Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gov't spies, gives the info to POLICE (1984)

Ashley Wells, Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly; The Intercept (; Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (Democracy Now, Aug 27, '14)
"The Very Naughty Whistle-blower" (Tom Tomorrow/
NSA creates Google-like search engine (ICReach) engine to distribute your information to other agencies: Access to collected self-purchased GPS tracker and conversation monitor (aka cellphone) data, email records, and much more

A new report by The Intercept news site reveals that the NSA (U.S. National Security Agency) is secretly providing troves of data to nearly two dozen government agencies using a "Google-like" search engine.
I do believe I told ya so, tried to warn y'all.
Documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden offer proof that for years the NSA has made data directly available to domestic crime investigation agencies like the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and FBI. [Goodbye, Constitution, we hardly knew ye.]
The search tool, known as ICReach ("Icy" or "I see" Reach), contains information on millions of U.S. citizens who have not been accused of any wrongdoing and were not being investigated for anything, as well as unaccused foreigners.
Big Brother is watching using more than screen
ICReach is designed to share more than 850 billion records -- which is more than twice the number of stars in our Milky Way. Democracy Now! speaks to The Intercept's Ryan Gallagher, the reporter who broke the story.
And Gallagher is asked about his report on how the U.S. military has banned all employees from reading The Intercept and has begun blocking the new website on work computers, purportedly because it has published classified material.
Pfc. Chelsea Bradley Manning is heroic! (DN)
"That kind of policy in the age of [Chelsea Bradley] Manning, in the age of Snowden, just is totally archaic, and it doesn’t fit the modern world," Gallagher says. "You can have a situation where an intelligence analyst in the government with a top-secret security clearance is in a position that [s/he] can’t read public news reports."

"The damage [caused by Israel's war crimes] is beyond imagination in Gaza": on the ground journalist Mo Omer on ceasefire deal and rebuilding

Should Facebook, Twitter, and Google execs decide what we see and read? 

Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?
I don't even do anything but listen to my gov't handlers, and I'm rich! - Young, too.

There have been increasingly vocal calls for Twitter, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley [government-partner] corporations to more aggressively police what their users are permitted to see and read. Last month in The Washington Post, for instance, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow demanded that social media companies ban the accounts of “terrorists” who issue “direct calls” for violence. More

U.S. Military bans The Intercept
(The Intercept, Aug.
U.S. Military Bans The Intercept

The U.S. military is banning and blocking employees from visiting The Intercept in an apparent effort to CENSOR news reports that contain leaked government secrets [now in the public domain]. According to multiple military sources, a notice has been circulated to units within the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps warning staff that they are prohibited from reading stories... More

The Ghost of Dred Scott Haunts the Streets of Ferguson
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (
Amys_column_defaultThousands are protesting the police [execution] of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Four miles south in the quietude of Calvary Cemetery, lies Dred Scott -- the man born a slave who famously fought for his freedom in the courts.

Now it is 1984 (George Orwell)
(WQ) There was a pause in the ten shots fired at the unarmed teenager -- indicating premeditation.

The officer, Darren Wilson, intended to execute (and thereby silence) Mike Brown. There was no struggle at the time, no danger to himself, no need to kill -- other than to preserve his own freedom.

Wilson knew the Ferguson P.D. (and coroner and District Attorney) would have his back to cover up what really happened. Will he be convicted? Will he ever even be charged?

The racism and implicit bias of the court suggest he will go free to kill and deprive citizens of their civil rights again. So killing works: It keeps police out of jail for their crimes.

One Apology in Ferguson
One Apology in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri - A grand jury heard evidence for the first time Wednesday in the case of the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. Protesters and clergy members, meanwhile, descended on the Buzz Westfall Justice Center to call for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert... More
Ferguson feeds on poor? City disproportionately stops, charges, fines [jails] people of color

“How Can You All Fix This?” Painful Questions in Ferguson After Another Police Shooting
(The Intercept, Aug.
“How Can You All Fix This?” Painful Questions in Ferguson After Another Police Shooting
[Still a "Slave Culture"?] A muggy evening of peaceful protest in Ferguson gave way to a dramatic display of raw emotion on Thursday night, as police were confronted with the collective pain of the black community. More

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