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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4975 on: August 27, 2020, 11:55:34 PM »
visited to see what was going on. Was willing to discuss issues with folks beside skeletor and soul crusher who don't respond past posting but didn't see any which is a good sign.

I'm around. Still broadly disgusted with bad cops and also the "good" ones that all too often turn a blind eye. Slightly amused too, I guess, at all the police union mouthpieces and the various apologists who are telling us how hard cops have it and how we need to respect them and stand with them, when cops have, at every opportunity, chosen to adopt the "us vs. them" mentality that has gotten us where we are today.

And how you doin'?

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« Reply #4976 on: August 28, 2020, 09:19:10 PM »
I'm around. Still broadly disgusted with bad cops and also the "good" ones that all too often turn a blind eye. Slightly amused too, I guess, at all the police union mouthpieces and the various apologists who are telling us how hard cops have it and how we need to respect them and stand with them, when cops have, at every opportunity, chosen to adopt the "us vs. them" mentality that has gotten us where we are today.

And how you doin'?

I'm doing pretty good. Glad I retired in 2016. I'm with you on the apologists and union mouth pieces. with great authority comes great responsibility

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« Reply #4977 on: August 28, 2020, 09:51:21 PM »
I'm doing pretty good. Glad I retired in 2016. I'm with you on the apologists and union mouth pieces. with great authority comes great responsibility

I’ll bet. Not a pretty environment out there right now.

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« Reply #4978 on: August 29, 2020, 01:47:49 PM »
The "other info" includes facial recognition. The shape of things to come.

Bishop airport police get Smart Helmets to screen for coronavirus, scan other info

Police at Bishop International Airport have a new tool to check passengers’ temperatures, run them through facial recognition software, check license plates and more from afar.

The airport is the first -- and one of the only businesses in the United States -- to deploy the Smart Helmet by Italy-based KeyBiz. Bishop airport Director Nino Sapone said the helmets will be used primarily to screen passengers for a fever, which is a key symptom of coronavirus.

The Smart Helmets already are in use at airports around the world, including Rome. Temperature screenings can be conducted up to 21 feet away from passengers and other guests in the terminal building. Passengers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be escorted to an airline ticket counter and employees there will decide whether the passenger can board an aircraft.

Anyone who isn’t a passenger who registers a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be asked to leave the terminal building after police conduct some limited coronavirus contact tracing to find out what areas of the building may have been exposed.

The facial recognition, license plate reading and QR Code detection capabilities with the helmets will be rolled out later. Officials will be able to upload photos of criminal suspects and license plates into the helmets, which can scan passengers and vehicles for them.

More features and additional technology can be added to the helmets in the future.

https://www.abc12.com/2020/08/28/bishop-airport-police-get-smart-helmets-to-screen-for-coronavirus-scan-other-info/

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« Reply #4979 on: August 29, 2020, 05:17:04 PM »
What a shithole. Baltimore seems to have the most corrupt cops per capita (and possibly altogether) of any city in the US.

Baltimore cops charged with kidnapping contractor in patio-renovation dispute

A second Baltimore officer was arrested in the kidnapping and extortion of a home contractor whose work on a patio renovation project failed to satisfy a police department colleague.

Juan A. Diaz, 46, was charged with abusing his position. He is accused of  helping homicide detective James Lloyd confront the contractor and get back money paid for the project.

Prosecutors said Lloyd confronted the contractor on June 25 and demanded a refund, threatening to arrest him over a suspended driver's license.

“You are going to give me my money back, and I’m going to give you freedom,” Lloyd told the contractor, according to charging documents.

Police said he drove the victim to the bank and ordered him to withdraw money for a refund.

Lloyd was arrested last month and charged with extorting, kidnapping and abusing the power of his office.

Prosecutors said Diaz obtained $3,500 from the contractor, whose name was redacted in court documents, "by threat of force," Baltimore County Court records show.

Diaz is facing a felony charge punishable by up to 10 years in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Both Diaz and Lloyd were suspended by the police department without pay.

Meanwhile, three other officers who are accused of being present during the confrontation have not been arrested but were reassigned to administrative duties instead, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said, according to The Baltimore Sun.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/baltimore-cops-arrested-over-kidnapping-and-extorting-contractor-who-did-shoddy-job-on-house

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4980 on: August 30, 2020, 01:23:00 PM »
Notice how they kick him when he is standing with his hands up.

He was "arrested for resisting arrest".

The cop was supposedly "disciplined" (safe to assume he is not in prison) but the police refuse to release any information claiming it is confidential. They're quick to release any derogatory information they can find on a victim but when it comes to their own they hide, cover up or flat out refuse to release information.

Sacramento sheriff investigating video that shows deputy kick man during arrest

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has launched an excessive force investigation after video appearing to show a deputy kicking a man in the back went viral.

According to the Instagram post, the man in the video was "minding his business" after a Sunday brunch when he found himself surrounded by Sacramento police officers and sheriff's deputies.

"Can you please tell me what's going on then?" a woman is heard saying.

"He has a warrant for his arrest," an unidentified officer claimed. "That's all I'm going to tell you".

