US Police State Violence Behind Ferguson Protests

Strategic Culture
by Finian CUNNINGHAM

US President Barack Obama and other American leaders are swift to condemn the widespread street violence that has erupted following a grand jury decision to not prosecute a white police officer for the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.

«We are a nation based on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this was the special jury’s decision to make», said Obama.

Police officers this week reportedly came under heavy gunfire in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, and many businesses and vehicles were torched overnight after a panel of jurors concluded that there was no case against officer Darren Darren over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Brown on August 9. 

The town – a mainly black suburb of St Louis – has been rocked by protests over the past three months, with protesters complaining that the police have routinely used heavy-handed tactics to clear the streets. Now following the grand jury ruling on Monday, frustrations have boiled over into arson, looting and other attacks on private property. 

Across America there have been large demonstrations in support of the Brown family in cities from New York to Los Angeles, including Washington DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Oakland and Seattle. So far, these protests outside Ferguson have remained peaceful, but there is a fear among authorities that violence could flare up elsewhere.

Last week, Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and called in National Guard troopers to back up local police in anticipation of civil unrest. 

The tense situation has similarities to the Rodney King case. The beating up of African-American King as he lay on a street by four white police officers sparked the LA riots back in 1992, which led to over 50 deaths, thousands of business premises being razed and up to $1 billion in property damage before US Marines and the National Guard finally restored order.

This week the Mayor of St Louis, Francis Slay, deplored the surge in street violence. Like Obama, the mayor called for people to protest peacefully and to advocate for political change with their voices alone. 

Such advice of respecting the rule of law and non-violence sounds hollow to many across America, particularly among the black community. For too many Americans, there is no rule of law when police forces can use excessive lethal violence with impunity. 

The circumstances of Michael Brown’s killing are hotly disputed. Several witnesses say the youth was gunned down by officer Wilson while he had his hands up during an altercation on a street in broad daylight. The St Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch acknowledged those witness accounts when he read out the jury’s decision earlier this week not to press charges.

«Some witnesses maintained their original statement that Mr Brown had his hands in the air and was not moving toward the officer when he was shot», McCulloch said. «Several witnesses said Mr Brown did not raise his hands at all or that he raised them briefly and then dropped them and then turned toward Officer Wilson, who then fired several rounds.»

The policeman’s account is markedly different. He claims that Brown first assaulted him and was trying to grab his gun. Wilson says he fired his weapon because he felt his life was in danger. 

However, what is not in dispute is that Brown was unarmed and the officer fired off a total of 12 rounds, hitting the teenager at least six times. The victim’s body was left lying in the street for nearly five hours before being taken away. 

To many observers those circumstances at least deserve a criminal trial to ascertain whether the homicide was justified. 

But the bigger picture is that this case is seen as just one more in a litany of lethal violence used by police or armed vigilantes against black men. 

Two years ago, another black teenager, Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Miami, Florida, by a white self-styled neighbourhood security man. His killer was acquitted in court on the grounds that he was acting in self-defence, even though the victim was unarmed.

A month after Brown’s death in Ferguson, 43-year-old Eric Garner was killed when he was accosted by police officers in New York City on suspicion that he was selling cigarettes illegally on the streets. Garner died after he was manhandled in a banned chokehold position. His death was captured on a cell phone video and caused public outrage at the police barbarity.

Then last weekend, two days before the grand jury announced its verdict not to charge the police officer in the Brown case, a 12-year-old black youth was shot dead in Cleveland, Ohio. Tamir Rice was playing with his sister and friends in a playground with a toy gun when armed police arrived following a 911 call from a bystander. The officers shot the boy after he reached into his trouser waistband in an innocent attempt to hand over the fake pistol. 

US federal figures show that on average two black men are killed every week by police violence. While the African-American community represents 13 per cent of the US population, nearly 25 per cent of all police homicides are perpetrated against blacks. Civil rights campaigners point out that the official figures probably underestimate the actual death rate.

Obama acknowledged the deep racial issue of these killings. «This is not just an issue for Ferguson; this is an issue for America. We have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the past several decades – I have witnessed that in my own life – and to deny that progress is to deny America’s capacity for change», he said. «But what is also true is that there are still problems and that communities of colour are not making these problems up.»

Michael Brown’s family said in a statement: «We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.» Their attorney added: «They want the police to be held accountable, to treat us like Americans, too, so we can get equal justice. This system always allows police to hurt and kill our children.»

Police racism against American blacks is an undoubted part of the problem of lethal violence by law enforcement agencies. In Ferguson, where two-thirds of the 21,000 population are black, more than 90 per cent of the local police force is made up of white officers.

But the problem is not just white cop violence on African-Americans. It is part of a bigger concern of increasing police violence and militarisation of American law enforcement across the country. Again, federal figures show that the ratio of police homicides to overall crime incidents has increased by 75 per cent over the period from 1992 to 2012.

This is manifested in American police forces being increasingly armed with heavier and deadlier weapons, with many of the munitions being recycled from US military deployments overseas, in Afghanistan and Iraq. Police SWAT teams ride around in Humvees in US inner-cities as if they were in Kandahar or Sadr City.

In addition, American policing methods have increasingly taken on the form of military operations, responding to law enforcement encounters with excessive violence and draconian actions. The lockdown of Boston City and the blanket suspension of civil rights, such as no use of warrants for house raids, following the bombing of the marathon in April 2013 signalled a major shift towards police state powers. These draconian police powers, which can be traced to the post-9/11 invocation of anti-terror laws, have become replicated and routinised across the country.

