posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 07:58 PM
With the release of documents by Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden the government had be pedal to the metal in attempting to plug every possible
leak. Their paranoia meltdown is now running in complete "Crush the 1st Amendment" mode and damn the consequences. In this case by using focused legal
attacks against civilian instructors who teach people how to control the outcome of their polygraph tests.
WASHINGTON — Federal agents have launched a criminal investigation of instructors who claim they can teach job applicants how to pass lie
detector tests as part of the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on security violators and leakers.
By attempting to prosecute the instructors, federal officials are adopting a controversial legal stance that sharing such information should be
treated as a crime and isn’t protected under the First Amendment in some circumstances.
“Nothing like this has been done before,” John Schwartz, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official, said of the legal approach in a June
speech to a professional polygraphers’ conference in Charlotte, N.C., that a McClatchy reporter attended. “Most certainly our nation’s security
will be enhanced.”
“There are a lot of bad people out there. . . . This will help us remove some of those pests from society,” he added.
So some of those "pests"need to be removed. Perhaps we just need the Feds to identify the rest of the "pests" and just remove them all at once.
Doesn't HLS have a big list of "pests" they could draw on? They have the Patriot Act and NDAA, the Bill of Rights is obviously in flames.
“When you identify insider threats and you eliminate insider threats, then that agency is more efficient and more effective,” Schwartz
The Obama administration’s Insider Threat Program is intended to deter what the government condemns as betrayals by “trusted insiders” such as
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who revealed the agency’s secret communications data-collection programs. The
administration launched the Insider Threat Program in 2011
George Maschke, a former Army Reserve intelligence officer who’s a translator and runs a website that’s critical of polygraph testing, said he
also suspected he’d been targeted although he’d done nothing illegal.
"The criminalization of the imparting of information sets a pernicious precedent,” he said. “It is fundamentally wrong, and bad public policy, for
the government to resort to entrapment to silence speech that it does not approve of."
Get that ATS? Better be careful what you teach people from now on. If the Feds don't approve you may be the next one to get a visit.
16-8-2013 by Bassago because: add source