The Totalitarian One-way Mirrorby Will Grigg
Dec. 12, 2012
1.Trump is Right: GOP Debate Audience is Packed Full of Republican Donors
2.'15-Yr-Old Boy' Who Killed Swedish Social Worker Is Actually Somali-Born Adult
3.Caught On Camera: Preacher Cited by Officer Because It's "Illegal to Offend People"
4.VIDEO: Australian Feminist Politician Gets Told Off After Accusing Opponent Of 'Mansplaining'
5.Man Says He Was Fired After Pulling Gun in Gun-Free Zone to Save Woman's Life
6.Ted Nugent Replies 'Eat Me' to Critics of 'Anti-Semitic' Gun Control Post
7.'Bagged For Life': Comedy Video Mocks UK Bag Tax
8.Ticketing For Profit So Rampant, State Lawmakers Forced to Take Action -- Cops Are Furious
An official document produced by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security describes photographers as potential terrorists. The “Roll Call Release” of November 13 recounted several incidents in which innocent photographers were detained for using cameras in public facilities like airports and shopping malls. Those incidents were described as successes because they served “awareness and training purposes” – even though they had nothing to do with capturing terrorists or deterring terrorist acts.
A citizen activist in Indianapolis who monitors police activity was told that his actions were suspicious and that he might be monitored by undercover police officers. Indianapolis Police Captain Chris Boomershine claimed that “we have a lot of sovereign citizens that are targeting their officers” and that his department’s criminal intelligence unit will determine if the activist’s photojournalism constitutes “a threat to law enforcement.”
While police are trained to treat cameras in civilian hands as lethal weapons, the government they serve keeps us under unceasing surveillance. [The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently obtained documents describing how the Pentagon is conducting missions in which full-sized Reaper drones are deployed over areas ofNevada,California, andUtah, using technology called “Gorgon Stare” that can capture images of entire cities.]