Black communities are indeed bearing the brunt of this militaristic style of American policing, and there is an unequivocal racist element to it. 

Nevertheless, the wider issue is one of America being transformed into a fully-fledged police state, which goes hand in hand with deteriorating social conditions, rising poverty, racism and the generalised erosion of civil liberties, including state surveillance of private communications. 

The public concern is not just limited to the African-American community, but affects all ethnic groups. The protests underway across the US this week as a result of the Michael Brown case are notable for the multi-ethnic character of the protesters. Whites, as well as African-Americans and Latinos, are evidently galvanised by what they see as a particular gross miscarriage of justice in Ferguson. The skin colour of the victim is a factor, but a more general factor is how America has increasingly taken on the form of a police state, where police brutality and authoritarianism against all citizens is an ever-present, disturbing reality.

Obama and other civic leaders may be calling for restraint, rule of law and non-violence. To many American citizens such exhortation does not apply to them. Rather, as they see it, it should apply to the US state and its growing police powers.

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How To Avoid Being Sent To A FEMA Camp

The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.“

Serenity Prayer

There are certain realities that are transpiring in the world today that none of us has any control over. The only thing that we have control over is our reaction to the events that we have no control over. We live in a world where the majority of our fellow citizens have chosen the life of sheep. It is a life that is devoid of insight, discernment, moral and physical courage.

When the riots begin in Jefferson, you need not fan the flames. Stay home and protect your family by all means necessary. And there is a another lesson to learn be not living in the matrix of evil, you will discover how to avoid being sent to a FEMA camp.

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In my life as life as advocate for fairness and justice,  I used to believe and have as a life’s mission that if I could wake up enough people as to the matrix of evil that we are all living in, that humanity would throw off our collective chains of enslavement and we could conquer evil and establish a more sane system than the world we find ourselves hopelessly trapped inside of.

For years, I have tried to lead a revolution of consciousness which sought to gain momentum and stop evil in its tracks.  I now realize I was embracing a fool’s errand. When we, as a nation, accepted the murder of 53 million innocent Americans since 1972, we spat upon the word of God. When we, as a nation, allowed our leaders to conduct wars of occupation for fun and profit which resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent people,we became accomplices to genocide. When you allow your children to attend a school which teaches third graders about oral sex and condoms, we are preparing our children to inherit a world based upon depravity and abject satanically inspired evil.

Focus on Changing the Things You Can Change

The longer that I am engaged in the fight against evil, the more I begin to see the wisdom of the Bible.  Galatians 5:1 states that “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”  I have the peace of mind to know that I do not live in the matrix of evil and I am not blinded by the trappings of this life. I will never submit despite the fact evil dominates the halls of Congress, the White House.  I am reminded by the media on a daily basis about  just how fun evil is.

I have forsaken the belief that I can change the world. All I can do is to save my soul and share my observations and experiences with a few other people in the hope that we can help each other reach a higher level of spiritual existence. For example, we all know that violence begets nothing but violence. No matter how justified or how unjust the killing of a 18 year old boy may be in Ferguson, MO., your violence will not change what has happened. Your participation under the encouragement of  the agents of antagonism which have been sent to Ferguson in order whip up the people into a riotous mentality of senseless violence, serves nobody but the evil intentions of those presently in power. These agents of evil seek to promote a civil war and they seek to divide and conquer us along racial lines, so that they can enact their martial law plans which involves the activation of the FEMA camps that I have written and documented so many times. Make no mistake about it, Ferguson is not its own end. It is the means to an end which ends in our total enslavement.

To all black, white, brown and yellow people, evil seeks to divide us and use as their instrument of terror civil unrest based upon racism and unwarranted fear. All we have to do is sit at home and say no this insanity in order for this to go away. As the Jefferson verdict is announced, sit by your door with your shotgun, in order to keep evil out, but do not feed evil by entering the streets. And while you are sitting at home today, pray for peace and for the discernment of the people in order that they will  not be used by the thugs that have been sent to agitate. There is power in collective prayer. Today is the day we can take a stand against evil by refusing to participate.

How to Avoid Being Sent To a FEMA Camp

                                       
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once said that “Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence”  Do you want to stay out of a FEMA detention camp? Then stay off the streets in Ferguson or wherever ACORN, the New Black Panthers and the Agents Provocateur from DHS are attempting to wreak their havoc. If we stay off of the streets in places like Ferguson, then there are no riots, there is no martial law, there are no roundups and the camps will sit empty and nobody has to die,at least not today.

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We do live in a time that the FEMA camps are indeed being activated. This is a time that Solzhenitsyn lived through as he and so many others were taken to the Soviet Gulag. After being incarcerated, Solzhenitsyn lamented that they should have fought back in their homes as the KGB came to claim their freedom. He once said “that if we could have make them wonder if they were going home to their families, we might have stopped the insanity”. When they do come for you, resisting in your doorway provides you with a better fate than what lies on the other side of the barbed wire.

Conclusion

Acceptance is about taking charge of the direction of our lives and making conscious decisions to not be taken off of the path that God has planned for us. We are not cursed, we are not victims of life, and no one is punishing us. We simply cannot stop evil, only the Second Coming of Christ can accomplish that goal. Acceptance is the recognition that our souls have been placed here by the Almighty to learn specific lessons. How to deal with evil is one of these lessons. We can only control our reaction to evil by refusing to participate in the evil and then resist with everything you have when evil comes looking for you in your home. For if you do these things, you need never worry about being sent to a  FEMA camp. More importantly, if you do these things, you will not lose your soul.

