Other 90 Percent of Wiretaps Are Listening Out For Drug Deals

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  1. If you're worried about being wiretapped you can probably rest easy—unless you're talking about narcotics. Because that's what a staggering 90 percent of taps are listening out for.

    A new Administrative Office of US Courts report revealed that wiretaps hits an all-time high in 2013. That's not terribly surprising. But it also provided a breakdown of why those wiretaps were conducted.

    Turns out that, of a total 3,576 wiretaps carried out in 2013, 3,115 were focused on narcotics. That dwarfs "other major offenses" with just 138 and "homicide and assault" with 132.

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    Amazingly, there was only one wiretap associated with kidnapping all year. Which either means that kidnapping is very rare or people don't talk about it on the phone very much. [Administrative Office of US Courts via Motherboard]
     
  2. tax dollars going to good use
     
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  3. bro sell me some pot
     
  4. not a drug dealer. that's just what it says on my rap sheet