Spying on innocent people.
An article came out from the ACLU last month. They talk about investigations of innocent people. Here is a quote from the article.
April 30th, 2009
Posted by Samuel Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 5:01 pm
You mean to tell me that it is legal for corporations from the private sector to team up with local law enforcement officials in efforts to spy on innocent members of our society? You also mean to tell me that the synthesis of law enforcement authority and the drive of for-profit companies operate under little to no guidelines or restrictions and it is unclear to whom they are responsible to?
This is exactly what we have been saying. Also this was first reported over 12 years ago, even before fusion centers were in existence.
[quote]"Ruling the community with an iron fist. “Savvy law enforcement types realized that under the community policing rubric, cops, community groups, local companies, private foundations, citizen informants and federal agencies could form alliances without causing public outcry.” Covert Action Quarterly, summer 1997.”
See they listed the full spectrum of what was happening. Informant, cops, community groups, local companies, private foundations, federal agencies, and we have only seen this grow and get worst.
Also yes, there are little to no guidelines, and yes it's not clear who they report to. This is because each little area does it's own thing, just like terrorist cells.
So now that we are all on the same page, let's start to find out what can be done, before they start making people wear arm bans ok.
The surveillance apparatus is working, but it's working separate angles so you won't see the full program till it's all in place. Different areas are seeing different implementations and they just won't get it.
Here are some articles of note.
[quote] http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/98256/nypd-announces-new-stop-and-frisk-p ilot-program/Default.aspx 30/2009 08:15 PMQuote:NYPD Announces New Stop And
Frisk Pilot Program
By: NY1 News
After accusations of racial profiling, the New York City Police Department told the City Council Thursday that it is trying out a new Stop and Frisk program in certain neighborhoods.
On the advice of the RAND Corporation, the department is now giving an explanation to pedestrians that officers stop in Harlem, the South Bronx, and East New York.
Anyone who is stopped by police in those neighborhoods will receive a palm card detailing the officers' motives.[/quote]
After they get this normalised in these communities, they will spread this to other communities, till you all have to show your papers upon request. The best way to fight this, stop it before it happens. If it's not acceptable for these communities, then it's not acceptable for yours, by sitting back and giving your quite accent and saying that it is, you ensure your own fate.
[quote] http://gothamist.com/2009/02/20/nypd_accused_of_racial_profiling_in.php NYPD
Accused of Racial Profiling in Subway Bag Searches The NYCLU filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a Brooklyn man who says the NYPD has stopped him in the subway and searched his bag an excessive number of times because he looks Middle Eastern. 32-year-old Jangir Sultan was born in Brooklyn, where he currently resides, but he accuses NYPD officers of racial profiling, stopping him 21 times over three years. Police began searching subway riders' bags at checkpoints in 2005 in the wake of the London subway bombings, but the department insists the checks are race-neutral and conducted randomly. [/quote]
Once they take those rights they never give them back. Once they scare you, and you give up your rights, you never get them back.
The way this guy got the harassment to stop was by taking down the names of the officers and filing a complaint. Other wise they would have just continued. They are all the same, little bully attitudes. If you video tape them, document them, or report them, it's the only time that they fall back into where they came from. We see the same thing with the Informant force that harass us. That or in some cases just ignore them, different situations call for different approaches.
There is lot's more news, but this is the need to know stuff.