Parallel Construction: Building Criminal Cases Using Secret, Unconstitutional Surveillance

“By definition, parallel construction allows government agencies to act non-transparently while shielding them from judicial review or public scrutiny, leading to a pressing issue of lack of accountability over government agents. The use, and lack of oversight, of parallel construction strategies can set a precedent in which investigations can take place based on prejudgment, misconduct, illegal surveillance, racial profiling, and pure suspicion, according to concerns conveyed by the group Human Rights Watch. And the lack of oversight of parallel construction can open up a Pandora’s Box of misconduct in investigative techniques used by law enforcement agencies.”


Why don’t they just rendition us to a black site and get it over with?


Just more fallout from the 50+ year failed war on drugs. The demise of the 5th & 4th Amendments.