Shooting Ourselves in the Foot in Afghanistan

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 1:48 pm

Did you know the U.S. war in Afghanistan is still going on?

While the American war(s) in Iraq and Syria are the Kardashian’s of geopolitics– can’t get them out of the news, don’t want to look but you do anyway– America’s longest war trudges on. We have been fighting in Afghanistan for over thirteen years now. The young soldiers currently deployed there were barely in elementary school when their dad’s and mom’s kicked off the fighting.

And we still haven’t won anything.

 

Government Claims Right To Create Fake Social Media Accounts From Stolen Identities

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 7:06 am

Is the government sending you a friend request? The DEA has claimed in court documents that it has the right to use information obtained from someone arrested to create a fake social media account in order to further a drug investigation.

Mysterious Phony Cell Towers: Who Is Spying on You Now?

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 1:10 pm

A security researcher identified multiple “fake” cell phone towers around the United States, many near military bases, designed to intercept calls and texts without your knowledge, and to potentially inject spyware into your phone by defeating built-in encryption.

The researcher has located a number of towers; what he can’t figure out is who built them and who controls them.

See How Easy It Would Be for the Obama Administration to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Friday August 22, 2014 5:00 pm

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, classifying it as a having no acceptable medical value, which creates a lot of legal issues for those needing medical marijuana. It was put in that schedule decades ago by Congress, but the Obama administration has the power to move it to a more appropriate classification at any time.

The recent executive decision to move Hydrocodone Combination from Schedule III to II shows how it works, this same basic process could be used to move marijuana from Schedule I to II, III or IV.

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 2:18 pm

The NSA sits at the nexus of violations of both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments with a legal dodge called Parallel Construction.

Parallel Construction is a technique used by law enforcement to hide the fact that evidence in a criminal case originated with the NSA. In its simplest form, the NSA collects information showing say a Mr. Anderson committed a crime. This happens most commonly in drug cases.

Mukasey, Bennet and other Former DEA/DOJ Leaders Urge Senate to Scrap Sentencing Reform

By: Friday May 16, 2014 7:47 am

Former leaders within the Department of Justice and DEA, including Michael Mukasey and Bill Bennet, have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking them to defeat the Smarter Sentencing Act.

These Six Words From Sen. Grassley Demonstrate Why Federal Drug Policy is So Terrible

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 12:10 pm

Apparently, Grassley is very worried about this new form of MDMA which is actually just the exact same MDMA that has existed for years, because he doesn’t understand that slang often changes and the 80 year old senator can’t be bothered to take three seconds to do a basic internet search. It is like worrying about a new form of marijuana known as “weed.”

DEA Partnered With Guzman’s Mexican Drug Cartel for Over a Decade

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 10:20 am

Another dark alliance? According to an investigation by El Universal between 2002 and 2012 the DEA had an arrangement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel was led at that time by recently arrested Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

NSA Gave 2-3 ‘Daily Tips’ To The FBI For 3 Years

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 9:02 am

So about that whole not spying on Americans thing, it seems the NSA has been having quite an exchange with domestic law enforcement. According to recently declassified FISA documents the NSA has been tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006.

Documents Reveal Depths of DEA Prostitution Scandal in Colombia

By: Wednesday January 1, 2014 12:23 pm

While prostitution scandals in Colombia are associated with the Secret Service the DEA was also getting in on the action. Documents received by Foreign Policy from the Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that multiple DEA agents were investigated for widespread and continual use of prostitutes while stationed in Colombia as well as an attempt to cover up their activity.

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