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Rethinking Officer Friendly, redefining bad touch.

In Freud and the Police, Police Personality, security theater on July 20, 2011 at 12:39 am


What if it was your daughter!!??!!

They always say that, don’t they? That meme is a tool of fear-mongering, designed to re-focus you on a strange, un-named threats, instead of the threat in front of you–someone who employs such ideology. That ideology is pathological narcissism.* And they hurt individuals with their self-centered manipulative perspectives.

And they are destroying the health of American society, while claiming to improve it.

The FBI, and cops, protecting your daughters mind, so you don’t have to!

They want you to fear terrorists with strap on bombs, rapists jerking off around every corner– and the dreaded pedophile lurking on the internet. But the truth is, more kids die at the hands of their mothers  than by strange men lurking on the internet.
But whatever you do–don’t  go near the head fucker!

The truth is—and has ALWAYS been–that children are more likely to be killed by American bombs and unexploded ordinance or depleted uranium [ here  , and also here ] or by female caregivers and babysitters right here in America, the they will ever face from strangers, men, kidnappers, or pedophiles.

Yet the cops make their money by keeping you in fear of strangers. But what is more strange than the mind of a cop? I mean, cops are  stepping up their use of Tasers on children [and here, and elsewhere]!

WAKE UP, peeple. This behavior is emblematic of an institutional psychology disorder.

Whereas it may be true that some pedophile is just waiting for a snapshot from of your kids Barbie Camera while he or she is riding a vibrating Harry Potter broom, it should scare us that he FBI is the agency that raised such an alarm.

I mean, what is in their minds to even imagine such things–what kind of mind could imagine such things–much less project them upon the world?

Oh, I know: the same great minds that brought you the overly broad US Patriot Act, and the TSA feeling up your six year old.

So, we all need a distraction away from the fact that the FBI routinely lies in warrant applications against internet providers, and that they also have virtually destroyed the fourth amendment with DPI technology–the same software that Iran and China use to stifle dissent is used by the FBI and InfraGard snitches.

I say it takes one to know one, as the old saw goes.The question we need to ask is what really endangers your kid online, beside the fact that the FBI can and stores images of your kids in their massive child porn collection?

What is more scary than knowing your government distributes child porn, instead of destroying it? I would suggest that your child’s memory of being trained to accept the hands of officer friendly down her pants might be a step in the ‘further’ direction of corrupting your kid with police state psychopathology.

They are tyeaching this girl to believe thatsuch physical contact is actually “good touch,” when in fact history shows us otherwise.

Sure, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but the infiltration of a child’s mind by police fear-mongering and mind abuse last generations. And it starts with the kind of contact you see in the video.

And there are worse things for your kid to face, I promise you; I mean, after all, that one in 1.5 million chance of someone creepy encountering her or him.

But the daily indoctrination to trust authority–not least of which is training young girls to be felt up by people in authority—is historically, by very freekin far, a worse option, with actual dire consequences.

* The police and FBI profile is one that includes narcisisstic psychopathology http://www.slideshare.net/samvaknin/narcissistic-and-psychopathic-leaders, particularly marked by unhealthy confabulation, meaning narcissists believe they are better than everyone else, smarter than everyone else, etc. because they are the good guys and gals, while forgetting the egregious, historic, criminal violations of US law that are part of their organizational structure.

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About bad writing, and cyber war waged against citizens: prior restraint has a new meaning.

In Uncategorized on July 9, 2011 at 1:47 am

Apologies to the two or three of my readers who don’t work for some U.S. Intelligence agency:  It’s not easy being Green, because all the people and all the agencies that wage war against us can really fuck up your day, and make life difficult–but not impossible–for us.

Sometimes I feel like a little pig myself, shouting into a big hole full of cute, captive animals.

 

And they certainly can alter the quality,and delivery of content as I try to publish over the web–a sort of preemptive prior restraint that it seems, might have to get tested in court. Maybe if I just sold shit, and click-linked every word to something worth money, I would have an easier time publishing.

But I don’t market products, I offer ideas, not even products I used to believe in, like  Winnie the Pooh–coming to theaters near you on July 15th!

