US Internet/Cell Phone Kill Switch USED!
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Lately protestors have been using social media to spread the word for different causes. In San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, disabled mobile device service to prevent a protest on Thursday. What are Americans' First Amendment rights when it comes to mobile service? Declan McCullagh, a correspondent for CNET news, gives us his take on the occurrence.
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Why you should never talk to the police on any subject, and always plead the 5th:
Police in the US are armed revenue collectors, they're guards of the state and government, and they have no obligation to enforce laws, protect and serve you, arrest criminals, and to take your complaints. Police voluntarily, at their discretion, enforce laws for the people, not the state. Maybe 99% of their duties are for revenue collection, and protecting the interests of those in government, and maybe 1% actual protection and service for the people.
If two homeless people get in a knife fight, and one is stabbed, and they are fighting drunk over illegal drugs, maybe neither will even be arrested, or get medical attention. If a married couple argues, and the police show up, maybe both are arrested, both need to hire lawyers, both have to pay fines and court ordered classes, may have to pay for being on probation. The argument can easily cost a struggling family over $10,000. If either spouse violated probation by coming to the attention of police, maybe even failure to stop before a stop line at a stop sign, that infraction could land the spouse in prison. The spouse is not allowed to see, or live with the other spouse, or with their children, for the entire term of probation, as one spouse is a crime victim of the other as they had an argument. As ludicrous as that is, it is proof that the state is about breaking up marriages, taking away children, processing and imprisoning citizens, and wrecking non-organized crime connected small business.
You should not allow Connecticut Department and Families, DCF, or your state's equivalent in your home, and you should not talk to them unless they have a warrant, or you are ordered by the court to do so. Unqualified state workers, often paid six figure salaries, are given incentives to lie, file false reports, and illegally officially kidnap your children. Former Connecticut Governor [John G. Rowland] and the head of DCF, [Kristine Regaglia] were given bribes and freebies from organized crime to see that as many good children were taken away from good families so organized crime could build, maintain, and supply "Kiddie Max Prisons" for kids using federal tax dollars. What crimes against humanity has former Connecticut Governor [M. Jodi Rell] committed and not been punished for?
Lt. [Thomas "The Duck" Davoren] who is now a Connecticut State Police Colonel told me that his number one duty is, "To protect the integrity of the system." I asked him why I was being arrested and faced, and was eventually put in prison, for resisting being mugged by a police informant on my own property. Police had refused to protect and serve, and been threatening me, terrorizing, and stalking me months, possibly years. Police refused to take my complaint about being attacked on my property, after being stalked, receiving death threats, and facing a knife wielding attacker demanding my wallet saying he'd kill me if I didn't give it up. I pepper sprayed him. Only I was arrested, I had no record, was offered no deals, just a year and a half in prison, and got a year in prison. This is "justice in the USA", and the rest of you get this same Police State abuse in courts and at the hands of police. Why do you pay tax dollars to be abused like this?
Sgt. [Samuel Izzarelli], now a Leuitenant, head of Troop C, Tolland Connecticut, State Police, told me that I would not have been a target of police, for arrest, prison, property and business loss if I didn't choose to be a slumlord, because all landlords are slumlords, and a contractor, because all contractors are drunks according to Izzarelli. So, saving for years, maintaining good credit, owning a home, building a contracting business over decades, and raising a family is a reason to be railroaded to prison using thieves, prostitutes, drug dealers, and vandals as police informants???!!!
So, giving a Police State more, and more power, and no civilian oversight is not a good idea. Should you allow these people to domestically spy on you, shut off your internet, your cell phone, and deny you free speech when your rights are violated by the Police State?
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[This] is what the Police State is up to, proof that they are out to bolster international big bank and corporate power at the expense of the small farmer, you, and all individuals not connected to international organized crime and the corporate banking cartels.
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Should the government make you leave them keys in special lock boxes to your apartment, business, and/or home? Will White Male police officers then start taking more liberties with your mother, daughter, wife, your assets/cash, your private papers/computer files, and/or girlfriend? Do you want to use the CIA and NSA "The Cloud" so any government or spy contractor goon can look at your pictures, videos, and computer files because they are in "The Cloud"? Should PC and Apple Mac users give into this tyranny?
