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White House (Ab)Uses Ferguson To Promote More Surveillance, Moon of Alabama

White House (Ab)Uses Ferguson To Promote More Surveillance

The recent killing of a young black man by a police officer in Ferguson has led to amazing new opportunities. The White House is eager to promote new initiatives like this one in New York:

The NYPD Will Start Wearing Body Cams Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, the pilot program will test different cameras on 60 officers from six precincts.

Engineers in the new Utah datacenter run by the National Security Agency have prepared special stream collection servers to provide realtime processing of the new videofeeds. Automatic numberplate and face recognition together with GPS data will be used to create data records for future analysis. “We are usually not allowed to collect or use such data of American persons,” a NSA spokesperson said. “But this is simply legal administrative assistance for the FBI and the local police,” the spokesperson added. “We are just a bit further along with this than they are.”

On the fly comparison of the video data with existing databases will allow to alert the policemen of searched-for automobiles. The cameras will also make make discrete noise should the officer approach persons who have their face-features stored in the national deviating person database. An additional feature utilizing Google glass and yet to be tested will provide the policemen with the name, date of birth and additional data like medical records of each person in their field of view.

Some of the video streams will be shared with the public. FOXNews signed a sponsoring contract with the NYPD that will allow it to exclusively use the streams. “Just imagine the possibilities,” Mr. V. O. Yeur, FOXnews vice president for business development, explained. “We will have the most goring night-programs from these feeds. Live and for nearly zero cost. Car accidents, marriage fights, murders each and every night – all without expansive additional equipment and personal in the street. The advertisers and shareholders will love this.”

Asked about possible problems with the anonymity of people not wanting to be recognized on camera V.O Yeur replied: “There is absolutely no problem with this. The viewers will never be able to see the recording policemen in those feeds and they will never learn their names. These exiting new programs will be broadcasted while offering the officers complete anonymity.”

Source:http://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/12/white-house-abuses-ferguson-to-promote-more-surveillance-.html#comments

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Ferguson and the False Promise of “Revolution”, by Tony Cartalucci

(Tony Cartalucci – LD) – When faced on the battlefield with a numerically superior enemy, one must attempt to divide his enemy into smaller, more easily dispatched opponents, or even more ideally, divide them against one another, and have them defeat each other without ever drawing your sword. For Wall Street’s 0.1%, divide and conquer is a way of life.

Divide and Conquer

Never in human history has there been a more effective way for tyrants to rule over large groups of people who, should they ever learn to cooperate, would easily throw off such tyranny.

At the conclusion of the Anglo-Zulu War, the British despoiled Zululand, divided it into 14 separate cheifdoms, each led by a proxy obedient to the British Empire. The British ensured that these 14 cheifdoms harbored animosities toward one another and fostered petty infighting between them to ensure British interests would never again be challenged by a unified Zulu threat. Before the British, the Romans would employ similar tactics across Germania and Gual.

Zululand lies in flaming ruins, its legendary army decimated, but the British were not about to take any chances of allowing them to unite and resit again. They divided the defeated nation into 14 chiefdoms each headed by leaders harboring dislike for the others ensuring perpetual infighting and a divided, weakened Zululand never again to rise and challenge British subjugation.
Zululand lies in flaming ruins, its legendary army decimated, but the British were not about to take any chances of allowing them to unite and resit again. They divided the defeated nation into 14 chiefdoms each headed by leaders harboring dislike for the others ensuring perpetual infighting and a divided, weakened Zululand never again to rise and challenge British subjugation.

In this way, the British Empire and the Romans managed to not only decimate their enemies, but by keeping them perpetually infighting, divided, and at war with one another, manged to keep them subservient to imperial rule for generations.

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The Shoot First Mentality of American Police, Paul Craig Roberts

Today we wanted to post something about the horrible state of affairs in the United States vis a vis police brutality. Though, it proved to be more difficult than what had initially been foreseen.

There are simply too many US police executions on YouTube. Cold blooded murder, online, for the world to see as they tune in to lying filth on TV screens proclaim how the US is a law based society.

The United States of America is a fascist police state. It is a brutal dictatorship with a revolving presidency held by one of two parties. The parties themselves are just vassals for big money that actually governs the United States. The people are a side matter and immaterial and as such an obstacle to the ruling elite and therefore subject to brutality from the state.

From murdering people in cold blood to beating pregnant mothers and executing fathers in front of families and the latest, to shoot children point blank. The United States is a country where the police executes citizenry with impunity.

Paul Craig Roberts by far gives a no bullshit analysis on the state of affairs.

