FBI Pleads “Stop Filming Police! It’s Making Them Look Bad!” ~ Corbett Report

SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=16768

For the first time in decades, violent crime is back on the rise in major urban centers across America. What’s the problem? Fed-induced recession driving people into desperate poverty? Media-hyped race baiting inciting social discord? The militarization of police and tightening of the police state noose? No, it’s smartphone cameras that are the culprit according to FBI director James Comey. James Corbett breaks down the propaganda and reminds you why the police are so scared of cameras.

Norway’s police haven’t killed a single person in nearly 10 years



(RAWSTORY) Police in Norway hardly ever use their guns, a new report released by the Scandinavian country’s government shows. In fact, it’s been almost 10 years since law enforcement shot and killed someone, in 2006.

Perhaps the most telling instance was when terrorist Anders Breivik opened fire in 2011 and killed 77 people in Utoya and Oslo. Authorities fired back at him, all right, but only a single time. In 2014, officers drew their guns 42 times, but they fired just two shots while on duty. No one was hurt in either of those instances.

Considering that police officers in the United States have killed more than 600 people this year alone, the report certainly is eye-opening. Of course, law enforcement officials in the United States face greater threats of violence while on duty.

Guns are not central to police activity in Norway, which is one reason why the law enforcement shooting rates are so low. As in Britain, police in Norway typically patrol while unarmed and only bear arms in extenuating situations.

In the past, experts have said that reevaluating U.S. law enforcement tactics–specifically having less of an emphasis on force and making face-to-face interactions more common–could help cut the shooting rates there, at least in the short term. A more complicated issue is the relative lack of trust in police officers in the U.S.

Sociologist Guðmundur Oddsson, speaking to Tech Insider, said Norwegians’ higher sense of trust in law enforcement was perhaps one of the reasons for the country’s low gun violence rates. “Trust is an extremely powerful mechanism of informal social control. In smaller, more ethnically homogeneous countries like Norway, building that trust is easy. People feel a sense of togetherness for many reasons, including the fact that most people look similar and hold similar beliefs,” he said.


Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers Of Traffic Stops In The American Police State ~ ZeroHedge


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“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly.

The odds weren’t in Walter L. Scott’s favor. Reportedly pulled over for a broken taillight, Scott—unarmed—ran away from the police officer, who pursued and shot him from behind, first with a Taser, then with a gun. Scott was struck five times, “three times in the back, once in the upper buttocks and once in the ear — with at least one bullet entering his heart.”

Samuel Dubose, also unarmed, was pulled over for a missing front license plate. He was reportedly shot in the head after a brief struggle in which his car began rolling forward.

Levar Jones was stopped for a seatbelt offense, just as he was getting out of his car to enter a convenience store. Directed to show his license, Jones leaned into his car to get his wallet, only to be shot four times by the “fearful” officer. Jones was also unarmed.

Bobby Canipe was pulled over for having an expired registration. When the 70-year-old reached into the back of his truck for his walking cane, the officer fired several shots at him, hitting him once in the abdomen.

Dontrell Stevens was stopped “for not bicycling properly.” The officer pursuing him “thought the way Stephens rode his bike was suspicious. He thought the way Stephens got off his bike was suspicious.” Four seconds later, sheriff’s deputy Adams Lin shot Stephens four times as he pulled out a black object from his waistband. The object was his cell phone. Stephens was unarmed.

If there is any lesson to be learned from these “routine” traffic stops, it is that drivers should beware.

At a time when police can do no wrong—at least in the eyes of the courts, police unions and politicians dependent on their votes—and a “fear” for officer safety is used to justify all manner of police misconduct, “we the people” are at a severe disadvantage.

According to the Justice Department, the most common reason for a citizen to come into contact with the police is being a driver in a traffic stop. On average, one in 10 Americans gets pulled over by police. Black drivers are 31 percent more likely to be pulled over than white drivers, or about 23 percent more likely than Hispanic drivers. As the Washington Post concludes, “‘Driving while black’ is, indeed, a measurable phenomenon.”

As Sandra Bland learned the hard way, the reason for a traffic stop no longer matters. Bland, who was pulled over for allegedly failing to use her turn signal, was arrested after refusing to comply with the police officer’s order to extinguish her cigarette and exit her vehicle. The encounter escalated, with the officer threatening to “light” Bland up with his taser. Three days later, Bland was found dead in her jail cell.

You’re doing all of this for a failure to signal?” Bland asked as she got out of her car, after having been yelled at and threatened repeatedly. Had she only known, drivers have been pulled over for far less. Indeed, police officers have been given free range to pull anyone over for a variety of reasons.

This approach to traffic stops (what I would call “blank check policing,” in which the police get to call all of the shots) has resulted in drivers being stopped for windows that are too heavily tinted, for driving too fast, driving too slow, failing to maintain speed, following too closely, improper lane changes, distracted driving, screeching a car’s tires, and leaving a parked car door open for too long.

Motorists can also be stopped by police for driving near a bar or on a road that has large amounts of drunk driving, driving a certain make of car (Mercedes, Grand Prix and Hummers are among the most ticketed vehicles), having anything dangling from the rearview mirror (air fresheners, handicap parking permits, troll transponders or rosaries), and displaying pro-police bumper stickers.

Incredibly, a federal appeals court actually ruled unanimously in 2014 that acne scars and driving with a stiff upright posture are reasonable grounds for being pulled over. More recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that driving a vehicle that has a couple air fresheners, rosaries and pro-police bumper stickers at 2 MPH over the speed limit is suspicious, meriting a traffic stop.

Unfortunately for drivers, not only have traffic stops become potentially deadly encounters, they have also turned into a profitable form of highway robbery for the police departments involved.

As The Washington Post reports, traffic stops for minor infractions such as speeding or equipment violations are increasingly used as a pretext for officers to seize cash from drivers.” Relying on federal and state asset forfeiture laws, police set up “stings” on public roads that enable them to stop drivers for a variety of so-called “suspicious” behavior, search their vehicles and seize anything of value that could be suspected of being connected to criminal activity. Since 2001, police have seized $2.5 billion from people who were not charged with a crime and without a warrant being issued.

“In case after case,” notes The Washington Post, “highway interdictors appeared to follow a similar script. Police set up what amounted to rolling checkpoints on busy highways and pulled over motorists for minor violations, such as following too closely or improper signaling. They quickly issued warnings or tickets. They studied drivers for signs of nervousness, including pulsing carotid arteries, clenched jaws and perspiration. They also looked for supposed ‘indicators’ of criminal activity, which can include such things as trash on the floor of a vehicle, abundant energy drinks or air fresheners hanging from rearview mirrors.”

If you’re starting to feel somewhat overwhelmed, intimidated and fearful for your life and your property, you should be. Never before have “we the people” been so seemingly defenseless in the face of police misconduct, lacking advocates in the courts and in the legislatures.

So how do you survive a police encounter with your life and wallet intact?

The courts have already given police the green light to pull anyone over for a variety of reasons. In an 8-1 ruling in Heien v. North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that police officers can pull someone over based on a “reasonable” but mistaken belief about the law.

Of course, what’s reasonable to agents of the police state may be completely unreasonable to the populace. Nevertheless, the moment those lights start flashing and that siren goes off, we’re all in the same boat: we must pull over.

However, it’s what happens after you’ve been pulled over that’s critical. Survival is the key.

Technically, you have the right to remain silent (beyond the basic requirement to identify yourself and show your registration). You have the right to refuse to have your vehicle searched. You have the right to film your interaction with police. You have the right to ask to leave. You also have the right to resist an unlawful order such as a police officer directing you to extinguish your cigarette, put away your phone or stop recording them.

However, as Bland learned the hard way, there is a price for asserting one’s rights. “Faced with an authority figure unwilling to de-escalate the situation, Bland refused to be bullied or intimidated,” writes Boston Globe contributor Renee Graham. “She understood her rights, but for African-Americans in encounters with police, the appalling price for asserting even the most basic rights can be their lives.”

So if you don’t want to get probed, poked, pinched, tasered, tackled, searched, seized, stripped, manhandled, arrested, shot, or killed, don’t say, do or even suggest anything that even hints of noncompliance when it comes to interactions with police.

One police officer advised that if you feel as if you’re being treated unfairly, comply anyhow and contest it in court later. Similarly, black parents, advising their kids on how to deal with police, tell them to just obey the officer’s orders. “The goal,” as one parent pointed out, “is to stay alive.”

