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Anti-Polygraph Instructor Who Was Targeted By Feds Goes Public 197

Posted by Soulskill
from the nothing-but-the-truth dept.
George Maschke writes "Last year, the McClatchy newspaper group reported on a federal criminal investigation into individuals offering instruction on how to pass polygraph tests. The ongoing investigation, dubbed 'Operation Lie Busters,' has serious free speech implications, and one of the two men known to have been targeted is presently serving an 8-month prison term. The other, Doug Williams, himself a former police polygrapher, has this week for the first time gone public with the story of federal agents' February 2013 raid on his office and home (video). Williams, who has not been charged with a crime but remains in legal jeopardy, is selling his story in an e-book. Public interest website AntiPolygraph.org (which I co-founded) has published a synopsis."
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Anti-Polygraph Instructor Who Was Targeted By Feds Goes Public

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  • by jennatalia (2684459) on Tuesday January 28, 2014 @10:05PM (#46096967)
    Don't talk about passing a lie detector test.
  • by CopaceticOpus (965603) on Tuesday January 28, 2014 @10:33PM (#46097091)

    Critics of this federal investigation have claimed that it has the potential to trample free speech, create an atmosphere of fear, and could lead to the wrongful imprisonment of those that the government deems troublemakers.

    However, unnamed sources within the government have taken a more positive outlook, stating that this investigation has the potential to trample free speech, create an atmosphere of fear, and could lead to the wrongful imprisonment of those that they deem troublemakers.

  • by TrollstonButterbeans (2914995) on Tuesday January 28, 2014 @11:26PM (#46097311)
    " He was instructing people (undercover agents) who he knew would be committing all kinds of illegal acts including statutory rape and drug smuggling."

    This raises a bigger question --- if these undercover agents are known to be going out and statutory raping people, why aren't the Feds arresting them?

    I am rather disappointed and concerned that these drug smuggling, statutory raping, undercover agents are getting off scot free --- when the Feds should be arresting these undercover scoundrels who are trying to beat these polygraph tests.

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