Is anyone surprised by this?
The job of law enforcement is to maintain public order.
Unredacted NSA data is being shared with Lawn Forcement and with their Public/Private partners through local “Fusion Centers”.
Local police agencies are capturing cell phone information without warrants, “Gorgon Stare” which you may remember from Iraq is being deployed in Baltimore, and so on.
We live in a surveillance state, there’s LOTS of money for these programs and of course there’s empire building going on.
And JFC, if you can’t see that the USA is on the verge of societal collapse due to corruption you must be getting one hell of a paycheck. “It’s mighty hard to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on him not understanding it”