Skip to comments.NSA Official: 'We Are Now a Police State'
Posted on 01/17/2014 2:35:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Last year, high-ranking NSA official Bill Binney said, We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state. Now, Binney says that the U.S. has already become a full-blown police state. Binney told Washingtons Blog on Wednesday that: The main use of the collection from these [NSA spying] programs [is] for law enforcement. [See the 2 slides below].
These slides give the policy of the DOJ/FBI/DEA etc. on how to use the NSA data. In fact, they instruct that none of the NSA data is referred to in courts cause it has been acquired without a warrant. So, they have to do a Parallel Construction and not tell the courts or prosecution or defense the original data used to arrest people. This I call: a planned programed perjury policy directed by US law enforcement. And, as the last line on one slide says, this also applies to Foreign Counterparts. This is a total corruption of the justice system not only in our country but around the world. The source of the info is at the bottom of each slide. This is a totalitarian process means we are now in a police state. Binney, a 32-year veteran of the agency, was instrumental in the creation of the NSAs surveillance program for digital information. He also served as the NSAs senior technical director. As a result, hes been sought after by a multitude of media outlets, like CBS, ABC, CNN, New York Times, USA Today, Fox News, and PBS. Concerning the collection of data by federal agencies mentioned by Binney, Washingtons Blog added that: By way of background, the government is spying on virtually everything we do. All of the information gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally launder the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way
and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges.
“The Prisoner” TV series was based on the Panopticon State.
you’re either with them or against them.
The NSA are a bunch of juvenile wankers who live in their mothers’ basement and are de-selected Beta “males.”
I hope a lawyer reads this.
Any case that involved information gained via phone records or Email should be challenged. If the evidence came from NSA data then the case should be thrown out. In fact after the NSA has said this then it would appear to me that a LEO must prove that that the data did NOT come an NSA source.
Abolish this agency. Burn the records
Obama say “FORWARD !”
People say “Seig Heil !”
Now, Binney says that the U.S. has already become a full-blown police state
Not to mention tyranny.
planned programed perjury policy
isnt THAT special!!
I’ve long suspected that many amazingly lucky traffic stop drug busts weren’t lucky at all.
Ping for later
In the current system, the government has the means to gather all the info it needs, to railroad anybody who displeases the powers that be. The Obama administration has also repeatedly demonstrated the willingness to use power to punish political opponents.
Wouldn’t be hard for them to find something, pretend they never saw it, then go back and subpoena for it, and then present it in court, or if you’re prominent enough, just leak it to the usual suspects.
what I wonder about is do republicans have access or is it it strictly for democrats to use....or is it to the highest bidder....
I think Snowden is a hero.....imo....
Thought experiment: suppose police broke into your home without a warrant, while you were away, and saw things that make them decide they want to prosecute you. Would it now be legitimate for them to search for a pretext to get a warrant (eg, claim an informant said you have X, Y, Z in the house), kick in your door, and seize the items they illegally perused before?
NSA should profile Muslims.
Tax Slaves, we've become.
I won’t consider it a police state until I actually have to get security clearance to leave the county, show papers at the state border, and turn in ALL of my firearms and unapproved books.
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