ultimately dropped itself says something about the merits of the case. But that you could do the whole thing in secret without any judicial review should make people very uncomfortable.Ē
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.