New York... Homeland Security Recruiting Snoops and Tattle Tales!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 9:42pm.

In East Germany during the reign of the Stasi, neighbors informing on neighbors played an important role in making sure totalitarian rule operated efficiently. All authoritarian states require helpful citizen-informants to make sure all are equally oppressed. ~ Kurt Nimmo 

Is it possible the Department of Homeland Security in New York was mindful of this experience when it sent out the letter below to business owners and operators in the state?

Imagine the false positives as eager informers rat out people engaged in behavior that a few short years ago was considered not only normal but none of the business of the state and its citizen-informers.

This letter was sent to this afternoon...

Kurt Nimmo - March 12, 2010 - source InfoWars

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 9:42pm.


Martin Reiner (not verified) | Fri, 03/19/2010 - 10:08pm

Since 9/11 federal government established across the nation a large number of Fusion Centers. Fusion Centers were originally established to improve the sharing of anti-terrorism intelligence among different state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. (But since expanded to pursue all crimes and hazards.)

Fusion Centers now pursue for analysis not just criminal and terrorist information, but any information that can be derived from police, public records and private sector data about Americans. Fusion Centers increasingly involve components of the U.S. Military in addition to other government entities to spy on Citizens. The centers heavily rely on "local informants” for information that is shared with Local, State, and Federal police agencies). Recently the Department of Homeland Security began sharing more classified Military information with local Fusion Centers, perhaps a mistake, not all local police keep secrets.

Fusion Centers circumvent Fourth Amendment Constitutional protections that prohibit illegal search and seizure, by taking advantage of ambiguous lines of authority to manipulate differences in federal, state and local laws to maximize information collection. Increasingly (private security companies and their operatives) work so closely with local/federal law enforcement and Fusion Centers—providing and exchanging information about Americans, they appear to (merge) with police. That is what happened in Germany during the 1930’s when a private-Gestapo merged its operations with German Federal Police. Subsequently Germany in 1939 placed all German Police agencies including the Gestapo under the control of the "Reich Main Security Office” the equivalent of U.S. Homeland Security.

Recently Obama Signed a One-Year Extension To The Patriot Act.

It does not take much knowledge of history to understand how a corrupt U.S. Government could use National Security Letters under the Patriot Act—As A Political or Economic Weapon.

Currently in the name of fighting terrorism, U.S. Government can use National Security Letters to search a Citizen’s private information and records without having to provide specific facts—that the person’s information sought pertains to a foreign power or agent of a foreign power. Government can impose National Security Letters without probable cause on your employer, your business client(s) credit card providers, even your relationships. After you receive a National Security Letter, under current law you can’t tell anyone. National Security Letters if used by a tyrannical U.S. Government, could be very threatening to Americans when you consider methods used by other governments. For example in Nazi Germany, the Gestapo routinely targeted and damaged business people and companies that refused to support the Nazi Government by—interrogating their customers—about them. Not surprisingly targeted business people and companies found it difficult to make a living after their frightened customers and clients distanced themselves after Gestapo interrogation. Some German corporations with ties to the Reich government used the Gestapo to scare off their business rivals’ associates and customers—to take their business. A corrupt U.S. Government could as easily use National Security Letters in the same manner and to intimidate Americans exercising First Amendment Rights.
It is problematic federal agencies will use National Security Letters where probable cause does not exist—to circumvent the Fourth Amendment, to glean information from private records having nothing to do with terrorism to prosecute criminal and civil cases e.g., asset forfeiture.