2013-08-07 21:07:42

The DEA is Preventing the Right to a Fair Trial

On Monday - Reuters published a blockbuster story about a little known wing of the DEA called the Special Operations Division. The DEA's Special Operations Division - or SOD as it's called in government documents - was created in 1994 to fight Central and South American drug cartels - and coordinates with other American intelligence agencies - like the NSA and FBI - to catalog wiretaps and electronic intercepts. The division is based in Virginia and operates under a veil of secrecy. In fact - most of its activities remain classified. While the existence of a shadowy Beltway government agency isn't in itself news - what is news is how the Special Operations Division hides its role in capturing and prosecuting American citizens accused of drug crimes.

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