With help of D.E.A., foster children increase odds of going to prison.

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is now “funneling” information on suspected drug dealers and insiders to local authorities in secret. Not that you thought any differently, nor that any of us want to let the “dealers” off the hook. (Source)

The problem with this is hard to understate:

“The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

So, in an effort to convict and incarcerate suspected drug dealer and such, the DEA is gathering intel, packaging it, handing it to local authorities and then in an effort to avoid judicial review of the actual collection of data, re-creating the collection trail in such a way as to hide the origin of its data.

What does this have to do with Foster Care? Let’s review our pretty picture of stats:



So… as a foster or former foster, you have a 1 in 2 chance of being “locked up” within two years of your 18th birthday – just for having been a foster child.

And when the DEA goes looking for new inmates to feed the corporate prison system, who do you think might be at the top of the list of citizens to profile and entrap?

Just wondering.

1 thought on “With help of D.E.A., foster children increase odds of going to prison.

  1. You are not alone! Total foster survivalist here. I escaped by joining the Marines. Guess they didn’t feel need to lock me up. Fortunately went on to make the mistakes that many others have made in life. Even the non-fostered make these mistakes. Got myself a corporate type job. Stuck with it for 11 years now. Starting to feel a little safer from Johnny Law Dog. Maybe payin’ taxes to the Govn’a is the price of a ticket out. Some days feels more like a heart attack. My biggest scurge on society? “I don’t have parents! What’s your excuse?!” I figure the deeper the experience, the deeper the pain. That is why those without our experiences trouble us so much. We have such advanced experiences with certain things that it is hard to fathom that they were not taught this stuff by their parents. People walking around like the guy walking towards you won’t pull a knife. Personal space was invented for a reason. A defensive reason first and foremost. And some act like I’m crazy. Til it happens. And it has. Like seriously, gripes me to no end what parents of these people have not taught their precious babies, that which I learned by mistake and on my own. Foster children aren’t bitter or jealous at all, right? No, just disgusted with the lack of parenting the so called good parents seemingly left out. The same parenting that was supposedly what I needed growing up. The same parenting the state deems “proper”. If ignorance truly is bliss, Damn!, I wish I’d a listened!

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