Why Does DEA Teach Meth-Cooking to the Public?

This is just bizarre. I swear, every time I think I'm on the verge of understanding what motivates these people, they find increasingly strange ways to waste our money:

Cooking methamphetamine takes only a few hours and requires simple household ingredients, like striker plates from matchbooks, the guts of lithium batteries, drain cleaner.

"It's pretty gross," said Matt Leland, who works in career services at the University of Northern Colorado and who recently helped cook the drug in a lab. "If someone was truly interested in manufacturing meth, it would not be that hard."

The Drug Enforcement Administration invited Leland and other citizens - such as software engineers, a teacher, a pastor and a school principal - to make methamphetamine last week in a lab at Metropolitan State College of Denver. [Denver Post]

Ok. We understand that DEA is teaching private citizens how to manufacture meth, but why? Why the hell would they do that?

The class was held as part of the DEA's first Citizens Academy in order to give the public a close-up view of what the agency does to keep drugs off the street.

That's interesting, and I'm eager to attend, but it doesn't answer the question because cooking meth isn’t part of DEA's job at all. Their job is, of course, to stop people from cooking meth, which has now become the precise opposite of what they're doing.

The whole thing is mindlessly indulgent when you consider that no one really needs a chemistry lesson to infer that the constant explosions at their crazy neighbor's house might explain why he has so many strange visitors.

If you're gonna teach meth-cooking, teach it to immigrant store clerks before you arrest them for naively selling household items to undercover narcs.

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You all really think you know everything?

I never understood you "anti-drug war" people. Drugs are killing our youth and dragging in more and more illegal immigrants. The DEA in no way condones or supports illegal dangerous drugs in anyway. It is amazing the falsified documents "anti-drug war" protesters try and dig up to give the DEA a bad name. The drug war will continue, and drug enforcement officers and supporters will continue the war on drugs and the violence and negative impact illegal drugs has on our national image and general public.

The guy below is retarded

Anybody who thinks "teaching people how to make meth is accomplishing something good" is seriously retarded. Man you must have religous far up your arse.

wake up!

It is true!! while i was in the care of "drug enforcement officers" that you say " in no way condones or supports illegal dangerous drugs in anyway".Why did the lead Officer ask me to hell teach others and then set them up to get arrested?. You say " falsified "... Well now i have complete everything the Courts asked me to, now i'm paper!! My P.O. asked me to tell her about what the drug officer asked me to do some 7years ago(she had my statement in hand. I had no idea!). I told her how it went down to the T. She smiled and said to me that if i had been lying that my state could not be the same as what she had in her hand. I said to her i was lying then nor am i today and if she asked another 10yrs from now! I would tell her the same. So there are reason for people like this to keep fighting for people. And against "Cops who think they or above the Law".

type'o

"I said to her i was lying then nor am i today and if she asked another 10yrs from now !." Should of said "I said to her i wasn't lying.... Sorry for the type'o

WHY?

THERE NOT TRYING TO STOP THE DRUG WAR.THERE TRYING TO INTRODUCE IT,SO THEY CAN VIOLATE PEOPLES CIVIL RIGHTS.WE GOT A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT THEY DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE,EVEN IF MEANS THEY HAVE TO BREAK THE LAW. THEY PUSH THIS DRUG,SO THEY CAN WATCH THEM WITH VIDEO AND WIRESAND THE FBI TOLD ME THEY DON'T INVESTIGATE THE DEA,QUOTED FROM BOBBY HAMILTON WIRE FRAUD IT IS CALLED VIOLATING THE PRIVACY OF OUR LIVES.JOB SECURITY

The War On Drugs

If there's less meth seized, it's because the enforcement people are doing such a good job. If there's more meth seized, it's because the enforcement people are doing such a good job. If the price of meth goes up, it's because it's more scarce, and that's because the enforcement people are doing such a good job. If the price of meth goes down, it's because dealers can't get rid of it, and that's because the enforcement people are doing such a good job.

No matter what the results are, it's possible to rationalize or "spin" it to how you want it to look. And every day, John Q. Public sits there like an idiot and pays for it.

After 35 years of actually accepting this "war on drugs" propaganda, paying the enormous cost of it, and seeing zero results, one thing we know for sure - the average taxpayer is either not terribly bright, they're blessed with infinite patience, or both.

The truth is out there - in fact it's here.
http://www.allpositiveoptions.com/APOMeth1.htm

I agree

I long for a world where crackheads roam the streets like zombies hungry for a cheeseburger...
For athletes to have heart attacks on television from Cocaine or Steroid use...
For zoned out pot-heads to float mindlessly oblivious throughout the corridors of the mall...
For heroin addicts to rob my house...
Or for any of the other things that are already happening and are stereotypic (while accurate) but for them now to happen on a much larger scale with no rules to govern any of this.

The majority of this country can't even tolerate being in the proximity of a smoker and you think they would be willing to tolerate this. On this planet you have you pick of where to live, if you don't like the rules that the majority has chosen, move somewhere with rules that are more to your liking. You prey on oversimplifying complex concepts to spin your rhetoric, all of which sounds dangerously anarchist. Take a quick look at one more factoid that will show you who you think is irrational (at best)...all of the advanced nations on this planet are anti-drug, I guess Earth writ larg is ignorant and you are right, and only you can see through the B.S. (and those who are tricked by your crafty rhetoric into agreeing with you simply based on how impressed they are with your unique perspective, (pick up on any irony there - it's unique because its illogical, while most people are very logical), you see with more clarity than scholars devoted to morals and ethics and who you question the verdicts of simply from you own ignorance...That, friend, is TRUE arrogance and TRUELY self indulgent.

I disagree

It probably doesn't dawn on you that drugs only became illegal worldwide in the past 100 years or so, and that for the most part, it was because the U.S. threatened to cut trade with countries unless they adopted our drug code.

Don't go around condemning people for ignorance when you can't even spell "truly" right.

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Drugs are killing our youth and lead them to make an illegal society. I appreciate your effort. You are giving a good message to the society. The anti drug war will continue and I hope you can save atleat one from the hands of drug. Remarkable job.Keep posting.
 

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