Archives for category: Surveillance Society

Warring Seattle/Tacoma area gangs say No Thanks to enhanced background checks and the rest of surveillance state.

 

The News Tribune-

‘There’s going to be a lot of dead gangsters’: Inside King County’s surging gang war

“There have been at least 14 homicides, dozens of injury shootings and scores of shots-fired calls believed to be connected to gang disputes from Seattle to South King County since the beginning of the year, said Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell.”

 

Seattle Times-

Police: Spike in Seattle shootings driven by gang grudges

 

Federal Way Mirror-

Federal Way, cities reorganize task force to address rising South King County gang violence

 

The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, enhanced background checks, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described above.

 

 

Macho Swagger update:

LE agencies share information, tools & techniques.

The good guys have the upper hand and plenty of cocky confidence in these made for TV scenarios.

In the real world of crime fighting- Houston Space Center mission control-style HQs fail to keep cartels from moving product into US communities.

Newspeople remain silent.

More here:

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

 

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Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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In the news:

Seattle Times-

Police: Spike in Seattle shootings driven by gang grudges

2014-

Washington voters choose gun control; huge majority in Seattle area

The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described above.

 

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The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo- A symbol of life in the post-911 Land of Make Believe

 

DSCN5999 The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described below.

In the news-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The Cartels Next Door: Mexican drug lords corner meth market

“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”

 

What keeps terrorists out while heroin comes in?

A $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cargo trucks from moving large amounts of heroin and fentanyl from Central America into the Bronx:

Cops: NYC drug ring brought heroin, fentanyl from Honduras

 

11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint at JFK

 

No credible threat

In the news:

‘No known credible threats ’ ahead of Super Bowl, officials say

FBI: No threat to Houston after recent U.S. incidents

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, airport & mall shootings, child abduction, etc.

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

Macho Swagger update:

LE agencies share information, tools & techniques.

The good guys have the upper hand and plenty of cocky confidence in these made for TV scenarios.

In the real world of crime fighting- Houston Space Center mission control-style HQs fail to keep cartels from moving product into US communities.

Newspeople remain silent.

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

dsc_0038-copyPeople who make violent clown threats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Ditto for anyone who uses a laser to interfere in any way with aviation operations.

The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described below.

In the news: Lasers

Sept. 27th, 2016

Coast Guard looks for suspect who pointed laser at Port Angeles helicopter

“In this particular case the aircrew was medically grounded for approximately two hours.”

“We need the general public to understand that the dangers of playing with green laser lights goes beyond medical risks to our aircrews, it places all mariners at risk due to delayed response times should they become in distress.”
“Laser pointers can cause great danger to the aircrew due to glare, afterimage, flash blindness or temporary loss of night vision. If a laser is shined in the eyes of an aircrew member, Coast Guard flight rules dictate that the aircraft must abort its mission.”

December 1, 2015

Coast Guard chopper grounded after laser used near Port Angeles

November 23rd 2015

Richmond Hill, GA: Green laser pointer interrupts Coast Guard training

December 2, 2015

Lake Okeechobee, FL: Coast Guard aircraft hit with laser, endangering aircrew

June 11, 2015

Eureka, CA: Devil’s Playground Laser Attack Takes Down Coast Guard Helicopter, Seriously

 

In the news: Clowns

OCTOBER 3, 2016 Two Ogden schools on ‘lockout’ over clown rumors; no sightings confirmed

Multiple threats, some involving clowns, made to schools in DC area; security heightened

Reports Of Creepy Clown Sightings Across North Texas

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Ohio school district shuts down after creepy clown attack

September 20, 2016

Threats of creepy Alabama ‘clowns’ locking down schools across state, causing problems for police

OCTOBER 2, 2016

Internet rumors of ‘creepy clown’ sightings reach Idaho

More here.

 

FBI: No threat to Houston after recent U.S. incidents

Any credible threat prior to the last bank robbery?

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, mall shootings, child abduction, etc.

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

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Too early for Halloween decorations?