It seems that “comply or die” has become the new maxim for the American police state.

Then again, not even compliance is a guarantee of safety anymore. “Police are specialists in violence,” warns Kristian Williams, who has written extensively on the phenomenon of police militarization and brutality. “They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.”

In other words, in the American police state, “we the people” are at the mercy of law enforcement officers who have almost absolute discretion to decide who is a threat, what constitutes resistance, and how harshly they can deal with the citizens they were appointed to “serve and protect.”

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this mindset that any challenge to police authority is a threat that needs to be “neutralized” is a dangerous one that is part of a greater nationwide trend that sets the police beyond the reach of the Fourth Amendment. Moreover, when police officers are allowed to operate under the assumption that their word is law and that there is no room for any form of disagreement or even question, that serves to chill the First Amendment’s assurances of free speech, free assembly and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Frankly, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a casual “show your ID” request on a boardwalk, a stop-and-frisk search on a city street, or a traffic stop for speeding or just to check your insurance. If you feel like you can’t walk away from a police encounter of your own volition—and more often than not you can’t, especially when you’re being confronted by someone armed to the hilt with all manner of militarized weaponry and gear—then for all intents and purposes, you’re under arrest from the moment a cop stops you.

Sad, isn’t it, how quickly we have gone from a nation of laws—where the least among us had just as much right to be treated with dignity and respect as the next person (in principle, at least)—to a nation of law enforcers (revenue collectors with weapons) who treat us all like suspects and criminals?

Clearly, the language of freedom is no longer the common tongue spoken by the citizenry and their government. With the government having shifted into a language of force, “we the people” have been reduced to suspects in a surveillance state, criminals in a police state, and enemy combatants in a military empire.


3-Year-Old London Child Deemed “Extremist”; Placed In Government Reeducation Program

Note: Tyler Durden: “The United Kingdom has gone batshit crazy.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself! Stunning degree of psychopathy on behalf of British officials, absolutely unbelievable. Of course, over here in the U.S. we drug kids into subordination and indoctrination, where toddlers are prescribed prozac to control a variety of “mental disorders”.

What’s the difference between locking a kid up behind bars, or making them prisoners in their own minds?

Blessings, {~A~}

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The United Kingdom has gone batshit crazy. There’s simply no other way to put it. I warned about Britain’s “war on toddler terrorists” earlier this year in the post: The War on Toddler Terrorists – Britain Wants to Force Nursery School Teachers to Identify “Extremist” Children. Here’s an excerpt:

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

The directive is contained in a 39-page consultation document issued by the Home Office in a bid to bolster its Prevent anti-terrorism plan.

The document accompanies the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, currently before parliament. It identifies nurseries and early years childcare providers, along with schools and universities, as having a duty “to prevent people being drawn into terrorism”.

Never fear good citizens of Great Britain. While your government actively does everything in its power to protect criminal financial oligarchs and powerful pedophiles, her majesty draws the line at toddler thought crime. We learn from the Independent:

A three-year-old child from London is one of hundreds of young people in the capital who have been tipped as potential future radicals and extremists.

As reported by the Evening Standard, 1,069 people have been put in the government’s anti-extremism ‘Channel’ process, the de-radicalization program at the heart of the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy.

The three-year-old in the program is from the borough of Tower Hamlets, and was a member of a family group that had been showing suspect behavior.

Since September 2014, 400 under 18s, including teenagers and children, have been referred to the scheme.

The fact that this story broke on the same day that chairman of the UK’s Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee, Lord John Sewel, was caught on video snorting cocaine off the breast of a prostitute with a £5 note, is simply priceless. You just can’t make this stuff up.

From the BBC:

Lord Sewel is facing a police inquiry after quitting as House of Lords deputy speaker over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs with prostitutes.

The footage showed him snorting powder from a woman’s breasts with a £5 note.

In the footage, Lord Sewel, who is married, also discusses the Lords’ allowances system.

As chairman of committees, the crossbench peer also chaired the privileges and conduct committee, and was responsible for enforcing standards in the Lords.

Lord Sewel served as a minister in the Scotland office under Tony Blair’s Labour government.

Tony Blair, why am I not surprised:

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He has been a member of the Lords since 1996, and is a former senior vice principal of the University of Aberdeen.

Here’s a clip, in the event you’re interested:


The UK government is so far gone that it insists on protecting the public from toddlers, rather than protecting toddlers from powerful sexual predators. In case you need a reminder:

In Great Britain, Powerful Pedophiles are Seemingly Everywhere and Totally Above the Law

In Great Britain, Protecting Pedophile Politicians is a Matter of “National Security”

Former BBC Host “Sir” Jimmy Savile Exposed as Major Player in Massive Pedophile Ring


New definition of extremist: ‘Anybody who challenges the established order’

Note: American’s better wake-up to the smell of tyranny, the same thing is happening in the U.S., only more covertly.

Demonstrators from Occupy London protest. © Luke MacGregor
There is a worrying and dangerous tendency in the UK to label as extremists anybody who poses a challenge and who wants to protest against the unfair economic system that exists in the UK, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT.

City of London police have been attacked for pigeonholing an anti-capitalist group, alongside Al-Qaeda and IRA. An anti-terror presentation for nursery and school staff featured a picture of the Occupy London campaign alongside images from the 7/7 London bombings in 2005 and an IRA attack in 1996. The anti-inequality group was also categorized as an example of domestic extremism.

RT: As we’ve heard London police have placed movements like the Occupy London movement alongside international terrorist groups. What are your thoughts on calling movements like these extremist?

Neil Clark: I think this all fits in with what’s been happening here in Britain because the government has got this new so-called ‘counter extremism initiative.’ They want to bring in a bill and… their definition of ‘extremism’ is deliberately designed to bring in people who challenge the established order. Of course it’s not just simply about terrorists; it’s about anybody who criticizes the capitalist system, anybody who poses any kind of challenge, and anybody who wants to protest against the existing very unfair economic system that we’ve got in Britain. This is worrying, this is dangerous.

I think we’ve got the biggest threat to our civil liberties in Britain at the moment under this government of David Cameron that we’ve had for many, many years – over 100 years certainly. I remember Cameron a few weeks ago made a very sinister speech when he said that for too long we’ve been a passively tolerant society [and] we’ve got to change that. And he said that in the past people who were not causing trouble would be left alone, and we’ve got to change that – I think it’s very sinister, really, because he is trying to clamp down on legitimate dissent.

RT: Why do you think the intention of the authorities was here?

NC: It’s very clear that what the intention of the authorities is to try to group together anyone who challenges the established order, and to group them all together as terrorists and extremists. So anybody who has any kind of dissenting views that wants to change our economic and political system will be equated with and put together with the most appalling terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda. This is all deliberate, it is all what it’s meant to do is meant to frighten people into conforming. And who wants to be equated with Al-Qaeda, let’s face it? But what they are doing, the authorities, are trying to use this anti-extremism agenda to really try to clamp down on legitimate dissent, legitimate protest, because the aim is, as I said, quite clearly is to group all these people together: ‘Occupy London,’ Al-Qaeda, terrorists, they all are the same, they all are extremists people, animal rights people…

RT: Does labeling of this kind have any impact on individuals and groups that disagree with government policies?

NC: I think lawful campaign groups will be absolutely incensed by this because we are in a very, very dangerous position here in Britain – our civil liberties are threatened in a way they have not been threatened for hundreds of years, probably. David Cameron in that very sinister speech said that he thinks that we’ve been passively tolerant society for too long…

One of the repercussions of that is that the legitimate groups who don’t like the way that country is run, who don’t like our very oligarchal ‘bankocracy’ system of government, who, for example want direct democracy, environmental campaigners, animal rights campaigners- all these people are not happy with the way things are. They were quite rightly being sensed that they are being bracketed with groups like Al-Qaeda. I think there is going to be a huge backlash to this, and that is the question of everybody who is dissenter drawing together now and saying: “Look, we’re not going to put up with this. We’ve got legitimate rights, we’ve got our concerns about the way the country is going, and we’re not going to allow ourselves to be branded extremists simply because we disagree with Mr. David Cameron.”

