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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Accountability and the Police Surveillance State

"LA Sheriff's Dept. On New Surveillance Program: We Knew The Public Wouldn't Like It, So We Kept It A Secret"

Here is my question.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Something to consider


#bundyranch: More Lessons Learned From A Reader

Agent Provocateurs, similar to the FBI stings in the past.

Don't be stupid.

Don't advocate for an armed insurrection.

Know your Rights.

Have a good Lawyer on retainer.

Document EVERYTHING to PROVE you are not breaking the law or CONSPIRING to break the law.

Get OpenWatch for your Android or I-OS Phones.

USE Openwatch. with ANY encounter with Law Enforcement.

If you talk to any LEO's on your cell use In Call Recorder For Android, or Call Recorder for I-OS.

DOCUMENT DOCUMENT DOCUMENT!

Stop an MRAP - I did not know this


Homeland Security?

"Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch.

They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? All of these have their own SWAT units and are part of a worrying trend towards the militarization of federal agencies — not to mention local police forces."

 How many SWAT/Tactical Teams are actually needed?

And the obverse, how can they be justified?

We have seen that as more and more departments and agencies develop a SWAT or Tactical Team, the more they are used for things which are NOT in their original mission brief.

Mission Creep to the extreme.

SWAT teams are now being used to serve warrants for ordinance violators.  And being used for fishing expeditions, in order to simply justify their very budgetary existence.

Several agency's are now using them as revenue enhancements, to fund their departments through asset forfeiture of people who simply got caught up in a raid.

Innocent people have been killed because of raids on the wrong address or bad police work.

How do we make it stop?

How do we hold those accountable for these actions?

For a list of botched raids Please click the following link.  CATO.ORG Botched Paramilitary Police Raids

License plate scanners and the IRS?

"The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints."

So now since the hue and cry against local .GOV's use of the technology, the IRS steps up and will do it anyway to take the heat off of the local LEO's.

Could this rogue agency get any further off of it's actual job?

“Especially with the IRS, I don’t know why these agencies are getting access to this kind of information,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based privacy-rights group. “These systems treat every single person in an area as if they’re under investigation for a crime -- that is not the way our criminal justice system was set up or the way things work in a democratic society.”

What happened to our Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights?  Why does the IRS even NEED this technology?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Remember


Taxicab Confessions

Kenny has a link you NEED to read.  Very seriously you NEED to read it.

I won't link to the link he posted because I don't want to take traffic from Kenny, but click on the link below to go to Kenny's then click on his link.

The Pig Trap

Please if you read nothing else today, read the link Kenny has posted.

Paranoid?



Unfortunately very very true.

Swiped from Kenny