Another reason for the government’s reticence? Although police forces around the country have justified their acquisition of Stingray technology as “vital to the war on terrorism,” a recent study shows that, in most cases, Stingrays are only used for domestic law enforcement, particularly related to the so-called “War on Drugs” and financial “crimes.”
Now we find that the IRS has had Stingray technology since 2009, upgrading it regularly and spending thousands on training its Criminal Investigation agents in its use. As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap The path from our failed wars (both abroad and at home) to Stingrays as a tax-enforcement tool is clear.
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