Archive for Invasion of Privacy

Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Sues Over Airport Arrest

Posted in "Terrorism", 9/11, Attack on Freedom, Attack on the Republic, Big Brother, Censorship, New World Order, News, Police State/Martial Law, Stupid Government Tricks, the 9/11 Files, Unconstitutional with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2011 by truthwillrise
  • By David Kravets Email Author
  • March 14, 2011  | 
  • 6:25 pm  
  • A 21-year-old Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area is demanding $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.

              Government photo of Aaron Tobey being held at Richmond International Airport on December 30

    Aaron Tobey claims in a civil rights lawsuit (.pdf) that in December he was handcuffed and held for about 90 minutes by the Transportation Security Administration at the Richmond International Airport after he began removing his clothing to display on his chest a magic-marker protest of airport security measures.

    “Amendment 4: The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated,” his chest and gut read.

    The University of Cincinnati student didn’t want to go through the advanced imaging technology X-ray machines that are cropping up at airports nationwide. Instead, when it was his turn to be screened, he was going to opt for an intrusive pat-down — and remove most of his clothing in the process.

    “He went there knowing he would not do the advanced imaging and do the pat-down instead,” his attorney, James Knicely, said in a telephone interview. “He was making it easy for them and in the process he wanted to communicate his objection for doing so.”

    Among other things, the federal lawsuit claims wrongful detention and a breach of the First Amendment and Fourth Amendment. “He was held there for 90 minutes, and handcuffed behind his back,” Knicely said.

    Tobey was on his way to Wisconsin for his grandmother’s funeral. Despite his detainment, he made his flight.

    According to the suit, while under interrogation on December 30, the authorities wanted to know “about his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were.”

    Two weeks later, Henrico County prosecutors dropped the misdemeanor charge.

    Government Now Really Invading Personal Space at Airports Across America – Alex Jones Tv

    Posted in Alex Jones, Attack on Freedom, Attack on the Republic, Big Brother, False Flag Terror, Infowars.com, New World Order, News, Police State/Martial Law, Stupid Government Tricks, Tyranny, Unconstitutional with tags , , , , , , , on August 24, 2010 by truthwillrise

    The facial recognition software that will put a name to every photograph in the internet

    Posted in Attack on Freedom, Attack on the Republic, Big Brother, New World Order, News, Police State/Martial Law, Tyranny with tags , , , on August 23, 2010 by truthwillrise

    Mail Online
    August 23, 2010

    A software company is developing revolutionary software which provides the ability to identify people from photographs posted on the internet.

    Face.com has produced technology that can identify individuals on social networking sites and online galleries by comparing their image against a known picture of them.

    It means detailed profiles of individuals can be built up purely from online photographs and critics have said it could lead to exploitation by employers.

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    The software works be creating an algorithim of the face – a measurement of the arrangement of features including the eyes, nose and mouth.

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    Bartering your baby’s blood

    Posted in Attack on Freedom, Attack on the Republic, Big Brother, General, New World Order, News, Shadow Government, Stupid Government Tricks with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2010 by truthwillrise
    State traded blood for goods and services

    Updated: Monday, 17 May 2010, 10:34 AM CDT

    Published : Monday, 03 May 2010, 5:59 PM CDT

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – When Andrea Beleno gave birth to her son last year, she knew she’d do whatever it took to protect him.

    But she never dreamed she’d be taking on the State of Texas to safeguard her son’s most private information.

    And now, revelations are surfacing that not only did the state store that blood without parents’ knowledge – but they also actually bartered it for goods and services to for-profit companies, without the knowledge of parents or of state lawmakers.

    Beleno and several other Texas families sued the State Department of Health Services after they learned the agency had been storing and using newborn blood samples, or blood spots, that were leftover after testing for the Newborn Screening Program.

