Monday, April 20, 2009

Smile! You WERE on FBI Cameras!!

Breaking news, maybe?

...a single-page confidential directive issued by the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC (FBIHQ) was sent to each of the 56 field offices located across the United States on or about March 23, 2009, instructing the Special Agents in Charge (SACs) of those offices to verify the date, time and location of each TEA Party within their region and supply that information to FBI headquarters in Washington. The source stated this correspondence termed the TEA parties “political demonstrations,” and added that the dissemination of the directive was very tightly controlled. “Not all agents were privy to this correspondence,” stated the source, who compared the dissemination to an older “Do Not File” classification.

In addition to obtaining or confirming the location and time of each “demonstration,” each field office was instructed to obtain or confirm the identity of the individual(s) involved in the actual planning and coordination of the event in each specific region, and include the local or regional Internet web site address, if any. The information collected by region was then reportedly sent to FBI Headquarters.

The source alleges that a second directive was issued on or about April 6, 2009 that reportedly instructed each SAC to coordinate and conduct, either at the field office level and/or with the appropriate resident agency, covert video surveillance and data collection of the participants of the TEA parties. Surveillance was to be performed from “discreet fixed or mobile positions” and was to be performed “independently and outside of the purview of local law enforcement.”
Although the level of detail collected from each operation is unclear, the information was reportedly submitted to Washington, where, “at the level of the National Security Branch (NSB), this information was to “include the office of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), and integrated with a restricted access
database, one that reportedly is accessible to only two agencies” [of the 14 agencies that comprise the U.S. intelligence community, according to the source.

Original source here.

This is entirely possible--the FBI and local LEO's have photo'ed and video'ed demonstrations for years. Morry Dees has made a fortune by "assisting" FBI investigations using his paranoid-schizophrenic organization.

To me, it's a "so what?" kinda thing. Wouldn't surprise me if they did it, wouldn't surprise me if they did not--and in either case, the only other recent pix in Big Brother's file are from the nearby intersection's stoplight cameras.


Jay Bullock said...

This is very upsetting, especially because no one in the government did a darn thing to track those seditionist anti-war protesters!

Al said...

Is this surprizing. NO! In fact when I started reading it I said, OK J. Edgar's ghost still rules.

At least it got 1 thing right, they were political demonstrations. But last time I looked events like that were still protected under the 1st Amendment right to free speech & peaceful assmebly.