The United Police States of America
“The court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will forgive a police officer’s violation of your Fourth Amendment rights,” she wrote. “Do not be soothed by the opinion’s technical language: This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification and check it for outstanding traffic warrants — even if you are doing nothing wrong. Justice Sotomayor (Utah v. Strieff, No. 14-1373)
The Fourth Amendment is not worth the paper it was written on. Probable Cause as of June 20, 2016 no longer exist. You have no reason to pay a lawyer to defend you. No legal ground to combat the state, fed, or local government in any capacity. Even Dr. Martin Luther King would be a terrorist under the laws of this land.
Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover “”domestic,”” as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “”dangerous to human life”” that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.
The Patriot Act gives way to the heinous and unchecked monitoring of the internet. As it is claimed that terrorist have used it in the past to communicate to accomplish the goal of destroying Americans and their property. In 2017 everything that is electronic is monitored, archived, disseminated, and categorized. Profiles are created based on this “Big Data”, and these profiles are not accessible even through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as they are kept by the CIA and NSA. That’s just the tip of the Iceberg though. The largest publicly traded companies in America are doing the exact same thing and it’s right there in your face for you to read if you read their government contracts. Companies like SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Group, CACI International, Leidos Holdings, that have contracts with the U.S. Army to Mine Data as a mission for that and other undisclosed agencies.
(See Contract Below)
ENCORE II provides information technology (IT) services and solutions to the military services, the Department of Defense (DoD), and other agencies of the federal government with a flexible vehicle for engineering and interoperability of net-centric capabilities. It uses a competitive, streamlined procurement process and is available to all federal agencies.
The contract will support the DoD’s transformation to a network-centric environment which seeks to improve situational awareness by enhancing how the military services share information. Under the contract, SAIC will support command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance areas, in addition to all elements of the Global Information Grid. SAIC will deliver a broad range of IT services and solutions including enterprise policy and planning, network engineering, integrated solutions management, security engineering certification and accreditation, custom application development, and analytical support for implementing IT solutions.
The SAIC ENCORE II Team
SAIC’s world-class engineering team, including large businesses, small businesses, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), provides innovative global scientific, engineering, integration, technical, and operations support services across all task areas of ENCORE II.
The team brings an established, highly integrated, and proven management infrastructure to ENCORE II. They stand ready to meet the needs of DISA, DoD, and other federal customers. The SAIC team offers people, processes, and technologies that are already closely mapped to the federal government’s challenges and needs.”
Why does the government not use Private and Public entities to do this Data Mining?
Easy, the companies can call your profile Proprietary Data aka Trade Secrets, so you have no access to it and the company doesn’t even have to acknowledge legally its existence.
This is the true effect of the Patriot Act, legally creating the precedence to monitor communications of everyone in our country. With the ability to eradicate civil liberties indiscriminately so long as you stand in the way of the rhetoric that is being fed to the masses.
In 2002 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said that the lawful use of deadly force by the police may be ruled unlawful if the police themselves “created the need to use force” by acting in an illegal manner. “Where an officer intentionally or recklessly provokes a violent confrontation, if the provocation is an independent Fourth Amendment violation,” the 9th Circuit held in Billington v. Smith, the officer “may be held liable for his otherwise defensive use of deadly force.” Otherwise known as the “provocation doctrine,” this legal standard has served as an important check on overreaching law enforcement tactics. Today, by a vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the 9th Circuit’s reasoning and wiped the provocation doctrine off the books.
That strike killed any hope of police not indiscriminately killing people. We the People have no rights lest they align with the government in office. Exercise your right to STFU or else.
New York Times
Supreme Court Says Police May Use Evidence Found After Illegal Stops – The New York Times. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/supreme-court-says-police-may-use-evidence-found-after-illegal-stops.html
Freedom of Information Act
What is FOIA? . (n.d.). Retrieved July 31, 2017, from https://www.foia.gov/about.html
Fahey, M., Wells, N., & Chemi, E. (2017, January 04). Here are the 52 public companies that make the most money from the federal government. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/04/top-government-contractors-52-public-companies-that-make-the-most.html
SAIC: ENCORE II. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.saic.com/markets/federal-government/federal-contract-vehicles/encore-ii/#task7