© Peter Nicholls

RT: Why are the authorities wary of protest movements? After all, they have a legitimate right to their opinion…

NC: Yes, I think that the City of London police has been accused in the past of not doing enough against the criminals in the City, the corrupt ‘banksters’, the financial crooks if you like of the City of London, and instead focus the attention on the petty crimes. You’re more likely to be arrested in the City of London for pick-pocketing than you are for doing a bank fraud worth millions of pounds. So I think that for the City of London police this is very regrettable. And they can’t just say they didn’t know what they were doing. The Occupy movement was very popular, the people made a legitimate statement against the kind of hardcore capitalist system that operates now in Britain. I think it’s a shame on the City of London police for doing this because their job is to be catching criminals and focusing on big criminals, not on trying to smear and put together legitimate protest groups with the most awful terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.

RT: Can civil disobedience ever be linked to terrorism?

NC: They are doing that. I think the word ‘extremist’ is a very subjective term. The way that the British politics has gone over the last 30 years is that for anybody who holds the sort of what used to be a mainstream in the 1960-70’s in Britain, and I do: mixed economy, a fairer society, anti-war positions. Anybody who holds these views now is at risk of being labeled an extremist. We’ve gone so far to the neo-liberal right in this country; the neo-conservative takeover of power, the neo-conservative and neo-liberals that they brand anybody who doesn’t agree with their agenda as extremists.

The irony is that the biggest extremists are the British government at the moment. They are the ones who have been backing terrorists in Syria who they call rebels; they are the ones who have enabled and facilitated the rise of ISIS with their Middle East policies – these are the real extremists. They are the people who are pursuing extremist economic policies, extremist foreign policies, and they have the audacity to label people who want a more democratic Britain, to get back to the kind of fairer society that we had in the 1960’s and 1970’s in this country. They have the nerve to label these people as extremists, so it’s quite Orwellian. It is beyond George Orwell where you’ve got the moderates- other people who are being labeled as extremists. And the real extremists are the people in power at the moment in Britain.

‘The real terrorists are not those in tents’

Matthew Varnham, Occupy London’s legal advisor, suggests the UK government is labeling the movement as anti-social behavior just because it doesn’t fulfill their criteria of what they would like to see as protest.

RT: As we’ve heard City of London police have placed the movement you represent alongside international terrorist groups. What are your thoughts on being called an extremist?

Matthew Varnham: The fact is that being labeled an extremist is nothing new. In 2011, we were labeled ‘domestic extremists’ through the City of London’s terrorism and extremism update. London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, also referred to the protest as a ‘boil’ that needs to be removed. So it’s nothing new but it does disturb me that the City of London and the police would see a peaceful protest and a movement as something akin to terrorism. I find it particularly sickening that the movement was pictured next to 7/7 [London tube and bus bombings] and I would call on the commissioner, for example, to explain why those two images were next to each other.

RT: It’s been revealed that the mayor spent nearly £2 million pounds on policing a similar movement – Occupy Democracy. Was there any need to spend so much on policing dozens of protestors?

MV: That particular protest was held outside parliament in the run-up to the General Election and it was the most recent iteration of the Occupy movement. The policing of that protest was absolute and people were prevented from protesting on the square. That decision to close the square itself is actually open to a legal challenge currently being taken to the courts. What it does show is that a government – be it in the City of London, Square Mile or elsewhere – who is adamant that the rights of people who object to them are not going to be hurt. The real terrorists are not those in tents but are certainly the corporate and financial world… climate change, the melting ice caps… and high tuition fees. These are some of the things that Occupy was right about in 2011; its other things like that that they are raising now and the real terrorism are those who are introducing policies that prevent those view from being expressed.

RT: Does labeling of this kind have any impact on individuals and groups that disagree with government policies?

MV: The government is… looking at the issue of protesting the wrong way. It’s labeling it as anti-social behavior just by fact; it doesn’t fulfill their criteria of what they would like to see as protest. Protest isn’t going to fit in a particular box, it’s going to be messy and loud; it’s going to have an element of disruption. And the government increasingly can’t handle that.

*The following is a partial transcript of a press release sent out by Occupy London on July 21, 2015: Charges against 12 Occupy Democracy protesters were dropped [July 20] in the first two trials relating to the peaceful pro-democracy group’s occupation of Parliament Square in October 2014. Charges included refusing to comply with a direction to leave and for being in possession of a prohibited article, namely tarpaulin. A further trial relating to charges of aggravated trespass was dropped previously.


Disloyal to the United States? Wesley Clark Wants to Detain You For Duration of War on Terror

By Activist Post

Former US General Wesley Clark went on MSNBC to promote detaining domestic ‘radicals’ or people ‘disloyal to the United States’ in internment camps for the duration of the war on terror.

The host asked Clark “How do we fix self-radicalized lone wolves, domestically?”

First, Clark cites people who lose a job or break up with a girlfriend as being especially dangerous. Next he tells us what he’d do to those who’re disloyal to the U.S. during the war on terror.

“In World War II, if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech. We put them in a camp,” Clark continued, “They were prisoners of war.”

“If these people are radicalized, and they don’t support the United States, and they’re disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principle, fine, that’s their right, but it’s our (the government’s) right and our obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict. And I think we’re going to have to get increasingly tough on this.”

This article may be re-posted in full with attribution.

Note: Talk about a slippery slope! My question is, exactly how does the government define ‘domestic radicals’ or people ‘disloyal to the United States’? Seems like there’s a lot of room for interpretation in defining these terms….

Living in a Paradox ~ Max Igan

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“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader” – Plato

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Max Igan: The Full Circle Project – Creating a Full Spectrum Response

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“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader” – Plato

Will the IIO Give One Minute for Du Na Phuong?

DU_vigilPhoto by Kayla Isomura

In late November, 2014, Du Na Phuong (Tony) was shot by the Vancouver Police Department at the intersection of Knight Street and East 41st Avenue. Du, age 51, was waving a two-by-four plank of wood on the east side of the street. No people were nearby and nobody reported being threatened, yet police shot Du within one minute of arriving at the scene.

The shooting has sparked resistance and outrage from the Vietnamese community and supporters across Vancouver. In December 2014, a group of Vietnamese youth organized a vigil for Du, where dozens gathered at the site of the shooting, alongside friends and family of Phuong (Tony). Reverberations of the movement were also felt on social media. Event organizers created the twitter hashtag #OneMinuteforPhuong, referring to the one minute of Du’s life between the time police arrived and the time he was shot. During the vigil, a one-minute moment of silence was held in memory of Du.

Phuong was remembered at the vigil as a “gentle soul” by family and friends. He grew up in rural Vietnam before moving to Canada and worked two jobs as a janitor. “Tony was a hard worker,” recalls his family. Phuong’s birthday was on December 8th, when he would have turned 52.

A written statement by Phuong’s family also paid tribute to his late-life struggle with mental illness. “Although he had to quit his job as a janitor that didn’t stop him from cleaning. If you’ve ever been to Tony’s house then you would know that if nothing else the house was going to be spotless. Not many people would have been able to continue to do the things Tony did while battling such a debilitating illness but Tony did and he did so without forgetting who he was as a friend, brother or person.”

Birth of the v*ccj

Since December, the movement for justice in the killing of Du Na Phuong has persisted. Vigil organizers have made a collective decision to continue organizing as a group, and in March the collective decided on a name: viet* collective for community justice (v*ccj).

In an interview with The Mainlander, the v*ccj outlined their reasons for initially organizing the vigil: “We felt that because Mr. Phuong was a racialized disabled man, his unjust death at the hands of the VPD was swept under the rug. We wanted to hold this vigil to honour his life, support his family, and stand in solidarity with black resistance against police brutality in the U.S.” The group added a reflection on the need for organization: “Throughout the process, we realized that there were many issues that were specific to the local Vietnamese community but there were no accessible means to openly address them in a meaningful way, so we continue to organize.”

In addition to fighting against police brutality against Du, the group also spoke to the potential for building radical change within Vancouver’s diverse Vietnamese community. While the group was initially focused on the vigil, “[we] soon realized and decided as a group that we wanted to continue to have meetings and conversations about issues affecting the local Vietnamese community. With new members joining us and with more discussions on which direction we would like the group to go in the future, we are excited to see the group grow into the future.”

Du Na Phuong in context

The shooting of Du Na Phuong is the latest in a series of police shootings in Vancouver. The vigil for Du and the emergence of the v*ccj, in response, represent the latest march forward in the struggle for police accountability and an end to police brutality in Vancouver.

