Checkpoints Near the Border
Be aware that DHS agents have recently set up constitutionally-questionable “security checkpoints” up to 100 miles inside U.S. territory. If you should drive into one of these roadblocks, you are not required to answer the agent’s questions (usually starting with “Are you a United States citizen?”). Nor are you required to consent to any searches.
Visit www.checkpointusa.org/blog to learn more about this program and check out the video below. By actively “flexing” their rights, these brave citizens expose the techniques DHS agents (and police in general) use to trick and intimidate citizens into compliance. Also take note of the practical necessity of flexing your rights repeatedly.
Aside from exposing the legal farce of these internal DHS “security” checkpoints, the phrase “Am I free to go” has taken on a life of its own. (We prominently pushed it in both of our feature films.) We knew that this works to withdraw oneself from unwanted police encounters. Now we have more video proof!
To learn more about how to flex your rights at DHS checkpoints, check out our new article on the topic. It also includes tips for flexing your rights at DUI checkpoints, drug checkpoints, and TSA checkpoints.
As you can see from the video, one must literally exercise one’s rights to see success. The act of legal noncompliance is a skill that requires repeated, disciplined effort. (The more you do it, the easier it gets!)
When done correctly, the act creates shame and discomfort among officers tasked with detaining and interrogating innocent people. More importantly, it sends a message to law enforcement that we the people do not support unconstitutional intrusions of our privacy and liberty. That’s what flexing your rights is all about!
- Do You Know Your Rights If You’re Stopped By Police? (youviewed.com)
- OWNED! Guy Drives out of California CheckPoint Mid-Argument, Refuses Questioning [Video] (freepatriot.org)
- Civil Disobedience on Display at Unconstitutional Checkpoint (activistpost.com)
- Man Refuses to Answer Questions at CA Checkpoint, Drives Away (informationliberation.com)
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Another jaw-dropping demonstration from the religion of peace.
The macabre culture of beheadings and body mutilations that the Syrian “revolution” has brought with it has rubbed off on little children, who seem to be simulating ‘rebel’ beheadings of their enemies while shouting Allahu Akbar (Allah is greater). This footage was taken recently in the town of Ras al-Ayn in Syria’s northeastern al-Hasakeh province.
Based on 2011 FBI Crime Stats(most recent at time of filming): http://www.fbi.gov/…
- The NRA’s Message AmidsTheNoise (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- Billy Johnson for NRA News explains the ‘logic of violence’ (VIDEO) (guns.com)
- Billy Johnson for NRA News: Violence (sgtreport.com)
- College professor reacts to Navy Yard shooting, calls for murder of NRA member’s children (guns.com)
- ‘Blood is on the hands of the NRA’ Says KU Professor (wibw.com)
- KU Journalism Prof Hopes NRA Members’ Children are Next Victims (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- Wayne LaPierre, NRA: More Good Guys with Guns Needed (webpronews.com)
U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program – The Washington Post
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.
Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”
London’s Guardian newspaper reported Friday that GCHQ, Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, also has been secretly gathering intelligence from the same internet companies through an operation set up by the NSA.
According to documents obtained by The Guardian, PRISM would appear to allow GCHQ to circumvent the formal legal process required in Britain to seek personal material such as emails, photos and videos from an internet company based outside of the country.
PRISM was launched from the ashes of President George W. Bush’s secret program of warrantless domestic surveillance in 2007, after news media disclosures, lawsuits and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court forced the president to look for new authority.
Congress obliged with the Protect America Act in 2007 and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which immunized private companies that cooperated voluntarily with U.S. intelligence collection. PRISM recruited its first partner, Microsoft, and began six years of rapidly growing data collection beneath the surface of a roiling national debate on surveillance and privacy. Late last year, when critics in Congress sought changes in the FISA Amendments Act, the only lawmakers who knew about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.
- U.S. intelligence (NSA) mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program (12160.info)
- US intelligence mining data direct from MSFT, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, others (washingtonpost.com)
- PRISM – US Gov. mining data from Google, y, msn, skype, youtube, and FB (washingtonpost.com)
- By the numbers: The NSA’s super-secret spy program, PRISM (foreignpolicy.com)