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo- Hill Road

 

 

dsc_0020_002 The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing these crimes:

NJ Marine Corps charity run canceled after explosion along 5K route

At least 29 people injured after ‘intentional’ explosion in New York City, officials say

Source: Minnesota attacker asked victims if they were Muslim

Washington mall shooting: Manhunt underway after gunman kills 5

Kind of a weak link for the folks who tell us there is no credible threat prior to major events taking place.

FBI: No threat to Houston after recent U.S. incidents

Any credible threat prior to the last bank robbery?

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, school & church shootings, child abduction, etc.

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

Why does the surveillance state indicate they know enough about future acts of terror to tell us there is no credible threat– while asking for assistance in tracking down a bank robber?

Tacoma Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for a bank robbery.

 

NFL thanks The Troops while increasing security at stadiums because US wars are not keeping us safe:

SECURITY ON HIGH ALERT AT SOLDIER FIELD AHEAD OF BEARS GAME

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Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

DSC_0006_006 Newspeople are asking zero questions about why the post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) seems to have played no role in preventing violence here:

Some may say that the shooter had no criminal history- so his actions were unpredictable. Kind of a weak link for the folks who tell us there is no credible threat prior to major events taking place.

Any credible threat prior to the last bank robbery?

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, school & church shootings, child abduction, etc.

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

DSC_0002_005 In the news: Lawmakers ask Navy to name ship in honor of servicemen killed in Chattanooga attack

 

CITY COUNCIL VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO NAME NAVY SHIP USS CHATTANOOGA

“Naval ships are named after great battles, U.S. Presidents, and war heroes.”

 

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence-

Chattanooga shooting victims will receive Purple Heart

Don’t forget- anytime a large public event is about to take place- we are told again that “no credible threat” exists.

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, school & church shootings, child abduction, etc.

Any credible threat prior to the last bank robbery taking place?

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

It’s been done before-

Warship named in honor of catastrophic military failure:

“The USS NEW YORK (LPD 21), built with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow, was commissioned in New York City on Nov. 7, 2009.”

If the US Armed Forces were keeping us safe– first responders would have had a routine day at work on 911.

Never Forget-

The US Armed Forces were irrelevant in defending American rights and freedoms, our physical security, & The Constitution on 911.

Ditto for all other federal agencies and departments.

 

It’s been a long War on Terror for our freedoms

1983 Beirut barracks bombing (President Ronald Reagan)

1996 Khobar Towers bombing (President Bill Clinton)

2000 USS Cole bombing (President Bill Clinton)

25 years of war in Iraq (Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama)

March, 2016
U.S. Marine killed in Iraq rocket attack (President Barack Obama)

 

Passing the buck-

We are constantly told that The Troops are fighting for American rights & freedoms- as if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.

When things don’t work out- we are told that politicians are at fault.

Maybe we should say that sometimes, The Troops, might protect our freedoms if politicians are properly engaged. Maybe, in some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our physical security. Maybe that’s as good as it gets.

US foreign policy goals and objectives are mapped out at the very highest levels of government.

Ask yourself- is there someone at the table- in those high level planning sessions- who makes sure that military operations overseas include a mission to protect American rights and freedoms?

Does someone make sure the mission is to defend the constitution?

Is there anyone who verifies that the mission is to protect our physical security?

How does the executive branch of government defend the constitution via US foreign policy?

Does all this freedom mean it would be OK to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard?

More here: Post 911 Myths Go Unquestioned

Voting Myths

 

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Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

 

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Chattanooga Attack Victims to Be Awarded Purple Hearts

Vast crime-fighting resources are available to the folks who tell us there is “no credible threat.”

The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described here.

San Bernardino Shooter’s Friend Expected to Face Gun Charges

 

Since 911- we’re supposed to believe that the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it:

Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist

“…struggled with mental illness his whole life.”

Unlike bad guys everywhere- he went to purchase illegal firearms from an undercover FBI confidential informant.

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, school & church shootings, child abduction, etc.

More here:

Real World of Crime vs. The War on Terror

Military Base Security Update:

 

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Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0059_003 Went to a movie the other day & saw this-
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“Nobody knows what problems tomorrow will bring- but we do know who will solve them.”