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Taking the Blue Pill Will Not Save You From Being On the Red List

The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges

How will one end up in a FEMA camp? What will be the profile of the people who will be “disappeared”? Have there been preparations to carry out such a reign of terror? The short answer to these questions is an unqualified YES!  However, to fully understand what is coming, one must consider the context in which these draconian actions will be carried out.

There is a black box warning that needs to be delivered before going any further. After reading this article, if you think you can change “your evil ways” and stop visiting the wrong websites and uttering criticisms of this administration, it is too late. You now live in an era where it taking blue pill will not save you from being put on the red list.

Impending Economic Collapse

Most assuredly, the G20 announcement that your bank account is no longer to be considered money and all depositors will go to the end of the compensation line, issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which means that people like you and me will soon lose their entire life savings.

As previously reported on The Common Sense Show, “Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on Monday (11/10), ran a joint exercise simulating how they would prop up a large bank (e.g. Bank of America) with operations in both countries that has landed itself in trouble. Also taking part in the “bank failure drill” was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and the heads of a large number of other regulators, in a meeting hosted by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The purpose for the aforementioned drill was to rehearse the response which would be needed when the large banks fail in both Britain and the United States.

Why Is It Necessary to “Disappear Americans”?

If there is an economic collapse coming and the banks are going to fail, there will be rioting on the streets. Some Americans are going to riot with very little provocation under these circumstances. Most Americans will riot only after they are “nudged” by the independent media who tell will undoubtedly tell the public that the loss of their life savings was a planned event. This kind of revelation, repeated often enough, will put millions into the streets. If you were on the “other side”, what would you do? It is clear what should happen if martial law is going to be implemented without hesitation and without the risk of interruption; the greatest threats to the unfolding tyranny must be removed from society.

My sources and many of the sources of my media colleagues are saying that people are going to start disappearing. The first wave of “disappeared Americans” will be members of the independent media. First, their work will be disappeared and many of the personalities behind the work of alerting the public, will be disappeared. Before you roll your eyes and say “that  could never happen in America”, you may want to study the following paragraph, click the text links and contemplate the implications.

Our banker hijacked government has eviscerated the Constitution through tyrannical legislative acts such as
The Military Commissions Act,

The Patriot Acts I and II,

The John Warner Defense Act,

The NDAA,

Executive Order 13603

Quantitative Easing I, II, III and to infinity.

The most disturbing of these acts implemented by our government (i.e. legislatively and through Executive Orders) is the NDAA which allows government to “snatch” Americans off of the street and incarcerate them forever without due process of law.These events explain why a mass incarceration/genocide is a potential event in the future of America. Why? Simple, because we are on the precipice of World War III with Russia and we are on a collision course with economic collapse and/or a false flag event away from total martial law. The above legislative acts and executive orders stand in evidence of the intent to round up Americans who “might” be a threat to the domestic tranquility of the ruling elite.

If you are still not convinced that this is coming, please consider the following Army manuals detailing operations where this very scenario is being rehearsed and planned for.

US ARMY DOCUMENT GUARANTEES MARTIAL LAW WITHIN AN AGENDA 21 NIGHTMARISH SCENARIO

The smoking gun document that virtually guarantees an Army enforced martial law way of life, within an Agenda 21 megacities framework:

MEGACITIES AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY
PREPARING FOR A COMPLEX AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE
June 2014

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Chief of Staff of the Army, Strategic Studies Group
Megacities Concept Team:
Colonel Marc Harris, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Dixon, Major Nicholas Melin, Command Sergeant Major Daniel Hendrex, Sergeant Major Richard Russo
and Mr. Michael Bailey

An Army report boldly proclaims that American troops need to be ready and willing to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in the “near future”.  The purpose of this instruction by the Army in the nation’s domestic affairs, in violation of Posse Comitatus would be to prevent civil unrest (i.e. “precrime”), political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest. In other words, the American Army will be deployed because what the American people “MIGHT DO”. The official Army report is entitled “Megacities and the United States Army” (PDF), and it was released by the Chief of Staff of the Army, Strategic Studies Group.

Can you find yourself in the picture?

Can you find yourself in the picture?

The report disturbingly states that, “It is inevitable that at some point the United States Army will be asked to operate in a megacity and currently the Army is ill-prepared to do so.” After the banks collapse under the weight of the derivatives debt, all hell is going to break lose.

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U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances

 I have also previously reported on the Army’s, August 15, 2014, of how they plan to deal with dissidents and protesters. The new Army manual, known as ATP 3-39.33, provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS).

The following are diagrams lifted from  ATP 3-39.33 which instructs soldiers how to kill and disable American citizens.

How to best kill and maim an American.

 

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ATP 3-39.33 speaks to the Army strategy of deploying snipers at public events and protests and “eliminating” the leadership of any such activity. This document not only marks the death of the leaders of any civil disobedience, but it marks the death of the First Amendment to the Constitution as it eliminate any right of the people to “peaceably assemble” and to allow the people the full expression of the right “to express grievances” against the government.

On February 22, 2014, I revealed the existence of a classified Army document which has been leaked online, is entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF). The document was originally to be kept secret, but everyone in the military command structure, as we know, is not on board with the encroaching tyranny sweeping across this country.

Clearly, the leadership of any resistance effort will be targeted with extreme prejudice.

 

WHO ELSE IS GOING TO BE “ROUNDED UP”?

