Sunday, March 25, 2007


The Secret Police State. Again.

Secret Police. Not only is the U.S. becoming a police state, it’s becoming a Secret Police state. Again: back during the 1950s and ‘60s, there were plenty of secret police running around at demonstrations, on college campuses, and any place something illegal might or might not be going on. It was a running joke at Communist Party meetings that the only people who ever paid their party dues were FBI agents. The feds financed several left-wing political parties that way.

Welcome back. It’s the new and improved Secret Police State! Now the local cops even get free trips to Europe at the taxpayers' expense.

March 25, 2007
City Police Spied Broadly Before G.O.P. Convention
For at least a year before the 2004 Republican National Convention, teams of undercover New York City police officers traveled to cities across the country, Canada and Europe to conduct covert observations of people who planned to protest at the convention, according to police records and interviews.

From Albuquerque to Montreal, San Francisco to Miami, undercover New York police officers attended meetings of political groups, posing as sympathizers or fellow activists, the records show.

They made friends, shared meals, swapped e-mail messages and then filed daily reports with the department’s Intelligence Division. Other investigators mined Internet sites and chat rooms.

From these operations, run by the department’s “R.N.C. Intelligence Squad,” the police identified a handful of groups and individuals who expressed interest in creating havoc during the convention, as well as some who used Web sites to urge or predict violence.

But potential troublemakers were hardly the only ones to end up in the files. In hundreds of reports stamped “N.Y.P.D. Secret,” the Intelligence Division chronicled the views and plans of people who had no apparent intention of breaking the law, the records show.

These included members of street theater companies, church groups and antiwar organizations, as well as environmentalists and people opposed to the death penalty, globalization and other government policies. Three New York City elected officials were cited in the reports.

In at least some cases, intelligence on what appeared to be lawful activity was shared with police departments in other cities. A police report on an organization of artists called Bands Against Bush noted that the group was planning concerts on Oct. 11, 2003, in New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston. Between musical sets, the report said, there would be political speeches and videos.

I'm fairly young (early 30's) but the more I read about what was going on in the 60's and 70's here in the US the more I understand it has alway been under the surface. The Church Report amoungst other things makes this pretty clear, yet we are never exposed to this stuff in our education system. The link below updates daily on the doings of Police state and the controls that are becoming more and more overt.

Big Brother
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