What would happen if the U.S. Department of Justice as a whole was eliminated?

This is a serisous question. I am writing a paper and would like some thoughtful opinions from the online community.

If it were eliminated, could you justify the elimination of the Department? Are there areas in the department that you think could be eliminated?

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  • Tim
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    9 years ago
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    If Justice were eliminated, you would not have a federal criminal investigative force capable of dealing with crimes, corruption, and offenses that cross state lines. A cop from Texas cannot arrest someone in New Jersey, he has no jurisdiction. I think that is the biggest thing. After all, under Justice you have the FBI, US Marshals, DEA, ATF, Inspector General, all the civil rights enforcement, and a boatload of others.

    Could you justify eliminating the department as a whole? I do not think so. Law enforcement is one of the fundamental duties of government. I do think a lot of things could be consolidated. DEA, ATF, and FBI could all be combined into one organization, for example. It appears to me that several offices overlap their duties and could probably be consolidated. But as with everything, the devil is in the details.

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  • 9 years ago

    it would be a victory for Homeland Secutity

    Source(s): HBO made a movie about the first world trade canter bombing and look up the case of Golden State Transportation (AG ashcroft boasted it was the biggest asset forfiture in US history, (whenever I give details about dissfuntional Gov it gets deleated, for details that may help make a great paper email me)
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