If you’re an anti-abortion activist, or if you display political paraphernalia (e.g. bumper stickers) supporting a third-party candidate (e.g. Ron Paul supporter), if you possess subversive literature (e.g. articles supporting the United States Constitution), if you are a Second Amendment supporter (e.g. gun owner, NRA member) you very well might be a member of a domestic paramilitary group and the 2009 MIAC report has been used to train law enforcement, nationwide, that people like you are a threat to domestic tranquility.

When the nation first learned of the MIAC report, there was a push back by many Americans. What most Americans did not realize that this was only the tip of the iceberg for the government in determining who has been naughty or nice. MIAC is one of 58 so-called “fusion centers” nationwide that were created by the Department of Homeland Security, in part, to collect local intelligence so that authorities can use to combat terrorism and related criminal activities.

The fusion centers are only the tip of the iceberg with regard to the data mining as they pale in comparison to the what the NSA is doing.

Every American Has a Threat Matrix Score

The rest of the population will be assigned a threat matrix score which is compiled by the NSA. It is common knowledge that all forms of communication between and among Americans is monitored by the NSA and entered into a database. The incoming transactional data is analyzed against a continually evolving threat matrix and is assigned an ever-evolving action code. This action code will provide the decision making data on who goes on what kind of terrorist watch list.

Demographic maps have already been created in which red dots appear on a data screen by address of people judged to be a threat as determined by the algorithms derived the NSA protocols.

If you are in the independent media, you are at the top of the list. When the DHS goon squads arrive at our homes at 3AM, we in the alternative media will not be going to a FEMA Camp. My sources for years have revealed that the leaders of the resistance are on the “red list” and will be summarily executed along with their families.  Academia is the name most often repeated as the group who comprise the majority of the death squads.

In order to get the goon squads to go along with this holocaust, all law enforcement and military will be required to send their families “for protection” to a centralized area. In actuality, if these “safe areas” are hostage centers to enforce compliance on all law enforcements.

In a classic tyrannical scenario, the educators are among the first to be exterminated. Although there is no data suporting this outcome, it would be atypical if the unfolding martial law scenario did not follow the examples set by historical precedent. Educators transmit culture to the young and the globalists are intending on rewriting history. Any non-compliant clergy would probably be next and for the same reasons. No wonder membership in the Clergy Response Team is so high.

The rest of the population will be assigned a threat matrix score by the NSA. The Verizon and Google data dump to the feds is just the tip of the iceberg. For example, because of cell phone tracking, if you have ever met with a person of concern (e.g. an alternative media figure), your score goes up because your two cell phones came into close proximity. And the  longer you meet with this person, the more points are awarded to your threat matrix score. Keep in mind the Threat Matrix Score is like golf. The goal is to have a low score, that is if you want to live.  The person’s score will also rise if they visit the wrong websites, belong to the Libertarian party, own a gun, vote for third party candidates and are a veteran.  Many of the sources for the independent media has revealed that demographic maps have already been created in which red dots appear on a data screen by address. The red dots represent people who have received a high score and DHS swat teams will sweep pre-designated areas. The DHS swat teams along with their 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition and 2700 armored personnel carriers will be the vanguard force behind this terrible tyranny.

 

Red List Executions

Red List Executions

 

Who could ever forget the target practice sheets in which it was revealed that the DHS was practicing to shoot the following radical dissidents:

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All others will continue to be placed under extreme surveillance with the threat of removal to a re-education camp or worse. There is a reason why DHS has spent billions on Intellistreet light poles and spy cams at every major intersection. And if you think you can ride this out, read Executive Order 13603. You will be assigned to work wherever they want. Families will be broken apart by this calamity. All of sudden, the CPS tactics and the anti-family courts make a little more sense don’t they? If you are taken to a re-education camp, please consider that your family will be split apart. Men to one camp, women to another and children to a third and you don’t even want to know what my sources tell me about the third kind of camp“.

Conclusion

Red pill or Blue pill, what is your preference? If you wish to stay mired in the matrix, you will of course see no threat to your existence. Of course none of this will ever happen. This is good material for an NBC miniseries storyline. The government may pass laws which appear on the surface to be quite draconian, however, they would never act upon these laws and Executive Orders. The government may tell you that you, in effect, that your bank deposits are not money and are no longer insured. But they don’t really mean it. The 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition purchased by DHS is only for target practice. The above DHS target practice sheet is only a joke, nobody would do what is suggested there!

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The decision to take the red pill or the blue pill won’t change whether you are on the red list or the blue list.

 

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Justice Department Defends US Marshals’ Airborne Cell Tower Spoofers

InfoWars
by TIM CUSHING

Refuses to acknowledge program exists

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Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Justice Department has been summoned to say a few words in defense of the US Marshals’ Cessna-mounted cell tower spoofers. And while it tried to leave a lot unsaid, it actually said quite a bit.

The Justice Department, without formally acknowledging the existence of the program, defended the legality of the operation by the U.S. Marshals Service, saying the agency doesn’t maintain a database of everyday Americans’ cellphones.

Because America’s criminal element is forever only moments away from permanently escaping the grasp of law enforcement, the DOJ has refused to confirm or deny the existence of technology everyone already knows exists — IMSI catchers and single-engine aircraft. The DOJ’s caginess is commendable. I’m sorry, I mean ridiculous. Here’s the same official further protecting and defending The Program That Dare Not Confirm Its Existence, using statements that indicate the program exposed by the Wall Street Journal not only exists, but functions pretty much as described.

