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Feds Gone Wild: Why Federal Agents Act Badly

Feds Gone Wild: Why Federal Agents Act Badly | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Federal agents are caught up in a string of scandals. Experts say their boys-will-be-boys culture is the reason why.
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Clearly, there need to be better consequences for bad behavior and a change of the "boys-will-be-boys" culture, but underneath all of those issues is the attitude of law enforcement in general in this country that they are above the law, that they won't be "caught" because it is their buddies who are doing the enforcement. This is merely part of the ongoing problem of "Blue culture," which is in turn self-perpetuating both in terms of selection and training. That sense of a separate culture is only going to get worse with today's emphasis on militarizing law enforcement and the spread of weapons in society.

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DEA obstructs research into medical marijuana: report | Al Jazeera America

DEA obstructs research into medical marijuana: report | Al Jazeera America | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Study says agency should not be in charge of scheduling drugs or giving access to drugs for medical research
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Does anybody, when running a bureaucratic agency, ever willingly agree to reduce that agency's ambit? I think not. So why should we expect the DEA to agree to meaningful research for marijuana? Legalizing pot would give them less to do, fewer jobs, and a smaller budget.

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