Monday, January 24, 2011

Police keeping files on activists

The Portland Police are considering entering into an alliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this was denied earlier, owing to a lack of oversight and overzealous investigation which kept files on political dissidents- kind of like the KGB. The files are not just on radical individuals, but anyone who is 'suspicious' under FBI qualifications, this includes anyone who ascribes violent, non-violent, political, ideological, religious or economic principles, regardless of if the person has acted on those beliefs.

Show me what a police state looks like:

"Residents of Portland, Oregon, recently attended a forum on the question of whether the city should rejoin the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. The city withdrew its task force membership five years ago after the Justice Department turned down a city request for oversight over the JTTF.

The would-be Christmas tree bomber, Mohamed Osman Mohamud.

The decision followed revelations in 2002 that the FBI and the Portland Police kept thousands of "red squad" style police files on political activists. Since 1981, Oregon law has barred police surveillance of political groups in the absence of criminal activity.

"Both the FBI and the Portland Police Bureau have a 70-year history of carrying out surveillance on thousands of innocent individuals and organizations because of their political, religious or social activities - or because of their race or national origin - rather than because there was evidence of criminal activity," PortlandInsight reported prior to the forum.

In November, Portland was in the news when Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up a Christmas tree in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. It soon was revealed that the FBI had provided a fake bomb, van, and cell phone (to be used as a detonator) in the incident.

Stephen Sady, assistant federal public defender, said the arrest of the 19-year-old native of Somalia "was obviously timed for maximum impact and maximum publicity." Sady said the FBI had groomed the defendant and there was "potential for entrapment."

It can now be said it was also used to stampede Portland into accepting the presence of the FBI and its Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The FBI is notorious for recruiting clueless individuals on bogus terrorism cases. Over the last few years, dozens of such cases have provided the government with a diet of propaganda fodder in the fake war on manufactured terror.

We Are Change Portland mentioned the first World Trade Center bombing during the forum with city officials and the FBI (see video below)."- Alex Jones & Kurt Nimmo of

This is what a police state looks like.

"We Cannot ourselves be free, until we have ended our oppression of others"-CFG

Thanks to Portland Indy Media:

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