Posts Tagged ‘1st amendment’

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Josh Fox: Arrest of Journalists and Filmmakers Covering the Dakota Pipeline is a Threat to Democracy
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Deia Schlosberg speaks

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Don’t Imprison Amy Goodman or Deia Schlosberg for Journalism

 

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Fascism has come to Amerika. Deia Schlosberg was arrested filming the Dakota pipeline protests, and apparently we no longer have a 1st Amendment to the US Constitution.

Josh Fox:

This should send a chill down the spine of every documentary filmmaker and journalist. In my view, the North Dakota police are in violation of the First Amendment, charging a documentary filmmaker with conspiracy rather than viewing her as a reporter/journalist exercising her First Amendment right is unfair, unjust and illegal. We need a show of support right now for Deia’s immense courage and for the First Amendment.‎

Now here is the really bad news and this is why we need you to act right now. This afternoon she was escorted to the courthouse where she was charged with 3 Class A and C felony charges that carry 45 years maximum sentences combines. She has been charged with 2 Class A Felony Charges and 1 Class C Felony Charge; Conspiracy to theft of property, Conspiracy to theft of services, Conspiracy to tampering with or damaging a public service.

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(Coming Soon: Wrecking Balls is a novel of stand-up comedy and excess.)

 

 

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Link to Video.

Okay Generation Fucktard,

Now you’ve done it.

I’m finally posting a link to FOX FUCKING “NEWS” since they’re the only ones hosting this video.

Watch it.

Write a blog apologizing to your generation and to the rest of us for your infantile, ignorant, irrationality. It’s not so funny anymore. You’re adults now. So act like it.

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BBC journalists covering Virginia shooting ‘threatened by police,’ forced to delete footage

Completely unconstitutional, and listen to the logic…

Strasser tweeted that he and McKelvey were told the footage “could be evidence,” and that they were forced to delete it.

Since when are the police in the destruction of evidence business?

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Oscar Winner harassed at all border points.

Laura Poitras Sues US Over ‘Kafkaesque’ Harassment

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US law aimed at financial fraud makes deleting browser history a crime punishable by 20yrs in jail

Thank Dubya for this bit of Constitution burning, but of course it’s Obama’s Justice (sic) Department that’s twisting the law to criminalize just about everything.

Prosecutors are clutching to one section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which details severe penalties for“destroying, mutilating, concealing, falsifying records, documents, or tangible objects” with intent to impede or stall a federal investigation.

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Police in a number of U.S. cities aren’t just tasering and tear-gassing protesters, they’re attacking their sense of hearing. The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), also called a “sound canon,” is a powerful, military-grade electronic megaphone that, in addition to broadcasting police commands, can be used to disperse crowds with a chirping noise reaching 162 decibels, 42 decibels above the level that can cause immediate and permanent hearing damage.

The Noise Machine That Quells Dissent

This gross violation of human rights and 1st Amendment liberties should be considered an attack on the Constitution and the principles of freedom that America is supposedly founded upon.

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Officials Cast Wide Net in Monitoring Occupy Protests

For instance, the head of the Washington police department’s intelligence fusion division sent an email to colleagues before Thanksgiving2011 with an order to develop a “one-page product” to acquaint commanders with “the potential threat” described in a 31-page report prepared by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

The report examined protesters’ “attitude towards retail,” suggested that business could be disrupted on the day after Thanksgiving and listed several “specific known threats.” They included credit card detractors equipped with scissors at malls and posters offering “help for people who want to put an end to mounting debt and extortionate interest rates with one simple cut” and a group of people who had declared on a website that they would “intentionally forgo the shopping frenzy.”

Cathy L. Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, said that officials who shared the report might have done so simply to prepare for all eventualities. “I wouldn’t consider anything in there as a threat,” she said. “But I can see the implications for planning purposes.”

Military employees also shared Occupy material. Two Defense Department employees, for example, regularly sent information to the fusion center in Washington or to a federal official connected to the center. One of them, an intelligence research specialist working in the threat analysis center of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, circulated an email describing Google searches as “a very handy intel gathering tool” to keep tabs on Occupy protests.

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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

 

Apparently if you ever visited a foreign website or communicated with a foreigner, that’s enough for them to open up your life to low-level mercenary contractor “analysts” for spying.  Or if you communicated with someone else who visited a foreign website, or communicated with a foreigner — again, enough so-called “justification” for spying on your for the rest of your life.  This is the criminal surveillance state, and Edward Snowden’s revelations expose more and more of this criminal conspiracy.  This is treason against the American people, waging a cyber war against them, and a gross, deliberate assault on the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

 

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ACLU Study Highlights U.S. Surveillance Society

Americans have been put under surveillance or harassed by the police just for deciding to organize, march, protest, espouse unusual viewpoints and engage in normal, innocuous behaviors such as writing notes or taking photographs in public ,” Michael German, an ACLU attorney and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, said in a statement.