I now have to use a packet sniffer,and I keep logs of intrusion attempts,  and at times, because I am tired of my writing being worked over. I have to use anonymizing software to merely get my words published, and by that time, I have often been under cyber attack by some fat faced tax dollar funded American cop or other pork slurper, or a circle jerk full of  military or para-military douchebags at one of the many cyber war waging facilities in America, and offshore, where America lobs cyber bombs at itself, and blames others to raise cyber war awareness.

My links get lost, or re-linked, my finally published content drops a verb or a noun here or there, sentences get broken up, and the final, altered product looks like gibberish, and makes me look like a complete idiot. Which, obviously,  I kind of am sometimes.

For all of them, let me make it clear: if America were invaded by an enemy other than  Americans who are like you, I would swing the American door wide open, and walk that enemy up to your daughters playhouse at high tea, while your husband or wife is discussing Winnie the Pooh,  and sell all of you as an informants for the cause against you, and anyone else who subverts Constitutional rights that I hold dear, and that you toy with.

Does that make it clear where I stand, against you?

But for the two or three human beings left out there who actually read this blog, I want you to know that I would put my life in front of a cannon to protect your kids, and, metaphorically, have done as much my whole life, walkig the line between free speech, and oppression of that speech.

So to those two or three actual readers (you know who you are) I apologize that a lot of what I write looks like crap once it is written–every time I work around one of their hacks, it seems the local ISP’s step in and in InfraGard fashion —  even the Catholics are pissed about that private sector untrained spying–, subvert the fourth amendment, and obliterate any semblance of the enshrined concept of prior restraint against publishing.

Sometimes, it takes me up to a couple of hours to publish a story because of how many intrusions they attempt while I publish; other times, I get the dreaded error that the ISP did not renew my address on the network.

And I take full blame for that–after all, if I wrote positive things about the collusion and co-option of feminism by the CIA, I probably wouldn’t get hacked as much as I do. If I believed that the DEA, ICE, FBI-CIA, NSA, et al were actually the good guys, I probably wouldn’t have to cut my internet connection every time some spook decided to re-direct my web searches to g-d knows where.

If  I am seeking a link about the failed drug war in Mexico, the CIA raping boys in Iraq,  Americas use of children as sex slaves, or especially for some odd reason, Rusty E. Nelson, I have been taken to places I never wanted to go–and believe me, I didn’t want to know what America is doing to foreign children, or how the DEA-FBI-ATF drug trade really works in Mexico.

If I wrote that Police Officer Smiley really wanted to give your kid a candy-sucker, or a chocolate banana, with no deeper, or creepy metaphorical intention than that  I would probably not get my internet connection cut or dropped by the local ISP as often as I do.
And maybe, if I believed, as most allegedly left leaning, or social justice minded people do, that false rape allegations are a necessary tool in the war against oppression, and barely exist, and just shut up about it, I would even have more readers–not that I need them, because this blog is 99% NOT ad supported, other than that WordPress.com offers one of simplest, and coolest blogging platforms out there, with e-blogger running a close second.( That’s the entirety of my commercial message).

But they’re  not right, oppression of one leads to oppression of all–have you ever noticed that it is left leaning, socialist, democratic, or other progressive men that get set up in false rape allegations? Cops win, every time a woman falsely accuses a man of rape, and ordinary wome lose when they buy into mass-market feminism.

But often when I publish, these things happen: my internet connection suddenly times out when I publish, after hours of problem-free surfing; my internet connection suddenly freezes up; I get a suden flashingscreen and cannot publish ( a DOS attack); the local ISP “we can’t find what you are looking for” page, especially from Qwest Communications, which is so obviously a tool of the FBI and Infragard.

This is what I get for speakin' me mind.

So, again, I apologize for the inconvenience of having to read me. I am working on ways to subvert their subversion of my writing, starting by pre-writing everything offline.

