Ever since I speculated that the Micas might be cooperating with LE by turning over info on the bad guys in hopes of keeping their advertising board running (it IS protected by the 1st amendment) I’ve heard confirming rumors from readers. These are people who don’t like the Mica’s so this may or may not be true. But, it makes sense to me.
On the surface, this isn’t any different than Google turning over your information upon a request from LE without a court order. You agree to this in Google’s terms of service and, as long as you’re not using Google for anything illegal, you’ll probably never be hurt.
It makes good sense for LE to work with the Micas since MiCompanions is one big “honeypot” that attracts the kind of drug dealers, pimps, and human traffickers that LE is trying to arrest. If the Micas, cooperated with LE they would ensure that they’ll be able to continue to run their profit machine without interruption. If the members don’t care that LE is looking over their shoulders, everything works.
In an ironic way, if this were true, you’d all be safer.