By: The Voice of Reason |
At the end of the first week in April, a mysterious box was spotted on a Phoenix utility pole that aroused the suspicions of a homeowner in the area who believed the box had surveillance cameras inside. After the homeowner involved the media, several days later The bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives came forward, admitting that the box reported belonged to them, and that it was part of an ongoing investigation. Apparently the box was part of what has come to be known as a typical “Top Secret Obama” investigation, because neither local law enforcement, nor the electric company that owned the pole knew anything about the box, or ever saw a warrant. That seems to be the way Obama likes his investigations: As illegal as can be, and with zero oversight.
In the following video by Dahboo77, he explains how the box in Phoenix was the exact same type of box that Lavoy Finicum spotted on a pole outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon. To find out about that box, Finicum climbed the pole and actually looked inside the strange box. Sure enough it was filled with surveillance cameras, so he ripped them all out. For anyone who doesn’t know, Lavoy Finicum was later assassinated in cold blood by the FBI.
First, check out the video below giving you a brief background of the most recent case of Uncle Barry’s government gone wild, and then my intention for the rest of this post is to demonstrate other instances where the feds have been caught doing similar things. I suspect by the end of this post, some of you may not feel comfortable walking out of your home. Remember all this on election day, and whatever you do… DO NOT MISS THE FINAL EXAMPLE AT THE BOTTOM. Science fiction movies haven’t even started using that kind of technology yet, but good old Uncle Sam is…
Before we get into the Phoenix story below, to REALLY understand how much you are being spied on, the earliest I could trace back easily obtainable information was back to 2008. When I first came across this back in 2012, there were three interviews with Dr. Katherine Albrecht linked below, but now only the second one is still active. I left the other two links so you could see their titles in the event someone wants to look for them.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Dr. Katherine Albrecht is an internationally known privacy researcher, consumer advocate, bestselling author, and nationally syndicated radio host. Katherine holds a Doctorate in Human Development and Consumer Education from Harvard University, has studied at the MIT Media lab, and received a Masters from Harvard in Technology, Innovation, and Education.
Katherine has authored pro-privacy legislation, testified before the Federal Trade Commission and numerous state legislatures, and was appointed as a consumer technology expert by NH Governor John Lynch. She co-authored the bestseller Spychips, has granted over 2,000 media interviews with news outlets around the globe, including CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, Fox News, Good Morning America, the BBC, Wired Magazine, The New York Times, and hundreds more. Katherine is currently serving as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, co-authors an online security blog for eHow, and she heads the 18,000 member consumer privacy organization, CASPIAN.
BOTTOM LINE: Dr. Katherine Albrecht is the real deal, and she was warning back in 2008 about how out of control government was!!! Remember, only the second one below works:
Also: See WorldNet Daily’s related article: “Radio Chip Coming Soon to your Driver’s License?” 2/28/09
Even though the particular video below was uploaded in 2013, in the Interview with Dr. Katherine Albrecht, and in the article by Joseph Watson below, the equipment in the video below is the same as was being used in 2009 that they talk about.
Back in 2009, Paul Joseph Watson reported:
The Department of Homeland Security is set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement, allowing DHS officers to take photos of any license plate using their smartphone and upload it to a database which will include a “hot list” of “target vehicles”.
The details are included in a PDF attachment uploaded yesterday to the Federal Business Opportunities website under a solicitation entitled “National License Plate Recognition Database.”
The system will “track vehicle license plate numbers that pass through cameras or are voluntarily entered into the system from a variety of sources (access control systems, asset recovery specialists, etc.) and uploaded to share with law enforcement” in order to help locate “criminal aliens and absconders.”
The scanners are on bridges, on roads, in tunnels… you name it, and most have a highly intrusive CAMERA capability, so when they spot your Car/Chip coming, they begin snapping pictures of you and the family. Isn’t that sweet? All this time you thought no one was watching when you’re loading the groceries into the car. Don’t you feel better now that you know you’re not only being watched, there is a file with pictures of you in it. You’re like a mini-celebrity or something! GREAT HUH?