In the meantime, do you think, or write about things that are not in line with the American war machine and its allies, like depleted uranium used on children in Iraq and elsewhere  , or the CIA manufacturing of consensus in America despite an explicit reference in the CIA charter  that says that they cannot operate in a domestic capacity? Or how the FBI is in collusion with international cabals and local feminists to stifle dissent?

I do write about those things, and I drag up the ghosts of Americas past, like the rapes of women in the Viet Nam war, and I like doing it. It makes me feel like life is worth living, because otherwise, dissent gets crumpled under their official version of events, despite their illegal and often unethical motivations, as they wage war against reason, against truth, and against justice.

And they wage war against the future generations of children that could be born outside of their man-sweeping, bomb dropping, woman killing, child murdering, child raping perpsective of reality.

But if you write like I do, just so that there is a voice against these monsters, here are a few tools you can use to protect yourself against police intrusions into you computer, or to monitor them once they are there. And always, always keep log files, and back those files up above everything. You never know when they will come in handy–so use anonymous e-mail resenders, and send backups everywhere you can.

TSA denies having required old woman to remove diaper, but admits it is attracted to the idea anyways.

In Police and FBI evidence creation and set-ups, Police Hack Privacy, Profile the Police, Smart Phone Apps help protect you from police on June 28, 2011 at 12:05 am

TSA denies having required a 95-year-old woman to remove diaper – CNN.com.

 

American police paramilitaries are at it again–this time, they are peeling into 95-year-old women’s diapers instead of children’s, or getting off on raping women [ here, here, and everywhere you look these days].

Predatory voyeurism is integral to the modern police personality, which uses the euphemism “surveillance” to legitimate their unhealthy impulses. Maybe it’s time to police the police, and phone apps might just be the right way to begin that process.

And Citizen Media can help save you from police abuses , says Open Watch, an organization dedicated to using new media to the rampant post 9/11 police corruption.

Like I said before, American police, FBI, etc. want to get into your babies diapers, and they want access to your daughters, but this is a new low, even for the TSA, which is a notoriously invasive agency when it comes to personal privacy.

The TSA can’t find bomb parts, in their complex role in Americas security theater, but they found grandmas pee-stains just fine. Typical cop maneuver–missing the big fish, and muddying the water for a real catch.

The whole TSA invasion of the American body is one of Americas latest attempts to indoctrinate citizens into a two tiered class system wherein privileged people ( the wealthy) can negotiate or outright purchase their privacy right, while commoners must endure full body contact with police types, and daily invasions by police–who seldom police their own kind, or police the wealthy.

Anyone who has ever endured that is familiar with the lingering stench that cop-aftershave leaves in the nostrils, and worse, lingering memories of being fondled by a breed of half-wits who use badges and pistol power instead of intellect to ‘reach out’ and touch others.

After all these heroes are “just doing their job,” right?

When will America get tired of hearing that old trope? If cops did their jobs, we would have a whole lot more cops in jail.

The best way that you can capture and preserve evidence of police or police para-military agency abuse is to have a cellphone, a sound recording device or another capture device handy at all times, according to Salon.com.

Police hate being watched, and are actively lobbying for exceptions against being photographed or recorded while performing ‘official’ duties–like peeking in old ladies diapers.

So citizens are fighting back against the stacked deck of police power and corruption that falsifies testimony from the start.

 CopRecorder, a smart phone app lets you record what cops are up  to and then upload your evidence to the internet without giving away the fact that you are recording, because cops routinely obstruct citizen investigation by smashing cameras, deleting images from cameras, and stealing cameras.

And cops hate getting caught in the act, and are developing a paranoia against  the apps.

Here is an incredible story of a reverse sting on a typically corrupt cop, wherein a racially profiled Asian male ( a lawyer) used CopRecorder to document police manipulation of evidence.

Photograph the police, record the police, and prosecute the police before its too late. And besides, we all love apps–even grandmas.

The FBI hacks Google

In Police and FBI evidence creation and set-ups, Police Hack Privacy, Police Personality, Profile the Police, Supreme Court complicit with police power, Uncategorized on June 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm
Joseph Raymond McCarthy.

