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Being undercover is disguising one's own identity or using an assummed identity for the purposes of gaining the trust of an individual or organization to learn secret information or to gain the trust of targeted individuals in order to gain information or evidence. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ... Deception (or mystification) is to intentionally distort the truth in order to mislead others. ...

A separate technic is wearing plainclothes. This method is used by police and intelligence agencies. To wear plainclothes is to wear "ordinary clothes", instead of wearing a uniform typically associated with the occupation, in order to avoid detection or identification as a member of law enforcement. Plainclothes Police Officers typically carry normal police equipment and identification. Police Detectives are often assigned to wear plainclothes instead of the uniform typically worn by their peers. An intelligence agency is a governmental organization devoted to gathering of information by means of espionage (spying), communication interception, cryptoanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. ... (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ... A detective is an officer of the police who performs criminal or administrative investigations, in some police departments, the lowest rank among such investigators (above the lowest rank of officers and below sergeants), a civilian licensed to investigate information not readily available in public records (a private investigator, also called...

Many countries allow the use of undercover law enforcement officers solely or primarily for the enforcement of laws against recreational use of certain drugs. Many of these officers are allowed to commit crimes if it is necessary to maintain the secrecy of the investigation, or in order to collect adequate evidence for a conviction. Social advocates have criticized this practice as failing to ensure equality under the law because it grants police officers the power to commit crimes that no other citizen could commit without potential consequences. For the band, see The Police. ... Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ... The term narcotic, derived from the Greek word narkotikos, meaning benumbing or deadening, originally referred to a variety of substances that induced sleep (such state is narcosis). ... EQUAL is a popular artificial sweetener Equal (sweetener) Equality can mean several things: Mathematical equality Social equality Racial equality Sexual equality Equality of outcome Equality, a town in Illinois See also Equity Egalitarianism Equals sign This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise...

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Backgrounds & Undercovers (558 words)
Undercover investigators retain their on the job earnings and will receive a wage statement for tax purposes from the client just like any other employee.
While it might be perfectly legal for an undercover operator to picket with striking workers, we would not continue an undercover operation in these circumstances, for the simple reason that no one would believe that an investigator in this position would not be reporting on everything.
The goal of an undercover is not to "bust" as many thieves as can be created, but to factually report on just what is occurring in the facility.
Baltimore Independent Media Center: Anti-circus Protests Draw Crowds, Undercovers In Downtown Baltimore. (851 words)
As the day went on, undercover cops and what seemed to be undercover detective filled the corner of Park Ave.
The officer announced that he was undercover and explained that the demonstrators "could not take his picture"...which is 100 percent lawful.
The argument continued with Seargants, undercover police, uniformed police, and demonstrators for about 2 hours, finally ending in a victory for the demonstrators, and for justice in general.
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