Accountability for police-involved deaths has been a major focus of activists in Vancouver since at least 1998, when protests led to an inquiry into the death of Frank Paul. Since then women and Indigenous communities have organized tirelessly for justice, before, during and after the “failed inquiry” for the murdered and missing women.

More recently, migrant justice and transit activists have organized to stop the heavy policing of public transit, including the widely-criticized collaboration between Translink and CBSA officials. Their work has so far resulted in a partial victory – the Metro Vancouver Transit police ended their agreement with the CBSA.

For Ly, the death of Du is clearly part of a larger issue. “We are deeply disturbed by the circumstances of Mr. Phuong’s death and the actions of the Vancouver Police Department. We also are concerned about many issues within our community, such as violence, mental health, the lack of dialogue, racism, and police brutality.”

V*ccj organizers say that over the past five years, several member of the Vietnamese community have been killed due to violence, including Lam Thanh “David,” Tran Tung Thanh, Nguyen Tam Thi, Nguyen Cong “Danny,” Le Yen Thi, Phan Van Truong La, Nguyen Vinh The, Tran Huong “Andy,” Huyen Diem Chinh, Vu Yen Thuy “Jenny,” and Banh Phong Quai David.

Policing mental health

Activists in Vancouver have also begun to focus on police violence targeting individuals with perceived mental health issues. Last year the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) sounded an alarm bell about the Vancouver Police Department’s “repeated killing of individuals with perceived mental illness in Vancouver.” The Carnegie Community Action (CCAP) project has also focused on the issue, including a CCAP-organized mental health town hall in September late last year.

Other groups have also rallied against police violence over the past year. The Left Front’s Policing Working Group has spoken out on fatal police violence targeting individuals with perceived mental illness. In March 2014 the group passed motions in light of an “alarming number of fatal police shootings of mentally ill people in Vancouver.”

Between 1992 and 2002, police encounters with mentally ill people led to at least eleven deaths. From 2003 to 2010, at least seven more individuals lost their lives to the police. Yet these statistics are based on media reports, and are likely a gross underestimate of actual number of people killed by the police in cases that go unreported in the media.

In addition to the steady number of fatal shootings, mental health arrests in Vancouver climbed to a five-year high this past summer, with 1,470 apprehensions being made by the police in the first half of 2014. That number represents an average of eight apprehensions every day in Vancouver.

Under Section 28 of the BC Mental Health Act, an officer can arrest a person without charge if they are deemed a risk to self or others. In the words of Karen Ward, speaking at the the CCAP Town Hall, an apprehension under the Mental Health Act occurs “when the police decide you have a mental illness.”

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO)

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is currently conducting an investigation into the police shooting of Du. The IIO was established in 2011 after decades of pressure from organizers, victims of brutality, and “civil society” groups like Pivot Legal and the BCCLA, in the wake of several high profile police killings in which the police were exonerated without any charges.

The intention of IIO is that it eventually will be civilian led, unlike the current police complaints process, which follows the model of police investigating police. However, according to a recent update to the BC legislature by IIO head Richard Rosenthal, the organization is still comprised of nearly a majority of former police officers.

In their few years in operation, the IIO has already been criticized for appointing RCMP staff as advisors, and has also been criticized for using pro-police experts with close working relationships to the police. However, last year for the first time in decades, a police officer was charged with murder in the shooting of Merhdad Bayrami at the Starlight Casino in 2012.

IIO does not have the power to lay charges, but can only make recommendation to the crown. In its first year of operation (Sept to July 2013), the IIO took on 33 cases, 11 of which have been closed without charges being recommended to Crown prosecutors, according to the Vancouver Sun. Only five cases have been referred to prosecutors, but the prosecutors decided not to press charges in two of them and are “still considering” the others.

Will the system also cover over the shooting of Phuong? Organizers with the viet* collective for community justice are hoping that the IIO investigation can lead to accountability and justice in the unnecessary death of Du Na Phuong.

*Thanks to Chanel Ly, Maria Wallstam, Rider Cooey and the v*ccj for helping in the research and writing of this article


Tell-Tale Tattoo: US Govt Researching Biometric Ink Recognition


June 19th, 2015


Tattoos might be the next biometric frontier, with one in five Americans sporting ink these days. The FBI is partnering with academia and private firms to develop a computer program that could help police identify people based on their body ink.

Matching tattoos with the government database could help officials identify victims of natural disasters, such as earthquakes or tsunamis. However, the government’s primary interest is they believe matching the tattoos into a computer system, could help to catch more criminals, as they have more body ink than the general population, according to computer scientist Mei Ngan.

Ngan works at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), a branch of the Department of Commerce that teamed up with the FBI to organize a “challenge” workshop. This gave an opportunity to universities and corporations to show off the results of their research into tattoo-matching technology.

“You can’t use it as a primary biometric like a finger print or face because it’s not necessarily uniquely identifying,” Ngan told the Washington Post. “But it can really help in cold cases where you don’t have those things.”

Alvaro Bedoya, of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law School, told the Post that identifying people on the basis of tattoos is less controversial than facial recognition or motion analysis, but that technology may be outpacing the law.

“People are being identified remotely without their knowledge,” Bedoya said, “and right now the Fourth Amendment doesn’t really say anything about that.”

The workshop was organized by the NIST at the agency’s headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and sponsored by the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence. Participants tested their image-recognition software in five different scenarios, such as basic tattoo detection, identification over time, and matching a partial image of a tattoo to a complete photo.

Each team was given the same set of images, drawn from the FBI’s existing Next Generation Identification database that includes tattoos in addition to fingerprints and facial recognition. Currently, the database relies on written description of the tattoos, which can be vague and sometimes not particularly helpful, says Ngan.
Some of the systems had “hit rates well above 90 percent” in certain tests, like matching a partial photo of the tattoo to the whole thing. Two areas that needed further research, Ngan said, were distinguishing similar tattoos on different people, and recognizing a tattoo from a sketch or a drawing, rather than a photo.

“Improving the quality of tattoo images during collection is another area that may also improve recognition accuracy,” Ngan said.

Participants in the NIST workshop included the imaging company Compass Technical Consulting, the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, the nonprofit research organization MITRE, the biometric tracking technology firm MorphoTrak, and Purdue University.

Founded in 1901, the NIST is one of the oldest US government science laboratories. It has been at the forefront of biometric research for decades, conducting mass evaluations of fingerprint and face recognition systems.

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Statement From Governor Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake On Indictment Of Baltimore City Police Officers

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement:

“For the safety and well-being of all Baltimore residents, I strongly urge everyone to continue to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner in the days ahead. The last week has been very difficult for the people of Baltimore and emotions are still running high following the indictments issued this morning by State’s Attorney Mosby. I believe in the criminal justice system, and we will all see this process play out over the coming months.

“I also want to thank the Baltimore residents who kept their protests calm and nonviolent over the last several days, including community leaders who worked to keep the peace in their neighborhoods. The incredibly hardworking men and women in the National Guard and State Police, as well as police and firefighters from Baltimore and the surrounding states and counties, deserve our thanks for their tireless efforts in protecting our citizens.”

Mayor of Baltimore, Md. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Responds to Charges

As mayor, I have said from the beginning that no one is above the law in our city. I was sickened and heartbroken by the statement of charges we heard today. No one is above the law in our city. Justice must apply to all of us equally.

With today’s official indictment, I have ordered Police Commissioner Batts to utilize the full extent of his legal authority and immediately suspend, without pay, all officers facing felony charges. In fact, warrants have been executed and all officers are in custody.

We know that the vast majority of the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department continue to serve our city with pride, courage, and distinction. But to those who engage in brutality, misconduct, racism and corruption: there is no place for you in the Baltimore Police Department.

Today’s indictments are the next step in the legal process that is running its course. I will continue to be relentless in changing the culture of the police department to ensure that everyone in the City of Baltimore is treated equally under the law.

There will be justice for Mr. Gray,his family, and for the people of Baltimore.

Police union authored letter to Marilyn Mosby

An Open Letter to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby 5/1/2015 http://t.co/iUJ7elR3bq

Get the whole picture – and other photos from Baltimore City FOP

Max Igan ~ “Constructing The End Game” April 24, 2015

Note: While in the long run I believe a much Higher plan is unfolding for the collective, from what I’ve been observing on the global 3D “stage” it appears humanity “may” be heading into some uncomfortable territory later this year – especially in the U.S. and Canada. For those who have done the work and mastered Co-reational, manifestational aspects of their consciousness and are sharply tuned in to their inner turn-by-turn guidance system, you have already created a Higher Path thru any possible turmoil during the full-collapse of the financial matrix. Trusting yourself and knowing you planned this lifetime from the point of your ancient future and that your Higher Self is your navigator thru the labyrinth of the matrix is key.

