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Rutherford Institute Challenges Police Use of License Plate Readers as Mass Surveillance Tool to Track Citizens Not Suspected of a Crime

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This press release is also available at www.rutherford.org.

RICHMOND, Va. — The Rutherford Institute has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to prohibit police from using license plate readers as mass surveillance tools to track citizens whether or not they are suspected of a crime. In filing an amicus brief in Neal v. Fairfax County Police Department, Rutherford Institute attorneys argue that Fairfax County’s practice of collecting and storing license plate reader data violates a Virginia law prohibiting the government from amassing personal information about individuals, including their driving habits and location.

Mounted next to traffic lights or on police cars, Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR), which photograph up to 3,600 license tag numbers per minute, take a picture of every passing license tag number and store the tag number, date, time and location of the picture in a searchable database. The data is then shared with law enforcement, fusion centers and private companies and used to track the movements of persons in their cars. There are reportedly tens of thousands of these license plate readers now in operation throughout the country. It is estimated that over 99% of the people being unnecessarily surveilled are entirely innocent. The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments today in Neal v. Fairfax County Police Department.

The Rutherford Institute’s amicus brief in Neal v. Fairfax County is available at www.rutherford.org.

“Incredibly, Americans cannot even drive their cars without being enmeshed in the government’s web of surveillance. We’re on the losing end of a technological revolution that has already taken hostage our computers, our phones, our finances, our entertainment, our shopping, our appliances, and now, it’s focused its sights on our cars,” said constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. “By subjecting Americans to surveillance without their knowledge or compliance and then storing the data for later use, the government has erected the ultimate suspect society. In such an environment, there is no such thing as ‘innocent until proven guilty.’” More

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THE LEMON LAW REBORN

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Chuck Frank


Creeping tyranny has finally come to a halt.  There is nothing left to control.  Rogue governments have succeeded everywhere in tracking your every move through cellphones, satellites, roadways and intersections, along with a persons car or truck.  Your T.V. and dishwasher are also in the spy mix.  Expanding tyranny doesn’t stop here.  With it comes hundreds of permit’s, fines and/or asset forfeiture that oppresses the masses for the sole purpose of creating mega government, slush funds meant to maintain  glorified welfare.

What next?  More

The Vision: A Creeping European Dytopian State 1984 Revisited

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Chuck Frank

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While Brussels reveals their clouded vision for a European army to supersede Nato, Theresa May is blocking the EU Army plan, according to European diplomats and says “no” to using Great Britain as its launching pad and headquarters.  The idea of a unified EU military force has long been discussed but Theresa May is allegedly standing in the way of the army taking another step towards completion.

The EU is desperate to establish a Military Planning and Conduct Capabilities (MPCC) unit but amid rising tensions between London and Brussels, the project has thankfully been stalled.  The EU plan would be tasked with setting up EU military training missions in Somalia, a failed state riddled with terrorist activity.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/803921/European-Union-EU-Army-Britain-Theresa-May-veto-Brussels-General-Election-Brexit
In spite of the Brussels setback,  the EU is still positioning itself to overtake the U.S. in becoming the greatest Orwellian society in the western world.  While there are a few EU countries that resist, under the pretense of having to deal with the terrorist threat, certain European member- States are beginning to voluntarily surrender their power to a dominant EU political body, which is meant to erode national sovereignty and now EU leaders wants to have a continent-wide police force to “defend everyone” from incoming terrorists.  It is the greatest Trojan Horse of all time while the masses are allowing this to be done in broad daylight. 

Say goodbye to the free state.

America, are you awake?

CA Bill SB 649: silent weapons systems….5G antennas

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http://thepeoplesinitiative.org/

SB 649 is a new bill that has passed the CA State Senate and is currently flying through the legislature, with total industry influence, zero regard for public and environmental health.

This bill basically is going to allow for extremely powerful millimeter wave technology – yes, the exact same kind of radiation technology our military uses for crowd control and other “non lethal” weaponry, (but upper echelon military personnel know these things just have to do is be turned up a notch for them to become EXTREMELY lethal) and also similar to what airlines use to screen passengers – the kind of millimeter waves that gave multitudes of TSA workers cancer, (after they were lied to by Dept. of Homeland Security about safety of course) to be installed in any “public right of way” in the state of CA!

(Notice the dead tree branches near the above antenna, typical of the harm these antennas bring.)

This means that it can be placed RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR HOME and there will be NOTHING you can do about it!!!

(The above “pain without injury” is a PR lie being promoted by the military and wireless industry to push this invasive, lucrative and potentially lethal technology.)

SB 649 decimates even the meager protections the Telecom Act afforded with local zoning being able to use “visually unappealing” to block cell towers or other desperate measures to block them. But none of this will be available to the public to stop a 5G antenna/transmitter from showing up directly outside your door or on your block should this dangerous bill pass.

