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"We have to get to a place where every part of our society is cognizant of the kinds of threats that are out there, and empowered to take some common sense steps to counter that." -- Janet Napolitano
In the video below Napolitano lays out a sweeping surveillance agenda that includes citizen spies who have a mission of "shared responsibility" to thwart "Core" al-Qaeda, foreign groups "inspired by" al-Qaeda, as well as domestic "extremist" groups, which apparently include an increasing number of plots by U.S. citizens.
She added that "there is no single portrait" of today's potential terrorist, citing recruiting tactics "including Hip Hop videos, if you can imagine that." And, naturally, cyberspace. Each of the four key ways that she stated as critical to Homeland Security's mission will widen the Stasi-style network of unpaid employees of the State virtually deputized to spy on their neighbor in the private and public sector and issue reports to the DHS federal security matrix.
Some people have argued that such seizures represent an unwarranted infringement on civil liberties, as reported in Government Security News on May 18, 2011, but Napolitano did not suggest that her department was planning to change its policy in this area.
Originally posted by JJDoggie84
She keeps trying to sell the American public that martial law is good and necessary... It's so Nazi-like it makes my head spin... When will the sheeples wake up so we can flush this like you would any with rotten thing
Originally posted by Q:1984A:1776
reply to post by jude11
If there are ways that we can make anonymous tips about our fellow citizens, claiming that they are involved in terrorist activities, I say that we all need to report each and every cop that terrorizes us. Perhaps, after they get their door beat in and the feds don't even declare who they are, and they reach for their weapon to defend THEIR homes and families thinking it a home invasion, resulting in THEM getting murdered by the authorities for NO REASON, maybe after a few of THEM get murdered because of policies saying it is OK to terrorize citizens, then some good just may come of this citizen spy crap.edit on 9-6-2011 by Q:1984A:1776 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by relocator
The government needs to set an example or live by their own words. They were the ones that was employing a Dr. at a military base who they knew had mental problems allowed to continue to see patients and who ended up murdering people on the base. They can't even monitor there own. The government is in chaos. We are left to fend for ourselves. Obama has failed us as a leader nationally and internationaly. I have no problem with them setting up a Government Crime stoppers. Where we could call in animously to report on government employees involved in illegal activities. We already have our own citzens Crime Stoppers to report on each other. I guess Janet is clueless about Crime Stoppers....or maybe everystate or city needs to organize there own if they don't have one.