The Drug Enforcement Administration can now investigate protesters. Attorney General William Barr released a statement on Saturday declaring that the DEA and other organizations will be deployed to help enforce federal law at the protests. Their investigators are allowed to share any information they find with local authorities so they can intervene or take action. On Sunday it was also announced that the DEA has been given permission by Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer to perform other law enforcement duties as they see fit. While this memo claims that the DEA has been given this task to help protect the protesters many, even some within the DEA, feel as though this is the government’s way of suppressing their freedom of speech. The DEA provided little to no evidence of extreme drug use at the protests so their deployment seems unreasonable. They are being granted these extra abilities for the next 14 days. Be wary of who you speak with at protests and stay safe.