WICHITA, KS — Documents have revealed that authorities are now using high-tech radar devices to “see” occupants’ movement inside their homes. Despite drawing constitutionality questions about warrantless searches, a federal court has upheld evidence that was obtained after using the device.
Even the sparse amount of judicial oversight on the FBI on issues of national security can be easily bypassed or ignored completely.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –- With virtually no warning or debate, the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2015 (H.R. 4681) was rushed to the House floor and passed, containing a dangerous section which for the first time, statutorily authorizes spying on U.S. citizens without legal process.
The U.S. Postal Service runs a massive dragnet surveillance program of all the mail in the United States; enabling law enforcement to generate profiles of associations and contacts of every American.
ARNOLDS PARK, IOWA — A woman’s entire bank account was seized by the Internal Revenue Service — without even a criminal charge — because the agency claimed she deposited money “suspiciously.”
OLYMPIA, WA — The FBI created a fake online newspaper article, masquerading as the Seattle Times, and used it to covertly install spyware on a targeted individual’s computer.
WATERTOWN, NY — A woman has filed a federal lawsuit after a DEA agent set up a fake online profile in her name, complete with personal information, personal photographs, and fraudulently attributed messages. The Department of Justice claims that government agents have the right to commandeer citizens’ identities in the pursuance of law enforcement.
LAS VEGAS, NV — To investigate a purported case of untaxed sports betting, federal agents turned off internet access to three luxury hotel suites then impersonated repair technicians to covertly get inside and collect evidence. The FBI contends that this ploy is sufficient “consent” to perform warrantless searches in private residences.
WINDSOR, CT — Using broad powers granted under the USA PATRIOT Act, the FBI demanded that 4 librarians produce private information about library patrons’ reading habits, and ordered the librarians to remain silent about the FBI’s request under penalty of prison time.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has given notice of its intent to database a large number of very personal data points on every American who possesses a mortgage. These points include things like financial history, credit card balances, credit score, details about individuals’ families and property, and more.
DENVILLE, NJ — Parents in a New Jersey school district have been notified that visits inside their children’s school will require an electronic scan of their drivers’ licenses — and soon, a full background check.
BOSTON, MA –This year’s Boston Marathon was the subject of unprecedented levels of policing. The 26.2 mile track from Hopkinton to Boston was enclosed in a “ring of steel” — where public streets were littered with checkpoints, cameras, and police dogs. Military helicopters whirred overhead as soldiers, federal agents, and local cops scrutinized anyone carrying a purse or a bag.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been developing a gigantic database containing biometric information on a significant portion of the United States. The human identifiers contained in this database — photos, fingerprints, facial signatures, iris scans, palm prints, voice recognition, DNA — are not only taken from people who have been arrested, they are also being collected from millions of Americans who have not been charged with any crime.
ILLINOIS — A man was startled to receive a text message from a strange number chastising him for using his cell phone while driving.
The scope of the National Security Agency’s spying abilities has increased dramatically in the last few of years. Rumors have been circulated for years about the agencies clandestine abilities. Many of those rumors have been confirmed, thanks to leaked documents and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
SHOREWOOD, IL — A woman became the subject of an investigation when she was observed shopping for indoor gardening supplies at a hydroponics store. Police and federal agents began staking out the woman’s home, sifting through her garbage, and monitoring her electricity usage. The investigation prompted gun-wielding agents to show up in her bedroom in the middle of the night.
A former employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons describes how the United States is implementing tactics perfected on prisoners out in the non-incarcerated “free world.”
ARGUS is a drone surveillance platform capable of maintaining continuous 24/7 surveillance, day or night, over all parts an entire city.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Attendees to Super Bowl XLVIII will witness yet another exposé of excessive security and infringements of civil rights.
While some “journalists” would have you believe the biggest stories of 2013 were about twerking celebrities and over-hyped real-life courtroom sagas, much bigger events were happening with far more lasting national significance. The foundation of an American police state is already laid and making its existence known, while most of the country remains blissfully focused on sports, reality shows, establishment pseudo-news, and other distractions.