Ah, the efficiency of the Orwellian state.
(From The Verge)
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) paid out nearly $854,460 for private, personal information about Amtrak passengers that it could have otherwise obtained for free through its affliation with a joint drug enforcement task force. The Associated Press reports that the sum was paid out over the course of 20 years to an unnamed secretary working for a “train and engine crew.” The unidentified informant has since been allowed to retire instead of facing administrative discipline.
On another note. How insane is it that we have a government owned train company in this country?