VIDEO: FBI Shows Up At Protesters House And Asks Strange Questions! Must Watch!

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
When they said, "I just don't understand why you can't answer a simple question", she should simply have replied, "You won't tell me who called you, i won't answer your question either. Quid pro quo, respect comes mutually."

Simple, polite, and truthful.


Yes, respect comes mutually. From the moment she answered her door she showed no respect. She was rude and condensending to them.

Tell her who called them???? Since when do police ever tell who called in an anomymous tip? Think about it for a moment. If I call the police on my neighbor whose dog is barking all night.. do I want them telling that person who called? Come on.. be reasonable.




posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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I'm sure they were thinking it was for legal purposes... in case someone tried to accuse someone of saying something that they didn't say.

(That door swings both ways, you know?)

And now because of her own stupidity... she has managed to hang herself on youtube and in a public forum. Incredible.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by AceWombat04

My question: do those suggesting the possibility (and I accept that it is indeed a possibility) that the people in the video are merely actors in a propaganda piece believe that the actors are assuming the identities of law enforcement officers who have positions with relation to the Joint Terrorism Task Force and/or FBI?

I ask this because while I can't find anything on the man personally, the name of the female in the video is that of not only a law enforcement officer assigned to the Central Texas JTTF, but also a liaison to the FBI.



Officer Layne Brewster-Smith was assigned to the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in February 2008, becoming a liaison between UTPD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Source: Page 4 of the University of Texas Police Department 2008 Annual Report



I accept the possibility that this could be a faked propaganda piece, but nothing like the certainty of it.

If the female officer is indeed UT Campus police, JTTF, FBI liaison, AND a deputy US Marshal, it appears her plate is pretty full. Bet that don't make for fun Friday nights.

As I've said before, I know that the US Marshal's Service can and does deputize folks, usually for specific duties, which limits jurisdiction to activities performed in the performance of those duties. I'm not clear on why she would be acting as a US Marshal Deputy in connection with being a JTTF FBI liaison. Maybe the FBI can't deputize the way the Marshal's Service can, and she needed fed cred for it. I just don't know enough about FBI internal politics to asses that.

Maybe it has something to do with how the Fusion Centers work. Maybe it was a workaround. Maybe it's all BS, and the video is fake. Maybe it's the only ID they could get on short notice for the production.

Fact is, I don't know. If it's fake, then at least the lady agent in question, no data on the male, is putting her job on the line for it. While currently a law enforcement officer, and even if assigned to the JTTF, even as FBI liaison, if she HASN'T been deputized by the USMS, then she's also guilty of misrepresentation, and hence committing a crime, since that is the ID presented. IMO, it ain't likely, but it IS possible.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by Hedera Helix
reply to post by nenothtu
 


I'm sure they were thinking it was for legal purposes... in case someone tried to accuse someone of saying something that they didn't say.

(That door swings both ways, you know?)

And now because of her own stupidity... she has managed to hang herself on youtube and in a public forum. Incredible.


Absolutely!

The fact remains that, as officers of the law, they of all people should have been acutely aware of the ramifications of giving permission to tape.

Having that video distributed world-wide via the net is ALWAYS a possibility as one of those ramifications in this day and age.

You are also absolutely correct that, if she has hanged herself, it's due to her own stupidity.

And arrogance.

And pig-headedness.

And possibly complicity.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by Alienmojo

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
When they said, "I just don't understand why you can't answer a simple question", she should simply have replied, "You won't tell me who called you, i won't answer your question either. Quid pro quo, respect comes mutually."

Simple, polite, and truthful.


Yes, respect comes mutually. From the moment she answered her door she showed no respect. She was rude and condensending to them.

Tell her who called them???? Since when do police ever tell who called in an anomymous tip? Think about it for a moment. If I call the police on my neighbor whose dog is barking all night.. do I want them telling that person who called? Come on.. be reasonable.


I don't know the whole story here (or even if this is a real incident).

I am law abiding. I don't attend protests, as local protests accomplish nothing in a town of 30k. If police show up at my door questioning my actions, i will be hostile in my responses as i view it as official invasion into my privacy.

However, if they are seeking information about harm to someone, i guarnatee i am not a part of that and will be all too happy to tell what i know to protect property/people. That is American.

Edit to add: The FBI's job is to enforce law, not to prevent violations. Although it is not a bad idea, if that is their job then they have some splainin' to do when it comes to Van Der Sloot.



[edit on 13-6-2010 by bigfatfurrytexan]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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I agree with you completely. We don't know for certain one way or another. It was just rather frustrating posting that information not once, not twice, not three times, and seeing conversations arguing that the video must be a hoax or propaganda continue unabated without even registering that that evidence had been introduced to the thread.

Normally I ignore it when that happens, but it has happened to me a lot lately. It seems that posters who don't have noticeable avatar images, engage in arguments, or post provocatively don't get noticed lately. That's unfortunate, as this is supposed to be a website for the collaborative sharing of information for collective research and expansion of knowledge. At least that's what its motto seems to imply. I guess my frustration finally built to the point that I felt compelled to (politely) say something.