AE

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Few, if any, of the correct questions were asked in the grand jury hearing to decide whether policeman Darren Wilson would be indicted for killing Michael Brown.

The most important unexamined question is whether police are trained to use force immediately as a first resort before they assess a situation or determine if they are at the correct address.  Are the police trained that the lives of police officers are so much more valuable than the lives of possible suspects, or a houseful of people into whose residence a heavily armed SWAT team enters, that police officers must not accept the risk of judicious behavior when encountering citizens?  If this is the case as all evidence indicates that it is, then the police when they gratuitously murder members of the public are merely doing what they have been trained to do.  As police are trained to use violence as a first resort, the police cannot be held accountable when they do.

There are a large number of videos available online that show that the first thing that police do when they arrive is to use force.

No sooner is Michael Brown in the grave than Cleveland cops kill a 12-year old boy who has a toy gun that shoots plastic pellets.  The child is threatening no one–indeed there is no one else present.  The boy seems to be playing a fantasy game in his head.  A busy body calls the police. The police arrive and instantly shoot the kid down.

Here is a selection of videos and reports.  Some of the videos are compressed to save the viewer time.  They range from 59 seconds to the full 7:51 minute video, which shows the kid is just walking up and down the sidewalk.  All the action comes at the end. The police arrive and instantly open fire, making no effort whatsoever to assess the situation.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-cleveland-cop-shoot-12-year-old-tamir-rice-n256656

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2850234/Video-released-showing-police-shooting-Tamir-Rice-12-carrying-BB-gun.html

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/cleveland/2014/11/26/tamir-rice-shooting-video-released/19530745/

http://nypost.com/2014/11/27/cops-release-video-of-officer-fatally-shooting-12-year-old/

Just a few days before Michael Brown is killed, Ohio police murdered John Crawford inside a Walmart store.  What had Crawford done?  He had picked up a BB rifle from a Walmart shelf and was on the phone with the mother of his two children, perhaps checking with her whether he could purchase it for the kids.  A busy body named Ronald Ritchie felt threatened and called the police. The police rush in and shoot Crawford.  The police claim that they ordered Crawford to drop the rifle, but the video shows  the police shooting Crawford on sight. The busy body Ritchie actually caused two deaths, as the incident of Crawford’s murder caused Angela Williams to die from a heart attack as she fled the store in response to the police gunfire.

Yes, you guessed it. The grand jury decided the police were justified.

Here is another video that demonstrates that policemen shoot instantly without cause.  This is a rare case in which the policeman was held accountable, most likely because the video prevented authorities from fabricating the usual story of police justification.

In this video, police shoot down an unarmed black man in the street.  After shooting Kajieme Powell ten times, the cops hold guns on the dead body while they handcuff a dead man.  Like an almost endless number of other such videos, this one shows that either psychopaths are recruited for the police force, or police training turns cops into psychopaths.

These two reports examine Officer Darren Wilson’s story of why he shot Michael Brown and conclude that Wilson’s story doesn’t make sense. http://www.vox.com/2014/11/25/7281165/darren-wilsons-story-side  and  http://www.vox.com/2014/11/25/7287443/dorian-johnson-story   Most likely, Michael Brown was just another victim of the gratuitous violence that police are trained to use.  Darren Wilson’s use of deadly force was in keeping with his training.

The problem with the grand jury and prosecutor in Ferguson and everywhere else is that the real problem–the training of police to use deadly force as a first resort–was not identified as the cause of Michael Brown’s death.

The Ferguson grand jury’s decision is not an exoneration of Wilson’s use of deadly force. Anyone familiar with the American criminal justice (sic) system knows that any prosecutor can get or prevent an indictment from a grand jury.  Prosecutors are allowed to determine what evidence is presented. Prosecutors are permitted to bribe witnesses with money or dropped charges, and they can coerce false witness testimony by threatening a witness with charges.  Seldom does an indictment or refusal to indict turn on the true facts.

The US justice system is no longer concerned with justice, but with the careers of prosecutors, punishing the powerless, and protecting the powerful.  As justice has largely departed the justice system, it is hardly surprising that police lack any concept of justice.

Source:http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/28/the-shoot-first-mentality-of-american-police/

Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Roberts’ How the Economy Was Lost is now available from CounterPunch in electronic format. His latest book is How America Was Lost.

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Not Just Ferguson: Protests Scheduled for 83 Cities, “Direct Action Trainings” Held for Protesters, Melissa Melton

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Everyone knows the government, with its lapdog mainstream media in lockstep, has whipped up the Ferguson situation into a total frenzy.

