When I say we are turning into a Police State. It’s being reported that The Almighty Justice Department thinks it would be a fantastic idea to “ease” the rules on Spying of American citizens. It would like the Local and State Military Police forces to be able to collect data on all sorts of Americans. Hoo-Ray!!!! I’m like, So excited.
The Justice Department has proposed a new domestic spying measure that would make it easier for state and local police to collect intelligence about Americans, share the sensitive data with federal agencies and retain it for at least 10 years. The proposed changes would revise the federal government’s rules for police intelligence-gathering for the first time since 1993 and would apply to any of the nation’s 18,000 state and local police agencies that receive roughly $1.6 billion each year in federal grants.
You can’t use the “if you aren’t doing anything wrong…” argument on this one folks. This is down right evil. It’s funny when I see So-Called Conservatives beat their chest about how Evil China and England are when they do this to their own people. But not the Almighty American Government. Oh no, it’s for the War on Terror.
Under the Justice Department proposal for state and local police, published for public comment July 31, law enforcement agencies would be allowed to target groups as well as individuals, and to launch a criminal intelligence investigation based on the suspicion that a target is engaged in terrorism or providing material support to terrorists. They also could share results with a constellation of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and others in many cases.
“Providing material support” is a bit vague, wouldn’t you say? In some corners of the Republican (Not Conservative) blog world, I maybe considered a “Terrorist”. Because of my Strict Constitutionalists and Anti-Government views. I don’t wish harm or violence on anyone, I just wish it all away. And to be left alone.
After this report from the Washington Com-Post came out, this showed up.
Nope, nothing to see here. No such thing as a Police State sheeple, move along.