From comments:

“We’ve only been bombing the shit out of the desert for three decades now, I’m sure we’ll “win” one of these days.”

More here: Ongoing Militarization of American Culture

 

Vietnam veteran speaks out:

Security Theater: Customary Federal Pointlessness
By Fred Reed
December 4, 2015

This is one of the very few articles I have seen that says the reason we aren’t seeing more terror strikes inside the US- is because the terrorists aren’t trying very hard.

I have wondered for years-

What prevents the badass terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of from blowing themselves up in a crowded airport just short of the screening checkpoint?

Washington State ferries security:

The Press has been Neutralized

More here:

Security Experts Unable To Keep Cartels Out

 

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Photo- frosty morning at Mystery Bay

DSC_0006_006Why does the surveillance state indicate they know enough about future acts of terror to tell us there is “no credible threat”– while asking for assistance in tracking down a bank robber?

FBI offering $10,000 reward for information on Salinas robbery case

Or a missing police rifle:

Police need help locating missing rifle after it fell from patrol vehicle

 

The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing this crime:

Roads Near Planned Parenthood Shooting Reopen, Residents Try to Move on

The people who run the surveillance state decide who fits into the terrorist category. When people who are not terrorists are not stopped- it does not count against the track record of attempting to prevent all terror strikes after 911.

 

Head of PDX FBI: ‘Portland is as big a target … as any other place’

“Now, we have to be right 100 percent of the time to stop an attack…”

 

100% of the time?

Cocaine-

47 kilos, or almost 104 pounds of cocaine get past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into St. Lawrence County.

 

Preventing bad people from entering the US-

Heroin/War on Drugs:

154 pounds of heroin get past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into New York City:

DEA Seizes $50 Million Worth Of Heroin In New York’s Largest Bust Of All Time

More here:

Best Effort to Secure the Homeland

Real World of Crime vs. The War on Terror

 

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Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

DSC_0002_009Gun crimes-

ATF confirms it installed two video cameras in Seattle’s Central District– this after voters approved enhanced background check protocols in November of 2014: Washington voters choose gun control; huge majority in Seattle area

 

Federal surveillance-

Past results:

Seattle- $5 million waterfront cameras haven’t worked one day

“Approximately 30 surveillance cameras were installed in late 2012 and early 2013 along the waterfront area and Alki as part of a Homeland Security Grant…”

 

One thing to consider Re: federal LE intervention is- what laws will they attempt to enforce?

Here in Washington State- federal law is different from state law.

Two examples are highway checkpoints & marijuana:

Saying No to the federal government

 

“Nothing in the Constitution gives the federal government authority over ordinary crimes. In America, crime fighting is the responsibility of state and local government. But despite the lack of constitutional authorization, federal policymakers continually try to involve themselves in crime fighting.”

Related:

Real World of Crime vs. The War on Terror

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Photo- Port Townsend scene

 

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The folks who can’t keep drug cartels out of the US will be keeping the Super Bowl safe:

Video: CBP provides Super Bowl security from the skies

Secretary of Homeland Security to speak about Super Bowl safety

“Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top security official has been in Arizona for most of the week, and today he will be in Phoenix to talk about Super Bowl security.”

“Johnson is expected to talk about Homeland Security’s plans to protect the players and fans that includes using members of the Air National Guard here in Southern Arizona to protect the air space during the big game.”

Love to see newspeople ask: If special games require special security– what keeps regular games safe? Crowd size/capacity is similar at several stadiums.

No similar plan in place on 911?

Super Bowl security chief: Over 40 agencies involved in Super Bowl security operations

What prevents terror strikes at hundreds of public events & locations unsupervised by more than 40 agencies?

“ABC also reported that about 100 CBP officers will be pulled from the border to help secure the game.”

Video: Feds: All stadium, Westgate deliveries to be X-rayed

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Here’s what you can and cannot bring to the Super Bowl

 

Looking back at Super Bowl security-

State-run media: 1:41 “Soldiers in the lobby”

Note that DOD has its own news agency to promote operations. Who needs a free and independent press anyway?

