• Recent NSA leaks prove so

    This week it was revealed that the NSA is supplying the DEA with data for use in domestic and international drug cases (in other words, NOT for terrorism). The DEA then uses this data to investigate U.S. Citizens. Here's the kicker--since it is OBVIOUS that obtaining this data WITHOUT a warrant is unconstitutional, the DEA must--and has been--blatantly LYING to judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys about where this information is coming from.

    A former federal agent who received such tips from the NSA described the process. “You’d be told only, ‘Be at a certain truck stop at a certain time and look for a certain vehicle.’ And so we’d alert the state police to find an excuse to stop that vehicle, and then have a drug dog search it,” the agent said.

    After an arrest was made, agents then pretended that their investigation began with the traffic stop, not with the SOD tip, the former agent said. The training document reviewed by Reuters refers to this process as “parallel construction.” … “Parallel construction is a law enforcement technique we use every day,” one official said. “It’s decades old, a bedrock concept.”

    Corrupt? That's probably the nicest word I can think of at the moment. These guys are a bunch of self-serving, money-grubbing, totalitarian agents of the failed War on Drugs.

  • Just want funding

    Not removing MJ as a schedule 1 drug stinks of corruption. On the same day Canada legalized home cultivation of MJ for medical users. The DEA is only not removing MJ from the schedule 1 list because they don't want their funding from the federal gov to go down. They are corrupt.

  • Money is Key

    What People don't understand is, the DEA works closely with pharmaceutical drug companies. For example, drugs like Marijuana are a schedule 1 drug, which means it has a high potential for abuse, and no medicinal value. These are both false, as its addiction rate is much lower than a legal drug, alcohol, which kills 80,000 people per year in the us ALONE, while marijuana has killed 0 people in the 10,000 years of use and has many medicinal uses for depression, anxiety, chronic pain, lack of appetite, insomnia, and even curing cancer. Now why is it illegal? Some Would say it is because the Dea doesn't think the general public is safe with having the drug. However, the real reason is because they are aware of the medicinal value, and know if it is legalized, that drug companies will loose lots of money. But the sad thing is, we've come to a point in society where the Dea already won. We've been so brain-washed into thinking that weed is harmful, that only 51% of the us wants to legalize weed. I can assure you that a big percentage of the 49% have no problem with alcohol or cigarettes. Even if they didn't use, they might say something along the lines of, well, they the freedom to use if they want to. Ok, so why can't we have the freedom to put a substance, that has been proven to be less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes into our own body if we aren't harming anyone else?

  • DEA is corrupt

    Most of law enforcement in this country is corrupt. Why would the DEA be any different. Sure they may try to take out the violent offenders. But they're is way to many drugs on the streets of this country for law enforcement no to be involved someway , somehow. They are just getting better at covering up they're involvement. How do I know? My brother is a dirty cop. I also worked around dope in the coast guard. Dope is a bigger business than Wal-Mart. Good luck on your debate.

  • They're as bad a North Korea

    They destroy people's lives. They lock people up for non-violent "crimes" where they are reaped, beaten, and tortured by real criminals. They confiscate property with NO proof of guilt of a crime. DEA leaders constantly lie about their organization; even while under oath at congressional hearings. They manipulate the media with their false claims about the dangers of the drugs they make millions prohibiting from the public...

    I'm sick of Americans criticising North Korea while the American government regularly commits the same crimes against their citizens through agencies such as the DEA.

  • People should decide what to put in their mouth.

    Doctors are afraid to prescribe controlled substances to patients who need these substances to function a normal life. As is in the US Constitution people have the right to drink as they please and eat as they please and take whatever they please. America no longer exists today. The US $ other countries are exactly the same, or even worse, than East Germany was .

  • The DEA can be seen as being corrupt.

    The way the system is set up the DEA can't help but being corrupt.The drug lords control the vast majority of the money and in a system where money is king,it is inevitable that certain agents would be more likely to take bribes and not look out for the general interest of the public.

  • Absolute power corrupts

    All power structures lean towards corruption at some point - it is inevitable. The DES of course is in the business of "regulating" black market substances for the mafia in Washington DC - the same one that openly supports the heroin trade in Afghanistan. Double standards from the most corrupt entity on the planet.

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