This also means that all the effort we put in to successfully block the federally funded First Net cell tower surveillance infrastructure (150 cell towers in total) from being implemented in LA will have all been for nought.

(The above is a realistic picture of what authorized personal will be able to see inside your home with millimeter wave technology.)


“But I’m an environmentalist, my focus is on saving trees, I don’t care so much about people.”  Great! Then you should care about stopping this bill as studies show cell antennas harm birds, wildlife and foliage and even trees !

“But I don’t believe what people say about cell antennas and cancer. After all, the government would tell us if such a thing were true. There’s no evidence.”  WRONG! Our own National Toxicology Program recently came out with a study showing statistically significant brain and heart cancer with background wireless radiation exposure to the WHOLE BODY, not just cell phone to the head!

Why should I care if I don’t live in the state of CA or even in the US?

For better or for worse, the state of CA is like a “bell weather” state for trends that tend to go nationwide and also global. If it passes here, LOOK OUT!! That means it may be coming to your state or even country very soon!!

But what can I do?

This is an excellent website to tell you all about 5G

Please CALL and EMAIL these people…
Here is a List of Committee Members Who Will Be Voting This WED. on the Bill

If the bill passes out of committee this Wed., it will go to the CA Assembly for a vote as early as next week! Please call and email as many of them as you can, but look for your personal local Assembly rep and call them first.
Here is the same site with the CA Assembly’s Contact info

Thank you for taking action NOW on this DANGEROUS and IRRESPONSIBLE power grab by the wireless industry and other government sponsored surveillance and military agencies.

Twilight of the Courts: The Elusive Search for Justice in the American Police State

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By John W. Whitehead
June 5, 2017

“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”—Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas We have entered a new regime and it’s called the American police state. More

Dear America: What the hell happened to us?

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Marti Oakley

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“Our government has done more to harm us than any supposed terrorists could have done. They have and are taking our freedom away a day at a time. We are now under constant surveillance and spied on by government agencies. We cannot write an email, text a friend, drive down the road, board a plane, talk on our phones or even shop without our messages being intercepted and logged, our calls being recorded, our license plates being scanned, our face    being photographed and our fingerprints and dna collected at every conceivable opportunity.  So who is it that the government is really afraid of? Some supposed terrorist “over there”,…..or…YOU?”

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The View from a Political Atheist

After years of writing about the egregious conduct of the federal and state governments, and, after watching the public sitting idly by while our rights are violated especially under this bogus “war on terror”, I have to wonder what happened to us? Maybe the better question is….what happened to so many of you? When did you lose your sense of who you are and where you come from, and what that should represent? Why are so many so quick to label those who are sounding the alarms that something has gone terribly wrong, as being “conspiracy theorists?” Or maybe, leftists, or neo-cons, communists, etc… These labels and others like them serve no purpose but to keep us divided and warring amongst our selves while those orchestrating our demise continue their insidious work. In the end, they all coalesce into the same group. That political divide that so many of us love to argue, is an illusion.

As a political atheist, I firmly believe that if a politician’s lips are moving and sound is coming out…there is a good chance they are lying to us.

We are the terrorists we fear More

Run for Your Life: The American Police State Is Coming to Get You

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By John W. Whitehead
April 17, 2017

We’ve reached the point where state actors can penetrate rectums and vaginas, where judges can order forced catheterizations, and where police and medical personnel can perform scans, enemas and colonoscopies without the suspect’s consent. And these procedures aren’t to nab kingpins or cartels, but people who at worst are hiding an amount of drugs that can fit into a body cavity. In most of these cases, they were suspected only of possession or ingestion. Many of them were innocent… But these tactics aren’t about getting drugs off the street… These tactics are instead about degrading and humiliating a class of people that politicians and law enforcement have deemed the enemy.”—Radley Balko, The Washington Post

Daily, all across America, individuals who dare to resist—or even question—a police order are being subjected to all sorts of government-sanctioned abuse ranging from forced catheterization, forced blood draws, roadside strip searches and cavity searches, and other foul and debasing acts that degrade their bodily integrity and leave them bloodied and bruised.

Americans as young as 4 years old are being leg shackled, handcuffed, tasered and held at gun point for not being quiet, not being orderly and just being childlike—i.e., not being compliant enough.

Government social workers actually subjected a 3-year-old boy to a forced catheterization after he was unable to provide them with a urine sample on demand (the boy still wasn’t potty trained). The boy was held down, screaming in pain, while nurses forcibly inserted a tube into his penis to drain his bladder—all of this done because the boy’s mother’s boyfriend had failed a urine analysis for drugs.

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