A Justice Department official on Friday refused to confirm or deny the existence of such a program, because doing so would allow criminals to better evade law enforcement. But the official said it would be “utterly false’’ to conflate the law-enforcement program with the collection of bulk telephone records by the National Security Agency, a controversial program already being challenged in the courts and by some members of Congress.

No one’s conflating the feds’ airborne ‘Stingray’ with the NSA’s ongoing bulk phone records collections. All people have done is note that surveillance technology of this sort has the ability to collect (and store) millions of unrelated phone records in a very short period of time.

Furthermore, the unnamed official would like us to remember that this program [WHICH MAY NOT EXIST I DON’T EVEN KNOW] is completely legal [PROBABLY TWICE AS LEGAL AS THE NSA’S PHONE THING IF THIS IS HAPPENING WHICH IT MAY NOT BE].

The official didn’t address the issue of how much data, if any, is held on the dirtboxes by law-enforcement officials but said the agency doesn’t maintain any databases of general public cellphone information and said any activity is legal and “subject to court approval.’’

Other officials — also unnamed — have stepped up (sort of… in a spineless, anonymous way) to let critics know that the program that has never been officially acknowledged is pretty good at catching bad guys.

The program’s defenders say it has been an effective way of catching fugitives, including drug suspects and suspected killers…

Like the following notorious criminals:

…but they declined to provide specific examples in which it was used.

Probably because it may or may not exist, etc.

Officials familiar with the program noted that it was “minimally intrusive,” while simultaneously having an effective range that covers “most of the US population.” It may not be the NSA’s bulk records program, but it’s not exactly in any danger of being championed by civil liberties advocates.

Here are a few government officials who aren’t familiar with the implausibly denied program.

“We were not aware of this activity,’’ said Kim Hart, a spokeswoman for the FCC, which licenses and regulates cell-service providers.

Another IMSI catcher and another FCC denial. It appears that staying ahead of criminals also means withholding information (or directly lying to) regulatory agencies — which is probably not that big of a deal when you’ve spent years lying to judges.

And you can add legislators to the long list of those whose first exposure to the US Marshals’ “dirtboxes” came via the Wall Street Journal. Senators Edward Markey and Al Franken have both offered statements expressing their concerns about law enforcement’s willingness to sacrifice the public’s privacy for investigative efficiency.

The DOJ official who claimed this program is “subject to court approval” is being either blithely disingenuous or wholly dishonest. If this investigative technology had ever been approved by our nation’s courts, we would have heard of it long before now. This dearth of information indicates that the Marshals’ use of airborne IMSI catchers has been withheld the same way the use of its earthbound version has been over the past several years.

Via TechDirt

30 Years Later, America Truly Is Becoming A ‘1984’ Society

The American Dream
by Michael Snyder

Big Brother Eye - Public DomainIf only George Orwell could see us today.  When he wrote “1984” back in 1948, he probably never imagined that the “totalitarian, bureaucratic world” that he imagined would ever actually become a reality.  But that is precisely what is happening.  We live at a time when the government monitors billions of our phone calls and emails and hardly anyone gets upset about it.  We live at a time when corporations systematically collect our voiceprints and our televisions watch us.  We live at a time when reporters that try to dig into the misdeeds of the government have their computers hacked, and when nearly one out of every three Americans has a file in the FBI’s master criminal database.  The control freaks that run our society are absolutely obsessed with watching, tracking, recording and monitoring virtually everything that we do.  We truly are becoming a “1984” society, and if we continue on the path that we are currently on eventually our world will be transformed into something more hellish than anything that George Orwell ever imagined.

These days, virtually every type of government surveillance is taken to the extreme.  For example, there is definitely nothing wrong with normal undercover police work.  But these days, almost every single federal government agency conducts extensive undercover operations.  At this point, even the IRS and the Department of Agriculture rely on undercover operatives to spy on ordinary citizens.  So the next time you are visiting a tax preparer, buying a yacht or attending a peaceful political protest, the person standing next to you just might be a government spy

The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.

At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice.

At the Internal Revenue Service, dozens of undercover agents chase suspected tax evaders worldwide, by posing as tax preparers, accountants drug dealers or yacht buyers and more, court records show.

Government undercover work has become so extreme that sometimes undercover agents from one agency end up investigating undercover agents from another agency.  In fact, there have been times when agents from different government agencies have pulled weapons on each other without even realizing it

The extent of those secret operations within the departments can be so high that it leads to severe overlap, such as one undercover agent investigating an alleged criminal, who also turns out to be a fed on duty, law enforcement officials said.

“There are all sorts of stories about undercover operations gone bad,” Jeff Silk, a longtime undercover agent and supervisor at the Drug Enforcement Administration, said in an interview. “People are always tripping and falling over each other’s cases.”

Silk added that in some instances, agents even draw weapons on each other before realizing they are on the same side.

The government also uses a vast array of electronic methods to spy on all of us.

For instance, it has recently been revealed that the Justice Department places devices that emulate cell phone towers on Cessna airplanes and flies them around major cities.  These devices are then used to trace the phones of potential targets…

The U.S. Department of Justice is putting devices that emulate cellphone towers in Cessna aircraft and flying them around the country to track the locations of cell phones, a practice that targets criminal suspects but may also affect thousands of U.S. citizens, according to a news report Thursday.

The program is run by the Department of Justice’s U.S. Marshals Service and has been in operation since at least 2007, according to the report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited two unnamed sources. The aircraft are flown out of at least five metropolitan-area airports and can cover most of the U.S. population, it said.

