The case OK-SAFE has been building and advancing for three years has finally made it to the mainstream media – the government is monitoring the American people.
State and Federal Representatives have steadfastly scoffed at the idea.
A Washington Post article entitled Monitoring America offers a window into the deceptive nature of our government.
“Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.
The system, by far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation’s history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any wrongdoing.
The government’s goal is to have every state and local law enforcement agency in the country feed information to Washington to buttress the work of the FBI, which is in charge of terrorism investigations in the United States.”
Although the move toward integration of the entire justice system started years ago, fusion centers - doing away with barriers to information-sharing between the federal, state, local, and tribal levels – are greasing the wheels. More than 72 of the data-hubs exist in the U.S. and countless others are in operation globally. And they’re networked together.
Included in this global data collection network is SARS (Suspicious Activity Reporting System); the Eyes and Ears programs; and the “If You See Something, Say Something” effort advocated by the DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.
On the state level, one incident reporting (think snitch) system includes Oklahoma’s SIBRS, the Statewide Incident Based Reporting System, the state’s version of NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System.)
State incidents – both criminal and non-criminal – are instantly shared with the FBI, upon request.
Associations advancing the global integration of justice systems, law enforcement, and the private sector include the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police), IALEIA (International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts), and InfraGard, (partnership between the FBI and the private sector).
Minimize Interaction with Law Enforcement
Sadly, it is evident that law enforcement has changed dramatically since 9/11. Today, the greatest threat to personal liberty and real security is the government and its’ militarized local law enforcement agencies.
Assuming that you, like most folks, are a law-abiding citizen, to the best of your ability minimize your interaction with any law enforcement entity. Don’t be a snitch. Neighbors should not report neighbors except in the most extreme cases; if you must report something use common sense, i.e. report the Muslim extremist carrying a rocket launcher on his shoulder, or the TSA agent touching your private parts, not your neighbors displaying the pro-life decals or third-party candidates bumper stickers.
Address personal family issues within the family, or within your church; only seek another non-profit entity or a public agency as a last resort.
Scripture provides us with wisdom in dealing with each other – Matthew 18:15-17 reads:
15 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private ; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. 17 “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”
Government and law enforcement have changed dramatically…and not for the better. Be wise about your activities and protect yourself as best you can.