Tuesday links (6/3/14)

DigBoston has highlighted a few particularly ridiculous examples of the pointless, wasteful activity by the Boston Police Pepartment's "fusion center." The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from James Risen, a reporter who faces jail time for refusing to identify a source.

The Obama administration is again refusing to disclose its legal justification for killing American citizens via drone strike, despite its earlier promise to release it.

"Shadow economy" booms as people flee red tape and poverty in developing countries.