Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans

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Law enforcement intelligence-processing fusion centers have long come under attack for spying on Americans. The Arkansas director wanted to clarify the truth: centers only spies on some Americans – those who appear to be a threat to the government.

In trying to clear up the ‘misconceptions’ about the conduct of fusion centers, Arkansas State Fusion Center Director Richard Davis simply confirmed Americans’ fears: the center does in fact spy on Americans – but only on those who are suspected to be ‘anti-government’.  

“The misconceptions are that we are conducting spying operations on US citizens, which is of course not a fact. That is absolutely not what we do,” he told the NWA Homepage, which supports KNWA-TV and Fox 24.

After claiming that his office ‘absolutely’ does not spy on Americans, he proceeded to explain that this does not apply to those who could be interpreted as a ‘threat’ to national security. Davis said his office places its focus on international plots, “domestic terrorism and certain groups that are anti-government. We want to kind of take a look at that and receive that information.”

But the First Amendment allows for the freedom of speech and opinion, making it lawfully acceptable for Americans to express their grievances against the US government. The number of anti-government groups even hit a record high in 2012, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Many of these groups are ‘hate groups’ that express disdain for minorities. But unless they become violent, these groups are legally allowed to exist.

“We are seeing the fourth straight year of really explosive growth on the part of anti-government patriot groups and militias,” Mark Potok, senior fellow at the SPLC, told Mother Jones. “That’s 913 percent in growth. We’ve never seen that kind of growth in any group we cover.”

And with a record-high number of anti-government groups, fusion centers may be spying on more Americans than ever before – or at least, have the self-proclaimed right to do so.

“I do what I do because of what happened on 9/11,” Davis said. “There’s this urge and this feeling inside that you want to do something, and this is a perfect opportunity for me.”

But Davis’ argument is flawed: in order to determine whether or not someone is considered a threat to national security, fusion centers would first have to spy on Americans to weed out the suspected individuals, and then proceed to spy on the ‘anti-government’ individuals further.

Across the US, fusion centers have reported on individuals who conducted ‘crimes’ like putting political stickers in public bathrooms or participating in movements against the death penalty. In October, the bipartisan Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations finished a two-year investigation on fusion centers, only to find that the centers had directly violated constitutionally protected civil liberties.

“In reality, the Subcommittee investigation found that the fusion centers often produced irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence reporting to DHS, and many produced no intelligence reporting whatsoever,”the report stated.

And the privacy violations could soon become worse: RT previously reported that the FBI’s proposed facial recognition project could provide fusion centers with more personal data to work with. With at least 72 fusion centers across the US and technology that could further infringe upon privacy rights, government agencies will be able to more efficiently collect data on Americans solely for exercising their freedom of speech.


36 thoughts on “Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans

  1. spy on this! I hate the US federal government and will never comply with its over reaching murder/psycopathic policies. Happy to be me.
    Wish I could take back my military service.

  2. Translation: If you dislike the direction the government is going with the DHS, NDAA & serious attempts to disarm you, “you’re a terrorist”.

    1. Davis IS a whore. But if he knows the truth about who really did 9/11 and STILL does what he does rather than use his energy and office to investigate the real culprits, then that whore is also a traitor. I invite Richard Davis to come on by to question me in person and I will gladly pimp slap that filthy whore up and down the block, give him a primer on what really happened with 9/11, then stomp him into the ground if he still wants to subvert the United States.

  3. “In trying to clear up the ‘misconceptions’ about the conduct of fusion centers, Arkansas State Fusion Center Director Richard Davis simply confirmed Americans’ fears: the center does in fact spy on Americans – but only on those who are suspected to be ‘anti-government’.”

    It won’t be long before that will be EVERY American.

    1. there you go, Hatr… there are too many of us for them to spy on.

      Maybe their spying will clue them in to the fact that they better get the hell out of here while they still can.

      1. Unfortunately JR, the only way to get rid of those cockroaches is with a bullet or a rope.

        Either one is fine by me, I ain’t all that particular.

          1. As far as slow and painful, I still like my earlier idea of staking them out next to an army ant nest, as long as it’s a fairly small colony, so they don’t get et up too quick.

          2. There’s something inherently loathsome about being eaten alive (especially slowly) by insects.

          3. Man, them Fusion center people spying on us must think we are both two sick bastards to be debating this. lol

  4. Basically, they have to spy on everyone to find out who disagrees with the communist globalist take-over. They also have to continue to monitor everyone, because daily people are coming out of their stupors and have become wide awake concerned citizens for our country. Then at the same time they want you to know that they are spying on you to keep you from communicating and waking more people up. I want to speak out, just to let them know that there are more of us than there are of them, and that everyday our ranks of the informed is growing. They know we are waking up fast. The harder they push to enslave us, the faster we wake up. The people who used to say last year… “It could never happen in America”, are now, saying… “I can’t believe it is happening so fast”

    1. They really spy on EVERYONE? You mean they know what we’re talking about here at FTT?

      Boy, are we in trouble!!!

      1. #1
        Yeah, unfortunatly we’re not the only ones with a most wanted list! hahahaha!

        Our list is for their crimes against humanity
        Their list is for We The Peoples crime of preventing their crimes against humanity

        1. We’ve ALL got to be on the A-list by now, Smilardog.

          But then again, we’ve only got ONE list, and every last one of those pukes are on it.

          No favoritism.

          1. No Favoritism Buahahahaha! Yeah, we’ll hang them all with equal and fair amounts of American Made Hemp Rope! dang… I just got another tingle run up and down my leg! I used to pay good money for rushes like that. Now, I get them for free Buahahahaha!!!

            Hey, really… now, that I think about it. We are going to have to come up with a New Unified Standards of Gallows Policies, Standards, Practices, and Ethics. It’s only proper, don’t you know. Everyone is equal. No Favoritism

          2. Off topic, I went and saw G.I. Joe: Retaliation this morning. Good movie!

            It’s been real, guys, but I’ve been at this all day. I have GOT to go get some dinner, I’m starving. Back in an hour or so.

  5. “Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans.” This is a contradiction. How do they determine if an American is anti-government if they don’t spy on them?

  6. “I do what I do because of what happened on 9/11,” Davis said. “There’s this urge and this feeling inside that you want to do something, and this is a perfect opportunity for me.”

    Richard Davis just stated his allegiance and it isn’t to America. Davis is just another sayanim. Amazing how these enemy alien 5th columnists keep ending up in critical positions within government and industry.

  7. I also wish I could take back my military service. The VA is a sick joke. They acknowledged that their medical malpractice gave me hepatitis C but refuse me disability for the Diabetes I got from Agent Orange. Screw them all: I hope Kim Jung Un really has the hardware to turn DC and NY into a sheet of GREEN GLASS! There is no justice in the USSA; NEVER WAS. HEY THERE MR. UN Can you do Nazi Israhell too while you’re at it?
    We NEVER were the “good Guys”….Not even to our own !
    G.I. Joe: Retaliation = more racist jew propaganda from Hollywierd !

    1. We certainly agree with you about the VA. However, when it comes to turning my home into a “sheet of GREEN GLASS”… Back at ya buddy. Happy Easter to you, too.

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