Matthew Feeney Discusses NSA Data Being Used by the DEA on RT

Yesterday I appeared on RT to discuss the recent revelations that NSA data has been used by the DEA. 

Watch below:

For more on the NSA and DEA click here and here

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    When you deal in drugs, you forfeit your constitutional rights. It's in the Constitution.

  • Ted S.||

    Why do you want the terrorists to win?

  • sarcasmic||

    Drug dealers are three fifths of a person.

  • anon||

    What does that make drug users? 3/10ths?

  • Geoff Nathan||

    You are too kind. It should read:

    'When someone THINKS you deal in drugs, you forfeit your constitutional rights.'

  • MappRapp||

    Sound like some crazy smack to me dude.

    www.Privacy-Rox.tk

  • Mr Whipple||

    Right. And the FBI took down Freedom Hosting on Tor because of Child Porn all on their own.

    Oh wait. Tormail uses FH servers? The FBI and NSA now have access to every email stored on Tormail? I hope all y'all used PGP.

    https://tinyurl.com/mb2gmxv

    https://tinyurl.com/pft98uk

  • sgs||

    You...don't have any idea what the fuck you're talking about do you?

  • Dave Krueger||

    "Protecting sources and investigative methods" is just another in a long list of excuses for government secrecy.

    Investigative methods should not be secret because their Constitutionality can only be assured if they are known and open to discussion.

    As for sources, I can understand the need to protect confidential informants, but the fact is that, because of the secrecy under which they operate, that is another area of law enforcement that is notorious for its abuses. The reason confidential informants are necessary is because drug transactions are voluntary, so there is no victim to complain or testify against the defendant.

    The drug war is the institutionalized persecution of people that have been classified as expendable simply to provide jobs and other financial benefits for the kinds of people who like to persecute other people. Participants in the drug war are an interest group that politicians aren't willing to alienate.

  • sarcasmic||

    The drug war is the institutionalized persecution of people that have been classified as expendable simply to provide jobs and other financial benefits for the kinds of people who like to persecute other people.

    Institutionalized sociopathy.

GET REASON MAGAZINE

Get Reason's print or digital edition before it’s posted online

  • Progressive Puritans: From e-cigs to sex classifieds, the once transgressive left wants to criminalize fun.
  • Port Authoritarians: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal
  • The Menace of Secret Government: Obama’s proposed intelligence reforms don’t safeguard civil liberties

SUBSCRIBE

advertisement