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Police Spying On Innocent Citizens

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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 02:34 PM
From the east to west coast police are increasingly targeting private citizens using the cash wind fall that is being provided to local police departments by the federal government. Mike Van Winkle, a spokesman for the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center said, "You can make an easy kind of a link that, if you have a protest group protesting a war where the cause that's being fought against is international terrorism, you might have terrorism at that protest. You can almost argue that a protest against [the war] is a terrorist act." In addition to those protesting the war, police have also been found to target union activists.

US World And News Report
In the Atlanta suburbs of DeKalb County, local officials wasted no time after the 9/11 attacks. The second-most-populous county in Georgia, the area is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FBI's regional headquarters, and other potential terrorist targets. Within weeks of the attacks, officials there boasted that they had set up the nation's first local department of homeland security. Dozens of other communities followed, and, like them, DeKalb County put in for--and got--a series of generous federal counterterrorism grants. The county received nearly $12 million from Washington, using it to set up, among other things, a police intelligence unit.

The outfit stumbled in 2002, when two of its agents were assigned to follow around the county executive. Their job: to determine whether he was being tailed--not by al Qaeda but by a district attorney investigator looking into alleged misspending. A year later, one of its plainclothes agents was seen photographing a handful of vegan activists handing out antimeat leaflets in front of a HoneyBaked Ham store. Police arrested two of the vegans and demanded that they turn over notes, on which they'd written the license-plate number of an undercover car, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is now suing the county. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial neatly summed up the incident: "So now we know: Glazed hams are safe in DeKalb County."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This increased funding of local police departments by the federal government is the equivalent of creating a national police force which is targeting innocent citizens under the guise of protecting U.S. citizens against terrorism. These programs have no provisions for protecting civil liberties and do not provide the ability for citizens to serve as a watch dog over these increasingly draconian programs. Additionally no means of correcting errors in the collected data is available to citizens.

Welcome to hitlers america. Are your papers in order?

[edit on 5-5-2006 by df1]

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 03:38 PM

. You can almost argue that a protest against [the war] is a terrorist act."


Thats a terrorist act agains the protections of the Constitution and the inalienable rights of Americans.

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 06:16 PM
thats just great. protesting an act of terrorism?!

well this on top of the Broadcaster Treaty, things are really starting to change, noticable change.

lately ive been getting shocked by the basic rights being attacked by police and high ups. digusting.

think of it like this.
they want to pass the Broadcaster Treaty. If we dont like it, and protest, it can be considered an act of terrorism, because lets face it, the Broadcaster Treaty will probably pass in the UN. Then the US will pass a law, but fit it to its law on terror. This way if we do protest it, it can be considered against the war on terror, making us all big suspects.

[edit on 5-5-2006 by grimreaper797]

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 06:24 PM
Oh my ~@~@~@### !!!

What the #### ???

Protesting AGAINST a war is a terror act in the eyes of the Police???? Have they gone totaly and utterly insane???

is this what America has sunk to? I know here in the UK the right to peaceful protest has been squashed - if you don't inform the Police you are in real deep poo - Charles clarkes sly little added bit to the Anti terror security Bill!

Oh they really really have started to close the noose on all forms of freedom - This is madness!

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 06:33 PM
Did you know that the Quakers are also a threat to the government?

From December of last year, The Pentagon spies on Quakers.

A secret 400-page Defense Department document obtained by NBC News lists the Lake Worth meeting as a “threat” and one of more than 1,500 “suspicious incidents” across the country over a recent 10-month period.

“This peaceful, educationally oriented group being a threat is incredible,” says Evy Grachow, a member of the Florida group called The Truth Project.

Totalitarian Tiptoe... Soon, you and I will be considered 'terrorists' for even discussing this on a discussion board...

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 08:31 PM
What I see is nothing more than a waste of money by local police to do their fancy, they can do about anything with that money under the shadow of fighting terrorism.

From following opposition to even spied of each others wives and husbands.

Pathetic actually, when is not a line between what is the right way or the wrong way to waste tax payer money.

Taking into consideration the amount of corruption in our local police in my neck of woods in GA. . . I imagine that some of these funds are been wasted for conver ups on the county wrong doings.

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 08:50 PM
This submission is a duplicate of this ATSNN story, even to the same source.

Moving this thread to the appropriate forum.

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