Cell phones are programmed to connect to whichever nearby cell tower has the strongest signal. The fake cell towers trick phones into thinking they have the strongest signal, then read the devices’ unique registration numbers when they connect, the Journal report says.

And of course this is just one example of how the government uses technology to monitor us.  For quite a few more examples, please see my previous article entitled “15 Signs That We Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia“.

At this point things have gotten so bad that even our public schools are training our children for life in a “Big Brother” police state.

When I was growing up, it would have been unthinkable for men with guns to come storming into a classroom.  But now it is a regular occurrence all across the nation.  And sometimes the students are not even told that a drill is taking place.  The following is an excerpt from a news story about one of these drills that just took place down in Florida

Lauren Marionneaux, a seventh-grade student at Jewett Middle Academy, said it was about 9 a.m. Thursday when the principal announced the school was going on lockdown.

Students huddled into classrooms waiting for further instructions. Instead, they started hearing voices in the hallway.

“A lot of people started getting scared because we thought it was a real drill,” Lauren said. “We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us.”

Two police officers burst into Lauren’s classroom with their guns drawn — one carrying, what Winter Haven police said, was an AR-15 rifle.

Would you want your little girl to feel like she is about to die?

I certainly would not.

But this kind of thing is done to condition our young people to life in a police state.  They are going to grow up thinking that it is normal for heavily armed men in dark suits to storm in and lock everything down.

Even though we are not in prison, we are being systematically trained to act as if we were.  Our police forces are being increasingly militarized, and all law enforcement authorities are now trained to bark orders at the general public and treat them like dirt.  Most of the population fears those in authority these days, and that is precisely how those in power want it.

And as John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute has pointed out, anyone that dares to resist this brutality is squashed like a bug…

For example, police arrested Chaumtoli Huq because she failed to promptly comply when ordered to “move along” while waiting outside a Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant for her children, who were inside with their father, using the bathroom. NYPD officers grabbed Huq, a lawyer with the New York City Public Advocate’s office, flipped her around, pressed her against a wall, handcuffed her, searched her purse, arrested her, and told her to “shut up” when she cried out for help, before detaining her for nine hours. Huq was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Oregon resident Fred Marlow was jailed and charged with interfering and resisting arrest after he filmed a SWAT team raid that took place across the street from his apartment and uploaded the footage to the internet. The footage shows police officers threatening Marlow, who was awoken by the sounds of “multiple bombs blasting and glass breaking” and ran outside to investigate only to be threatened with arrest if he didn’t follow orders and return inside.

Eric Garner, 43 years old, asthmatic and unarmed, died after being put in a chokehold by NYPD police, allegedly for resisting arrest over his selling untaxed, loose cigarettes, although video footage of the incident shows little resistance on Garner’s part. Indeed, the man was screaming, begging and insisting he couldn’t breathe. And what was New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s advice to citizens in order to avoid a similar fate? Don’t resist arrest.

Yes, we still have a bit more freedom than the poor souls in George Orwell’s “1984“, but our liberties and freedoms are eroding a little bit more with each passing day.

And just like in “1984”, most of the population has come to accept the status quo as the new “normal”.

So is there any hope that we will wake up, or will our society continue to march toward oblivion?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

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Police Power Is The Foundation Of The State

Alt-Market
by Bob Livingston

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“Government is not reason; it’s not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it’s a dangerous servant and a fearful master…” — George Washington

If there are two words in the English language that we need to understand, they are the words “police power.”

Government is police power. Government by definition, by nature, by history and by practical existence is police power. Government would not and could not exist without police power. When governments lose their police power, they collapse.

Every act of government and its politicians is motivated by its police power. Government police power is awesome, and it is a hush-hush subject.

Let’s look at the sixth edition of “Black’s Law Dictionary,” which defines police power as: “The power of the state to place restraints on the personal freedom and property rights of persons for the protection of the public safety, health and morals or the promotion of the public convenience and general prosperity. The police power is subject to limitations of the federal and state constitutions, and especially to the requirements of due process. Police power is the exercise of the sovereign right of a government to promote order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare within constitutional limits and is an essential attribute of government.” Marshall v. Kansas City, MO. 355 SW 2nd 877,883.

Government’s promotion of “order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare” is the essence of its “public policy.” The term “public policy” is a very innocent and disarming term which in reality is the very opposite of the public impression.

“Public policy” is actually the police power in action. It is the manifestation of police power the implementation of government force. Back to “Black’s Law Dictionary” on public policy: “That principle of the law which holds that no subject (that’s you) can lawfully do that which has a tendency to be injurious to the public or against the public good. The principles under which the freedom of contract or private dealings is restricted by law for the good of the community. The term ‘policy,’ as applied to a statute, regulation, rule of law, course of action, or the like, refers to its probable effect, tendency, or object considered with reference to the social or political well-being of the state…”

There you have it: a police state. Do not be deceived by Black’s mention of “limitations of the federal and state constitutions…” Police power is not limited and does not come about by due process but by usurpation and wrongful seizure of your mind and body through deception.

If you read this “Black’s Law Dictionary” definition closely, you will see that the interest of the state in all matters prevails over you, the individual.

When politicians and bureaucrats talk about democracy and public policy, they speak with a forked tongue. They want you to believe that these terms refer to personal liberty. They do not, and the politician knows that they do not. They know that they refer to the police power and enforcement of state authority over the individual. They are code words for government force.

Police power is physical force. If you fail to file and pay your income tax, you will be introduced to the police power of the government.

