Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

SCOTT SHANE and COLIN MOYNIHAN NY Times For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone… Continue Reading

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

John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke Reuters A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of… Continue Reading

Student abandoned in prison cell gets $4.1m payout

Associated Press in San Diego theguardian.com A 25-year-old college student has reached a US$4.1m settlement with the US government after he was abandoned in a windowless cell for more than four days without food or water. Daniel Chong told how… Continue Reading

More Furious: U.S. Soldiers Trafficking Arms, Drugs to DEA Agents Posing as Los Zetas

Patrick Henningsen Infowars.com April 5, 2012 In case you missed it this week, an Afghan War veteran and one other active duty serviceman  – along with multiple accomplices, were indicted for their involvement in a year-long federal agency sting. This particular story reads like a supermarket aisle fantasy… Continue Reading