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  •  Another scary case in point: (8+ / 0-)

    According to Reuters, the NSA is passing information to other agencies, all in violation of the constitution and "search and seizure" laws:

    Reuters) - Eight Democratic senators and congressmen have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about a Reuters report that the National Security Agency supplies the Drug Enforcement Administration with intelligence information used to make non-terrorism cases against American citizens.
    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.

    An illusion can never be destroyed directly... SK.

    by Thomas Twinnings on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:37:33 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, got the DEA thing last month (0+ / 0-)

      Blatant violation.

      And given the history of the DEA, another scary thing.

      At least you can say the NSA doesn't normally cruise around carrying automatic weapons and knocking down doors in the middle of the night.

      Not to say there isn't a purpose of that violent drug gangs are model citizens, but DEA horror stories are numerous and fit a pattern of reckless use of excessive force.

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