The Instagram post reveals the officers later determined they had the wrong guy. He allegedly did not have a felony warrant at all.

Sgt. Tess Deterding with the sheriff's office said the man was ultimately charged with resisting arrest.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesperson told ABC10 Friday that "The Sheriff’s Office conducted an administrative investigation, the allegations were sustained against the deputy, and appropriate action has been taken."   

The specific discipline was not released because the case doesn't fall under SB 1421, according to the spokesperson.  SB 1421 covers police conduct where there is a serious injury.

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/sacramento/sacramento-county-sheriffs-office-launches-excessive-force-investigation/103-80227c9d-0447-4233-bfdc-ddd2255a5a6f


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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4981 on: September 01, 2020, 10:36:04 AM »
The FBI falsified documents, lied to the court and abused its already broad and nearly unlimited powers. Business as usual. But of course since they're "law enforcement", it was just a "mistake" and they will take "corrective actions" (ie they will monitor themselves).

Meanwhile, "lying" to the FBI, the catch-all charge when the government can't get nothing else to stick, will send ordinary people to prison.

The criminals and their gang should be sent to prison and their crime ring dismantled.

DOJ, FBI announce 'corrective actions' in push to prevent FISA abuse

The Justice Department and FBI will implement "foundational" reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process as well as changes to promote "active oversight" of FISA applications to surveil federal elected officials, candidates and their staffs, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

"Since the Inspector General's Crossfire Hurricane report was issued last December, I have made clear that it describes conduct that was unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an organization," FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. "That's why I immediately ordered more than 40 corrective actions, including foundational FISA reforms, many of which went beyond those recommended by the Inspector General."

"FISA is an indispensable tool that the FBI uses to protect our country from national security threats, and Americans can rest assured that the FBI remains dedicated to continuously strengthening our FISA compliance efforts and ensuring that our FISA authorities are exercised in a responsible manner," Wray continued.

The recently announced reforms include requiring the FBI to perform routine audits of its use of National Security Letters and compliance with FISA.

Crossfire Hurricane was the code name of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into links between Trump associates like George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn and Carter Page and Russian officials and whether they worked "wittingly or unwittingly, with the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

Page was surveilled largely because of a discredited dossier funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. An FBI lawyer in that case even falsified a CIA email submitted to the FISA court in order to make Page's communications with Russians appear nefarious, the Justice Department inspector general found; and the Justice Department has concluded that the Page warrant was legally improper.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fisa-abuse-surveillance-william-barr-fbi-doj


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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4982 on: September 01, 2020, 11:11:18 AM »
Yeah that one is total crappola  :(

The FBI falsified documents, lied to the court and abused its already broad and nearly unlimited powers. Business as usual. But of course since they're "law enforcement", it was just a "mistake" and they will take "corrective actions" (ie they will monitor themselves).

Meanwhile, "lying" to the FBI, the catch-all charge when the government can't get nothing else to stick, will send ordinary people to prison.

The criminals and their gang should be sent to prison and their crime ring dismantled.

DOJ, FBI announce 'corrective actions' in push to prevent FISA abuse

The Justice Department and FBI will implement "foundational" reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process as well as changes to promote "active oversight" of FISA applications to surveil federal elected officials, candidates and their staffs, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

"Since the Inspector General's Crossfire Hurricane report was issued last December, I have made clear that it describes conduct that was unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an organization," FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. "That's why I immediately ordered more than 40 corrective actions, including foundational FISA reforms, many of which went beyond those recommended by the Inspector General."

"FISA is an indispensable tool that the FBI uses to protect our country from national security threats, and Americans can rest assured that the FBI remains dedicated to continuously strengthening our FISA compliance efforts and ensuring that our FISA authorities are exercised in a responsible manner," Wray continued.

The recently announced reforms include requiring the FBI to perform routine audits of its use of National Security Letters and compliance with FISA.

Crossfire Hurricane was the code name of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into links between Trump associates like George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn and Carter Page and Russian officials and whether they worked "wittingly or unwittingly, with the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

Page was surveilled largely because of a discredited dossier funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. An FBI lawyer in that case even falsified a CIA email submitted to the FISA court in order to make Page's communications with Russians appear nefarious, the Justice Department inspector general found; and the Justice Department has concluded that the Page warrant was legally improper.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fisa-abuse-surveillance-william-barr-fbi-doj

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4983 on: September 02, 2020, 07:45:41 AM »
The FBI falsified documents, lied to the court and abused its already broad and nearly unlimited powers. Business as usual. But of course since they're "law enforcement", it was just a "mistake" and they will take "corrective actions" (ie they will monitor themselves).

Meanwhile, "lying" to the FBI, the catch-all charge when the government can't get nothing else to stick, will send ordinary people to prison.

The criminals and their gang should be sent to prison and their crime ring dismantled.

DOJ, FBI announce 'corrective actions' in push to prevent FISA abuse

The Justice Department and FBI will implement "foundational" reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process as well as changes to promote "active oversight" of FISA applications to surveil federal elected officials, candidates and their staffs, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

"Since the Inspector General's Crossfire Hurricane report was issued last December, I have made clear that it describes conduct that was unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an organization," FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. "That's why I immediately ordered more than 40 corrective actions, including foundational FISA reforms, many of which went beyond those recommended by the Inspector General."

