This recent article has inspired me to start a thread of abuses/apparent abuses or ethically dodgy tactics of governments or those who abuse power under the pretext of government interest.
This article was about how the U.S. federal government intentionally poisoned some batches of alcohol during Prohibition.
The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition. - By Deborah Blum - Slate Magazine
Feel free to comment or post on this and other current or historic abuses of power by those who claim to be watching out for our best interests.