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The Drug Enforcement Administration has been the recipient of multiple tips from the NSA. DEA officials in a highly secret office called the Special Operations Division are assigned to handle these incoming tips, according to Reuters. Tips from the NSA are added to a DEA database that includes “intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records.” This is problematic because it appears to break down the barrier between foreign counterterrorism investigations and ordinary domestic criminal investigations.
Because the SOD’s work is classified, DEA cases that began as NSA leads can’t be seen to have originated from a NSA source.
Some defense lawyers and former prosecutors said that using “parallel construction” may be legal to establish probable cause for an arrest. But they said employing the practice as a means of disguising how an investigation began may violate pretrial discovery rules by burying evidence that could prove useful to criminal defendants.
Originally posted by snarky412
We need to clean house with these alphabet agencies running amok.
What the Hell are they thinking. . .. .. . .? . .. I'm renewing my perscriptions over the phone?
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by grey580
People can always fall back to 1200/2400 baud modems in direct connection basis. At least a fair % of us should still recall how to set all that up to operate properly. Heck, BBS's would be fun and pretty wild with no local call zones for just about all calling plans.
I wonder if they're as plugged in to monitor the things of a past era as they are focused on the high tech of today's edge and what 99% of people use? There was quite a bit that would make those get fussy and drop sync/connection. Tapping was almost impossible for that reason, as I recall those times. I wonder if it would be any easier now? It removes the entire network issue though. Just an idea.
Originally posted by grey580
It's time to get encrypted chat and cellphone programs asap.
This is just crazy.