DHS Spying Operation: Fusion Centers Across the USA

Written by Gary North on September 27, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security is creating what it calls fusion centers. These secretive federal data-collection centers are being set up across the nation. This is from the DHS’s website. State and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) are owned and operated by state and local entities, and are designated by the governor of […]

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“Accidental” Air Force Spying on You Is Now Legal

Written by Gary North on May 11, 2012

The Air Force is launching a fleet of drone spy planes across American skies. These are data-gathering devices. They hold data for 90 days whenever they accidentally collect it over the USA. Why hold it at all? Legally, the Air Force is not supposed to snoop on citizens of the USA. But if they take […]

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Turning Local Police into Federal Informants

Written by Gary North on May 1, 2012

This recruiting video was produced by the U.S. government. It invites local police to become informants. This is part of a national program: SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting). We are told that terrorists are involved in pre-cursor activities — suspicious activities. It is possible for local police officers to become trained in observing and reporting these […]

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Neighborhood Snitches and Fusion Centers

Written by Gary North on April 6, 2012

Across the USA, a new program of neighborhood spying is being implemented. Take Los Angeles. The LAPD has something called Special Order 1 (SO 1). SO 1 enables LAPD officers to file Suspicious Activity Reports on observed behaviors or activities. Where things get murky, however, is how SAR guidelines categorize constitutionally protected, non-criminal and commonplace […]

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Assault With a Deadly Weapon: Your Index Finger

Written by Gary North on April 2, 2012

Crazy? Not in Virginia. A man in Fredericksburg was arrested for assaulting two police officers. With what? His index finger. He did it twice, the cops say, so he is accused for two counts. He has no previous criminal record. Then the cops threw in intimidation and two counts of obstruction of justice. Police spokesperson […]

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YouTube Protester Is Arrested for Having a Messy Home.

Written by Gary North on January 27, 2012

There is a website that has a section, Photography Is Not a Crime. It is devoted to victims of police harassment after they shot videos of police actions. Governments are placing surveillance cameras everywhere, but they do not want the public to return the favor. One man was arrested for having a messy house. This […]

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Video Cops? Disorderly Conduct. Confiscated Camera.

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2012

The police are afraid of cell phones that shoot videos and other YouTube-eligible videos. They are taking steps to make sure citizens do not use these tools in a disorderly way. Example: Mannie Garcia says he was within his rights when he filmed Montgomery County police officers arrest two men last summer in Wheaton. The […]

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