Saturday, August 27, 2011

Does the CIA Spy on American Citizens?

Note: Watch Monday's blog for a big announcement about changes in the works now.

According to law, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) may not spy on Americans here at home. However, that does not keep them from outfitting and training local police departments to do it for them.

According to an Associated Press report, a New Brunswick, NJ building superintendent accidentally stumbled upon an intelligence operations center of the New York City Police Dept. (NYPD). It turns out that the police received special training and equipment in order to establish their covert intelligence operation.

Now, if the CIA did all this for NYPD, how much do you want to bet that there's a quid pro quo stream of information being fed back to the federal spy agency? Also, if New York has a CIA sponsored spy operation, how much do you want to bet that Washington, D.C. police already have -- or soon will have -- a similar setup (ditto other major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles or Boston)?

Here's a link to the AP article:

NYPD Partners with CIA

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