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Truth Revealed: U.S. Predator Drones are Here, Loaned Out to Locals and for the War on Drugs

For years now, the U.S. Government has been hiding information about how it uses its Predator drones (military-grade flying robots) over domestic airspace. Some general indications of “alternative” uses had leaked out, but we didn’t know the true scale of domestic Predator drone deployment until this week, when the Electronic Frontier Foundation won a lawsuit [...]

Robot Chicken: No, THIS is Your Brain on Drugs

Remember the early ’90s public service announcement, This is Your Brain on Drugs?

I don’t know when they came out with it, but Robot Chicken has a response:

Homeland Security and Drug Money Place Lewiston under Constant Surveillance

There’s a reasonable expectation today that when you go out in public you will be under surveillance most of the time. I think most people understand that, and they support it.

– Lewiston, Maine Assistant City Administrator Phil Nadeau

With a crime rate well below the national average, Lewiston, Maine is not a dangerous place [...]

Report: USA Patriot Used to Sniff Out Druggies, Guns and Fraud, Not Terrorism

On October 1, Senator Russell Feingold revealed in a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee that “in fiscal year 2008 only 3 out of the 763 sneak and peek search warrant applications were in terrorism cases. 65 percent were for drug cases.”

Sneak and Peek operations, you may recall, are authorized by the USA Patriot [...]