But it is no longer even necessary to “break the law” to see the police power of government. Now your assets can be seized simply because the state does not like the way you are depositing your own funds into your own bank accounts. The IRS is now seizing the bank accounts of businesses and individuals because they regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, which is a perfectly legal practice.

Under U.S. civil asset forfeiture laws, IRS agents can seize property they suspect of being tied to a crime even if no charges are filed, and the agency can keep a share of the property whether a crime is proven or not.

Police power goes far beyond the definition given above from “Black’s Law Dictionary.” We speak of the subtle and hidden power of government to persuade the public mind.

Government persuasion is the indoctrination of the individual through his church, his public school, his fraternities and the media to sacrifice his person, his individuality and his property for the “greater good” of the group. Group is translated as government authority.

Once we yield our minds to government force under the pretense of “the greater good” or “the national interest,” there is no need to concern ourselves with our rights, for we have surrendered them to the state. Police power is sovereignty of the state over mind, body and soul. To believe otherwise is to live by illusion.

During our public (non)education indoctrination, we learned about the abolition of slavery in America. However, we learned nothing about the nationalization of slavery with police power as outlined above. Statutory freedom shackled with mental marriage to the beast is a study in the pathology of the public mind. This means that we are guaranteed certain freedoms by way of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on one hand and brainwashed into servitude on the other.

Such a thought process creates what I call a “double-minded” person. By definition, double-mindedness is the mental state of believing or attempting to believe two opposing thoughts at the same time.

This simple and brief teaching of James 1:8 in the Bible on the double-minded man is most profound. The teaching is limited to this one sentence. There is no description or revelation as to what exactly a double-minded man is, but describes him as unstable. The above definition of double-mindedness is our definition.

The scriptural charge of being unstable is of serious importance. The “American Heritage Dictionary” defines “unstable” as “fickle” and “lacking control of one’s emotions; marked by unpredictable behavior.”

Double-mindedness is a recognizable psychological phenomenon and it is used to neutralize human thought and action. It is very subtle because it almost defies description. Herein lies its power to deceive and control human emotions.

There is both collective and individual double-mindedness. Almost all politicians are aware of this phenomenon and use it to deceive the electorate.

An example of collective double-mindedness is last week’s national elections. Every American who voted would tell you, if asked, that he or she believed in life, liberty and property. Yet regardless of how he or she voted, he or she voted for a political cabal that is progressively undermining basic liberty and transferring property to the state without payment. The only reason that people could be seduced into destroying their own liberty is because, over time, they have unknowingly adopted the morality of the state. Their double-mindedness has numbed their senses so that they do not know that political oratory is an appeal for sanction of their own plunder. The electorate never knew the real issues and none were ever stated.

The individual or group is double-minded when it clings to a philosophy that denies and is contradictory to reality, regardless of its name or label. Political parties were never intended to be different in substance, only in name and oratory. Before any third and fourth party devotees smugly agree, the same applies to all political parties. A rose under any name is still a rose.

No, there is no difference. That hope is based on illusion and illusion on double-mindedness. The great deception goes on.

The double-minded man forever seeks liberty under party labels. There are two illusions here. The first is that political parties appear different simply because they have different names. The second great illusion is that political parties lead to political freedom. The opposite is true. Collective plunder does not lead to human liberty, but to human conformity.

When Americans had freedom, there were no political parties.

Via Personal Liberty Digest

Obama Is Currently Placing The U.S. In A Corporate Controlled Police State Dictatorship

The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges

While the United States is fully preoccupied with global crises ranging from the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the spread of Ebola and the conflict in Ukraine, there is another development on the world stage which threatens the economic health of every single American and American based business. Specifically, I am referencing the Trans Pacific Partnership. The protocols of the TPP establishes a free-trade zone/bloc stretching from Vietnam to Chile and Japan. The most draconian free trade agreement in history includes nearly a billion people which encompass almost 40% of the world’s economy. Since Obama failed to fast-track the TPP into law last year, he has made amazing progress and America is nearing its fate with destiny. 

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Transferring the American Economy to a Corporate Dictatorship 

 

As America races toward her date with destiny, there is yet another “fundamentally transforming” event coming her way and that event is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

 

Many of us in the media believe that some of the effects of the TPP will be felt before the coming war and martial law crackdown. However, after careful analysis, I am convinced that the brunt of the TPP will be felt after the America we know has been totally taken over in a post-war and post-economic collapse scenario. At the end of the day, it does not matter when the implementation of the TPP comes, because when it does, America will no longer be recognizable to anyone who has grown up in this once great country.

 

The Implementation of the TPP Is Progressing By Stealth

 

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Some of you are reading these words have no idea what the Trans-Pacific Partnership consists of. Most of you have never heard of it. Some of you have heard or read the term, but fail to realize the extreme danger that the implementation of this so-called trade agreement will mean to America and our way of life. A scant few are coming to realize just how dangerous the TPP truly is. For the record, the TPP is masquerading as a free trade agreement involving the US, Australia, Japan, Canada,Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Chile,  Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Singapore. The TPP is much, much more than a free trade agreement. 

 

With regard to the TPP, ignorance of the organization is understandable. We in the truthful media have not fulfilled our duty to fully explore the ramifications of the TPP because so little is publicly known, Obama has taken full advantage of the cloudy environment and is preparing to even bypass the constitutionally required approval of the Congress before implementing the TPP through a process called “fast-tracking.”

 

Obama Is Bypassing Congressional Approval

 

Under the TPP, GMO labels for US food would not be allowed. Also not allowed is Congressional oversight. 