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    More Secrets, More Surveillance, Less Security

    Posted in Attack on Freedom, Attack on the Republic, Barack Hussein Obama, Big Brother, End The Fed, Fiat Currency, International Bankers, New World Order, News, Ron Paul, Shadow Government, Stupid Government Tricks with tags , , , , , , on July 26, 2010 by truthwillrise

    Children, 4, ‘to be fingerprinted to borrow school books from library’

    Posted in Alex Jones, Attack on Freedom, New World Order, News with tags , , on May 29, 2010 by truthwillrise

    Andrew Hough
    The Daily Telegraph
    May 28, 2010

    Students in Manchester are having their thumbprints digitally transformed into electronic codes, which can then be recognised by a computer program.

    Under the scheme, pupils swipe a bar code inside the book they want borrow then press their thumb on to a scanner to authorise the loan. Books are returned in the same way.

    The scheme is being trialled on junior classes at Higher Lane Primary in Whitefield, Bury, Greater Manchester.

    Officials confirmed it is due to be extended to all pupils at the school, one of the areas largest primary schools, with 453 pupils aged four to 11.

    School authorities defended the scheme on Thursday, and moved to reassure parents that the voluntary system, is heavily encrypted or coded and that no images of fingerprints would be stored.

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    Storage of newborns’ blood samples raises privacy concerns

    Posted in Attack on Freedom, International Bankers, New World Order, News, Shadow Government, Stupid Government Tricks, Tyranny, Unconstitutional with tags , , , on May 12, 2010 by truthwillrise

    Jane Armstrong
    The Globe and Mail
    May 12, 2010

    It’s a routine test conducted on newborns – a quick needle prick to the heel to test for a range of health disorders and diseases before an infant is discharged.

    But the newborn screening procedures, which exist across North America and most of the developed world, have run afoul of privacy advocates because the genetic material collected from infants when blood is drawn is routinely used for other purposes, chiefly medical research.

    Millions of infants’ blood samples – along with their names and birthdates – are stored on information cards in laboratories across Canada. What has riled civil libertarians and privacy advocates is that parents aren’t told that their babies’ genetic blueprint will be stored indefinitely, and perhaps used for research purposes.

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    Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA

    Posted in 9/11, Alex Jones, Attack on Freedom, False Flag Terror, International Bankers, Kurt Nimmo, New World Order, News, Paul Watson, Police State/Martial Law, Secret Societies, Shadow Government, Steve Watson, Stupid Government Tricks, The Constitution, The Federal Reserve, Truth/Freedom, Tyranny, Unconstitutional with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2010 by truthwillrise

    Order The DVD at: http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net…POLICE STATE 4 chronicles the sickening depths to which our republic has fallen. Veteran documentary filmmaker Alex Jones conclusively proves the existence of a secret network of FEMA camps, now being expanded nationwide. The military industrial complex is transforming our once free nation into a giant prison camp. A cashless society control grid, constructed in the name of fighting terrorism, was actually built to enslave the American people. Body scanners, sound cannons, citizen spies, staged terror and cameras on every street corner — it’s only the beginning of the New World Order’s hellish plan.

    This film exposes how the “Continuity of Government” program has established an all powerful shadow state. Prepare to enter the secretive world of emergency dictatorship, FEMA camps, and a shredded Constitution. Witness police and military savagely attacking innocent citizens as our own government unleashes false flag operations to justify its oppression. Then watch as Alex Jones takes on corrupt mercenary police and exposes mainstream media brainwashing.

    Perversion Is Fine, So Long As You’re In A Position Of Authority

    Posted in Attack on Freedom, General, New World Order, News, Paul Watson, Police State/Martial Law, Tyranny with tags , , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by truthwillrise

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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    Yet another story about a school installing surveillance cameras in bathrooms reminds us that, while parents are treated as pedophiles for taking photographs of their own children, any perversion whatsoever is acceptable as long as it is conducted by those deemed to be in a position of authority.

    “Outraged parents have hit out at a school in Birmingham after pupils discovered CCTV cameras in the school’s toilets,” reports Sky News.

    “Youngsters at Grace Academy in Chelmsley Wood claim they returned from half-term to find staff had installed the cameras without notifying them or their parents.”

