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FBI Cointelpro Program - How Government Agents Neutralize Liberty Activism

Written by Subject: r3VOLution Continues
(Publisher: From 2010... clairvoyance?)
This is kind of a long article, but it was written by someone who had been used by the FBI and only found out about it more than 20 years later via FOIAs.  Cointelpro is here.  Be of good cheer, but always be aware.  The person whispering gossip in your ear may be themselves being used by Cointelpro or be Cointelpro themselves.
Learn for YOURSELF how to recognize the signs!
January 10, 2010

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Comment by Ed Price (10621)
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COINTELPRO is the sign of a capable, money-making Government keeping freedom at bay so that they can rape and plunder among their own citizens. It's a whole lot easier than going off to fight a war and plunder the citizens of some other government that is trying to do the same thing to its citizens.

Comment by Henry Bowman (51190)
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Often an article such as this is an effective way of "smoking out" the government shill. If there is a government shill reading this we invite you to identify yourself with your usual tactics of ridicule, innuendo, and personal attacks. Those who would like to identify government shills might want to take note of who it is who objects to the distribution of this article.
"Poisoning the well" is a tactic beneath the morals of a true rational proponent of liberty.

Comment by Sam Weathersby (5726)
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How bout some 'infiltrating' of the secret negotiations by C-Span when the Dems hide to hammer out more socialism?  Why not some investigation into wheather or not Mr. O is  Constitutionally eligble to be Prez? Maybe he is. Maybe he isn't. But we do not know for sure. 

As usual, the lib prog proposals are only one way.


Comment by Anonymous ()
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 Wouldn't your comment be more apropos to this FP article?

I guess it could apply to both except that the FBI Cointelpro program is not a conspiracy theory.  It's well documented fact.

Comment by Ross Wolf (28231)
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Top Obama Czar Proposed Infiltrating all 'Conspiracy Theorists'

From a recent news report, it appears Obama CZAR Cass Sunstein, supports infiltrating and spying on Americans, their groups and organizations to obstruct Free Speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government. See:

Obama’s CZAR’s proposal mirrors in several respects, Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" HR 1955, introduced in 2007 that stressed disrupting political and other groups without evidence of wrongdoing. Interestingly Obama refused to take a position on this bill.

Democrat Rep. Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" was not written exactly like the Nazi 1933 Discriminatory Decrees that suspended the Reich Constitution, but could bring America to the same place by trashing America’s civil liberties. The "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" when closely examined, defined "homegrown terrorism" as "any planned act" that might use force to coerce the U.S. Government or its people to promote or accomplish a "political or social objective." No actual force need occur. Government need only charge that an individual or group “Thought” about it. This bill was passed by the House but later died in a Senate Committee after Americans became angry upon learning about it.

Subject to potential abuse, U.S. Government has laid the groundwork for the covert infiltration of Americans. Since 9/11 federal government has established across the nation a large number of Fusion Centers. Fusion Centers were originally established to improve the sharing of anti-terrorism intelligence among different state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. But has since expanded with encouragement of federal government to pursue all crimes and hazards. Fusion Centers now pursue for analysis not just criminal and terrorist information, but any information that can be derived from police, public records and private sector data about Americans. Fusion Centers increasingly are involving components of the U.S. Military in addition to other government entities to spy on Citizens. The centers heavily rely on local informants for information that is shared with Local, State, and Federal police agencies. Recently the Department of Homeland Security began sharing more classified Military information with local Fusion Centers; perhaps a mistake, historically local police have not kept secrets.

Because Fusion Centers operate secretly and some more independently than others, it is not possible to clarify their full purpose. However it is clear Fusion Centers circumvent Fourth Amendment Constitutional protections that prohibit illegal search and seizure, by taking advantage of ambiguous lines of authority to manipulate differences in federal, state and local laws to maximize information collection.

Increasingly (private security companies and their operatives) work so closely with local/federal law enforcement and Fusion Centers—providing and exchanging information about Americans, they appear to merge with police. That is what happened in Germany during the 1930’s when a private-Gestapo merged its operations with German State Police, later put under the "Reich Main Security Office” the equivalent of U.S. Homeland Security. Fusion Centers exchange information with select U.S. private sector companies; that has enabled Fusion Centers to escape accountability and public oversight.

While the press on occasion has discussed Fusion Centers invading the privacy of U.S. Citizens, media missed Fusion Centers’ involvement in criminal and civil asset forfeitures. It was problematic law enforcement and private government contractors would gain wider access to Fusion Center data to secure evidence to arrest Americans and or civilly forfeit their  property under Title 18USC and other laws to keep part of the assets. Under U.S. federal civil forfeiture laws, a person or business need not be convicted of a crime for government to forfeit their assets. The standard of evidence for U.S. Government to civilly forfeit property is a only “A preponderance of Evidence.” There are over 200 U.S. laws and violations mentioned in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 and the Patriot Act that can subject property to civil asset forfeiture.

Just recently Pres. Obama's signed Executive Order EO 12425 that put INTERPOL above the United States Constitution. Obama’s Executive Order authorized INTERPOL to act within the United States without being subject to 4th Amendment Search and Seizure laws. It would appear INTERPOL can now tap American phones without a warrant. U.S. Police can use INTERPOL to circumvent the Fourth Amendment to arrest Americans and or forfeit assets by bringing INTERPOL into a criminal or civil investigation.