Ask yourself- how can speedboats and helicopters prevent terrorism?

Non-terrorist makes it past all layers of Super Bowl security:

What stops terrorists from going 2 states over and driving a truck across the playground at a daycare center?

A SWAT team?

Helicopters?

Speedboats?

Super Bowl security?

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel:

If all the bank robbers in North America decided to become terrorists instead- how would the Dept. of Homeland Security stop them?

Buzz around in gunboats and helicopters?

Check ID cards?

NORAD/US Air Force radar?

Scramble fighter jets?

Inspect cargo shipments at US port cities?

Internal, suspicionless checkpoints and roadblocks?

 

Meanwhile, back in Seahawks country:

Snohomish County heroin deaths called ‘epidemic’

Heroin overdoses, deaths reach epidemic levels in Snohomish County, officials say

Property crime task force focuses on north Snohomish County crooks

“Investigators said an epidemic of heroin addiction is what’s fueling burglaries across the county.”

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

“Most of the money comes from a string of federal heroin raids in and around Snohomish. Ultimately the suspects were unable to prove they obtained the cash legally, allowing police to go through the process to seize it, the chief said.”

More here:

Border Patrol vs. Port Angeles Heroin

DHS & Special ID Cards vs. Puget Sound Heroin

DHS vs. Drug Cartels

DHS Grant Money comes to Whidbey Island

 

Remember Sports Fans-

The best beers require the least advertising.

 

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Photo: Seahawks country

 

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Sorting through the mixed messages.

At the movies-

The Interview:

“The studio was hit by hackers on Nov. 24, and theater owners were threatened with terrorism on Dec. 16 if they showed the film. On Dec. 17, Sony pulled the film’s theatrical release in the face of a refusal by major chains to show the film, then reversed course six days later, launching the film on VOD on Christmas Eve and opening on Christmas Day at 330 independent theaters.”

Another film terrorists might object to:

‘American Sniper’ Shatters Box Office Records

 

Threats to the safety of The Troops inside the US:

Dec 2014- Video: Servicemembers warned anew to scrub social media accounts

“The FBI on Sunday night issued the strongest warning yet about possible attacks by the Islamic State terrorist group against the U.S. military at home”

Oct 2014- Video: Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members

“The advisory warns military personnel and their families about the Islamic State, or ISIS, calling on supporters to target their homes.”

 

Jan 2015: Supercarrier pays an unusual visit to a local community. Event is well publicized. Travel times are released to the public:

Jan 15th: “SAILOR UPDATE: Today’s first shuttle bus departs Naval Magazine Indian Island at 2 p.m. and sailors are due back on the USS John C. Stennis supercarrier by 9 p.m.

Jan 14th: “SAILOR UPDATE: The U.S.Navy today, Wednesday, is starting the bus shuttle an hour earlier to bring sailors from the supercarrier John C. Stennis into Port Townsend from Naval Magazine Indian Island. The first bus is to depart Indian Island at 3 p.m. for town. The last bus out of town is 9 p.m.

Jan 13th: “Tonight is the second of four nights this week during which sailors from the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier, docked at Naval Magazine Indian Island, are in town to let loose.”

Jan 7th: Navy’s ‘supercarrier’ Stennis to be at Indian Island; sailors to get liberty in Port Townsend
Thousands of sailors due in Port Townsend

 

Good guys able to stop bad guys in the early stages of planning-

Ohio man plotting to attack U.S. Capitol by setting off bombs and then opening fire- stopped in the early stages of planning:

Ohio man plotted attack on U.S. Capitol, FBI says

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

America’s Most Wanted Criminals

 

Super Bowl:

“More than 50 local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies are on taskforces regarding safety.”

What prevents terror strikes at hundreds of public events & locations unsupervised by more than 50 local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies?

“The Department of Homeland Security mandated that all containers be clear in the twelve block downtown Super Bowl Central area to help secure public safety.”

If the US Dept. of Homeland Security can’t keep drug cartels out of the US- how do they plan to keep terrorists out of the US?

