I once reached out to the FBI to report, and get advice on, a really insidious and flagrant violation of federal law related to a landlord extorting tenants (I was not a victim myself but was made aware of the circumstance). Because it was a federal statute, the FBI was the appropriate enforcing agency. I was really offended when - prior to 2011 - the FBI agent I reached said, “Hey, dude, we’re trying to catch Osama, not mess with this chicken&%$*”. He had no interest in passing me to an appropriate channel, and for the tenants in question it was a serious problem. It left me really disenheartened with the poor degree of protection that our taxpayer dollars provide for our everyday lives, and it is still stuck in my mind. Do you have any experiences of shocking and willful disregard for violations by the authorities that we pay to enforce our laws? Please don't make this become political.