It’s also important to be  keenly aware that humanity has “assistance” from numerous off world and inter-dimensional races, not here as saviors but to help us make a course correction in ways that are hard for most of us to perceive from our current, limited perspective. Many contactee’s like Scott Lemerial and Simon Parkes are stepping forward with crucial information for understanding a much bigger picture unfolding that holds GREAT PROMISE. So while it’s important to be aware of whats happening in the world, it’s vital that we observe from the sacred neutral perspective and only invest a tiny portion of our energy into what “appears” to be on the horizon.

Our human perspective is limited and illusionary in nature. What happens in the outer world is a reflection of our inner world. And, our vibrational frequency determines the level of difficulty we create and experience on this sentient, holographic spaceship called Mother Earth/Gaia/Sophia/Mama. What you focus on you create.

With one caveat, if Max is correct in his assessment, what we’re heading into is for the most part a reality much of the unconscious collective has created thru fear and ignorance, the chaos will be their backdrop but still on the playing field we have to maneuver on. So maintaining a higher vibration while walking thru the fire is the challenge which will ultimately earn us personal Mastery over this reality.

That said, Max does a great job connecting the “3D dots” to help us best determine our next few moves on the chess board in the coming months. It’s not about fear, it’s about being aware and prepared, and not investing your energy into what may be distractions and false constructs. If your not already doing it, start seeding your intentions into the future to create the most desirable outcome possible.  Visualize it, believe and see it come to pass with gratitude.

Most of all, remember the most important thing to keep our focus on is the energy of the NOW moment, in BEing present. Keep your focus on surrendering and allowing the greater good to flow into your life, in letting go of all resistance and relaxing into “It”. From my POV, the future is already done and we made it thru with flying colors…albeit a bit worn and tattered, WE shifted the paradigm!

And so it is!  :)

The video below is only 15 minutes, I recommend listening to the show in it’s entirety here

Published on Apr 24, 2015

Max Igan – Surviving the Matrix – Season 4 – Episode 08

“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader” – Plato

To download, please visit: http://thecrowhouse.com/radio.html
or to stream directly, please visit: http://thecrowhouse.com/dl/MaxIgan_Co…



Virginia House votes 95-4 to Block Federal License Plate Tracking Program ~ OffNow.org Update

Ed. Note: People all over the country are waking up to the smell of tyranny in the NSA surveillance programs. OffNow.org presents citizens with a unique opportunity to cut-off utility resources to these massive facility’s, as a strategic tactic in an attempt to curtail the Police State currently engulfing the U.S.A.. OffNow.org is also making an impact in Congress with bills similar to the ban on Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR’s) without a warrant, a ban which just passed in the Virgina Senate. A similar bill also passed the Montana House Committee recently.

Take Action, get involved and add your signature to this growing movement. OffNow.org is one of the leading activist groups with the potential to make a serious IMPACT on the system of domination and control transforming America into a massive prison without walls. More on OffNow.org below, under “The Plan”.

Please SHARE FREELY…mahalo, {~A~}
**From NSA to drones, location tracking and more – we’re taking on the entire surveillance state.  CHIP IN AND HELP US HERE.

Did you know that the NSA isn’t the only federal agency with a massive surveillance program in place? Recently, freedom of information act (FOIA) requests from the ACLU have shown that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has been tracking the location of millions of cars around the country for 8 years – for a crime of ….driving.

How do they get this information? Mostly, through the operation of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) funded by the feds and operated by state and local law enforcement agencies.

And in Virginia today, the state House just voted 95-4 to cut that flow of information off, and ban such ALPRs unless used in conjunction with a warrant.  The bill already passed the Senate, but an important amendment to strengthen the bill in the House sends it back to the Senate for final approval.

READ THE REPORT, SHARE IT: http://www.offnow.org/virginia_house_votes_95_4_to_restrict_alprs_block_license_plate_tracking_program

Also, passed in Montana House Committee, a similar bill:  http://www.offnow.org/bill_to_stop_license_plate_tracking_program_passes_first_step_in_montana

Plus – bills to turn off resources to NSA and other federal surveillance programs have recently been introduced in Vermont, Montana, Tennessee and elsewhere.  Read our blog for all the latest updates!

Spread the word – and help us shut down the surveillance state!


The OffNow.org Plan

It’s easy to feel helpless when facing a government that has the power or claims the authority to spy on virtually everybody in the world with impunity.


In 1975, Sen. Frank Church warned America about the federal spy program, saying that if a dictator took over the NSA it “could enable [him] to impose total tyranny.”

And that was before the advent of the Internet.

Here we are almost 40 years later and Congress hasn’t done a thing about it. In fact, things are actually far worse. Politicians in D.C. have repeatedly failed to fix the issue, even in the wake of leaked documents and damning revelations.

In The Art of War, Sun Tzu advised this strategy: “Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.”

The NSA expects its opponents to “attack” from the same front they always have: Washington D.C. It’s ready for that.

But it does have an Achilles Heel.


In 2006, the Baltimore Sun reported that the NSA had maxed out capacity of the Baltimore-area power grid.

“The NSA is already unable to install some costly and sophisticated new equipment. At minimum, the problem could produce disruptions leading to outages and power surges. At worst, it could force a virtual shutdown of the agency.”

FACT: The spy agency needs resources like water and electricity. It simply cannot operate its facilities without these essential resources.

State and local governments often supply them. For instance, the NSA storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah, will reportedly use up to 1.7 million gallons of water every single day when fully operational. The city holds the contract to supply that water.

It doesn’t have to.

Nothing requires state or local governments to help the federal government violate your rights!

Under the legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine, the Supreme Court has consistently held that the federal government cannot force states to help implement or enforce federal acts or programs. It rests primarily on four Supreme Court cases: Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842), New York v. US (1992), Printz v. US (1997) and National Federation of Businesses v. Sebelius (2012).

Printz serves the cornerstone.

“The Federal Government may neither issue directives requiring the States to address particular problems, nor command the States’ officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to administer or enforce a federal regulatory program…such commands are fundamentally incompatible with our constitutional system of dual sovereignty.”


Instead of relying on the federal government to reform its own spy program, the OffNow plan involves working at the state level to create an environment that makes it politically and logistically impossible for the NSA and other federal agencies to continue illegal surveillance programs.

The strategy centers around state and local legislation designed to deprive the NSA and other agencies engaged in warrantless spying of the resources and cooperation they need to operate and accomplish their goals.

The short version? We intend to pull the rug out from under them, box them in and shut them down.

This model legislation (HERE), ready for introduction in any state, would ban a state (and all its political subdivisions) from providing assistance or material support in any way to federal spying programs.

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Refusing to supply water or electricity from state or locally-owned or operated utilities.
  • Ending NSA partnerships with public universities and colleges.
  • Prohibiting state officials from using warrantless data given to them by federal agencies


Within the scope of current jurisprudence, state law cannot prevent the federal government from bringing in its own supplies. But, the 2006 power grid issue indicates that in many situations, the federal government simply cannot do this on its own.

As a legal matter, contracts for water, electricity and other resources and services are simply voluntary agreements made between the federal government (or its agents) and the state or local government.  States legitimately can and should decide whether to honor the request based on the state’s own set of priorities.

The states and local communities should simply turn it off.

In fact, Nevada took this path against the powerful Department of Energy, and won.

Many Locations

The federal government relies on many states and local communities to provide the resources required to maintain its spying programs.

But the states and local communities aren’t required to help them out.

In Texas, the city-owned power company will exclusively supply the new data center opening in San Antonio with electricity. The agency was quite upfront about the fact that it choose Texas because of its independent power grid.

In Augusta Ga., local government services provide water and even sewage treatment to the “threat operations center.”

The NSA also maintains “data centers” or “listening posts” in Colorado, Washington, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Hawaii.

Each facility presents unique circumstance where a multi-prong strategy can and will create impediments to their operation.

More importantly, the NSA has been aggressively expanding to new locations in recent years, and the public rarely knows about a new location until after a deal has been made behind the scenes. Passage of the Fourth Amendment Protection Act in states that don’t yet have a physical facility will back the spy agency into a corner, pulling the welcome mat out from under them.