More here:

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Washington State Ferries Security

The Surveillance State needs your help-

Terrorists don’t seem to try very hard

 

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Photo- Port Townsend shipyard

 

 

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The post 911 era has delivered powerful crime-fighting techniques.

Good guys able to stop bad guys in the early stages of planning:

Ohio man plotted attack on U.S. Capitol, FBI says

“According to a law enforcement source, the plan was only in the early stages and posed no threat to lawmakers.”

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, child abduction, etc.

More here: The Surveillance State needs your help-

 

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Happy Hour, Port Townsend

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The surveillance state needs your help again-

Fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, radar devices that peer inside homes, Homeland Security grant money, bulk collection of phone records, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc. are of no use in determining the whereabouts of a level two sex offender with multiple felony warrants for theft, identity theft, and drugs.

 

“Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect believed to be responsible for at least 15 robberies in south King and Pierce counties.”

 

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

 

If the fugitive was a terrorist- he would have been stopped in the planning stages

This is what we are supposed to believe about how America is protected by fusion centers.

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, child abduction, etc.

 

Related-

Mixed messages in the Homeland

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

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Working waterfront- Port Townsend

 

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Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Video:

“Shoppers at the Mall of America need to be “particularly careful” after a terror group singled out the Minnesota super-mall for attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.”

 

Largest Movie Theater Companies Reportedly Drop ‘The Interview’

 

Video: Servicemembers warned anew to scrub social media accounts

“The FBI on Sunday night issued the strongest warning yet about possible attacks by the Islamic State terrorist group against the U.S. military at home”

Video: Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members

“The advisory warns military personnel and their families about the Islamic State, or ISIS, calling on supporters to target their homes.”

Maybe we’ll see less camo for public appearances.

 

Purple Hearts might be awarded in domestic terrorism cases

 

Love to see a reporter ask how the wars since 911 have made the homeland more secure.

Love to see a reporter ask how cash spent on the surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) will prevent domestic terror strikes.

Trying to get the story straight:

The Pentagon confirmed the bulletin was issued, but downplayed its significance.

“This is nothing new for us,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters. “The department has long been aware and mindful of the potential for homegrown extremism, and we have continued to encourage and to advise all of our personnel to exercise the maximum amount of vigilance.”

 

 

Related:

Mixed messages in the Homeland

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Photo- Port Townsend scene

 

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Trying to make sense of mixed War on Terror messages-

You are at risk of attack, you should be thankful that first responders & the troops are keeping you safe, be constantly aware of your surroundings, etc.

 

Real ID-

So critical to the safety of America- the terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of have until Oct. 1, 2020 to make use of the weaker standard:

Homeland Security Establishes Enforcement Date for Real ID

 

Soldiers’ families and homes may be IS targets, Army threat center reports

Maybe not such a great time to speak about military ops?

 

Small town/military community in the news:

Prowlers, Growlers from NAS Whidbey likely used in ISIS air strikes

“A senior Air Force officer and a federal lawmaker both have said in the past week that electronic attack aircraft based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are likely being used in Syrian and Iraqi air strikes.”

 

Related:

Non-terrorist demonstrates lack of security protocols at typical Washington State ferries terminal-

Vehicle blows by ticket booth, ignoring personnel assigned to proper staging of vehicles.

 

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Photo: Kitty litter scoop at dive bar

 

 

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Non-terrorist demonstrates lack of security protocols at typical Washington State ferries terminal-

Vehicle blows by ticket booth, ignoring personnel assigned to proper staging of vehicles:

Video: Man dies after SUV crashes through gate at Southworth ferry dock, sinks in Sound

Video from another source:

Man dies after car drives off ferry dock

 

State ferries security previously blogged about here:

If You See Something, Say Something?

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Non-terrorist penetrates security

 

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Photo: Fog clears at Port Townsend

 

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Looks like the surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) will be powerless to stop terrorist activity in the US:

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Army sending division HQ element to Iraq

“Brennan said the decision also signals that there will be a significant U.S. military presence in Iraq for the foreseeable future.”

 

First, second & third tries in Iraq of no value in securing the Homeland?