Back on the central topic: I can only repeat what I said in my first post. I feel that the people or officers who questioned the woman did so with courtesy, respect, and mild manners. I don't like the fact that someone can be questioned in such a way as a direct consequence of peaceful assembly, but I do not feel that they (at least that I could see in this video) violated her rights or privacy in any way.

[edit on 6/13/2010 by AceWombat04]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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No, no I wouldn't. What is with people and believing they must be rude to everyone they meet? She was just overreacting because of aunt flow.
And it wasn't a strange question, it seemed like a logical question to me. "Do you know of anyone who plans to do damage to property" (paraphrased)
There's "radicals" in almost every group that use destruction/vandalism as a means to get their point across, they were just determining whether or not she may know of any. I wouldn't be surprised if they felt the need to keep an eye on her based on her reaction alone. If I were them I'd consider it, her reaction was similar to that of someone hiding something. But she didn't seem that intelligent to me so it's possible that she actually believed they were overstepping their boundaries, and harassing her. I bet the guy almost broke down laughing when she plead the first amendment, the look on his face was great.


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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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Do I think that the FBI coming to this ladies door....stating he didn't know what protest she had gone to...and that he just wanted to know if she KNEW...etc..etc..blahblahblah...is wrong..? yup...on a couple different levels.

It was great that she got a video camera...but...she could have stated...NO...I do NOT know of anyone that's going to be hurt or of property that's going to be destroyed.!! NOW...can I help you with anything more....? no? alrighty then!!!

In my opinion...she could have gotten rid of them faster and made more of a point by making it all so simple then dragging it out like she did!! In my OPINION...(in case your watching riley..haha) She wanted to show us how clever she could be...it's not about that...it's about the FBI keeping flippin tabs on us and harassing us at home because they SEEN US AT A PROTEST!!! (sigh)



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by jfj123

A picture of a document has text in it. Text is easily identifiable via recognition software. Photo of say a tree cannot be disassembled the same way.



Facial recognition software is not really that new and what google and others are using it for to refine IMAGE SEARCHES is amazing. I used to read all about it in Wired magazine before I stopped getting it over a year ago. Just saying. Videos are just a bunch of pictures in a row.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by AceWombat04
I can only repeat what I said in my first post. I feel that the people or officers who questioned the woman did so with courtesy, respect, and mild manners. I don't like the fact that someone can be questioned in such a way as a direct consequence of peaceful assembly, but I do not feel that they (at least that I could see in this video) violated her rights or privacy in any way.


Yes, they were well restrained, and within parameters. Tried to carry on a civil conversation, and we see what they got. No wonder so many turn into A-holes after a short time on the job, having to deal with foolishness like that.

Camera Lady, by reacting so negatively to such simple questions, probably get herself put fairly high on some investigator's 'to do' list if they were real. That just made her look suspicious as hell.

And that, my friend, is why the nice guys go out first, or in the more entertaining cases, the investigator acts nice at first. When they smell blood, they turn into sharks.

If you don't bleed on 'em, they keep looking for other prey.

Also, they stated time and again that it wasn't because of her mere presence at a protest. Either they thought she heard or saw something, or someone else heard or saw something concerning her. Her reactions to such simple questions made her look suspicious as they get. All that from a feeler interview. I wonder what happens if a REAL interview goes down?

It's not like they have the manpower to chase down every single person at a protest. There is SOME reason this woman was singled out as potentially of interest. This video, if genuine, only gives HER side of the story, and in that case, not only is she hiding something from the FBI, she's hiding something from the rest of us as well.


[edit on 2010/6/13 by nenothtu]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by Hedera Helix
They're driving a car that was registered to a 60+ y/o woman in June 2009. And I keep getting visions of Mulder and Scully in my head working outside their authority of the FBI and US Marshall's office. Why is that???
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Are you asking me how your imagination works? I am really not sure what you are saying to me here.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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You have to remember you have a ton of experts on here that know better and do not need your facts. I believe I just finished reading SpartanKingLeonidis there claim he is such a great person of attention to detail that he noticed Izarith is not American for spelling bad. With expert observations like that, most of ATS is obviously not American.
The place is full of bad spellers. Then there are the many posts by Izarith about his homeland of Mexico. I guess I should be on a CSI team too! I am still on the fence here but it is quite clear that the people who are completely positive this is fake would really rather not hear anything you have posted because it seems to be factual evidence they might be wrong. Obviously no one wants any of that. Good job finding it and trying to present it though.

