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Feds Settle Facebook Impersonation Suit

The U.S. Justice Department is about to pay a New York woman $134,000 over investigative tactics it once described as “legitimate law enforcement”. In October of 2014, the story of Sondra Arquiett hit the web. Arquiett claimed DEA agents stole her identity and gave it new life on Facebook after commandeering her cellphone upon her arrest in 2010. She was …

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Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart asking that the DEA “cease all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others.” “Facebook is a community where …

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Medical Marijuana Means More Crime?

Last year, a study was published, and reported on by McClatchey, that showed that marijuana was linked to crime more often than other commonly-abused substances. For example, the study reported, eighty percent of the adult males that had been arrested in Sacramento, California had tested positive for one or more drugs, most commonly marijuana. White House “drug czar”, Gil Kerlikowske, …

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Mystery Plane Haunts Neighborhood for Weeks

It’s yet another airplane mystery. Residents in the Arden neighborhood in Sacramento County, California have been complaining for weeks about a low-flying single-engine plane that circles their area night and day. A local television station finally went out to investigate and found that what residents were saying was right. The plane was circling again and again. One resident said that …

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SOD: Secret DEA Unit Conceals Criminal Case Evidence

A Reuters exclusive published this morning details a startling discovery about the criminal case procedures of the Drug Enforcement Administration: documents obtained by the news organization reveal that agents of the DEA have been trained to “recreate” the trail of evidence for the purpose of concealing the original source of information. Some experts, like Nancy Gertner of the Harvard Law …

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DEA Raids In Seattle: Feds Confiscate “Legal” Weed

The Drug Enforcement Agency hit several marijuana dispensaries in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Gig Harbor today, saying only that the companies were operating under state laws but not federal ones. Employees of the dispensaries–which handle plants as well as the edible marijuana products sold in various legal shops in the area–say they think authorities need to get the gray area …

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College Student Left in Holding Cell for Five Days: Twitter Reacts

Here’s yet another reason to say no to drugs, kids. You’ve been warned. A University of California, San Diego college student was left in a holding cell for five days after being rounded up in a drug raid involving nine people and quite a few ecstasy pills. Engineering student Daniel Chong, 24, said that DEA officials told him that he …

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