Black People : Fascism: Cops to be given real-time access to spy satellite data.

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  1. Mad Skillz

    Mad Skillz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Source: Associated Press

    WASHINGTON - A plan to use U.S. spy satellites for domestic security and law-enforcement missions is moving forward after being delayed for months because of privacy and civil liberties concerns.
    The charter and legal framework for an office within the Homeland Security Department that would use overhead and mapping imagery from existing satellites is in the final stage of completion, according to a department official who requested anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

    The future of this program is likely to come up Wednesday when Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff goes to Capitol Hill to talk about his department's spending plan.

    Last fall, senior Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee asked the department to put the program on hold until there was a clear legal framework of how the program would operate. This request came during an ongoing debate over the rules governing eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails of suspected terrorists inside the United States.

    The new plan explicitly states that existing laws which prevent the government from spying on citizens would remain in effect, the official said. Under no circumstances, for instance, would the program be used to intercept verbal and written conversations.

    The department currently is waiting for federal executive agencies to sign off on the program — called the National Applications Office — and will share the details with lawmakers soon.

    Domestic agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Interior Department have had access to this satellite imagery for years for scientific research, to assist in response to natural disasters like hurricanes and fires, and to map out vulnerabilities during a major public event like the Super Bowl. Since 1974 the requests have been made through the federal interagency group, the Civil Applications Committee.

    These types of uses will continue when the Homeland Security Department oversees the program and becomes the clearinghouse for these requests. But the availability of satellite images will be expanded to other agencies to support the homeland security mission. The details of how law enforcement agencies could use the images during investigations would be determined in the future after legal and policy questions have been resolved, the official said.

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  2. Natinr

    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    Did yo ever see the movie Blue Thunder?

    You know how long ago that was?
    so you can imagine what they have now!
     
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    Mad Skillz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes I do recall the movie Blue Thunder. Often times what we see in the movies manifest in reality. Much of the technological advancements we witness today or read in "science fiction" books actually comes from scientist or former government operatives who worked on various top secret projects. Movies writers and producers get their info directly from the source.
     
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    Now the point is do WE really want to stop or put a damper on this in respect to the invasion of our privacy?
    Easy have all Black folks boycott cel phones for one week, also non esentials like cigs, alcohol, and sodas,
    that's all!
    But the catch is,
    have we mastered the skills of using social enginering as a healing process, to reach the masses,
    so that liberation becomes
    the new "IN THING"
     
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