It doesn’t matter what the grand jury decides now. Fear and anger are very powerful weapons and everyone who has allowed the powers that (shouldn’t) be to steer their emotions on this one has taken the bait.

The cops have stocked up on nearly $200k worth of riot gear, less-lethal ammunition and the like. Ferguson residents have been advised to go get guns because the cops won’t be able to protect them all from what’s coming. Firearm sales in the area have skyrocketed. Everyone is on edge.

Missouri’s governor has now preemptively declared a 30-day state of emergency and called out the National Guard — and the grand jury hasn’t even made it’s decision yet!

Basically, it’s on.

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Narrative fuels police state, by Tom Mysiewicz

While the world attention has focused on a race analysis of the shooting in Ferguson, Tom takes a look from a different angle. He diligently backs up his claims with evidence that points to a different motive.
The emergence of the US Police State has been a phenomenon in the making for a while. Each protest and each police response to violence is an opportunity for the state to be either benevolent or vindictive. Scanning US domestic media shows us a curtailing of rights,militarization of police and police brutality on the rise. This unfortunately points towards the latter.

AE


It’s my contention that the alleged race-based police shooting in Ferguson, Mo.. is, in fact, a concoction exploited by politicians and their paid rabble rousers to expand police powers and create a state of quasi-martial-law in the U.S. based on fear in the general population—on one hand—and rage on the part of paid provocateurs, gangs, and easily-misled black citizens.

This is part of an ongoing process of terrorizing the population to accept greater restrictions in return for “saftey”—much as the drug menace was used to create public acceptance for the war on drugs.  This war cost people a great deal of personal and financial freedom but failed to solve any of the underlying problems.

Prima facie evidence that, this time around, the general public is skeptical of the Ferguson, Mo./Mike Brown narrative presented by the controlled mainstream media, black “activists”, and the Obama Administration is evidenced by the financial contributions made by the general public.  These are running in a nearly 2:1 ratio in favor of the defense of officer Darren Wilson vs. money for Michael Brown’s family.  Wilson’s defense fund has raised in excess of $400,000 as of this writing.

Part of this skepticism may be due to the fact that the vast majority of violent interracial crime in the U.S.—more than 80%–is perpetrated against whites. For of the 20% of violent crimes that are interracial, 15% involve black offenders and white victims; 2% involve white offenders and black victims.  There is, in fact, an epidemic of such crime fueled by a large number of black youth in the U.S. with below-average IQ’s.  Instead of being given vocational training in line with their abilities they are told by educators they cannot compete because of “white racism.”  This produces great hostility against whites, the vast majority of whom never did anything to harm blacks or even had a distant ancestor who held slaves.  (Much more black crime is directed at other blacks—perhaps indicating a concern of the voters of Ferguson who outnumber white voters by more than 2:1 and could easily have had a mostly black police force if they so desired.)

Whites, in fact, are the victims of systematic official discrimination in work, housing, and education.  Many whites do not get a job, get promoted, get subsidized housing  or attend the school of their choice because of their race.  These benefits go to less-qualified blacks.  This is euphemistically called “affirmative action.”

While the large number of blacks in the prison population is held up as an example of race-based justice, the reality is that blacks commit an inordinate amount of crime per capita—whatever the reason.  In practice, it is white victims that get the short end of the stick.  For instance, in a horrific rape-torture-murder of a white couple in Tennessee several years back, the black perpetrators used the defense that the female victim wanted to be killed this way and had hired them!  All got light sentences and the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole is now considering releasing one of these criminals[1].

In the mid-1990s, the Center for Equal Opportunity analyzed 55,512 felony cases filed in state courts for the 75 largest counties, representing 37% of the U.S. population. The weighted data revealed that juries actually acquit blacks at a higher rate than whites for 12 of the 14 types of crime studied—including murder, rape, robbery and assault. The only category that had a higher conviction rate for African-Americans was felony traffic offenses.

Darren Wilson, Ferguson Police Officer involved in Mike Brown shooting.  Hardly the face of a psychopathic racist killer.
Darren Wilson, Ferguson Police Officer involved in Mike Brown shooting. Hardly the face of a psychopathic racist killer.

Contrary to the numerous inflammatory public statements claiming Brown was either running away from Officer Wilson with his hands up or on his knees with hands up—shot execution style by the “racist cop (hence the slogan: “Hands up, don’t shoot.”)—Brown was shot all times in the front, with his hands down, and was apparently running towards the officer.  The last shot, to the top of his head, was apparently fired as the suspect was falling after the other 5-6 shots had likely failed to stop his charge.