"FISA is an indispensable tool that the FBI uses to protect our country from national security threats, and Americans can rest assured that the FBI remains dedicated to continuously strengthening our FISA compliance efforts and ensuring that our FISA authorities are exercised in a responsible manner," Wray continued.

The recently announced reforms include requiring the FBI to perform routine audits of its use of National Security Letters and compliance with FISA.

Crossfire Hurricane was the code name of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into links between Trump associates like George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn and Carter Page and Russian officials and whether they worked "wittingly or unwittingly, with the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

Page was surveilled largely because of a discredited dossier funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. An FBI lawyer in that case even falsified a CIA email submitted to the FISA court in order to make Page's communications with Russians appear nefarious, the Justice Department inspector general found; and the Justice Department has concluded that the Page warrant was legally improper.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fisa-abuse-surveillance-william-barr-fbi-doj

Fucking disgusting state of affairs - Those responsible should be sacked & held accountable
Not left in place & it all swept under the carpet. The Corruption is Big.

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4984 on: September 02, 2020, 07:42:33 PM »
Fucking disgusting state of affairs - Those responsible should be sacked & held accountable
Not left in place & it all swept under the carpet. The Corruption is Big.

can't question a fox news source..

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4985 on: September 03, 2020, 02:29:26 PM »
can't question a fox news source..



Very Sadly at this present time it’s Best to Question anything & everything
There’s so much lies & misinformation.

Perhaps this is a deliberate tactic to confuse & divide people
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« Reply #4986 on: September 03, 2020, 03:27:38 PM »
Even after Snowden's revelations, it took several years for the courts to decide it was illegal - and ineffective as well.

Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after 7-year delay

The National Security Agency program that swept up details on billions of Americans' phone calls was illegal and possibly unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

However, the unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the role the so-called telephone metadata program played in a criminal terror-fundraising case against four Somali immigrants was so minor that it did not undermine their convictions.

The long-awaited decision is a victory for prosecutors, but some language in the court's opinion could be viewed as a rebuke of sorts to officials who defended the snooping by pointing to the case involving Basaaly Moalin and three other men found guilty by a San Diego jury in 2013 on charges of fundraising for Al-Shabaab.

Judge Marsha Berzon's opinion, which contains a half-dozen references to the role of former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden in disclosing the NSA metadata program, concludes that the "bulk collection" of such data violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The call-tracking effort began without court authorization under President George W. Bush following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A similar program was approved by the secretive FISA Court beginning in 2006 and renewed numerous times, but the 9th Circuit panel said those rulings were legally flawed.

The metadata program was officially shut down in 2015 after Congress passed the USA FREEDOM Act, which provided a new mechanism where phone providers retained their data instead of turning it over to the government. The revamped system appears to have been abandoned by the NSA in 2018 or 2019.

The new 9th Circuit opinion cites congressional testimony by former FBI official Sean Joyce that the metadata program gave agents a break that led to them reopening the investigation into Moalin. But Berzon goes on to suggest that the public claims by Joyce or others were inaccurate because the metadata program did not play a pivotal role.

"To the extent the public statements of government officials created a contrary impression, that impression is inconsistent with the contents of the classified record," she wrote.

Joyce, who retired from the FBI several years ago, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

The release of the 59-page opinion Wednesday is another reminder of the exceedingly slow pace of some 9th Circuit appeals, particularly those involving classified information or FISA surveillance. The court took almost seven years to render its legal judgment on Moalin's appeal, filed in November 2013. The case was argued in November 2016, two days after Donald Trump's surprise victory in the presidential race.

A Justice Department spokesperson had no immediate comment on the ruling.

An NSA spokesman declined to comment.

Another recent 9th Circuit decision involving allegations of illegal surveillance took about six years to produce an opinion, also authored by Berzon. The Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday that it is still considering whether to seek Supreme Court review in that case.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/02/court-rules-nsa-phone-snooping-illegal-407727

https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2020/09/02/13-50572.pdf

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4987 on: September 03, 2020, 04:33:44 PM »


Very Sadly at this present time it’s Best to Question anything & everything
There’s so much lies & misinformation.

Perhaps this is a deliberate tactic to confuse & divide people
The Golden Rule of Control - Divide & Rule.


You've got this right.

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« Reply #4988 on: September 03, 2020, 08:12:45 PM »
You've got this right.


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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4989 on: September 04, 2020, 10:18:59 AM »
Once again the cops and the DA are trying to downplay the incident and even went as far as saying it was the merciful cops who asked to dismiss the bogus charges as if they did a favor to the man they attacked, arrested and jailed.

’I was guilty before proven innocent:’ Jogger speaks out after encounter with San Antonio police



A day after his assault charges were dropped, Mathias Ometu said Wednesday his arrest and treatment by the San Antonio Police Department need to be addressed.

Ometu, a Black man, was arrested on Aug. 25 after police stopped him for “fitting the description” of a family violence suspect they were seeking, even though the victim’s description differed from Ometu’s physical profile, according to body camera footage released on Tuesday.

