Sunday, August 14, 2005

Ritt Goldstein

US planning to recruit one in 24 Americans as citizen spies
By Ritt Goldstein

The Bush Administration aims to recruit millions of United States citizens as domestic informants in a program likely to alarm civil liberties groups.

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious activity".

Civil liberties groups have already warned that, with the passage earlier this year of the Patriot Act, there is potential for abusive, large-scale investigations of US citizens.

As with the Patriot Act, TIPS is being pursued as part of the so-called war against terrorism. It is a Department of Justice project.

Highlighting the scope of the surveillance network, TIPS volunteers are being recruited primarily from among those whose work provides access to homes, businesses or transport systems. Letter carriers, utility employees, truck drivers and train conductors are among those named as targeted recruits. More

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Did Ritt Goldstein have to seek asylum in Sweden for speaking out such as above? Did the Connecticut State Police terrorize and ruin Ritt? Well try googling Ritt's name.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanna join!!!!

I wanna be a spy.


Let's have our own counter- Orwell-Patriot Act, the Real Patriots Act, counter-counter intelligence team.

We'll expose the crimes of government employees.

Just one problem. The Department of Justice is suffering a recusal epidemic and James Comey, the expert on organized crime, quit.

Perhaps he had seen enough and would have had to arrest Bush and all of his cabinet, and at least one member of the 9/11 Commission.

Tsk.

Keep thinking....

Sunday, August 14, 2005 12:13:00 PM  

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