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Clinically Insane
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Aug 5, 2013, 04:19 PM
 
Parallel Construction is the use of normal investigative techniques to recreate the information provided by the Special Operations Department.

Translation: we can't use information from massive surveillance programs in court, but since we know the conclusion we're looking for, it's easy to reacquire it through traditional legwork.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97409R20130805

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Aug 5, 2013, 04:41 PM
 
I really don't see how this even matters, since laws mean nothing any more.
They might as well use it in court right away. Stop wasting extra time and effort on Parallel Construction, and later bill me via taxes.

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Aug 5, 2013, 06:06 PM
 
This fails under cross examination. You ask them why they looked. They can't answer. If they state national security, the evidence gets tossed. If they do say, the evidence gets tossed. You just have to chase the chain of events back far enough.
     
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Aug 5, 2013, 06:26 PM
 
Shall we use Parallel Construction on election voting records too? You know, for a cleaner audit trail, and to make sure the proper person wins.
     
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Aug 5, 2013, 07:07 PM
 
You guys are bo fun....

... for the government.

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Aug 5, 2013, 07:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
This fails under cross examination. You ask them why they looked.
They answer "a hunch".
     
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Aug 5, 2013, 09:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
They answer "a hunch".
The prosecutor won't let them answer. A cop perjuring themselves as a prosecution witness is two dead careers not one.
     
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Aug 5, 2013, 10:42 PM
 
Wait, you actually think they still respect the law, and follow due process ?

How quaint.

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