Ometu publicly spoke out about his arrest for the first time in a press conference he held with his attorneys, who recounted his experience of the arrest. While jogging near Interstate 10 and Woodstone Drive, Ometu said he noticed a police car slow down by him before speeding past him and turning back around toward him.

Ometu said he felt targeted by the police, who were looking for Darren Smith Jr., who was arrested Friday on an unrelated robbery warrant. Smith has not been charged in connection with the family violence incident.

When police told Ometu they wanted to take him to the apartment complex so the victim would identify him as the suspect, he persisted on remaining where he is. A struggle ensued as officers forcefully tried to place him in the car. During the struggle, officers said they were kicked by Ometu.

Ometu admitted he was aggravated during the incident because he was an innocent man. Though he was not the suspect police sought, Ometu was still arrested and jailed for two days.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, who said officers acted appropriately during the arrest, said officers requested to have the charges dropped in an effort to help the community heal in a time where policing and race has been scrutinized on a national level.


ksat.com/guy-speaks-out-after-encounter-with-san-antonio-police



Quote from: Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales
After reviewing all the evidence as well as considering all the facts and circumstances, I have decided that the just outcome is the dismissal of all charges against Mr. Ometu. It is important to note the officers involved in this case have requested dismissal as well. Neither officer wishes to have him incur any future consequences are a result of this incident. This case is one of competing interests. It is the officer’s duty to investigate and detain a person of interest that may be a suspect in a crime versus a citizen’s right not to disclose their identification where no arrest has been made. In this case, the officers did have a description that led them to believe that Mr. Ometu may have been the suspect they were seeking. However, Mr. Ometu was not that person and did not have an obligation to identify himself or make a statement. Ultimately, the officers agree that dismissal is in the interest of justice,” Gonzales said.


By the way, this is what "fits the description" meant to these cops. The man they were looking for is to the right.


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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4990 on: September 07, 2020, 02:11:55 PM »
The FBI falsified documents, lied to the court and abused its already broad and nearly unlimited powers. Business as usual. But of course since they're "law enforcement", it was just a "mistake" and they will take "corrective actions" (ie they will monitor themselves).

Meanwhile, "lying" to the FBI, the catch-all charge when the government can't get nothing else to stick, will send ordinary people to prison.

The criminals and their gang should be sent to prison and their crime ring dismantled.

DOJ, FBI announce 'corrective actions' in push to prevent FISA abuse

The Justice Department and FBI will implement "foundational" reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process as well as changes to promote "active oversight" of FISA applications to surveil federal elected officials, candidates and their staffs, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

"Since the Inspector General's Crossfire Hurricane report was issued last December, I have made clear that it describes conduct that was unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an organization," FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. "That's why I immediately ordered more than 40 corrective actions, including foundational FISA reforms, many of which went beyond those recommended by the Inspector General."

"FISA is an indispensable tool that the FBI uses to protect our country from national security threats, and Americans can rest assured that the FBI remains dedicated to continuously strengthening our FISA compliance efforts and ensuring that our FISA authorities are exercised in a responsible manner," Wray continued.

The recently announced reforms include requiring the FBI to perform routine audits of its use of National Security Letters and compliance with FISA.

Crossfire Hurricane was the code name of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into links between Trump associates like George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn and Carter Page and Russian officials and whether they worked "wittingly or unwittingly, with the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

Page was surveilled largely because of a discredited dossier funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. An FBI lawyer in that case even falsified a CIA email submitted to the FISA court in order to make Page's communications with Russians appear nefarious, the Justice Department inspector general found; and the Justice Department has concluded that the Page warrant was legally improper.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fisa-abuse-surveillance-william-barr-fbi-doj

Must've been fake news:

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-and-federal-bureau-investigation-announce-critical-reforms-enhance


Also:

Court Approves Warrantless Surveillance Rules While Scolding F.B.I.

The nation’s surveillance court found that the F.B.I. had committed “widespread violations” of rules intended to protect Americans’ privacy when analysts search through a repository of emails gathered without a warrant, but it nevertheless signed off on another year of the program, according to a newly declassified ruling.

The heavily redacted, 83-page ruling about the warrantless surveillance program was issued in December and became public on Friday after it was declassified and posted on a government website.

The release came days after a federal appeals court ruled in a different case that another, now-defunct surveillance-related program, in which the National Security Agency collected bulk logs of domestic phone calls, was illegal. The court nevertheless declined to overturn the convictions of defendants in a terrorism financing case that had included evidence derived from the program and that the government had pointed to in making the case for the program’s value.

The December court ruling released on Friday centered on the warrantless wiretapping program, which since 2008 has been governed by a law known as Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. That law authorizes the government to collect — without a warrant — from American companies, like Google and AT&T, the emails and phone calls of noncitizens abroad for foreign intelligence purposes — even when they are communicating with Americans.

In the newly disclosed ruling, James E. Boasberg, the chief judge of the FISA Court, signed off on the new annual set of rules, but not before scolding the F.B.I. over many instances in which its analysts had violated a previous set of them, including requirements that searches of the repository have a foreign intelligence or criminal purpose.

