The Berkley Police Review Commission in California admits DHS run Fusion Centers are tracking American’s social, political and religious views!
DHS’s ‘Suspicious Activity Reporting‘ (SARs) has officially become law enforcement’s new version of McCarthyism!
“McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means “the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.”
McCarthyism, sorry I meant ‘Bushism’ is so prevalent there are three suspicious behavior apps. citizens can use to report on their fellow Americans. They’re called “Suspicious Activity Reporting,” “Thats Suspicous Behavior App” and “LiveSafe” which targets college students. (Since, President Bush made up the war on terror, we might as well name it after him)
Apparently the city council and the Berkley police are the ONLY city in America that’s worried about DHS’s, SARs reporting. Click here to see Los Angeles, California’s SARs reports.
To guard against hurting innocent people, the council voted unanimously to accept a Police Review Commission recommendation to modify Berkeley Police Department orders on Suspicious Activity Reporting in order to reinforce the precept that SARs can be filed “only if there is reasonable suspicion that the individual is involved in criminal conduct …”
Speaking in support of the revised orders, Councilman Jesse Arreguin noted the reports’ summaries that the council received from BPD a year ago appeared to have been made on the basis of “political views espoused, not necessarily on the basis of criminal activity.”
Unfortunately the only way to view the Berkley’s Police Review Commission SARs recommendations is to click here and then type in “Suspicious Activity Report”.
Here’s a list of recommendations the Berkley police have adopted:
(a) “A project shall collect and maintain criminal intelligence information concerning an
individual only if there is reasonable suspicion that the individual is involved in
criminal conduct or activity and the information is relevant to that criminal
conduct or activity.”
(b) “A project shall not collect or maintain criminal intelligence information about the
political, religious or social views, associations, or activities of any individual or
any group, association, corporation, business, partnership, or other
organization unless such information directly relates to criminal conduct or
activity and there is reasonable suspicion that the subject of the information is
or may be involved in criminal conduct or activity.”
SARs reports now include Americans social, political and religious views!
“SARs must not be submitted based on ideology, social or political opinion or advocacy
or religious beliefs or association with a particular group. Criminal activity that would not
ordinarily result in a SAR does not become worthy of a SAR report when the subject’s
speech or expression indicates a particular ideological viewpoint or association.”
7 – “Suspicious Activity: Behavior that may be indicative of intelligence gathering or preoperational
planning related to terrorism, or criminal activity. Suspicious behavior must
have a criminal predicate (defined below), and must rise to the level of reasonable
suspicion (defined below) in order to be reportable as a SAR in circumstances involving
a named or indentified individual or group.”
8 – “Criminal Predicate: The standard by which the determination as to whether information
may be used to create a SAR is made in circumstances involving a named or identified
individual or group. It means that there exists a “reasonable suspicion” based on the
analysis of legally obtained information that the subject of the information is or may be
involved in definable criminal conduct and/or activity that supports, encourages, or
otherwise aids definable criminal conduct. For the purposes of this order, infraction
violations will not be considered sufficient to establish a criminal predicate. The
underlying offense must amount to a misdemeanor or felony.”
9 – “Reasonable Suspicion: Information which, when viewed in its totality, leads a person
with appropriate training, specialized knowledge, and/or experience to conclude that a
person, association of persons, or organization is involved in definable criminal conduct
and/or activity that supports, encourages, or otherwise aids definable criminal conduct.”
Photography is still deemed suspicious by police:
“Taking pictures or video of facilities, buildings, or infrastructure in a manner that would arouse suspicion in a reasonable person.”
Why is photography still deemed suspicious?
“Examples include taking pictures or video of infrequently used access points, personnel performing security functions (patrols, badge/vehicle checking), security-related equipment (perimeter fencing, security cameras), etc.”
What they’re really saying is, police consider anyone taking pictures of anything our government deems off-limits to be SUSPICIOUS. Unfortunately, the only way law enforcement can determine that is by looking at your pictures without a warrant!
Any history buff would immediately recognize this tragic statement from the McCarthy era…
“Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?”
Change that to American policing today…
“Are you terrorist? Have you ever been a member of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Isis, Al-Shabaab or Boko Haram?
What everyone should be asking is, why has only ONE city council and ONE police department in the country taken a stand against DHS’s, SARs reporting?
Why are police across the country reporting American’s social, political and religious views to Fusion Centers?
Gene Bernardi of the civil rights advocacy group SuperBOLD said, the modifications make “no attempt to protect our due process, free speech and privacy rights.”
Elliot Halpern of the Berkeley Northeast chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union found “an overwhelming amount of ethnic, religious and racial profiling” in the reports.
For more information about how our government is using FEAR to support the war on terror please read: “Terrorism and the Politics of Fear” by David Altheide.
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