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Everything seems to be going "as planned" when it comes to the implementation of a police State in the United States of America.  The sickening thing about it is that as criminals of the higher order take over the entire government and turn it into a cesspool of corruption, they are then able to turn that very government against the citizenry.

The Huffington Post is reporting that the New York Police Department has had a secret and illegal and secret domestic spying "anti-terrorist" operation against U.S. citizens with the collaboration of the CIA: NYPD CIA Anti-Terror Operations Conducted In Secret For Years.

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the NYPD has become one of the country's most aggressive domestic intelligence agencies. A months-long investigation by The Associated Press has revealed that the NYPD operates far outside its borders and targets ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government. And it does so with unprecedented help from the CIA in a partnership that has blurred the bright line between foreign and domestic spying.

Neither the city council, which finances the department, nor the federal government, which contributes hundreds of millions of dollars each year, is told exactly what's going on.

The department has dispatched teams of undercover officers, known as "rakers," into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program, according to officials directly involved in the program. They've monitored daily life in bookstores, bars, cafes and nightclubs. Police have also used informants, known as "mosque crawlers," to monitor sermons, even when there's no evidence of wrongdoing. NYPD officials have scrutinized imams and gathered intelligence on cab drivers and food cart vendors, jobs often done by Muslims.

The rampant criminality by Wall Street, and the in-your-face cover up by the government almost guarantees that people will rise up in protest against this wholesale corruption.  These crooks are almost taunting the population...

They know people will very shortly take to the streets, and they will be ready to fill their for-profit prisons and use draconian laws that violate constitutional protections.

Witness it in real life.  This is how a corrupt police state is born.

Originally posted to Ray Pensador on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 07:38 AM PDT.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement and Progressive Hippie.


An "Orwellian" police state is being deployed in the U.S.

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  •  Would you be happier if it were a (1+ / 0-)
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    Major Tom

    legal police state?

    Deprivation of rights under cover of law has been with us since the start.  Making slavery illegal was a step in the right direction, but DADT and "stop loss" were steps back.

    When the agents of government presume to rule, rather than serve, that humans are going to be deprived of their rights is to be expected.  So, we have to elect better public servants -- just stewards of our assets.

    This is not a new problem.  Jesus addressed it in the parable of the unjust steward, who disposed of his master's assets in hopes of having a soft landing after he got canned.

    by hannah on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 07:56:52 AM PDT

    •  So: ho hum, business as usual? (2+ / 0-)
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      frandor55, Ray Pensador

      The article points out that the FBI has 10 times as many undercover agents as it did in the 70's.

      And WYFP, anyway?  This isn't a big deal because the FBI had COINTEPRO and tapped MLK's phone?

      He's got a (D) next to his name. How many Ds and how many Rs next to his policies? - Jim P

      by Uberbah on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 10:15:46 AM PDT

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  •  Here is the AP lnk (9+ / 0-)

    to the original reporting, so that we don't direct readers to the scab Huffington Post, which people should ignore.

    Tipped and recommended. I was going to write my own diary but thanks for being first with this.

    They can't "hate us for our freedoms" if we don't have any, when your neighbor down the street or the guy who sells you a cup of coffee in the local stand might be a spy for the NYPD, or anyone else, reporting what you say and what you do up the ladder.

    "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

    by Ivan on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 08:06:51 AM PDT

  •  Actually Info About NYPD Surveillance Has Popped (6+ / 0-)

    up since not terribly long after 9/11, definitely Bush's 1st term if I recall.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 08:09:01 AM PDT

  •  I was going to do a diary about this (3+ / 0-)

    I still may, as the issue deserves thought, and this diary begs the question and assumes that they are up to no good with no legitimate purpose.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 08:11:20 AM PDT

    •  ... (1+ / 0-)
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      you mean like the rest of his "it's only a matter of time!!" diaries?

      "My presences is a present, now kiss my ass..." - Kanye West

      by lcj98 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 08:26:04 AM PDT

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      •  I know I have a perspective about these things. (1+ / 0-)
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        Do you disagree.  I'm trying to point out a "pattern" whereas civil liberties and constitutional protections are curtailed, as government surveillance activities, privatization of the justice system, and draconian laws enacted under the guise of "providing more security" could ultimately be used to oppressed the population.

        Do you have a different take... I'm open to ready it about it.

        •  My take? (0+ / 0-)

          how about you being intellectually dishonest?  How about the fact that you left out an important piece of the article?  You know, that the NYPD took it upon themselves to spy on Muslims in this country.  You know, what the article is about.

          "My presences is a present, now kiss my ass..." - Kanye West

          by lcj98 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 12:27:21 PM PDT

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    •  sounds like you'll be defending the NYPD (2+ / 0-)
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      Ray Pensador, Uberbah

      and it's work with the CIA?

    •  Smashing, yeah, COINTELPRO II. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ray Pensador, phillies
      and this diary begs the question and assumes that they are up to no good with no legitimate purpose.

      Um, they're engaging in massive entrapment by pressing people into going forward with terrorist plots.  They're spying on people with no probable cause.  They're engaging in massive racial profiling.

      Sometimes you really can just call a turd a turd.  Poking at it will unveil more nasty crap, but it's not going to make it look any better.

      He's got a (D) next to his name. How many Ds and how many Rs next to his policies? - Jim P

      by Uberbah on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 10:20:23 AM PDT

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      •  Is it that people want to look the "other way?" (2+ / 0-)
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        •  What if Bush did it? (1+ / 0-)
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          Ray Pensador

          I'm sure both Obama critics and superfans played the "what if Clinton did it" game with Republicans during the Bush years.  You know, what if the WTC was attacked when Clinton was in office, and he sat on his ass reading a children's story rather than deal with the crisis.  After being warned about it's possibility point-blank a month beforehand.

          Would they have still supported Clinton if he had done the same thing for the same reasons?  To ask the question is to answer it.

          Now we have to ask "what if Bush did it".  What if Bush was still in office and the CIA was forming illegal intelligence agencies with the NYPD.  Would there be any "let's wait and see what their reasoning is" before criticizing Bush?

          To ask the question.....

          He's got a (D) next to his name. How many Ds and how many Rs next to his policies? - Jim P

          by Uberbah on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 01:28:33 PM PDT

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          •  That's the problem with dogma and personality (1+ / 0-)
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            cults.   The true free mind is capable of evaluating situations and making judgment about them based on the information at hand, intellectual capacity, and objective analysis.

            The true free mind understands that dogma and personality cults are the antithesis of objective analysis and intellectual honesty.

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