Author Archives: Asa J

Deep State Takes Down Trump Adviser: The Implications For Accountability

Politics is full of contradictions. Even if they are not expressed philosophically, party politics in particular exemplify inconsistency. Take the recent resignation of Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Presented by the Trump White House as a matter of eroding trust, the implications amount to what some have called a “political assassination.” In a briefing on Wednesday, press secretary ...

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This Is What Thanksgiving Looks Like In A Police State

[ssba] In a show of security theater that exemplifies the further acclimation of the public to the mounting draconian police presence in cities across the nation, the New York City police department deployed a record number of officers to patrol the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade on Thursday. Clad in military style attire and peering off rooftops while pointing ...

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The Surveillance State Couldn’t Prevent The Paris Attacks – So Why Expand It?

[ssba] In the wake of the unfortunate and diabolical terrorist attacks perpetrated in Paris, the international surveillance and intelligence communities have responded with a predictable refrain: give us more power and give us more money. Never mind that it has been reported that French and German intelligence agencies knew about the attacks one month in advance, only in government does ...

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PC Insanity Turns University Of Missouri Into Mini Police State

[ssba] In an epic display of the totalitarian nature of political correctness, “protests” at the University of Missouri have culminated with an email being sent out by campus police urging students to call the cops if they experience “Hateful and/or Hurtful Speech.” The protests were spurned after the African-American student government president claimed that in September, people in a passing ...

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Prosecutors Give Armed Robber Plea Deal To Avoid Disclosing ‘Stingray’ Surveillance Practices

[ssba] Rather than have police disclose the controversial ‘stingray’ surveillance practices that lead to the arrest of an armed robber, state prosecutors in Tallahassee, Florida have opted instead to grant the man a plea deal in order to keep from having to reveal the methods they used to catch him. 20-year-old Tadrae McKenzie and two buddies robbed a small-time pot ...

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States Fight Police Cell Phone Tracking Amid Contradictory Court Decisions

[ssba] Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling affirming that warrantless cellphone searches are unconstitutional, warrantless location tracking of mobile technology remains in a legal grey area. This is how some states are addressing the issue: South Carolina A bill banning law enforcement from tracking cellphone location information without a warrant passed the South Carolina House back in May. H4791 was ...

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FBI Claims Warrants Not Needed To Deploy Data Interception Technology In Public Places

[ssba] The FBI says search warrants aren’t required to deploy interception technologies that trick electronic devices like smartphones into connecting to them for the purposes of obtaining data. In response, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and staffer Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson, maintaining they were ...

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Tibetan Monks Fight Chinese Police State With Self-Immolation

[ssba] Tibetans in Tibet and in other parts of China have in recent years been protesting against Chinese rule by setting themselves on fire after pouring gasoline on themselves. Its been called the ‘ultimate political protest.’ Rooted in some elements of Buddhism and Hinduism, self-immolation has been practiced for many centuries but, in modern times, has become a type of ...

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ACLU Lawsuit Yields Internal NSA Documents: Decade Of “Unlawful, Unauthorized Surveillance” Revealed

[ssba] The National Security Agency violated US law for over a decade with the unauthorized surveillance of domestic citizens’ overseas communications, according to highly redacted reports obtained by the ACLU in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. According to documents posted on the NSA website Wednesday, the examples of violations include sending data on Americans to unauthorized recipients, storing such data ...

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Push For Police State Power Expansion Under Way As Sweeping Anti-Terrorism Legislation Grips Globe

[ssba] Concerted and reactionary measures to expand the powers of law enforcers have commenced around the globe. As war rages with ISIS, governments are struggling on every continent to suppress huge protest movements of popular dissent NOT being reported in the Mainstream Media. Lets take a look at how they are responding to both ISIS and their domestic populations: UK ...

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The Most Important Wiretapping Act You Never Heard Of And How The FBI Wants To Change It

[ssba] Its not conjecture. Its not a ‘conspiracy theory.’ But even with recent revelations from the likes of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, the American public hasn’t quite yet grasped the reality of the grand Stasi surveillance state we find ourselves in. If you are one such American, please consider the The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), passed ...

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