Archive For The “Police State” Category

Robotic Security Forces On Patrol Prompt Privacy Concerns For Some « CBS New York

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The company said it costs between $6 and $12 an hour for a new robot to hit the streets. They’re currently deployed in 16 states to come alongside local security teams to help reduce crime.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/knightscope-robot-security-patrol/

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FBI source material for Russia probe came from Clinton / DNC lawyer

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A top lawyer working with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign contacted the FBI’s general counsel in late 2016 and provided documents for the Russia probe as federal investigators prepared a surveillance warrant for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, sources close to a congressional investigation told Fox News, citing new testimony.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lawyer-for-clinton-campaign-and-dnc-gave-fbi-documents-for-russia-probe-sources

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Head of Interpol missing in China

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Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported that the 64-year-old had been “taken away” for questioning by Chinese authorities “as soon as he landed in China” last week, citing an anonymous source. It reported that it was not clear why he was being investigated or where he was being held.

https://www.dw.com/en/head-of-interpol-meng-hongwei-missing-after-china-trip/a-45766942

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North Carolina good Samaritan arrested after helping pets survive storm

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Hedges, a resident of Wayne County, North Carolina, was taken into custody Friday after providing care to more than two dozen animals – 17 cats and 10 dogs – for owners who had to evacuate before the storm hit.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/22/florence-good-samaritan-arrested-after-helping-pets-during-storm/1397025002/

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DOJ Resources Used by Socialist DOJ Employee to Target GOP

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Other socialist protesters familiar with the process for discovering home addresses of targets strongly infer that Justice Department LexisNexis accounts are used by a socialist Justice Department employee to identify home address of targets.

https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/okeefe-video-doj-resources-used-by-socialist-doj-employee-to-target-gop/

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Food Truck Surveillance New Low In Government Overreach

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The city of Chicago has been conducting food truck surveillance since 2012. As an illustration, it equips each food truck with a device that reports its location to authorities every five minutes.

https://www.offthegridnews.com/privacy/food-truck-surveillance-government/

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China’s Chilling ‘Social Credit System’ Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It’s Already Switched On

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“According to China’s Communist Party, the system will “allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step”.

To pull this off, the unprecedented scheme will harness the immense reach of China’s technological infrastructure: some 200 million CCTV cameras, according to a report by Australia’s Foreign Correspondent.

The idea is these ever-watchful eyes will be hooked up to facial recognition systems, and cross-checked with financial, medical records, and legal records – with the whole apparatus regulated and interpreted by advanced, big-data-crunching AI networks.”

https://www.sciencealert.com/china-s-dystopian-social-credit-system-science-fiction-black-mirror-mass-surveillance-digital-dictatorship

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‘Generation being born now is the last to be free’ – Assange in last interview before blackout

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“This generation being born now… is the last free generation. You are born and either immediately or within say a year you are known globally. Your identity in one form or another –coming as a result of your idiotic parents plastering your name and photos all over Facebook or as a result of insurance applications or passport applications– is known to all major world powers.”

https://www.rt.com/news/438968-assange-last-interview-blackout/

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US Rep Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana): Test Congress for drug use

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““Elected officials in Washington, D.C. should be subject to the same kind of random drug screenings that blue-collar, working-class Americans have to endure,” Higgins said in a press release.

“Congress shouldn’t get to live by a different set of rules,” he said.”

https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2018/09/13/higgins-test-congress-drug-use/1290439002/

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Obama Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Paid Fusion GPS

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At the same time that Hillary’s campaign, Obama’s campaign organization, and the DNC were simultaneously paying Perkins Coie, the spouse of one of Fusion GPS’s key employees was working directly for Obama in the West Wing. Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post reporter-turned-political operative, was serving as a top communications adviser to Obama while the Obama administration was reportedly using information from the dossier to justify secret surveillance of Trump campaign staff.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/29/obamas-campaign-gave-972000-law-firm-funneled-money-fusion-gps/

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