Joseph McCarthy,precursor to today's religious fanatics on the Supreme court,and precursor to other non-Patriots like InfraGard Image via Wikipedia

and Google is p*wnded but no one in America seems to care, because the FBI has collaborated with private parties and American media, which has you trained to blame LulzSec , or China for Google’s PR problems .

Beyond the baseline level of bad propaganda and disseminating disinformation  (LulzSec denies that the man arrested for the hack was a member of its organization), the FBI is notorious for breaking in to peoples computers[1 in 4 hackers is an FBI informant], uses hackers to access US citizens e-mails, and kicking down the doors of American citizens, human rights advocates, and peace activists all the time [here ,here  , and everywhere]

Does the FBI control Googles page ranks?

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FBI-America wants you to focus instead on how China treats human rights activist Ai Wei Wei, or how Chinese teenagers play around on the internet, and brought down Google.

The FBI even tells you that it is the Chinese military that is hacking Americas infrastructure, and is willing to go to war against them, even though there is evidence that the Chinese military wasn’t responsible , when in fact it was likely a couple of hairdressers.

But what they don’t tell you could have the greatest destructive influence on American society ever: the FBI has, since 1996 been in cahoots with American businesses to destroy your right to privacy.

Undoubtedly, American business is largely controlled by Republicans, and the wealthy, who are willing to sell or barter this nation into oblivion.

The organization responsible for that traitorous collusion with the FBI, and that breach of the threshhold of your home is called IntraGard, and they have been watching you and your internet for years.

The good news is that LulzSec—responsible for hacking Sony, Nintendo, and PBS, has hacked into the Atlanta chapter of InfraGard, and released 180 personal passwords . Here is their login page  in case you have one of those passwords, but be careful–by now it is likely dripping with honey from FBI bees.

InfraGard has long been in collusion with the FBI in order to subvert and destroy your 4th amendment rights against being subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures.

IntraGards method of circumventing the United States Constitution [get one free here ]is relatively simple, and sadly effective.

Any member of IntraGard can at any time, claim that your activity is suspicious, and alert the FBI. The FBI takes information that is essentially stolen from private data bases, or simply takes the word of an IntraGard agent, and their word becomes pretext to investigation.

Joseph McCarthy in his wettest cold-war-porn dream could not have thought up a better way to manipulate the spirit of the law, or circumvent due process than to have a select, pre-vetted group of willing informers to rat on, or help setup US citizens to FBI scrutiny.

These InfraGard cowards are not Minutemen , in the classic sense of United States History.

And they are not modern patriots—they are the hidden face of the looming escalation of covert war on American citizens.

They are truly xenophobic, anti-Americans worked into a froth over the loss of white privilege, and they are willing to take you out to get their version of history written.

IntraGard, Google, and Sony, et al have been hacked by true American patriots who fight against the repressive regime of FBI deception, and misappropriation of the Constitution—even if those patriots seem to be from “overseas”.

Since when did the FBI ever give a shit about human rights? They are proud of their ability to create premises for the criminal conviction of Americans, and the history of the organization is one that routinely breaches all imaginable legal boundaries in its quest to create the appearance of crime.

Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib have proven the willful blindness and incapacity of the FBI in that arena. What moral high ground is left for America to take; what high road is left when the police become the robbers.

All that is left to them is pre-emptive propaganda wars that further oppress freedom in the disguise of cvreating or upholding it. Below is a real-time example of disinformation in action.

Google the phrase “FBI violates Human Rights”, and here is what comes up in the results—FBI pre-emptive propaganda that puts the search term after FBI agenda ( screenshot above). The Chinese might be right when they say that Google is a political tool .

FBI agents are richly rewarded for their efforts too, earning up to 136,000 dollars per year, plus benefits (packages that include full health care, stipends, and extra money for joining “task forces,” like the one that operates the disinformation campaign above.)

My guess is that the highest road we can take is somewhere in resource rich Tibet , which is why America actively harbors dissenters from there, and focuses energy on blathering on about the evils of China.

The real goal of the US in talking about Chinese abuses of power is that the US can gain a foothold into Tibet’s water supply, which effectively takes water away from China.

