Our work on community policing has brought us into contact with several organizations who are aware of the more sinsiter aspects of community police "teams" acting in Public-Private partnerships. One of these groups is called Gangstalking World. Their latest article includes information about how private data is being collected in other areas of the world. In England the cops are training children to take photos of people committing revised land use violations. These new COPS really do train our neighbors to hand out "tickets." In Seattle, the COPS proposed a revised Noise Ordinance which would have allowed citizen deputies to hand out $250.00 first time, no warning fines for infractions of an undefinable new meaning of "noise." The fine was to jump to $1000.00 for the second infraction with a possible 6 months in jail. Oh, and there was NO due process included in the COPS' policing strategy, because, according to Seattle City officials, "Only guilty people will get these tickets." http://www.gangstalkingworld.com/Structure.html
And now, after all the stupid harassment from Terry Hayfield and his Fusionist borg, this is almost too much:
State and Local Fusion Centers Many states and larger cities have created state and local fusion centers to share information and intelligence within their jurisdictions as well as with the federal government. The Department, through the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, provides personnel with operational and intelligence skills to the fusion centers. This support is tailored to the unique needs of the locality and serves to:
- help the classified and unclassified information flow,
- provide expertise,
- coordinate with local law enforcement and other agencies, and
- provide local awareness and access.
As of March 2008, there were 58 fusion centers around the country. The Department has deployed 23 officers as of March 2008 and plans to have 35 professionals deployed by the end of FY 2008. The Department has provided more than $254 million from FY 2004-2007 to state and local governments to support the centers.
The Homeland Security Data Network (HSDN), which allows the federal government to move information and intelligence to the states at the Secret level, is deployed at 19 fusion centers. Through HSDN, fusion center staff can access the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), a classified portal of the most current terrorism-related information.
The Department has deployed intelligence officers to state fusion centers in:
- New Jersey
- New York
- South Carolina
The Department has also deployed support to fusion centers in New York City, Los Angeles and the Dallas region. http://www.dhs.gov/xinfoshare/programs/gc_1156877184684.shtm