You realize also that this was an abandonment of federal Posse Comitatus law which bans the of soldiers in law enforcement. Apparently there were bombings in 1917-20 during the Red Scare where the security threat was greater, as it killed hundreds, but whole cities were not shut down. Most of the people's liberties were respected with an exception of just a set of warrantless searches.
The good news, is that I hear veteran police investigators reject this approach and claim that it wasted resources. Don't blame it on the police though, it's the politicians that demanded this.
"One White House official with knowledge of the conversations told me that the Russian ambassador raised the sanctions to Flynn and that Flynn responded that the Trump team would be taking office in a few weeks and would review Russia policy and sanctions. Thatís neither illegal nor improper." ~ Bloomberg
When do we get to see the transcript? Flynn, being in espionage, had to know his call was being recorded too.