Archive For The “Police State” Category

New Video Shows Undercover FBI Operation Against Bundy Family

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Ammon Bundy’s attorney, Dan Hill, called the FBI operation troubling.

“They impersonated journalists so they could interrogate people the FBI fully intended on charging with serious crimes, without any lawyers present,” he said. “We should not have to fear that our government is infiltrating America’s sacred press and media institutions in order to try to gain prosecutorial advantages against its own people.”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/new-video-shows-undercover-fbi-operation-against-bundy-family/

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Florida Man Jailed 90 days After Drywall Mistaken For Cocaine

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It took nearly three months for lab test results, which were negative for cocaine.

via Man Jailed After Drywall Powder Mistaken For Cocaine « CBS Detroit

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Did the FBI retaliate against Michael Flynn by launching Russia probe?

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The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

http://circa.com/politics/accountability/did-the-fbi-retaliate-against-michael-flynn-by-launching-russia-probe

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Wyden Asks Spy Chief to Give Third Answer to Question About Domestic Surveillance

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The peculiar question and Coats’ response recalled Wyden’s 2013 questioning of James Clapper, Coats’ predecessor, who lied to Wyden by saying “no sir” and “not wittingly” in response to a question about mass surveillance. Clapper did not admit misleading lawmakers until after whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks.

https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2017-06-15/ron-wyden-asks-dan-coats-to-give-third-answer-to-question-about-domestic-surveillance

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CIA Nominee Pompeo Grilled on Proposal for ‘Giant Database’ of Domestic Records | US News

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Mike Pompeo gave few details about his vision for the ‘comprehensive, searchable’ database including ‘financial and lifestyle information.’

https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2017-01-12/cia-nominee-pompeo-grilled-on-proposal-for-giant-database-of-domestic-records

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New German law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services 

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The new law is seen as a significant change for a country that usually is very protective of private information, given the burden of Germany’s past dictatorships, the Nazi regime in the 1930s-40s and the communist government in the east of the country after the war.

https://www.thelocal.de/20170623/germany-expands-surveillance-of-encrypted-message-services

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Stolen NSA malware used to take over traffic cameras 

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Now, the software has been used to take control of 55 speed and red light cameras in Victoria, the most densely populated state in Australia. The Czech security company Avast says the hackers didn’t use the Internet to launch the attack. The infection came through a USB drive.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/cyber-life/sd-me-wannacry-malware-20170622-story.html

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CIA Contractors Fired For Stealing Snacks From Vending Machines

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The thefts took place starting in the fall of 2012 and continued through March 2013, according to a declassified Office of Inspector General report from October 2013. The report is one of hundreds only recently released to BuzzFeed News through a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit filed in 2015.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/cia-vending-thefts

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How Team Obama tried to hack the election | New York Post

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Former CIA field operations officer Gene Coyle said Brennan was “known as the greatest sycophant in the history of the CIA, and a supporter of Hillary Clinton before the election. I find it hard to put any real credence in anything that the man says.”

Coyle noted that Brennan broke with his predecessors who stayed out of elections. Several weeks before the vote, he made it very clear he was pulling for Hillary. His deputy Mike Morell even came out and publicly endorsed her in the New York Times, claiming Trump was an “unwitting agent” of Moscow.

Brennan isn’t just a Democrat. He’s a radical leftist who in 1980 — during the height of the Cold War — voted for a Communist Party candidate for president.

http://nypost.com/2017/05/26/how-team-obama-tried-to-hack-the-election/

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Public Safety Drones – Center for the Study of the Drone

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http://dronecenter.bard.edu/public-safety-drones/

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