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Feds target instructors of polygraph-beating methods

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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 said.

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.
edit on 16-8-2013 by Bassago because: add source

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 08:13 PM
Well, another nonviolent offense created out of thin air to put people into a prison cell with.

I think free nations prize the honesty of their Government and system above that of checking the citizens.

Police states and Tyranny focus more on the honesty of the individual citizen than the Government or system.

Which do we have at this point? Perhaps better not to ask, some days.

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