posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 02:59 PM
Does the DHS have the power, through the "Patriot Act", to "mine" through your safe deposit boxes? Your bank accounts? Evidently, they think they
do... and they are taking search and seizure to new levels...
The Investment Watch blog is working to confirm reports that banks are circulating in-house memos telling employees that the DHS has announced
that the Patriot Act gives it the right to seize, without a warrant, any and all customer bank accounts, to make “periodic and unannounced visits”
to banks, and to open and inspect “select safe deposit boxes.” These same memos also say that the DHS “shall, at the discretion of the agent
supervising the search, remove, photograph or seize as evidence” such items as “bar gold, gold coins , firearms of any kind unless manufactured
prior to 1878, documents such as passports or foreign bank account records, pornography or any material that, in the opinion of the agent, shall be
deemed of to be of a contraband nature.”
I imagine there are more than a few bank employees here at ATS; maybe we can get "in-house" confirmation... or not... maybe a wink or a nod?
The memo also warns bank employees to keep their mouths shut. They can lose their jobs and be prosecuted under the Patriot Act if they release
“improper . . . classified DHS Security information” to the public, including customers whose safe deposit boxes the DHS has inspected. Bank
employees are also barred from taking to the media or releasing information on the internet.
Can this just be sensationalistic drivel? In light of DHS's recent activity it makes sense. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be
a duck. There sure is a lot of "quackery" going on in Washington...
As noted, Investment Watch is in the process of confirming this report. It’s not hard, though, to believe that it’s true. To date, the DHS has
given itself an open checkbook to buy billions of bullets and thousands of tanks and guns. Moreover, it has held itself out as being above the law,
since it has refused to respond to Congressional requests from Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) as well as from fifteen other Republican House members,
demanding information about the DHS buying binge, including giving information about the urban warfare tanks that it is shipping all over the United
States. Small wonder, then, that so many Americans view it with suspicion. Could what happened in Cyprus happen here?
I think it might be time to store valuables in coffee cans buried in the yard... I am going to put a copy of the Constitution in one of them cans;
when it is all over I may have the last one...
edit on 10-4-2013 by madmac5150 because: Added link to full story... my cat made me do it...