Video- Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members

 

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Alternative media takes a look at US foreign policy- videos

Surveillance State fails again-

DHS is on it

 

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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If the bad guys were terrorists- they would have been stopped in the planning stages-

This is what we are supposed to believe about how America is protected by fusion centers.

The post 911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing these crimes:

White House fence jumper had 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car

 

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

Non-terrorist ties up 400 law enforcement officers for 10 days:

Pennsylvania trooper killing: Who is suspect Eric Frein?

 

Grandpa wipes out family:

Six grandchildren, daughter killed in Florida murder-suicide

“…was a convicted felon and therefore wasn’t allowed to possess the gun he used, police say.”

 

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Terrorists don’t seem to try very hard

 

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Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

 

DSC_0104June, 2014

“Investigators found child pornography on Josh Powell’s computer at least 17 months before he killed his children and himself, according to FBI documents.”

February, 2012

During case worker-supervised child visitation- Josh Powell blows up house & kids:

“Josh Powell Tried to Kill Sons With Hatchet Before Fatal Explosion”

Ever notice that the surveillance society, fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc. seems to fail at stopping hardcore bad guys?

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

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Photo- Fog clears at Port Townsend

 

DSCN5629.JPGFusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.- no match for 43 people on Washington’s most wanted sex offenders list.

Ditto for waring local street gangs.

Ditto for student who stabs 20 people at a Pennsylvania high school.

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

If you have nothing to hide- why would you object?

Another innocent man convicted of murder is freed — after 25 years in prison

LA County Deputies Mistakenly Shoot, Kill Hostage

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DSC_0098Fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.- no match for people who shoot up US military bases.

 

April 2, 2014

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

 

March 31, 2014

Reaction mode:

Bases tighten access after Naval Station Norfolk shooting

 

Sept. 23, 2013

DC Navy Yard shooting-

Security badge turned in at retirement:

“He retired in October from his civilian Navy job and turned in his badge as a matter of routine.”

Same badge falls into the hands of a bad guy & is still accepted as valid for military base access almost a year later?

 

Oct 31, 2010

Welcome Home Troops

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors.

No shooting here/non-violent marijuana user.

 

Nov 5, 2009

Army psychiatrist kills 13 people and wounds 30 others in shooting rampage at Fort Hood

 

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Photo- Rosario Beach

 

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No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

Ever notice that the surveillance society, fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc. seems to fail at stopping hardcore bad guys?

 

SFD: Arsonist set 4 fires in Logan neighborhood

 

Serial arsonist has struck Department of Corrections satellite facility five times since 2007

 

Portland serial flasher strikes again

 

Whidbey burglary victims up in arms over lack of arrests

 

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Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Heroin use on the rise

 

Related:

Soon, the worries will be over…

Three women held captive & raped repeatedly in Cleveland house for over a decade-

If You See Something, Say Something?

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DSCN6298The surveillance society, fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc. only works to catch terrorists before they strike?

The people who run the surveillance state decide who fits into the terrorist category. When people who are not terrorists are not stopped- it does not count against the track record of attempting to prevent all major terror strikes after 911.

Sandy Hook Shooter

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

 

Accused Craigslist killer says she’s murdered more than 20 people since she joined satanic cult six years ago

 

Serial arsonist has struck Department of Corrections satellite facility five times since 2007

 

Bank robbery on the rise

 

Heroin-

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Heroin use on the rise

 

My take- terrorists aren’t trying very hard to disrupt the American way of life. If terrorists were trying just as hard as bank robbers and heroin traffickers- we’d be hearing about it more frequently.

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Soon, the worries will be over…

Three women held captive & raped repeatedly in Cleveland house for over a decade-

If You See Something, Say Something?

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Photo- No crowds today at Mystery Bay

 

DSC_0006_006Surveillance state fails to protect 17 transformers at California power station:

In 19 Minutes, A Team Of Snipers Destroyed 17 Transformers At A Power Station In California

 

Non-terrorist makes it past all layers of Super Bowl security:

 

Honor system fails to protect ferry.

Seattle-

Special ID cards & post 911 security protocols fail to keep non-terrorist from boarding ferry & setting it adrift.