What could be called a threat to the Chinese is a blessing to Americans who adore religions empty promises, and America began its ideological cyber war with China long before the Chinese figured out that they were under attack.

China has recently called Google a “political tool’ because American businesses jumped on the ‘blame China bandwagon’ when China refused to allow American propaganda into its country, via Google.

China is against hacking as much as we are , but the FBI relentlessly blames them instead of being accountable for or admitting its own hacking exploits.

And suddenly when Google accounts used by Americans who wage cyber-war in China are hacked, the FBI wants to try to take a moral high ground about free speech rights?

They need to work on that here.

Is it mere coincidence that uber-important ally in the fight against “terror” Pakistan sits on the edge of China? A coincidence that America has condoned massive repression there, in a country that has its finger—and its religious fanaticism—plugged into China’s backside?

We doubt it.

More likely, and more true to American form, is that we are creating a pretext for even more, and evermore “pre-emptive war,” which is Americas un-creative default solution to dysfunctional social problems of policing that have spilled over into the world arena .

When all else fails, blame China, who owns a ton of American debt —or look inward at the reason why America is in debt: it can no longer afford or justify its flawed social programming, much less tame its chief propaganda agents quest for inflated, over-blown budgets and phony trumped up justifications of “America being under attack”.

The FBI is the Praetorian Guard of a twilight America, and American citizens are in the Colosseum. A threat to American freedom, and a failing social experiment that needs correction.

But who can police the police?

Cops think guns are penises…

In Police Personality, Profile the Police, Uncategorized on May 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm
Common chimpanzee in the Leipzig Zoo.

Image via Wikipedia

and they like to play with them, and try to impress women, just like chimpanzees.

Cops also often intervene in “domestic violence,” with only one thought in mind: men are the sole perpetrators, women are victims, and cops are the “heroes”–even though statistics clearly show that women initiate violence more often than men, and often with another male accomplice to cover her tracks. Worse,  men who find themselves caught in the cycle of domestic violence ( where more often than not women are the initiators of the violence) are at risk of being murdered by police, even though cops themselves bully women. 

If a cop even tries to take a stand against violence, or the homicidal nature of police in America, he is likely to be labeled a coward by other police. Then, an official black-balling takes place, and a smear campaign behind the scenes. Police even think its o.k. to beat men in wheelchairs, even after those men are handcuffed. You can mosy over to Detective Shaved Longcock, and get an address of where you can write to the cop who beat the guy in the wheelchair, or tell him what  a nut I am for saying that cops are stuck in the phallic stage.

But in the US Virgin Islands, an off-duty ATF agent murdered a man who was one half of a domestic dispute. The ATF “investigated” William G. Clark, and found him “not guilty,” without a trial, or civilian review. Most police misconduct is covered up before it ever goes to trial, and before the public ever gets to see the facts.  We  all know the biases, deceptions, and cover-ups that are the very heart of police investigations.

The Virgin Islands prosecutors came to a different, and more plausible, fair, and human decision: they decided that the ATF agent should face a trial, like any civilian in a similar situation would face.

But American cops are above the law–they are better than you apparently.

“The prosecution of Special Agent William G. Clark for the 2008 shooting death of Marcus Sukow has enraged many federal law enforcement officers, who say Clark was heroically coming to the defense of a battered woman.”

Notice the use of the word “hero.”  Since when did murderers hiding behind badges and killing unarmed men in cold blood become heroic? In the old days, shooting an unarmed person was considered cowardly. As some have noted, “Unleashing a hail of hollow-points without those qualifying conditions is the mark of a coward.

I suspect that there is something of an inferiority complex in the mind of every cop, and that leads them to become bullies in search of victims. As I have discussed earlier, they are also prone to latent homosexual idealization that makes them prone to desire physical contact with other men ( and female cops desire as much from women, but that is another subject) and Sigmund Freud might conclude that a male cops desire to “please the father” is at the root of the problem ( pun intended).

