This Is Big Brother; This Is Big Brother On Drugs

Cool! The DEA also has a massive intelligence gathering and analysis apparatus (that you pay for)!

Oh, and they’re using it to watch and indict you

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

By John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin – not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

War on Drugs?

War on Terror?

Or is it the War on the Constitution?

3 Responses to “This Is Big Brother; This Is Big Brother On Drugs”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    War on US.

  2. JeffS says:

    What Sis said.

  3. Gunslinger says:


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