“It must be noted, however, that there still appear to be widespread violations of the querying standard by the F.B.I.,” he wrote.

Most notably, in August 2019, the F.B.I. made a query for information using the identifiers of about 16,000 people, even though only seven of them had ties to an investigation. The F.B.I. argued that the entire search met the standard of being reasonably likely to retrieve foreign-intelligence information or evidence of a crime, but Judge Boasberg called that position “unsupportable” and portrayed all but the seven as “broad, suspicionless queries.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/05/us/politics/court-approves-warrantless-surveillance-rules-while-scolding-fbi.html


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"It must be noted, however, that there still appear to be widespread violations of the querying standard by the FBI.· For example, NSD's oversight review of the Bureau's in June 2019 revealed queries of unminimized Section 702 information that were not reasonably likely to retrieve foreign-intelligence information or evidence of crime, including:

• queries to vet a potential source;
• queries to vet a candidate to become a local police officer; and
• queries to find information related to a planned visit by foreign government officials.


In July 2019 an oversight review discovered 87 queries of raw FISA acquired information that were not reasonably likely to retrieve foreign intelligence information or evidence of a crime including:

• queries of college students participating in a "Collegiate Academy"; and
• queries of individuals who had visited the FBI office (e.g. for maintenance).


Additional improper queries include:
• conducted queries to vet potential sources and to get information about a victim complainant and conducted other overly broad queries
• conducted queries using a complainant's identifying data
• conducted queries using identifiers of police officer candidates

Based on the facts reported, the FBI's position that the queries for all 16,000 persons were reasonably likely to retrieve foreign-intelligence information or evidence of a crime is unsupportable. Apart from the seven individuals referenced above, there was no indication that as involved in criminal activity or foreign intelligence related conduct or any other reason to believe that running queries using identifiers for would return foreign-intelligence information or evidence of a crime. There is no relevant distinction between queries and other broad, suspicionless queries previously identified by the government and the Court as violations of the querying standard.


https://www.intelligence.gov/assets/documents/702%20Documents/declassified/2019_702_Cert_FISC_Opinion_06Dec19_OCR.pdf

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4991 on: September 07, 2020, 02:17:37 PM »
Fucking disgusting state of affairs - Those responsible should be sacked & held accountable
Not left in place & it all swept under the carpet. The Corruption is Big.



Very Sadly at this present time it’s Best to Question anything & everything
There’s so much lies & misinformation.

Perhaps this is a deliberate tactic to confuse & divide people
The Golden Rule of Control - Divide & Rule.

Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Doctoring Email in Russia Inquiry

 A former F.B.I. lawyer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to doctoring an email from the C.I.A. that he forwarded to a colleague during preparations in 2017 to ask a court to renew an order to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser, in a case that has attracted intense political attention.

The lawyer, Kevin E. Clinesmith, who was working at the time with the F.B.I.’s Trump-Russia investigation team, admitted to a judge that he had intentionally inserted words into the text of the email, which discussed past relations between the C.I.A. and Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser.

The alteration was uncovered last year by an inspector general report laying out a litany of errors and omissions in the Page wiretap applications. They included the F.B.I.’s failure to tell judges about Mr. Page’s history of talking to the C.I.A. about his interactions with Russian intelligence officials, a fact that might have made him look less suspicious. The report suggested that Mr. Clinesmith’s move prevented a colleague from recognizing the problem.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/us/politics/kevin-clinesmith-guilty.html


Even reported by the "reliable" CNN:

Judge accepts FBI lawyer's guilty plea for false statement in Carter Page warrant paperwork

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith formally pleaded guilty on Wednesday to changing text in an email when working to renew the surveillance application of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2017. Judge James Boasberg of the DC District Court accepted his plea at a hearing that lasted about an hour Wednesday.

Clinesmith admitted to one charge of inserting the words "not a source" into an email in 2017 about Page's history with the CIA, when Page had been a contact. The email was part of preparations officials were making to apply for a renewal to Page's wiretap in 2017. The Justice Department has since invalidated that renewal application, and several officials have harshly criticized FBI procedures in the handling of surveillance applications.
"At the time I believed the information I was providing in the email was accurate. But I am agreeing that the information I inserted into the email was not originally there and I inserted that information," Clinesmith told the judge over the phone on Wednesday.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/19/politics/clinesmith-carter-page-fisa-warrant/index.html


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FBI Attorney Admits Altering Email Used for FISA Application During "Crossfire Hurricane" Investigation

Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, 38, pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a false statement offense stemming from his altering of an email in connection with the submission of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) application, announced John H. Durham, Special Attorney to the Attorney General.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the guilty plea proceeding occurred via videoconference before U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between July 2015 and September 2019, Clinesmith was employed with the FBI as an Assistant General Counsel in the National Security and Cyber Law Branch of the FBI’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C.  On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a Foreign Agents Registration Act investigation, known as “Crossfire Hurricane,” into whether individuals associated with the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign were coordinating activities with the Russian government.  By August 16, 2016, the FBI had opened cases under the Crossfire Hurricane umbrella on four individuals, including an individual identified in this case as “Individual #1.”

