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  •  Let's not forget: The DEA reports to Attorney (33+ / 0-)

    General Eric Holder: an appointee of a president who promised that the federal government would not target medical marijuana.

    Maybe it is time for the president to explain why his administration continues to escalate on this front, just as his administration has escalated deportations to the highest level of any president in history

    Of course, this is also the same administration which has sanctioned the DEA use of NSA-obtained surveillance information while falsifying the means by which the information about possible drug crimes was obtained, an abuse of NSA powers.

    The August report revealed that a secretive DEA unit passes the NSA information to agents in the field, including those from the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI and Homeland Security, with instructions to never disclose the original source, even in court. In most cases, the NSA tips involve drugs, money laundering and organized crime, not terrorism.

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     The Reuters reports cited internal documents that show how DEA's Special Operations Division funnels information from overseas NSA intercepts, domestic wiretaps, informants and a large DEA database of telephone records to authorities nationwide to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

    The documents show that agents have been trained to conceal how such investigations truly begin - to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up the original source of the information, raising questions about whether exculpatory information might be withheld from defendants at trial.

    This -- cover up the original source of the information -- is called perjury. And agents of the DEA are trained and expected to commit perjury intentionally.  

    I don't know what that should be called, but again, "lawless" does come to mind.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:07:32 PM PDT

    •  i think it is time for this (6+ / 0-)

      President to explain what happened to campaign Obama.
      Great comment and links, YM.
      Now I inderstand why so many drug dealers were caught because of low level traffic violations.
      Do you really think those that are carrying millions in drugs and stuff wouldn't make sure their vehicle was in great shape and all the tail lights were working properly?  
      Or would obey all traffic laws?  
      Silly criminals.

      Passing a law that the Constitution doesn't allow does not negate the Constitution, it negates the law that was passed. Secret courts can't make up secret laws. SORRY FOR THE TYPOS :)

      by snoopydawg on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 11:12:12 PM PDT

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