There is also a concept in biological science that states that there is a type of animal that, due to its inferior social status, or inferior physical size, seeks to mate with the mates of others,but on the sly, so that they don’t face consequences. I think cops are like that, despite the fact that many of them are religious. This entire event actually mirrors chimpanzee mating mature: females are promiscuous–slutty, in American terms, or generally just ‘different’ ,because everything turns them on,  and some males are violent in order to gain sexual access to those females.[in case you want to study similarities between chimps, and police]

So, cops are very chimp-like and they use the overblown social control mechanism of “domestic violence” to attemp to insert themselves into the relationships that other males have with females, and establish themselves as idealistic “better mates” for those females. And, it appears, that police generally have been having mating success, mating with violence prone, or violence driven females, because the police power has grown in America in the last several decades, OUTSTRIPPING MANUFACTURING, OR OTHER FORMS OF ECONOMIC POWER.[ harassing citizens here, and harassing journalists here; are we facing a police state morality crisis?]

“According to a police affidavit, Clark was leaving his condo when he encountered Sukow and his girlfriend, Marguerite Duncan. They had been drinking and were having a “disagreement.” Duncan asked Clark for a ride to the guard gate and got in Clark’s sports utility vehicle,” and even though Ms. Duncan claims she never asked for or wanted help from that cop, he stayed around to act like a hero.

What we have, then, is a male, who uses a female who is using another male to gain some favor ( an initiator of much domestic violence is womens’ infidelity, or lies, or implied violence via other males).  That secondary male, who has made himself available, and idealizing itself as a hero, complies. Never mind the sort of manipulation that was taking place: that female chose Marcus Sukow, a 260pound man, as an initial mate; never mind that she was asking a cop with a gun for ‘help’; and never mind how that cop complied so readily and so easily–such is the social structure of chimpanzees, and many other great apes.

But what really matters is this: do we as a society want to be governed by people who act like apes? Or by people who uphold ape-like behaviors? If so, we have become an ape-ocracy, not a democracy.

According to both investigations, Sukow struck the ATF agents car with a flashlight, which, in the American mind, justifies the use of deadly force. The cop had many choices he could have made:

1) he first could have-and likely should have–called actual local police ( since when is it the business of the ATF to intervene in domestic disputes? I am certain they sit back, and watch women get abused all the time, especially if intervention could jeopardize some case they are making against a dealer. Hell they sat back and watched as all of Latin America’s women were pimped out, sold, beaten, or otherwise abused when it was in the US interest to sell drugs–remeber Iran-Contra?)

2) he could drive away, and get the woman to safety–if in fact safety of that woman was the issue, and not the cuckoldry of that 260 pound man; or the desire that cops have to seek attention for heroic behavior, even if that means creating that “heroic” act.

3) the cop could have used non-lethal weapons–cops surround themselves with weapons of all kinds, as they perceive the world to be a threatening place ( you should see how slow the internet connection becomes when I punched that phrase in).

4) the cop could shoot the un-armed man dead. Cops love to play with their weapons–a sort of sublimated phallus, and murder for a cop is a sublimated act of sex.

Guess what the American cop did? The cop shot the unarmed man, instead of driving away, using a taser, or calling proper authorities, like any normal American citizen is asked–told– to do.

Both sides agree that the murder took place this way:

“Mr. Sukow stood there with his hands at his side when William Clarke [sic] discharged his firearm at him several times.” Five times, actually.

What would you have done?  And how long and for what will you tolerate this behavior–this mindset that police have a right to not only insert themselves into situations where they may or may not be required, and to kill first? Are you waiting until American democracy has fully  dissolved, or are you in some way to afraid to speak up, or too paid off by capitalistic complacency to notice?

But I know we share this in common: shooting unarmed people was always considered the act of cowards.

My idealism prefers to imagine another way of doing business, but first, we need to get the apes out of the picture. We need to stop fearing the apes, and when we catch those apes doing bad ape-like things, we need to follow the lead of the Virgin Islands, and put those apes behind bars. These American ape-minded police are ruining it for all of us.