Clinesmith was assigned to provide legal support to FBI personnel working on Crossfire Hurricane, and he assisted FBI personnel with applications prepared by the FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division to conduct surveillance under the FISA.  During the investigation, there were a total of four court-approved FISA applications targeting Individual #1.  Each of the FISA applications alleged there was probable cause that Individual #1 was a knowing agent of a foreign power, specifically Russia.

On August 17, 2016, prior to the approval of the first FISA application #1, another U.S. government agency (“OGA”) provided certain members of the Crossfire Hurricane team a memorandum indicating that Individual #1 had been approved as an “operational contact” for the OGA from 2008 to 2013 and detailing information that Individual #1 had provided to the OGA concerning Individual #1’s prior contacts with certain Russian intelligence officers.  The first three FISA applications did not include Individual #1’s history or status with the OGA.

Prior to the submission of the fourth FISA application, and after Individual #1 stated publicly that he/she had assisted the U.S. government in the past, an FBI Supervisory Special Agent (“SSA”) asked Clinesmith to inquire with the OGA as to whether Individual #1 had ever been a “source” for the OGA.  On June 15, 2017, Clinesmith sent an email to a liaison at the OGA (“OGA Liaison”) seeking clarification as to whether Individual #1 was an OGA source, and the OGA Liaison responded via email to Clinesmith.  On June 19, 2017, Clinesmith altered the email he received from the OGA Liaison by adding the words “not a source,” and then forwarded the email to the FBI SSA.  Relying on the altered email, on June 29, 2017, the SSA signed and submitted the fourth FISA application to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  The application did not include Individual #1’s history or status with the OGA.

Clinesmith pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement within both the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the U.S. government, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.  Judge Boasberg scheduled sentencing for December 10, 2020.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/fbi-attorney-admits-altering-email-used-fisa-application-during-crossfire-hurricane

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« Reply #4992 on: September 07, 2020, 02:30:37 PM »
Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Doctoring Email in Russia Inquiry

 A former F.B.I. lawyer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to doctoring an email from the C.I.A. that he forwarded to a colleague during preparations in 2017 to ask a court to renew an order to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser, in a case that has attracted intense political attention.

The lawyer, Kevin E. Clinesmith, who was working at the time with the F.B.I.’s Trump-Russia investigation team, admitted to a judge that he had intentionally inserted words into the text of the email, which discussed past relations between the C.I.A. and Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser.

The alteration was uncovered last year by an inspector general report laying out a litany of errors and omissions in the Page wiretap applications. They included the F.B.I.’s failure to tell judges about Mr. Page’s history of talking to the C.I.A. about his interactions with Russian intelligence officials, a fact that might have made him look less suspicious. The report suggested that Mr. Clinesmith’s move prevented a colleague from recognizing the problem.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/us/politics/kevin-clinesmith-guilty.html


Even reported by the "reliable" CNN:

Judge accepts FBI lawyer's guilty plea for false statement in Carter Page warrant paperwork

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith formally pleaded guilty on Wednesday to changing text in an email when working to renew the surveillance application of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2017. Judge James Boasberg of the DC District Court accepted his plea at a hearing that lasted about an hour Wednesday.

Clinesmith admitted to one charge of inserting the words "not a source" into an email in 2017 about Page's history with the CIA, when Page had been a contact. The email was part of preparations officials were making to apply for a renewal to Page's wiretap in 2017. The Justice Department has since invalidated that renewal application, and several officials have harshly criticized FBI procedures in the handling of surveillance applications.
"At the time I believed the information I was providing in the email was accurate. But I am agreeing that the information I inserted into the email was not originally there and I inserted that information," Clinesmith told the judge over the phone on Wednesday.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/19/politics/clinesmith-carter-page-fisa-warrant/index.html


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FBI Attorney Admits Altering Email Used for FISA Application During "Crossfire Hurricane" Investigation

Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, 38, pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a false statement offense stemming from his altering of an email in connection with the submission of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) application, announced John H. Durham, Special Attorney to the Attorney General.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the guilty plea proceeding occurred via videoconference before U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between July 2015 and September 2019, Clinesmith was employed with the FBI as an Assistant General Counsel in the National Security and Cyber Law Branch of the FBI’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C.  On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a Foreign Agents Registration Act investigation, known as “Crossfire Hurricane,” into whether individuals associated with the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign were coordinating activities with the Russian government.  By August 16, 2016, the FBI had opened cases under the Crossfire Hurricane umbrella on four individuals, including an individual identified in this case as “Individual #1.”

Clinesmith was assigned to provide legal support to FBI personnel working on Crossfire Hurricane, and he assisted FBI personnel with applications prepared by the FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division to conduct surveillance under the FISA.  During the investigation, there were a total of four court-approved FISA applications targeting Individual #1.  Each of the FISA applications alleged there was probable cause that Individual #1 was a knowing agent of a foreign power, specifically Russia.

On August 17, 2016, prior to the approval of the first FISA application #1, another U.S. government agency (“OGA”) provided certain members of the Crossfire Hurricane team a memorandum indicating that Individual #1 had been approved as an “operational contact” for the OGA from 2008 to 2013 and detailing information that Individual #1 had provided to the OGA concerning Individual #1’s prior contacts with certain Russian intelligence officers.  The first three FISA applications did not include Individual #1’s history or status with the OGA.