[edit on 13-6-2010 by K J Gunderson]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:06 PM
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This woman definetly handled herself very well in that situation, well done
thats dodgy as hell to think ppl can show a badge and have the authority to do that to a mother of 5. Im so glad i dont live in america , from the video you could tell that by them asking her over and over again they where trying to get her to differentiate on her story thus implying guilt and break the law



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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If this gentlemen and lady came to my door, and conducted themselves in this manner, I would provide them with a beverage and dessert if they would receive it. I would emphasize that the point of the protesting is to protest the violence of one group against the other and, therefore, would very much lend to peaceful personal conduct. I might still video the exchange as it is important to know that the government is conducting such operations, but to be scared of polite questioning is quite uncivil. What we need to be concerned about is when the government stops questioning people as a good neighbor and simply breaks down the door. Nevertheless, the fearful sheep see fear in everything that passes their gaze and the government would do well to be even more communicative/responsible/accountable on a federal level, respectfully involved with community in more areas on a very local government level, and less existing on the levels between.

[edit on 6/13/2010 by Dasher]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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Outstanding video - thank you!

I am impressed by your calm demeanor. I personally would have been quite enraged by this visit and probably acted stupidly.

Sounds like you may have a snitch (or a spy) in your circle. Maybe a good idea to try to smoke 'em out - carefully.

Keep it up - cockroaches scurry in the bright light!



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by K J Gunderson

Originally posted by Hedera Helix
They're driving a car that was registered to a 60+ y/o woman in June 2009. And I keep getting visions of Mulder and Scully in my head working outside their authority of the FBI and US Marshall's office. Why is that???


Are you asking me how your imagination works? I am really not sure what you are saying to me here.


Not really saying much of anything at this point. Just muttering to myself and trying on ideas to see how they fit... and using Mulder and Scully as my reference.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by Hedera Helix

Originally posted by K J Gunderson

Originally posted by Hedera Helix
They're driving a car that was registered to a 60+ y/o woman in June 2009. And I keep getting visions of Mulder and Scully in my head working outside their authority of the FBI and US Marshall's office. Why is that???


Are you asking me how your imagination works? I am really not sure what you are saying to me here.


Not really saying much of anything at this point. Just muttering to myself and trying on ideas to see how they fit... and using Mulder and Scully as my reference.


Huh???

You seem to have addressed a question directly to me and I do not see anything about Mulder and Scully in it. I am very confused.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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This moronic woman is putting her children's future in jeopardy just to prove a point? Seriously talking back or acting smart to law enforcement is ALWAYS a horrible idea, especially a federal department with the sort of power that the FBI have. Disgusting, but I really do admire her courage, like really.

[edit on 13-6-2010 by SteveZ]

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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...joe stevens... uhmmm... why does that name seem so familiar?... and why does it make me feel like i need to throw up?... this and other perplexing notions have troubled me this evening - but - then, EUREKA - i got it!...

www.imdb.com...

...case closed...



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by SmokeytheHair
Is it just me, or did she seem like her goal was to upset them?
She constantly repeated their questions and kept reiterating the fact that she's a mom.... because it's totally unheard of for a mom to do illegal things/kill people.

Seriously, the guy gets a
from me for not getting severely annoyed at her for acting like a 12 year old trying to prove her parents wrong by providing only one, loosely based reason for why she is right and sounding like a broken record repeating everything he says five times. Then, to top it off, she tries to create an unnecessary heated political debate when all she had to do was answer, or refuse to answer ONE question.

She was just trying to "get a rise" out of him, from the very beginning until the very end, she seemed to try to antagonize them into saying or doing something, anything youtube worthy. Regardless of why they're there, cooperate, don't be a douche because you're bored, it only takes a moment to answer a damn question, or even to just plead the "first" as she EVENTUALLY did.
I don't like people like that....


[edit on 6/12/2010 by SmokeytheHair]


I agree. She sure did seem like she was doing her best to get some type of reaction from them. I personally found her to be a bit of a moron, although I agree with her that it is amazing that by participating in a peaceful protest it would warrant a visit from the FBI asking if you are planning or know of anyone planning to commit violent acts. I would also question how they make that leap from peaceful protester to possible terrorist. Are they questioning everyone? Is it just the protest she was involved in? How do they select which protesters to question, and why question about violent acts if there is nothing to indicate violence to begin with? Are they also questioning the protesters who protest the original protesters?

If anything I feel that she made herself appear suspicious. By repeating the questions she was asked over and over and over again, it looked to me like she was buying time to come up with an answer. Then when she came up with the answer to invoke her right to silence, it appeared even more suspicious. I also found it amusing that she wanted to exercise her right to be silent, but then wouldn't shut up about something she wanted to discuss. I mean really... be silent completely, or talk, but don't cherry pick what you want be silent about.

Now don't get wrong, she was well within her rights to refuse to answer anything at all, however that is one question I would advise anyone to answer right away. Simply "No". Then feel free to run your mouth about your rights or the fact that they had no right to ask you anything based on simply being a participant of a Constitutionally protected, peaceful protest. The fact that she was questioned and the FBI appeared at her door IS an outrage, but she made herself look like a douche not a victim. Her actions did nothing to help those who want real change.




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