President Obama is indeed seeking Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority for the TPP as he is feverishly attempting to get the deal done by the end of the year. If Obama does manage to sign the agreement without Congressional approval, this would effectively neuter Congress in the final approval process. Under such an agreement, this would permit Obama to sign the trade agreement “without Congressional approval.”

 

When something is secret and kept from you, it is usually very bad for you!

 

After “Fast-Tracking,” Obama would send the finalized agreement to Congress and this would subsequently force a vote within 90 days. Congressional debate would be very limited and no amendments would be permitted. Even if Congress wanted to protect the American worker and the American economy from devastation, they cannot if Obama obtains the power to fast-track the TPP.

 

Let’s be clear, Obama is violating the separation of powers principle of the US Constitution by leaving Congress in the dark and by limiting their ability to use their Congressional powers as they would with any other legislation. The rumors of the TPP policies are so horrific that even the Kool-Aid drinkers from the Democratic party are calling on Obama to allow more transparency. Congress is asking Obama to allow for more transparency? I did not know that we passed a Constitutional amendment which states that Congress works for Obama.

 

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The TPP Represents the Total Loss of US Sovereignty

 

The TPP is the brain child of the corporations. The TPP places all member nations directly under the control of the TPP instead of their respective national governments. Congress has been denied access to review any of the documents. Alan Grayson (D-FL) was granted a special exemption to view a small part of the TPP and he was told by TPP officials to keep his mouth shut as Grayson recalls that “They maintain that the text is classified information. I’m a member of Congress, but now they tell me that they don’t want me to talk to anybody about it because if I did, I’d be releasing classified information.”  Do you realize what this means? The corporate controlled TPP has granted themselves the authority to exercise the governmental power of classifying documents and Congress is included in the exclusion. Do you understand that this means we are living in a corporate dictatorship? It gets even worse.

 

Meet Your New Government: Monsanto and Walmart

 

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As if it is not egregious enough that Congress is not allowed to view TPP documents, the 600 corporate officials, who form the TPP panel (e.g. corporate officials from corporations such as Monsanto and Walmart, have complete control of the developmental process of the TPP. Obama can view any part of the process, Congress and the American public cannot.

Further, a leaked chapter of the TPP speaks to the creation of a TPP Tribunal Council which will have the authority to force member nations to transform its laws, its civil procedures, its criminal procedures, even its electoral process, in order to abide by the TPP Tribunal dictates. The bottom line is that we are witnessing the destruction of the Constitution and the entire legal code of the United States, because once the tribunal makes a ruling with regard to a national law, there is no appeal. The Tribunal consists of unelected bureaucrats who are appointed by the creators of the TPP. The term of office for Tribunal officials is unlimited.

The most disturbing aspect of this agreement is that the TPP totally eviscerates the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution. If, for example, the State of Arizona wanted to outlaw fracking, the TPP could overrule the local legislation if it so desired. To illustrate how far this unconstitutional corporate power extends, the TPP could declare cocaine trafficking to be legal and this could not be challenged by any level of government, nor is it subject to review by the Supreme Court. Obama and his TPP cronies are writing the obituary for the U.S. Constitution.

The TPP represents the total obliteration of American sovereignty. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention another small set of details. How long do you think it will take until the TPP imposes a draconian version of cap and trade upon the American people and small businesses? The cap and trade version of what Obama tried to get passed in the Senate, when he first took office, consisted of reducing everyone’s energy consumption by 80% and utility rates “would necessarily skyrocket.”

Please pause for just one moment and ask yourself if you like would like an 80% reduction of individual and business energy use and what that dramatic reduction of energy use would look like? The rank and file in this country would effectively be living in 1890.

This is Agenda 21 on steroids and it is being fully implemented through the backdoor. That is why the TPP is being kept from Congress and the American people.

These facts lead me to state that this President needs to be arrested and tried for treason.

 

Conclusion

 

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 Even the Chinese get it, while the Americans comfortably sit on the couch while their nation is being carved up piece by piece.

Obama’s fast tracking of the TPP is designed to be completed by the end of the year which would coincide with the commencement of many of Obama’s health care reforms which are in the process of being implemented (e.g. the tripling Obamacare fines and the full exposure of the “death panels” which deny many kinds of heathcare treatments at age 70 and above).

 

I wish I could accurately state that the loss of sovereignty is the only threat that the TPP poses to the American people. However, to say so, would constitute a grossly inaccurate statement. Under the TPP, the alternative media will be destroyed, guns will be confiscated and the face of American employment will be forever changed in ways that you will not believe. If anything, this article has understated the threat posed to America by the TPP. The TPP is not a free trade agreement, it is a document which introduces a new era into American government. If the TPP passes, we will be living in an absolute corporate dictatorship. This constitutes a form of economic martial law. And while this article is passing out one nightmare after another, please consider the fact that China and Russia are being purposely left out of the TPP.  From an economic standpoint, that makes no sense unless one realizes that we are on a collision course with World War III and the BRIC nations, headed by China and Russia who will be our opponent in the upcoming conflict.

 

 

In his recent trip to Asia, Obama said the TPP, is in a deadlock largely due to disagreement between the United States and Japan over how widely Japan will open its doors to farm exports, had the potential to be an “historic achievement”. JAPANESE FARMERS ARE THE ONLY OBSTACLE REMAINING THAT WHEN RESOLVED, WILL RESULT IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TOTAL CORPORATE CONTROLLED POLICE STATE DICTATORSHIP OVER THE UNITED STATES. 

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