REMEMBER: “IT’S FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION!”
FAST FORWARD TO 2012, THE CAMERAS SEEM TO BE EVERYWHERE!
Before getting to the incidents in Seattle in 2013 below, it’s worth mentioning in New York I also followed a case where‘Dangerous’ camera boxes mounted ‘without authorization’ along New York streets. That was another case where neither law enforcement nor the electric company knew who put the devices up, or where the information being collected was sent.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives has claimed ownership of a mysterious box that was removed from a utility pole in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix resident Brian Clegg was concerned about a box he witnessed being installed on a power pole. Clegg said the box was facing his house and he believed it may have had cameras inside. The pole was owned by Arizona’s largest power provider, SRP, who claimed no one had permission to put the box on their pole. Brian Clegg says shortly afterwards SRP sent a crew to remove the box.
Shortly after ABC15 investigated the matter, the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives(ATF), a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, acknowledged installing the box as part of an ongoing investigation. Officials with the ATF would not provide details about their alleged investigation and would not confirm if they were conducting surveillance in the area.
“I don’t feel safer,” said Brian Clegg. “I feel that my privacy has been violated.”
SRP told ABC15 they were unaware the box had been installed and that the ATF has to notify them if they are going install something on their property. The ATF told ABC15 they can put security measures in place without asking for permission. Obviously the federal government feels comfortable doing whatever it wants to do, whenever it wants to, law be damned.
One other interesting aspect of Clegg’s story is the fact that he claims the crew who installed the box came in a truck marked “Field Pros.” The thought of undercover government agents installing surveillance equipment while masquerading as utility workers is highly disturbing and sounds like a scene right out of a Hollywood film. Unfortunately, Phoenix is not the only city to have surveillance equipment installed by an agency of the federal government.
In November 2013, Seattle residents pushed back against the installation of several mesh network nodes attached to utility poles around the downtown area. The nodes were purchased by the Seattle Police Department via a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and privacy advocates were immediately concerned about the ability of the nodes to gather user information via the Wi-Fi connection.
The video below comes from a story I did about the incident mentioned above in Seattle in 2013. In the video, you’ll learn that the city of Seattle’s police department along with DHS were installing ‘WHITE BOXES’ on utility poles, buildings, towers and lampposts all over the city (without permission or warrants) that did WAY more than just eavesdrop or take pictures. The secret spying contraptions gave warrantless government officials massive abilities to track EVERY CITIZEN in the city in real time, with voice recognition, GPS of their last 1000 locations, facial recognition software, and more.
“How accurately can it geo-locate and track the movements of your phone, laptop, or any other wireless device by its MAC address? Can the network send that information to a database, allowing the SPD to reconstruct who was where at any given time, on any given day, without a warrant? Can the network see you now?” asked Seattle newspaper The Stranger.
Initially the Seattle PD was reluctant to speak about the network. However, the police ultimately yielded to public opinion and decided, “the wireless mesh network will be deactivated until city council approves a draft policy and until there’s an opportunity for vigorous public debate.”
THE VOICE OF REASON is the pen name of Michael DePinto, a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School, and an aspiring attorney in Florida. Having worked in the World Trade Center, along with other family and friends, Michael was baptized by fire into the world of politics on September 11, 2001. Michael’s political journey began with tuning in religiously to whatever the talking heads on television had to say, then Michael became a “Tea-Bagging” activist as his liberal friends on the Left would say, volunteering within the Jacksonville local Tea Party, and most recently Michael completed law school. Today, Michael is a major contributor to www.BeforeItsNews.com, he owns and operates www.thelastgreatstand.com, where Michael provides what is often very ‘colorful’ political commentary, ripe with sarcasm, no doubt the result of Michael’s frustration as he feels we are witnessing the end of the American Empire. The topics Michael most often weighs in on are: Martial Law, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm, Economic Issues, Government Corruption, and Government Conspiracy.