Michael Brown, 6’5” ex-football linebacker, in a reported strong-arm robbery of a convenience store just prior to his shooting by Darren Wilson.
Michael Brown, 6’5” ex-football linebacker, in a reported strong-arm robbery of a convenience store just prior to his shooting by Darren Wilson.

Obviously, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the media and the outside agitators were well aware that Brown had NOT been shot in the back or kneeling with his hands up as his body was lying in plain view inside the police lines and was likely seen by dozens of eyewitnesses.  Yet these people—aided and abetted (by their silence) incitement to riot, which included chants calling for the death of officer Wilson.  Ample proof can be seen in the following excerpt from an autopsy of Mike Brown by former NYC Medical Examiner Michael M. Baden (N.Y. Times, Aug.  17, 2014):

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There were no wounds on the back or powder burns on Brown’s body, indicating that he had not been shot at close range, execution style.  A recently released audio recording of Wilson firing 11 shots in rapid succession does not—as the media indicates—show recklessness.  It indicates an officer, in fear of his life, attempting to stop a massive suspect (who had already beaten him, fractured an eye socket, and attempted to take his service revolver.)

While Brown’s alleged accomplice in the assault and robbery of the convenience store—Dorian Johnson–has since recanted his story after the autopsy results were released, several other accounts have surfaced confirming that Brown, a former school football linebacker, turned on the officer and rushed toward him, causing the officer to fire.

 A local radio station, KFTK, recently broadcast what is claimed to be the officer’s account of the event as told to his “significant other”[2].

 According to this statement, Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were walking in the middle of the street, refusing to get out of the street after Wilson asked them to do so.  At that point, Wilson got a call about a “strong-arm” robbery, and saw the cigars (a $50 pack of “Tiparillos” cigars) that Brown allegedly stole from a convenience store.  When Wilson opened the door to get out of the police car, Brown pushed the door shut and punched Wilson in the face and attempted to get the officer’s sidearm.  The gun went off once in the struggle.  Brown and Johnson started running away and, following protocol, Wilson pursued them and yelled, “Freeze.”  The caller alleges Brown then started taunting Wilson and daring him to shoot.  Brown reportedly turned and rushed the cop again.

The aftermath of this event is equally suspect and is fraught with outside agitators, possibly paid gang organizers and suspicious arsons and “spontaneous” gatherings.  The latest installment on the Nodisinfo website—which deals with false-flag events—asserts the subsequent fire at the QT convenience store where Brown allegedly stole his cigarillos was staged using pyrotechnics and propane cylinders:

Photo Credit: KMOX News, M. Calhoun Nodisinfo notes:  Notice the lack of a full gutting of the building. The fire was likely set with propane torches using pyrotechnic accelerants.
Photo Credit: KMOX News, M. Calhoun
Nodisinfo notes: Notice the lack of a full gutting of the building. The fire was likely set with propane torches using pyrotechnic accelerants.

Concludes Nodisinfo:  “The use of (a) flare gun is hard proof of the hoax. The QT riots and looting were fully staged. It was not a spontaneous act at all. Rather, it was a pre-planned part of the Ferguson scam known, here, as the Ferguson Martial Law hoax. There was nothing spontaneous about it. Rather, it was all plotted and planned under the auspices of the Zionist-controlled military-police apparatus, with full knowledge and coordination of the Ferguson police force.”

Tom Mysiewicz is best known as the founder and editor of  BioEngineering News, first weekly news service covering the biotechnology field from 1980 through 1993. Winner of award for excellence in spot news reporting from Newsletter Association of America (1981). 

He has been quoted as an expert on biotechnology in publications such as: Chemical Week, Business Week, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, San Jose Mercury Messenger, the Economist, San Francisco Examiner, Venture Magazine, etc.

For the past 10 years he has devoted himself to a correct (often controversial) analysis of Middle Eastern affairs and is looking with greater interest at Eurasia, where he sees Russia as a necessary counterbalance in a monopolar world, and South America.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Oceania Saker.


[1] http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/13/the-gruesome-story-of-a-murdered-tennessee-couple-you-may-have-never-heard-about-but-that-you-will-never-forget/

There is a petition “Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole: Deny Parole to Vanessa Coleman, Offender #473393” on Change.org:

http://www.change.org/p/tennessee-board-of-probation-and-parole-deny-parole-to-vanessa-coleman-offender-473393?recruiter=1370733&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

[2]Audio of friend of Officer Wilson relating officer’s version of the incident (based on her conversation with Wilson’s “significant other”:

https://soundcloud.com/fmnewstalk971/caller-josie-on-demand-audio-8-15-14

 

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