DHS decides to go Big BRO on Personal Identity Recognition
They want to know where you are and be able to find you at any time of their choosing. This is ominous.
80 Year Old Shot in Bed by Police.
These stories are getting to regular and the consistent part of them is a trigger happy policeman. Answer: Better training combined with psychological testing of police to weed out the psychopaths.
America is now one Big Prison.
We are not free if we are subject to lock-downs, surveillance of banking, mail, phone, and travel. We are subject to searches at any time and can be drug and alcohol tested whenever the police see fit at a road block. You are not free, not in the 1950’s sense of the word, or the 1920’s sense of it and especially not the 1776 sense of freedom as imagined by our founders. This didn’t start with our current dictator either, but it does way back all the way to the Civil War with Lincoln and his illegal actions, Wilson and his dreams of world governance, and Roosevelt with his socialist dreams of a Democratic voting bloc forever.
DHS Orders Sniper Ammo in large quantity
Getting ready for something? There is no justifiable explanation for this.
NSA Veteran – We are now a police state
So they snoop and collect and pass along the information to the appropriate agencies to give them the list of crimes to charge against you. The rule is that the law enforcement agency that is going to prosecute you has to pretend they got the information on their own with real probable cause. Of course it is easy when you are writing fiction and have the story ending already determined.
We have long past crossed the Rubicon when it comes to freedom in the USA. This information is so ominous and dark that I still can’t believe that the individuals responsible for this believe they can justify it. Sure, you’ll hear terrorism given as the excuse to do all of the things they are now doing, but remember that at the same time they tell us we need to protect the public against these foreign terrorists they leave the borders open. Worse yet, they invite them in as part of the immigration policies intent on salting the country with large areas of instability.
There is little each of us can do regarding these blatant violations of our constitution, but then the constitution has long been tossed in the dumpster.
Knowledge of this despicable state of affairs is good and for that we can thank Snowden. Decades ago I would have thought him a traitor but now see him as an ally to free men.
Blimps by DOD may sit in the skies.
They can track people and watch them in addition to supposedly looking for cruise missiles.
FBI seizes TOR Database
Just when you thought you had a private way to send email and view websites we learn the FBI has taken the database and is using it as needed. The world is getting uglier here in the USA where privacy is now just a slogan.
Torture while in police custody.
Strapped in a chair and forced to inhale irritants is torture by any measure. I bet we can’t use that at GITMO.
SWAT Teams are the norm.
They may have rules about no knock raids but the knock and kick method of going into a home seems to be standard. If you mistakenly don’t hear that it isn’t a home invasion you may be killed by itchy trigger fingered police.