In the meantime, if you encounter an ape, or are accosted by a cop, advice for your safety from them harming you is the same as it is for an encounter with a violent ape or a chimp: “The best way of keeping yourself alive after coming across a great ape is to stay calm, try not to scream and avoid running away,” and if that doesn’t work–and if you can get away with it–you can shoot them. They would probably shoot you, if actual chimpanzees could use guns.

But I don’t recommend that–there are enough chimp-like cops  out there doing that already.

Expose the police to harm…

In Freud and the Police, Police and FBI evidence creation and set-ups, Police destroy and createevidence, Profile the Police on May 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

…by Photographing and Recording the police surreptitiously. You might get them on tape doing something illegal

Police hate being filmed and photographed while they “perform their duty,” but they sure don’t mind doing it to us. I remember one of the parents of a childhood friend used to use that expression about “duty” every time he took a shit. However, it applies here because a) police are very anal-focused, according to the Freudian profile, so it makes sense they like to keep shit to themselves.

It makes even more sense when b) we realize that the shit they are up to on a daily basis is often illegal, and needs to be documented.

So, keep an eye on cops at every opportunity. The law is on your side in most states, and you have a right to audio and videotape police activity that takes place in public. This activity is called recording with “one party consent,” meaning that only one party or person involved in the recording needs to give their consent for the recording to occur–that person is you, not some cop.

Here is a list of states that allow one party consent recording, as well as states that don’t.

Police everywhere resist being filmed or photographed because they claim they are then at risk for retaliation from “criminals.” They also claim that video/audio/and photographic evidence collected by the public jeopardizes their cases. I would think it would be the opposite: if a cop is clean, and does its job according to the law, then privacy wouldn’t even be required. However, the police/FBI?CIA et al —who flagrantly violate and abuse their powers of surveillance–are apparently better than you are, and deserve more rights than you do–even if those extra ‘police rights’ are not spelled out anywhere in the U.S. Constitution.

The police powers, and especially the FBI break the law all the time, and when they get caught they claim it was a “mistake, or a “misinterpretation” of law, but when you do it, you are called, by them, a criminal. They never get punished, and even more rarely do we prosecute those who abuse such powers.

So, we live in a state of affairs where the police claim extra-ordinary rights, and one of their most highly prized is “privacy”. Never mind that it is not at all uncommon for cops to invade the privacy of others via wiretapping, eavesdropping, photographing and recording the behavior of people who have never been convicted of a crime; cops routinely take away peoples cameras and cellphones, and even arrest those people for recording them.

So know your rights, but still be prepared for police to intimidate, coerce, or otherwise violate your rights, because that is what they do.  follow the law in your state, and whenever possible–break the law of two party consent in order to document police activity–but do it like cops do it: secretly, illegally, and without consent if you have to–because only when we publicize police misconduct do we even begin to understand how widespread it is. Cops break the law all the time doing surveillance and get caught at it, so don’t hesitate to do so yourself.

But don’t become a victim of police who commit crimes, or misconduct. You will almost always lose a direct confrontation with police who themselves are breaking the law, but your camera might live on.

Most judges will throw out illegally obtained evidence such as a video taken without consent, but there are notable possible exceptions: if a recording is used in a grand jury investigation; if a recording is secretly forwarded to the cops supervisor; if the recording is held for a period of years until that cop gets itself caught up in some bad shit, and the recording is secretly forwarded to internal affairs.

You get the idea.

But most importantly: if you suspect that you or your friends are being harassed, put under mind bending endless surveillance, or recorded by cops, know the law, try real hard to follow the law, and film them back, but take great pains to duplicate, backup, and hide your recordings until they become necessary as a tool against illegal police activity. Otherwise, the police will steal the recordings, smash your cameras , or coerce citizens into deleting them ( un-delete them as soon as the cops are gone: here’s how)

Statistics on police activity that is directed against the citizens is often skewed, and statistics about how often police distort evidence by stealing cameras,tampering with audio and video evidence, and coerce citizens to delete ‘evidence’ are even more scarce. So be ready, be aware of your rights, and be prepared for the possibvility of police harassment, brutality, or false testimony against you. That is the price of enforcing your rights against police.

Do you have a story about police evidence tampering? Leave me a note.