The NSA also its tentacles deep into America’s youth, with tight partnerships at Universities in all but eight US states.  At this time, 171 universities participate in this program.  (see the full list here)

These “Centers of Academic Excellence” serve as recruiting grounds and provide valuable research partnerships to bolster the NSA’s spying and data-collection capabilities. When a state passes the 4th Amendment Protection Act, it begins the process of shutting down these partnerships as well.


The federal government claims it must spy on virtually the entire world in order to protect you from “terrorism.” Many people accept this kind of personal intrusion believing it keeps them safe. But the fact is these programs are much broader – by far.

The Special Operations Division (SOD) operates as a formerly-secret federal unit that passes information collected without warrant by the NSA and other agencies to state and local law enforcement for the investigation of regular crimes – not terrorism-related at all. Federal agencies almost certainly also give warrantless information to state and local governments via Fusion Centers.

Fusion centers facilitate the exchange of information between state, local and federal agencies, and their existence in virtually every state highlights how deep into our communities Big Brother has infiltrated. These facilities make up part of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), a consortium that includes the NSA, FBI, Department of Defense and many others. Fusion Centers “contribute to the ISE through their role in receiving threat information from the federal government.”

In other words, they serve as one of the primary means of passing warrantless information along from federal to state and local agencies.

Passage of the 4th Amendment Protection Act, or the more narrowly-focused Electronic Data Privacy Act would ban the receipt of warrantless information by state and local law enforcement (and other agencies), and make such information inadmissible in state criminal proceedings, ending a small but important practical effect of warrantless federal spying.


While Off Now focuses heavily on limiting or ending spying by targeting NSA collection programs, there are other areas where privacy rights are in serious danger.

The expanding use of drones for domestic policing at the state and local level poses significant threats to privacy. In most states, law enforcement can utilize drones with virtually no restrictions. Ten states have passed laws limiting drone use, including warrant requirements and some with prohibitions on weaponization. Other states need to follow suit, and states with laws on the books need to take action to close loopholes and strengthen their provisions.

Drone use by state and local law enforcement also has national implications. In fact, the Federal government serves as the primary engine behind the expansion of drone surveillance carried out by states and local communities.The Department of Homeland Security issues large grants to local governments so that those agencies can purchase drones. The goal? Fund a network of drones around the country and put the operational burden on the states. Once they create a web over the whole country, DHS steps in with requests for ‘information sharing.’

Passing legislation to limit drone use at the state level not only provides immediate privacy protection to people within that state, it also puts a dent in a long-term program for seemingly endless surveillance on a federal level.


While many NSA locations rely on state or local governments to assist or directly provide badly-needed utilities, others partner closely with corporations.

For example, in Augusta, Ga., a partnership with Georgia Power (a subsidiary of the massive electric holding company in the US, the Southern Company), literally kept the lights on.The local paper reported that “Before a partnership in 2006 with Georgia Power, outages were a regular occurrence on post, particularly during the summer, when heavy demands were placed on the system.”

A follow up bill to the 4th Amendment Protection Act would allow states to end business relationships with compliant corporations happy to profit from NSA abuses.


As a result of the rapid evolution of information sharing, locally-gathered information doesn’t remain “local” for very long. With new intelligence sharing systems like these fusion centers, along with Joint Terrorism Task Forces and the ISE, information collected by local police in any city or small town in America can now quickly end up in federal intelligence databases. That means your information becomes accessible across the country with a click of a mouse.

Many people think they remain safe from the prying eyes of Big Brother because they don’t do anything “suspicious.”

Think again.

It turns out law enforcement uses a pretty loose definition of suspicious. Programs known as “Suspicious Activity Reporting” (SAR) serve as information vacuums to feed the fusion centers, and it doesn’t take much to put you on their radar. According to the ACLU, in early 2008, the DNI ISE Program Manager published criteria to guide local law enforcement officers in reporting “suspicious” activities to fusion centers and and then upline to the federal intelligence community. Some of the activities deemed inherently suspicious include photography, “acquisition of expertise,” and “eliciting information.”

It didn’t take long for local police to take up the gauntlet. The ACLU reports that within three months, the Los Angeles Police Department kicked off its own program.

“The following March the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) initiated its own SAR program to ‘gather, record, and analyze information of a criminal or non-criminal nature, that could indicate activity or intentions related to either foreign or domestic terrorism,’ and included a list of 65 behaviors LAPD officers ‘shall’ report, which included taking pictures or video footage, taking notes, drawing diagrams and espousing extreme views.”

In June of that same year, the  Departments of Justice and Homeland Security teamed up with the Major City Chiefs Association to issue a report recommending expansion or the SAR program to other U.S. cities. According to the ACLU, “the FBI began its own SAR collection program called eGuardian in 2008, and in 2010 the military announced it would implement a SAR program through eGuardian.”

The OffNow campaign primarily focuses on action against federal surveillance programs. But with the line between federal, state and local law enforcement becoming increasingly blurred, Americans also need to pay attention to local actions to see and understand the big picture.

Simply put, when local governments seize the power to watch you, that information will ultimately end up in the hands of federal agencies most certainly trying to monitor the actions, communications and movement of virtually every person on earth.

Add to this an FBI facial recognition program coming online and you have the potential for an Orwellian nightmare scenario. As the technology improves and facial recognition “learns” to identify more people, federal agencies will gain the capability to track your every movement, in real time, through networks of cameras around the country.


Former NSA technical leader and whistleblower William Binney says, “There have been at least 15-20 trillion constitutional violations” by the NSA.

We must engage a multi-prong strategy to deal with a surveillance establishment so well-entrenched and broad in scope.

Currently, many activists are engaged in the support of lawsuits or Congressional legislation to limit or stop the NSA.  But waiting for these to play out positively could prove a dangerous game of chicken.

By approaching the surveillance state on multiple fronts, it is possible to overwhelm it and make its programs too difficult or costly to carry out.  A program to Turn it Off and thwart the surveillance state through state legislation intersects in six main areas:

1. Denying federal agencies engaged in warrantless surveillance the resources they need to operate.

2. Prohibiting the introduction of warrantless information collected by the feds and shared with state and local law enforcement in state criminal proceedings.

3. Ending warrantless location tracking of cellphones, and physical surveillance by drones.

4. Ending cooperative partnerships between universities and the NSA.

5. Penalizing corporations that cooperate with mass, warrantless surveillance.

6. Addressing state and local actions that feed into the larger surveillance-state, such as fusion centers, suspicious activity reporting, surveillance cameras and license plate readers.


Rosa Parks demonstrated the power of “No!”

When she refused to give up her seat on that Montgomery city bus, she ignited a fire that ultimately consumed Jim Crow.

We possess that same power today. State and local governments can say, “No!” to warrantless spying and simply refuse to cooperate with it.

This one word gives us the power to reject mass surveillance and restore privacy. But it can only happen if we muster up the necessary courage to act.

“The only tired I was…was tired of giving in,” Parks later said.

Are you tired? Are you tired of sitting back and feeling helpless as the federal government violates your privacy? Are you tired of excuses and justifications from Washington politicians? Are you tired of being ignored?

Then take action!

Say, “No!”

Join us as we work to take apart the surveillance state!

Max Igan – PressTV – Former Guantanamo Guard Reveals Colleagues Murdered 3 Inmates

Max Igan on PressTV World News Jan, 17th, 2015

The War on Toddler Terrorists – Britain Wants to Force Nursery School Teachers to Identify “Extremist” Children

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 6.11.51 AMIt’s 8pm in Cambodia and time to find something to eat, but before I do, something caught my attention that I just have to share. It has to do with Great Britain’s continued insanity when it comes to it’s own version of the so-called “war on terror.” This topic will come as no surprise to regular readers, as I have previously highlighted the UK’s unique brand of Orwellianism on several occasions. Here are a couple of examples from late last year:

The UK’s Conservative Party Declares War on YouTube, Twitter, Free Speech and Common Sense

The BBC is Using Anti-Terror Surveillance to Find Tax Dodgers

In case you aren’t aware, there is something called the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill 2014-15, currently moving through the UK Parliament. The Bill completed its committee stage in the House of Commons in mid-December, and will enter its report stage and third reading on January 6th and 7th. Accompanying this bill, which is controversial in its own right, is a 39-page consultation document that directs nursery school staff and registered childminders to “report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists.” Think this is a joke? Think again. From the UK Telegraph:

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

The directive is contained in a 39-page consultation document issued by the Home Office in a bid to bolster its Prevent anti-terrorism plan.