    The report points to another recent case in Britain, where a school in Salford filmed children in various stages of undress changing into their gym kit.

    Parents slammed the move as a “total invasion of privacy” and many students refused to use the bathroom, but the school claimed that installing cameras to watch children in the most intimate setting possible was perfectly normal because “children want to feel secure”.

    So as long as it’s done in the name of safety and security, watching children in bathrooms is acceptable. Perhaps child molesters who are caught with kiddie porn should use the defense that they are merely watching videos of children to make them “feel secure”. But we’re forgetting the golden rule – you’re only allowed to engage in such behavior if you happen to be ascribed some position of authority.

    We have reported on numerous cases of school officials installing cameras in school bathrooms which allow perverts to spy on children in various stages of undress.

    Compare this with the case of Kevin Geraghty-Shewan, a man who dared to take photographs of his own son in public riding a toy train.

    Geraghty-Shewan was promptly interrupted by a security thug who accused him of being a pedophile. The man was then approached by a police officer and threatened with arrest for having the temerity to get upset about the situation. Of course, the fact that Geraghty-Shewan and his son were simultaneously being filmed by a plethora of shopping mall CCTV cameras is beside the point – big brother is allowed to watch us but we can’t even record our own offspring without being lectured about how we’re potential child molesters by those in petty positions of authority.

    And it’s not just school corridors and bathrooms where kids are being spied on. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the recent case in Philadelphia, where a school district issued laptop computers to 1,800 students across two high schools and then used concealed cameras within the machines to spy on students and their parents without their knowledge or consent, is the fact that school officials did not attempt to hide the scandal, they bragged about it.

    In a PBS news clip, the assistant principle in a seperate case shows a reporter how, much to his own amusement, he spies on kids via their laptops and even takes pictures of them.

    “I always like to mess with them and take a picture,” chuckles the man as the reporter whitewashes the alarming spectacle.

    Watch the clip.

    If a child pervert had been caught installing software on laptops that enabled him to watch and record children, there would be outrage, but again, when someone in a petty position of authority does it, it’s normal and good.

    This cult-like mass mental illness that anything done by an authority figure is acceptable strikes at the very root of everything that’s wrong with our society today.

    The broader argument is that schools across the western world are now beginning to resemble prisons as children are surveilled, policed and even arrested as criminals for the most benign adolescent behavior like doodling on a desk, as happened to 12-year-old Queens student Alexa Gonzalez recently.

    Regular drug raids, strip searches and lockdowns all inculcate within the child the notion that they are a prisoner of big brother from an early age.

    Anyone who can afford to get their children out of the public school system and place them in a well-run private school or better yet, home school their kids, would be insane not to do so in the current climate.

    For those who can’t afford to do so, you’re going to have to spend a lot of time with your children in an attempt to reverse the psychological conditioning they are being bombarded with on a daily basis in the prison camps without bars that now pass for schools in many parts of the western world.

    Use Cash And Enjoy Privacy? You’re A Terrorist

    Posted in Alex Jones, Attack on Freedom, New World Order, News, Paul Watson, Police State/Martial Law, Stupid Government Tricks, Tyranny with tags , , , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by truthwillrise

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Thursday, March 11, 2010

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    A new government commercial currently running on one of Britain’s most popular radio stations is selling one thing – fear – by encouraging Londoners to report their neighbors as terrorists if they use cash, enjoy their privacy, or even close their curtains.

    The advertisement, produced in conjunction with national radio outlet TallkSport, promotes the “anti-terrorist hotline” and encourages people to report individuals who don’t talk to their neighbors much, people who like to keep themselves to themselves, people who close their curtains, and people who don’t use credit cards.

    “This may mean nothing, but together it could all add up to you having suspicions,” states the voice on the ad, before continuing “We all have a role to play in combating terrorism” (we’re all indentured stasi informants for the government).