Prior to the submission of the fourth FISA application, and after Individual #1 stated publicly that he/she had assisted the U.S. government in the past, an FBI Supervisory Special Agent (“SSA”) asked Clinesmith to inquire with the OGA as to whether Individual #1 had ever been a “source” for the OGA.  On June 15, 2017, Clinesmith sent an email to a liaison at the OGA (“OGA Liaison”) seeking clarification as to whether Individual #1 was an OGA source, and the OGA Liaison responded via email to Clinesmith.  On June 19, 2017, Clinesmith altered the email he received from the OGA Liaison by adding the words “not a source,” and then forwarded the email to the FBI SSA.  Relying on the altered email, on June 29, 2017, the SSA signed and submitted the fourth FISA application to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  The application did not include Individual #1’s history or status with the OGA.

Clinesmith pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement within both the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the U.S. government, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.  Judge Boasberg scheduled sentencing for December 10, 2020.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/fbi-attorney-admits-altering-email-used-fisa-application-during-crossfire-hurricane

Just trying to imagine the consequences if this had occurred to the newly-elected Obama in 08/09.

Nope, can’t do it.

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« Reply #4993 on: September 08, 2020, 09:51:52 AM »
FISA court scolds FBI for 'widespread violations' of privacy rules
Just the News ^ | 9/7/2020 | John Solomon
Posted on 9/8/2020, 11:51:15 AM

Under Director Chris Wray, the FBI continues to engage in "widespread violations" of rules protecting Americans' privacy while searching through national security surveillance data, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has concluded.

Despite the concerns, the judge nonetheless proceeded to approve the latest rules allowing the FBI to continue to conduct such searches of data gathered by the National Security Agency or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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« Reply #4994 on: September 08, 2020, 09:57:16 AM »
Obozo, biggest scam artist in US history, played the mindless libturds like puppets.
And that fugly tranny of his and his coke-whore daughters, yukk.

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« Reply #4995 on: September 11, 2020, 12:39:36 AM »
A retired cop is on the receiving end of domestic terrorism.

As usual, the intruders stated that it was "a mistake".

Family startled by deputies serving warrant at wrong house

A retired officer is calling deputies' response unprofessional and intimidating after they broke down his front door to serve a warrant. The problem though, it was not the right house.

"The officers are looking for a Curtis Rogers in this house and there is no Curtis Rogers that lives in this house," said Louis Rodriguez's son.

Video of what happened to the Rodriguez family on Sept. 1 shows the Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies at the door trying to serve a warrant.

"They went that quickly to bust my front door down and come to my home," said Rodriguez, a retired police officer.

He said it all happened so fast, his family was startled. Rodriguez said when he first looked out his window and heard the commotion he didn't know what to think. It was a chaotic situation.

"Out of control yelling, demanding, threatening they wanted to come in. I wasn't sure they were police officers at the time," he said.

Rodriguez said he yelled out he was a retired officer and he wanted to see the warrant.

"Sir, you have the wrong house," yelled out Rodriguez's son in the video.

However, within minutes the deputies bust the door open and the family was taken outside.

"(They) manhandled myself and my son and brought us outside. (Then) they finally realized the mistake they made," he said.

https://abc13.com/deputies-serve-arrest-warrant-at-wrong-home/6416494/

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« Reply #4996 on: September 11, 2020, 11:41:31 AM »
From cops burglarizing a family's home while they attend a funeral, to a cop burglarizing a home multiple times after the owner passed away. Scum.
Of course he's now enjoying paid vacation.

O.C. sheriff’s deputy arrested, put on paid leave after allegedly breaking into Yorba Linda home of man who recently died



An Orange County sheriff’s deputy suspected of breaking into the Yorba Linda home of a man who died in July is now on paid leave after being arrested, officials said Thursday.

Surveillance footage captured Deputy Steve Hortz breaking into the home on at least three occasions and leaving with stolen possessions such as weapon safes, ceiling fans and cases of unknown items, according to the O.C. Sheriff’s Department. He was booked into Santa Ana Jail on suspicion of burglary.

He is currently on paid administrative leave, said Carrie Braun, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department.

However, she said, the agency is “looking into the possibility” of getting him on unpaid leave.

Hortz responded to a call for service at the home on July 20 regarding the death of a man in his 70s, who apparently died from natural causes, officials said.

On Wednesday, an attorney representing the family estate of the man contacted the Sheriff’s Department about items reported missing from the home, officials said. He gave the department footage showing the deputy breaking in.

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/o-c-sheriffs-deputy-arrested-put-on-paid-leave-after-allegedly-breaking-into-yorba-linda-home-of-man-who-recently-died/

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« Reply #4997 on: September 13, 2020, 12:42:59 PM »
Once again domestic terrorism is protected under the criminal construct of "qualified immunity".

Qualified immunity: Police off the hook for no-knock raid on wrong house

A federal judge says the officers who raided the wrong house and arrested an innocent elderly man have immunity. Now, it's up to the court of appeals to decide.