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CA transit agency under fire over wireless shutoff
By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press AP (copyright)
SAN FRANCISCO — A growing number of free speech advocates criticized a San Francisco Bay area transit agency on Monday, saying its decision to cut off wireless service in an effort to stifle a protest last week was unconstitutional.
The mounting criticism comes as the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency prepares for renewed protests during the evening commute, though officials would not say whether they would block cell phone service again.
BART blocked the signal last Thursday at several San Francisco stations, as it tried to thwart a planned protest over the July 3 shooting death of a 45-year-old victim by BART police. Officials said he was wielding a knife
A hacker group known as Anonymous, angry over BART's action, broke into an agency website, and posted contact information for more than 2,000 customers.
The hacker group's action was the latest showdown between anarchists angry at perceived attempts to limit free speech and officials trying to control protests that grow out of social networking and have the potential to become violent.
The legal groups, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation and others, are considering whether to file lawsuits against BART.Critics say the agency violated free speech protections with a move seen only in Egypt during protests against its former president. The ACLU said it will decide its next steps after meeting with BART's police chief Monday afternoon.
BART officials have said they are working on a plan to block any efforts by protesters to disrupt the service, which carries 190,000 passengers during the morning and evening commutes every day.
BART spokesman Jim Allison said police will be staffing stations and trains and that the agency had already contacted San Francisco police.
The transit agency disabled the effected website, myBART.org, Sunday night after it also had been altered by apparent hackers who posted images of the so-called Guy Fawkes masks that anarchists have previously worn when showing up to physical protests.
Anonymous posted people's names, phone numbers, and street and email addresses on its own website, while also calling for a disruption of BART's evening commute Monday.
"We are Anonymous, we are your citizens, we are the people, we do not tolerate oppression from any government agency," the hackers wrote on their own website. "BART has proved multiple times that they have no problem exploiting and abusing the people."
Allison described myBART.org as a "satellite site" used for marketing purposes. It's operated by an outside company and sends BART alerts and other information to customers, Allison said.
The names and contact info published by Sunday came from a database of 55,000 subscribers, he said. He did not know if the group had obtained information from all the subscribers, he said, adding that no bank account or credit card information was listed.
The BART computer problem was the latest hack the loosely organized group claimed credit for this year. Last month, the FBI and British and Dutch officials made 21 arrests, many of them related to the group's attacks on Internet payment provider PayPal Inc., which has been targeted over its refusal to process donations to WikiLeaks. The group also claims credit for disrupting the websites of Visa and MasterCard in December when the credit card companies stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
Activists also remain upset by the 2009 death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed black passenger who was shot by a white officer on an Oakland train platform. The officer quit the force and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after the shooting.
Facing backlash from civil rights advocates and one of its own board members, BART has defended the decision to block cell phone use, with Allison saying the cell phone disruptions were legal because the agency owns the property and infrastructure.
"I'm just shocked that they didn't think about the implications of this. We really don't have the right to be this type of censor," Lynette Sweet, who serves on BART's board of directors, said previously. "In my opinion, we've let the actions of a few people affect everybody. And that's not fair."Laura Eichman was among those whose email and home phone number were published by the hackers Sunday.
"I think what they (the hackers) did was illegal and wrong. I work in IT myself, and I think that this was not ethical hacking. I think this was completely unjustified," Eichman said.
She said she doesn't blame BART and feels its action earlier in the week of blocking cell phone service was reasonable.
"It doesn't necessarily keep me from taking BART in the future but I will certainly have to review where I set up accounts and what kind of data I'm going to keep online," Eichman said.
Michael Beekman of San Francisco told the AP that he didn't approve of BART's move to cut cell phone service or the Anonymous posting.
"I'm not paranoid but i feel like it was an invasion of privacy," he said. "I thought I would never personally be involved in any of their (Anonymous') shenanigans."
The group Anonymous, according to its website, does "not tolerate oppression from any government agency," and it said it was releasing the User Info Database of MyBart.gov as one of many actions to come.
"We apologize to any citizen that has his information published, but you should go to BART and ask them why your information wasn't secure with them," the statement said.Associated Press writers Terry Tang and Bob Seavey in Phoenix also contributed to this report.