    “If you see anything suspicious, call the confidential anti-terrorist hotline….if you suspect it, report it,” concludes the commercial.

    Listen to the ad below.

    That’s right, if you are trying to stay out of debt by not having a credit card, you’re obviously a prime candidate to be a suicide bomber.

    If you’re watching television or using a computer monitor and want to keep the sun off the screen by closing your curtains, you’re probably operating at the behest of Osama bin Laden.

    If you’d rather not let the entire neighborhood know your business then you could be planning to hijack planes and crash them into buildings.

    Of course, the sheer lunacy of this commercial on the face of it doesn’t need to be explained in any depth. What’s infinitely more disturbing is the deeper message the government is trying to force upon the public – that everyone has a responsibility to act as a citizen spy, a Stasi informant working for the state, and that everyone is under constant suspicion no matter how apparently benign their behavior.

    This has nothing to do with catching non-existent terrorists and everything to do with creating the perception that anyone who attempts to live their life even marginally outside of the system, by not having a credit card for example, is a potential danger to the rest of the sheep who have chosen to remain firmly inside the confines of the pen.

    This is about getting the other inmates to police any other prisoner who dares to step outside the boundary of the cell.

    Another aspect is the accelerating attempt to create a cashless society where every transaction is tracked and recorded. To predominantly eliminate the use of cash, it has to be demonized as suspicious, dirty and criminal.

    People who have been reading this website will know that we have tracked the evolution of these kind of campaigns with increasing horror at their resemblance to the darkest days of Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany.

    Similar previous “anti-terror” campaigns have featured posters that imply people who get refunds, live in apartments, or drive vans should be reported. Does that sound incredible? It’s true, the London Metropolitan Police actually ran a campaign encouraging people to report individuals as potential terrorists because they had a home, under the slogan, “Terrorists need places to live. Are you suspicious of your tenants or neighbors?”

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    A more recent campaign encouraged citizens to study the contents of each others’ trash and report anything suspicious, as well as to grass up individuals who glanced at the millions of CCTV cameras that line every major street in the country. Staring back at big brother is a sign of terrorism, according to the British government. People who use mobile phones, cameras and computers were also labeled suspected terrorists.

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    As America and Britain sink deeper into militarized police states, society begins to parallel more and more aspects of Nazi Germany, especially in the context of citizens being turned against each other, which in turn creates a climate of fear and the constraining sense that one is always being watched.

    One common misconception about Nazi Germany was that the police state was solely a creation of the authorities and that the citizens were merely victims. On the contrary, Gestapo files show that 80% of all Gestapo investigations were started in response to information provided by denunciations by “ordinary” Germans.

    “There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors,” wrote Robert Gellately of Florida State University.

    Gellately discovered that the people who informed on their neighbors were motivated primarily by banal factors – “greed, jealousy, and petty differences,” and not by a genuine concern about crime or insecurity.

    Gellately “found cases of partners in business turning in associates to gain full ownership; jealous boyfriends informing on rival suitors; neighbors betraying entire families who chronically left shared bathrooms unclean or who occupied desirable apartments.”

    “And then there were those who informed because for the first time in their lives someone in authority would listen to them and value what they said.”

    Gellately emphasizes the fact that the Germans who sicked the authorities on their neighbors knew very well what the consequences for the victims would be – families torn apart, torture and internment in concentration camps, and ultimately in many cases death – but they still did it with few qualms because the rewards of financial bounties and mere convenience were deemed more important to them.

    This strikes at the root of the selfish and childish urges the government is trying to manipulate in getting people to report on their neighbors. The self-important feeling of being listened to, ascribed some temporary sense of authority, and the cult-like pavlovian reward of being metaphorically patted on the head by someone in a uniform, are all tendencies such campaigns play on.

    However, if we don’t want to end up in a society that exists in a constant state of tyranny and fear as in Stasi East Germany or Stalinist Russia, we must learn that our neighbors are not our enemies, and that the only real threat against which we need to unite is an oppressive state that tries to destroy us by turning us against each other.