GPS monitor didn’t slow him down:

“McDonough was convicted of indecent exposure in 2005, 2008 and 2012, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Norah West. He’s on a GPS monitor, which is how many homeless sex offenders are tracked.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport-

Man runs through security at Sea-Tac and onto empty plane

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport-

Boy hops plane to Vegas, apparently alone and without ticket

 

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors.

 

Sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents released to the public at a garage sale.

 

Gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, child abduction, etc.- no matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

Related:

Soon, the worries will be over…

Three women held captive & raped repeatedly in Cleveland house for over a decade-

If You See Something, Say Something?

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Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

DSC_0033_003Honor system fails to protect ferry. 

Seattle-

Special ID cards & post 911 security protocols fail to keep non-terrorist from boarding ferry & setting it adrift.

Surveillance society fails again-

Man arrested in Victoria Clipper episode was wanted sex offender

 

GPS monitor didn’t slow him down:

“McDonough was convicted of indecent exposure in 2005, 2008 and 2012, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Norah West. He’s on a GPS monitor, which is how many homeless sex offenders are tracked.”

 

Elsewhere on the local scene-

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors.

Sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents released to the public at a garage sale:

The Garage Sale Incident

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Non-terrorist penetrates security

If You See Something, Say Something?

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

DSCN4509You’ll have no objection to suspicionless checkpoints away from border crossings and ports of entry, additional War on Terror surveillance, etc.

If you have done nothing wrong- you’ll have no objection to being stopped and questioned, having your car searched, etc.

 

Meet some folks who were doing nothing wrong/had nothing to hide:

Local “immigration” checkpoint- away from any border crossing or port of entry-

In 2008, the US Border Patrol came to Jefferson County, WA and set up suspicionless checkpoints and bus boardings- away from border crossings and ports of entry.

The US Border Patrol stopped a legal medical marijuana user with a legal amount of medical marijuana. He was a passenger in a car:

Small-scale pot busts snared in Border Patrol stops

 

Several hundred people have been freed from prison over the years after being wrongly convicted.

“Eighteen people have been proven innocent and exonerated by DNA testing in the United States after serving time on death row. They were convicted in 11 states and served a combined 229 years in prison – including 202 years on death row – for crimes they didn’t commit.”

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Suspicionless checkpoints in Washington State?

Video collection- DHS checkpoints

The Drug War places us all at risk

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Photo- Early winter morning at Point No Point, WA

 

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The post 911 surveillance state played zero role in preventing or stopping this crime.

Or this one: California Woman Survives Suburban Bombing, Husband’s Double Life

Or this one: Gang torture chamber discovered, court documents allege

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

Maybe the benefits of the War on Terror are sold to us from a Land of Make Believe.

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Surveillance society fails again-

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,103

 

Meanwhile back home-

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep heroin out:

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

 

Heroin-

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

What sort of ID is required to prove innocence away from border crossings and ports of entry?

Conflict with DEA:

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Five suspected heroin-overdose emergencies at Port Angeles in the past 10 days.

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

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Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

Newspeople-

Newspeople give heroin traffickers a pass.

A heroin problem in a local community results in tearful and emotional coverage.

Zero reporting on why post 911 security protocols fail to keep heroin out of the US.

Newspeople avoid asking tough questions about heroin traffickers.

Domestic heroin trafficking makes a mockery of all war on terror crime fighting efforts, tactics, tools, & technologies.

911 should have been a drug trafficker’s worst nightmare. The US Dept. of Homeland Security- a whole new federal department- was created to stop terrorists and prevent another 911.

What happened?

At U.S. border, expensive drones generate lots of buzz, few results

Why hasn’t the Department of Homeland Security been able to keep heroin out of the US?

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Many people have risked their ass in far off lands to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland.

Love to see a reporter ask The Joint Chiefs of Staff how all that can be justified while the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable keep heroin out of the US.

 

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News tip/story idea

DEA, DHS & Heroin at Port Angeles

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

No arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years

A very serious War on Terror

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

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Photo- Port Hadlock scene