Monday, August 5, 2013

Burying the secrets of surveillance

Revelations about secret police tactics keep on coming.

From Reuters: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans.

It says, in part:
The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant's Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don't know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence - information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.
Sounds like a tactic ripped from the pages of history's most notorious police states.

Are you still telling yourself this is about terrorism? Or that it's all being done for our protection?

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