The document accompanies the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, currently before parliament. It identifies nurseries and early years childcare providers, along with schools and universities, as having a duty “to prevent people being drawn into terrorism”.

The consultation paper adds: “Senior management and governors should make sure that staff have training that gives them the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimize terrorism and are shared by terrorist groups.

“They should know where and how to refer children and young people for further help.”

But concern was raised over the practicalities of making it a legal requirement for staff to inform on toddlers.

“The Government should focus on projects to support vulnerable young people – instead they’re playing straight into terrorists’ hands by rushing through a Bill that undermines our democratic principles and turns us into a nation of suspects.”

He added: “It is important that children are taught fundamental British values in an age-appropriate way. For children in the early years, this will be about learning right from wrong and in practitioners challenging negative attitudes and stereotypes.

Who knows what sort of material these extremists might be perusing.

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In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

Simon Black – Unbelievable: A science experiment landed this little girl in handcuffs

Thanks to Keri over at FollowingWorldChange for this great find! As repugnant as these acts against our youth may be, IMO the system is doing them a favor because they getting their wake-up call while still inside the indoctrination programs. Which creates a crack in the shell of complacency.  As adults, kids like Kiera are the souls who’ll be first to fly the middle finger when confronted with the dense energy of domination and control. They are the wayshowers and the system-busters who will build the new world in the Golden Age….

Much love and Aloha! {~A~}

January 8, 2015
Punta Arenas, Chile

Kiera really liked making things react together and was going to try to make a baking soda and vinegar volcano, but the teacher said that was for kids in lower grades.

As an honor student, she wanted to do something impressive, so she looked around for something more advanced.

After putting two ounces of toilet bowl cleaner into a container, she dropped in a ball of aluminum foil, and covered it when—pff! The lid popped off and smoke started pouring out.

Not one to get in trouble for anything, Kiera felt pretty nervous as she was called into the principal’s office.

But little did she know just how serious her punishment would be.

For her botched chemistry experiment she was charged with possession of a weapon and the assembling of a bomb on campus.

So that day, rather than leaving the office with demerits, she was escorted out in handcuffs.

The charges were dropped after outrage from the community, but Kiera’s humiliation and criminal record remained.

Put into a center for kids that have been kicked out of school, her whole education was thrown off track. No more cello lessons, no more German classes, and no more dignity when entering the classroom.

Once an aspiring scientist, do you think she will ever try an experiment without thinking of how the handcuffs cut into her wrists?

In classes, do you think she will ever dare to argue against a teacher or do anything that could possibly have her sent back to the principal’s office?

Hers is far from being an isolated case. In fact, Kiera is just one of over 260,000 students that were reported to law enforcement by their schools in 2012, the most-recent available data.

Throwing an eraser, chewing gum in class, wearing too much perfume—these have all landed kids with misdemeanor charges or in policy custody.

This is all a part of the authorities’ “zero-tolerance policy”.

“You cuss out a teacher, you get a ticket, period”, said one bureau chief.

What do you think it does to a kid to be labeled so early on as a criminal? I can assure you, it’s nothing good.

Their likelihood of graduating from high school plummets, as does the proportion with jobs by the age of 25.

It’s often not made clear in the records what exactly the offence was, so no matter how trivial the “incident” that took place, these kids will be haunted by their criminal records for the rest of their lives.

Take Kiera for example—who is going to hire a girl who has it on file that she tried to make a bomb at her school?

It took 17-months of legal battles with help from the American Civil Liberties Union and thousands of petitions signed to support her case in order for Kiera to get her record expunged.

But she was lucky her case had made headlines, while most continue to struggle alone.

With their opportunities limited and already being labeled criminals, many who otherwise wouldn’t have, go on to engage in more criminal activity.

Of course the threat of government punishment only rises with adulthood.

Over the past 20 years, police have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, so that now nearly one-third of the American population are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.

But what are these arrests even for? Murder, theft, and fraud only make up a minor proportion of this number. The rest are for a range of violations that are generally victimless and often absurd.

This is now a country where collecting your own rainwater or feeding the homeless is a crime.

By criminalizing every activity under the sun for both adults and children, the government is using the threat of violence (or sometimes actual violence) to create a docile, obedient, and subservient population.

You never know what could be against the law, so you’re better off playing it safe by trying not to step out of line in any way possible.

Critical-thinking, creativity, dissent, and experimentation have all been replaced with fear, as the people in the ‘Land of the Free’ are gradually made into obedient serfs.

Also, check out how one guy in Canada counterfeited $250 million of nearly flawless bills—and got away free.

Until tomorrow,
Simon Black
Founder, SovereignMan.com

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it’s involved in a crime? They can!
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Voting Only is a Path to Failure: Stopping Mass Spying Takes More

As we stand on the cusp of the latest incarnation of the “most important election of our lifetime,” I’ve got some bad news for you.

When it comes to ending mass spying, it won’t matter.

If your party keeps or gains control of Congress, it won’t matter.

If your party loses control of the House or Senate, it won’t matter.

Go vote in federal elections to your heart’s content.

It won’t matter.

The bums you vote in or out don’t run the show.

In a new book titled National Security and Double Government, Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon argues that that our elected officials have very little control over national security and defense. He asserts that agencies like the NSA, Homeland Security, the CIA and the Department of Defense largely govern themselves with virtually no accountability or oversight. Glennon describes the current American political landscape as a “double government.” As Boston Globe columnist Jordan Michael Smith put it, “There’s the one we elect, and then there’s the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover for the real decisions made by the bureaucracy.”

Glennon does not merely approach the subject as an academic. He possesses “insider” credentials, having served as legal counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also worked as a consultant to several congressional committees and the Department of State. He said the fact the Obama policy looks identical to Bush policy, despite all of the promises of change, sparked the book.

“I think the American people are deluded,” Glennon said in an interview with the Globe. “They believe that when they vote for a president or member of Congress or succeed in bringing a case before the courts, that policy is going to change. Now, there are many counter-examples in which these branches do affect policy…But the larger picture is still true—policy by and large in the national security realm is made by the concealed institutions.”

This reality has important ramification for those working to reform NSA surveillance programs and rein in the spy state. It indicates that the traditional strategies of working through Congress and the federal court system will create good political theater, but have little chance of concrete success. As Glennon explains it, the bureaucracies essentially set the policy and the political class defers to their “expertise.”

Members of Congress are generalists and need to defer to experts within the national security realm, as elsewhere. They are particularly concerned about being caught out on a limb having made a wrong judgment about national security and tend, therefore, to defer to experts, who tend to exaggerate threats. The courts similarly tend to defer to the expertise of the network that defines national security policy.

The presidency itself is not a top-down institution, as many people in the public believe, headed by a president who gives orders and causes the bureaucracy to click its heels and salute. National security policy actually bubbles up from within the bureaucracy. Many of the more controversial policies, from the mining of Nicaragua’s harbors to the NSA surveillance program, originated within the bureaucracy. John Kerry was not exaggerating when he said that some of those programs are “on autopilot.”

Glennon said this dynamic “can result in some very dire consequences.”

But that doesn’t mean we should just throw in the towel and give up. We just need to alter our strategies. Glennon points out that reform has to come from the American people. Not from the government.

“Government is very much the problem here.”

The OffNow strategy ignores D.C. and involves a sort of “institutional civil disobedience.” By using other existing power centers, specifically state and local governments, we will disrupt and pressure these concealed institutions. It took public agitation to advance the civil rights movement. It took public agitation to end the war in Vietnam. And it will take public agitation to bring substantive change to the surveillance state.

Replacing politicians in Washington D.C. will have zero effect unless those in office feel the pressure of the American people. Casting a vote won’t do it. But shutting off the water to an NSA facility just might. Pressuring corporations so they will stop cooperating with agencies engaging in unwarranted spying just might. Pulling the plug on university partnerships with the NSA just might.

When OffNow rolled out its strategy last year, many praised it for its boldness, but wrote it off as “too radical” and “too aggressive.”

I disagree. We need to act aggressively. Mounting evidence affirms this view.

Radical violations of your rights call for radical measures, not just votes.

Won’t you join us?


