Originally Posted by Chris F
That is what they fool you into thinking. All it does is give more power to the feds. If the states did not have to send do much money to the feds the local police would be better.
There are complex issues to consider though. Such as computer crimes and mail fraud that stretch over state and sometimes even international borders. They also police sex/human trafficking rings, organized crime, terrorism, corruption in public offices, and numerous other things.
On average each year we give the FBI less than one tenth of the amount of money we give to some other departments like the department of education or agriculture. I'm all for giving more money to local police to help their departments get better in areas they need improvement, but I don't think we need to abolish the FBI to do that.