Bill Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information. A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, Binney was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees.
...today, Binney told [us that] the government is spying on virtually everything we do.
All of the information gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally “launder” the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges.
This is a bigger deal than you may realize, as legal experts say that there are so many federal and state laws in the United States, that no one can keep track of them all … and everyone violates laws every day without even knowing it.
The NSA also ships Americans’ most confidential, sensitive information ... so they can “unmask” the information and give it back to the NSA … or use it for their own purposes.
Binney told us today:
The main use of the collection from these [NSA spying] programs [is] for law enforcement. [See the 2 slides...].
These slides give the policy of the DOJ/FBI/DEA etc. on how to use the NSA data. In fact, they instruct that none of the NSA data is referred to in courts – cause it has been acquired without a warrant.
So, they have to do a “Parallel Construction” and not tell the courts or prosecution or defense the original data used to arrest people. This I call: a “planned programed perjury policy” directed by US law enforcement.
And, as the last line on one slide says, this also applies to “Foreign Counterparts.”
This is a total corruption of the justice system not only in our country but around the world. The source of the info is at the bottom of each slide. This is a totalitarian process – means we are now in a police state.
[Above are the] slides which Binney pointed us to... SOD stands for “Special Operations Division,” a branch of a federal government agency.)
Please allow me to highlight the salient points:
• The NSA seems to be willfully violating the Fourth Amendment rights of U.S. citizens by casting an all-seeing net of data collection over all 300-plus million Americans.
• The NSA appears to then turn over its illegal, domestic data collections to law enforcement agencies operating inside the borders of the U.S.
• Law enforcement agencies then commit "planned, programmed perjury" by "pretending that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges."
This scandal appears to be the worst in modern American history. It is a violation of virtually every aspect of the nation's highest law and founding principles.
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