Government spies engaging in domestic undercover investigations are so numerous they end up investigating each other.
As reported in the New York Times: “More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations.”
The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.
At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice.
At the Internal Revenue Service, dozens of undercover agents chase suspected tax evaders worldwide, by posing as tax preparers, accountants drug dealers or yacht buyers and more, court records show.
At the Agriculture Department, more than 100 undercover agents pose as food stamp recipients at thousands of neighborhood stores to spot suspicious vendors and fraud, officials said.
Our government has so many fine examples from which to learn: the KGB, the Securitate, the Nazi SS, the Santebal… Have you noticed that virtually every supposed “terrorist” plot that’s been broken up involved Federal agents goading the action with weapons and explosives? How many of these patsies would have done anything without “help” from our taxpayer-funded undercover yahoos?
This is actually rather humorous! We have so many wannabe “spooks” they’ve reportedly almost ended up shooting each other on many occasions.
Across the federal government, undercover work has become common enough that undercover agents sometimes find themselves investigating a supposed criminal who turns out to be someone from a different agency, law enforcement officials said. In a few situations, agents have even drawn their weapons on each other before realizing that both worked for the federal government.
So we waste taxpayer money with investigators investigating supposed criminals who turn out to be employees from other agencies playing “secret agent-man.” Maybe if we cut back on the number of Federales playing with guns, the crime-rate will go down? Could be worth trying.