The DEA had paid out $237 million to over 9,000 informants over five years towards the end of 2015, according to the report. The Economist writes that "travelers no doubt paid the price in increased searches," adding that the resulting searches were all probably illegal.
Like anything FedGov does is 'illegal' anymore. Funnie stuff. My aching sides.
Look. If you think your populace is too stupid to discern between a clickbait tabloid and real news (whatever the fuck that is these days), going after the messengers will only aggravate the issue.
This is windfall of the long-term, intentional program of the right to destroy competent US primary (secular) education. An ignorant populace is an easily deluded and manipulated populace.
This priority is right up there with dog-whistling intolerance and minority voter disenfranchisement.
I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.