Onree Norris was watching the news when the explosion went off inside his home.

“Something went off like a bomb in my house,” the now-81-year-old remembered from the February 8, 2018 raid on the home he has owned for half a century.

It was the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team smashing down his door with a battering ram. The explosion Norris heard was a flash-bang grenade that dynamic-entry teams use to disorient their targets.

But Norris wasn’t the target of the raid. Deputies had the wrong man, and the wrong house.

The no-knock search warrant signed by a Henry County magistrate was for the house next door. The warrant obtained by The Reveal investigative team shows a detailed description of the target address, including information about the suspected drug dealer living next to Norris’s house.

The warrant described an off-white house with a black roof. Norris’ house is yellow with a gray roof. The houses even had separate driveways, addresses, and mailboxes.

Yet the heavily-armed, camouflage-clad Henry County SRT deputies walked right past the target house without clearing it, and charged through a tree line straight to Norris’ back door.

Three strikes with the battering ram, and the door gave way.

"Sheriff’s office, search warrant!,” a deputy yelled before tossing in a flash-bang grenade.

Norris said the deputies kicked down four doors before they found him standing in his hallway, illuminated by the tactical flashlights attached the SWAT team’s M4 rifles.

The Reveal obtained eight complete helmet-camera videos that were provided to Norris as part of his lawsuit against the deputies. Once they realized they had the wrong man, the deputies turned off their cameras, one by one, but some remained in Norris’ house after the mistake was discovered.

Norris said the deputies told him they would leave and he would be released only if he agreed to sign a piece of paper they put in front of the handcuffed 79-year-old.

“So I signed my name on there,” Norris said. “I didn’t get a chance to read it.”

Attorney Darryl Scott filed a lawsuit on behalf of Norris against the deputies who had laid siege to his home without a warrant. The primary defendant named in the lawsuit was the tactical commander, but a federal judge dismissed the case against him and the other deputies, ruling all law enforcement officers are protected by qualified immunity.

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/henry-county-no-knock-warrant-wrong-house/85-3af2b307-8a6a-4f8c-8355-3ebe58a8c508

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« Reply #4998 on: September 14, 2020, 01:31:59 PM »
‘I’m shooting him! I need some paid vacation!’

5 police agencies issued "an apology"... How about prison time for threatening to murder? But as usual the cop resigned before he could be fired so he can now work in other departments.

Hells Angels member gets $25,000, apology from Colorado cop who joked about shooting him to get “paid vacation”

Five Colorado police agencies paid $25,000 and issued an apology to a Hells Angels member after an officer two years ago joked that he’d shoot the man to get “paid vacation.”

The settlement stems from a federal lawsuit filed in April by Anthony Mills against the city of Greeley, the town of LaSalle and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, as well as individual officers from those jurisdictions and from the Kersey and Garden City police departments.

The suit came in response to an April 8, 2018, incident in which David Miller, a LaSalle police officer, pulled over Mills for speeding.

Saying he “loved getting to (expletive) with” the notorious motorcycle club, Miller asked the other officers who had responded to make sure their body cameras were off as they shared stories about the violent acts they had committed against members of the group, Mills’ attorney, Sarah Schielke, said in a news release announcing the settlement.

“Officer Miller then announced to the group that if Mr. Mills did anything he didn’t like: ‘I’m shooting him! I need some paid vacation!’ ” Schielke said, citing footage from the officer’s own body camera, which he’d left on.

As part of the settlement, Miller issued an apology to Mills, and has since resigned from the department, Schielke said.

The incident marks at least the third time in recent decades in which Colorado cities have paid money and have been forced to apologize to Hells Angels members.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/11/hells-angels-lawsuit-settlement-apology-colorado/

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« Reply #4999 on: September 22, 2020, 11:27:08 AM »
Lying cops, none of whom wore body cameras quite conveniently, nearly blank police reports and now rubber stamping judges approving ridiculous warrants. And all this despite the fact that the man the cops were looking for had already been arrested. Now an innocent woman, an EMT who served her community unlike these domestic terrorists, was executed in cold blood.

The judge who approved the warrant in Breonna Taylor's case signed 5 warrants in 12 minutes!

Louisville detective who obtained no-knock search warrant for Breonna Taylor reassigned

Detective Jaynes wrote five affidavits seeking a judge's permission for no-knock searches, including at Taylor's South End apartment, as a part of a narcotics investigation in March.

Jefferson Circuit Judge Mary Shaw signed all five within 12 minutes.

The language on all five warrants is similar, describing the criminal history of the suspects and Jaynes' observations. All end by asking for a no-knock entry "due to the nature of how these drug traffickers operate."

Jaynes wrote that the subjects have a history of attempting to destroy evidence, use cameras to monitor police and have a history of fleeing law enforcement.

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2020/06/10/breonna-taylor-louisville-detective-joshua-jaynes-no-knock-warrant-reassigned/5333604002/

Lots of lies in this one ^^^

Read Cops were fired upon first by her boyfriend. I guess we might find out later today, supposed to release an update.

Time for another Libturd BLM riot? Most peaceful murderers?  ::)