ITCCS Breaking News: Canada: “Track B” secret government, police powers established by Order in Council – “Our equivalent of NDAA” in effect November 1 – ITCCS to respond, October 25, 2014


In the wake of the staged shooting of a Canadian soldier in Canada’s capital this week, a secret system of government armed with sweeping police powers will soon be inaugurated by a special Order in Council.

A source in Ottawa claims the new system mirrors the American “Homeland Security” regime, and stands outside the laws and Parliament of Canada. The Order establishing the new regime is codenamed “Track B’, and is closed to public scrutiny and Parliamentary or judicial review.

“This is like the free trade agreement: there’ll be the official version for the masses and the real arrangement, cloaked and operational. Not even (Prime Minister) Harper’s cabinet knows most of the facts” stated the source today.

Under “Track B”, according to the source, police and special para-military units will have unlimited powers of arrest and detention, utilizing secret prisons and open ended warrants to incarcerate anyone indefinitely without due process or Habeas Corpus.

“November 1 is the official start date, but things are moving already” said the source.

In response to the Track B disclosure, ITCCS Central will be issuing a special communique and directive to its members this Monday, October 27, along with a breaking interview with its North American Field Secretary Kevin Annett.

The special communique and interview will be posted at www.itccs.org and throughout the ITCCS global network.

Issued by ITCCS Central, Brussels
October 25, 2014, Brussels (7 pm GMT)

Zen Gardner ~ So Where Are We Now?

by Zen Gardner Oct 11, 2014

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by Zen Gardner

It only gets weirder by the day. As the engineered ebola scare rolls out and ISIS supposedly closes in, the US and NATO are slipping into Syria as if no one is looking. Meanwhile, insane Israel is openly planning another Gaza massacre while the Ukrainian genocide continues.  If that’s not enough, the economy is on the verge of collapsing, our food, air and water continue to be poisoned, our oceans and atmosphere are dying, communities are being fracked, and Fukushima continues to erupt while the massive Yellowstone caldera threatens to.

Talk about engineered overload!

Most people’s heads are spinning wildly and they’re trying to not think about this assault on their minds, hearts and senses. This is just the environment the manipulators want – an overloaded, stunned and compliant populace, ready to be swayed like limp seaweed in the tide of their polluted propaganda.

This is a very important time to be aware consciously and not engage this news and information without remaining as aware and emotionally detached as possible. Keep an eye on things but do not partake of the poison between the lines. It is usually easily identifiable for the awakened but when there’s an avalanche of wave after wave of sensational events and news we can lose perspective and unwittingly fall prey to their toxic designs and intentions.

Ebola Conditioning and the Knee-jerk Effect

Whether ebola is real or not doesn’t really matter. As in all false flags and engineered events, there’s going to be some sort of seemingly credible evidence from which they base their next wave of assault. After that all you need is “reported” cases or “potential” threats. And so it rolls out. The main thing is to not get sucked into the react mode. The media of all types immediately jumped into the reactive cycle when this news first broke, with the intended purpose of shock and fear. We have to shake that mindset rigorously in order to be able to see clearly. It’s just another problem, reaction solution scenario using the programmed “deadly pandemic” excuse.

But just watch what they do. If you thought the bogus shoe and underpants bombers were effective in changing security procedures worldwide, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Already Connecticut has gone into a civil lockdown without even a single case being reported there. It may appear to be just precautionary measures, but apparently the mental metal of the public has been deemed soft and malleable enough to go ahead and get the ball rolling in the compliant Sandy Hooked state. Now airport workers are striking and leaving their jobs not wanting to sanitize planes or check incoming passengers.

The wheels are in motion.


Ebola bin Laden

Ebola has been rolled out exactly the same way the previous bogeyman was. Bin Laden was reportedly behind carefully staggered embassy bombings and military attacks throughout the 90’s and conveniently propped up as the boogeyman who would eventually take the fall for the staged 9/11 attacks. The idea has to be planted in minds ahead of time, so measured ebola outbreaks in unconnected parts of Africa have been in the news for decades now and arose at almost the same time and frequency as the reported bin Laden attacks. Images of this deadly dreaded ebola idea were flashed with careful timing, scaring the crap out of people, but kept at a convenient distance while the inoculation of lies took effect conditioning the mental immune system.

Meanwhile, CIA and Zionist controlled Hollywood has been doing the background work reinforcing this meme with movies like Outbreak, I Am Legend and most recently World War Z. All conditioning. And what else has come along in the meantime? The zombie craze, with police actually using this theme for security drills.

Just a coincidence? Never.

Depopulation – It’s Under Our Noses

Almost ironically, and especially in the light of a potential pandemic, many are waiting for some kind of mass extermination event to fulfill the Georgia Guidestones and other elitist declarations to drastically reduce the world’s “cumbersome” population. The fact is it’s already happening, you just don’t see it because it’s on a different long term timeline and mostly being accomplished by carefully planned sterilization. It’s fully under way, slow and sure, right under humanity’s nose. Much of the entertainment, political, corporate and scare industry’s focus is to keep humanity’s minds preoccupied and on the defensive so they won’t see or be able to react to what’s being done to them on a daily basis.

Children and adults are being sterilized by EMFs and vaccines, by GMOs, radiation, adulterated water, foods and pharmaceuticals etc., while the population is quietly being replaced by robotics, to name a few mechanisms at play. This doesn’t even take into account the engineered proliferation of cancer and a host of other diseases promoted by corporate and governmental plans.

They even publicly state they have a target date of 2050 for this overall plan to be fully in place. In 36 years at the rate we’re being poisoned, unless this gets turned around, there won’t be many able to survive, never mind reproduce, pandemic or not. The point is, now is the time to clearly identify what’s actually going on and act accordingly.

I wrote about the nature of their long term plan in The Serpentine Stealth of the Long Range Planners and it’s as true today as ever. People need to wake up in more realistic ways – not just intellectually, but practically, as they continue their fight for truth and awareness. The mesmerization is very deep and delays resultant action and true conscious awareness.

There is no future plan – drastically reducing the world’s population is an ongoing program taking place while the world is deceived, sidetracked and entertained by fabricated illusory animated scripts playing before their eyes.

Ivana NWO

Light at the End of the Tornado

I know this may seem dark, but it’s realistic. The vast majority of Americans and many in the west live on the defensive, reacting to anything issued by the usurping governmental powers that be. Ultimately Truth will win out, but when a tornado, from whatever origin, is bearing down on your home it’s not a time to argue with the source or the reasoning behind it. It’s too late for that. And for America it’s been too late for decades. Not only is the sleeping giant virtually dead, but karma has a way of coming around to collect her bills. Americans have by their silence and energetic and financial support been complicit in the genocide of millions around the globe for decades, as well as the rape of the planet’s resources.

What goes around…

We’ve seen all of their various potential scenarios detailed for years in the alternative media. There’s no doubt about what they are up to, their plans and intentions, and the various methods at play in the ongoing subjugation of humanity. People are waking up rapidly and that’s wonderful, but we’re about to pass through a phase that needs to be addressed rationally and consciously.

Not everyone can move to higher ground or escape the north, I understand that. Just beware the defensive mindset and go about what needs to be done in peace and confidence. It works against you if your preparations and ongoing activities aren’t done fully consciously. But at the same time, to sit and point at an oncoming tornado as if understanding its origins and intricacies will dispel it is utter insanity. It’s time for preemptive action, both in activism and personal preparation.

That’s the loving thing to do for yourself, your loved ones and your planet.

That’s how I see it. The storm clouds and accompanying turbulent winds are here and picking up quickly and it’s not about to get better anytime soon; they have much too much at stake and in motion. They are psychopaths whose bottom line is the famous Samson option – “If we can’t have it, nobody can” – and they’ll gladly bring the house down around everyone’s ears if the situation warrants.

We don’t need to dwell on these ugly realities but to ignore them is tantamount to outright denial. It’s a difficult time and place to be in many ways, but we have chosen to be here and we should handle the challenge courageously. Personally, I wouldn’t have missed being here for these unfolding events for anything!

The awakening has power they know not of and I can hardly wait to see how it manifests, in whatever form! We each just need to do our part, that’s the crux of the matter.

Stay happy and and be well. All is within the Cosmic design. It’s ours to manifest the Divine intention and so bring real “order” out of their corrupt, engineered chaos. All of the wonderful, creative Universe is working with us! Just be prepared for anything, both spiritually and physically.

Much love always, Zen



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