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Attempts at shaming only work when you have credibility with those being shamed

So why are gun control advocates going this route? Gun owners already see them as
somewhere between used car dealers and the more mendacious sorts of TV preachers.

There's no doubt that some of them really think that they can
get gun owners to 'see the light and hear the call' , but to be honest- most of it
seems like a pro forma desperation move, or an attempt to establish
a rep with the like-minded.


Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 01:50 AM (22 replies)

DEA bought millions in cell phone trackers and training, payment data shows

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/oct/14/dea-cell-phone-trackers/


DEA bought millions in cell phone trackers and training, payment data shows

Agency refuses to release acquisition docs despite extensive online checkbook entries - including make and model for specific field offices

Over the past ten years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has spent millions of dollars on cell phone tracking. Federal purchasing documents that are already posted online indicate the make and model of the tracking device, and often even the DEA field office that bought it.

Simple searches on the Federal Procurement Data System reveal more than $5 million that the DEA paid Harris Corporation since 2005 for cell phone trackers and training sessions. The DEA bought a range of surveillance devices from the StingRay line, and as well as numerous device upgrades.

This information is already publicly posted online for anyone to review. But, even after conducting a physical count in response to one request, the DEA insists that it cannot release acquisition documents for its cell phone trackers. Just like the FBI, the DEA continues to withhold the most basic information about surveillance equipment everyone knows they use.


Lots of linked documents at the MuckRock site above

Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:46 PM (0 replies)

From the other group: "Living for 32 documentary available on Vimeo"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12629785

Previously discussed here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/117227650

The same unanswered questions brought up in that thread still apply:

When do we get to see the unedited, raw footage? And was any evidence of criminal activity
forwarded to the ATF?

And a new one: How does this differ from what James O'Keefe did to ACORN or what
the gestational slavers did to Planned Parenthood?

Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:45 PM (0 replies)
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