Saturday, May 28, 2011

FBI using Patriot Act to Target and Squash Peaceful Political Activists

FBI using Patriot Act to Legally Target Activists

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are now using the Patriot Act as legal recourse to target and terrorize political, peace and even environmental and animal activists who are not willing to say in line with the status quo!

Just recently, it was revealed that a counter-terrorism firm spied on individuals who attended film screenings of a documentary that focuses on the practice of natural gas fracking and what impact it has on the environment and in the communities where it is used, titled Gasland.

The FBI has filed 164,000 suspicious activity reports written up on activists who did not follow government policies. For example, in California, 27 individuals are set to go on trial for protest actions. In Pennsylvania, activists even faced terrorism charges for writing slogans in chalk on sidewalks. But this is just the beginning of a frightening nationwide trend. Check out my Wednesday, May 4, 2011 article, A Sign of Things to Come: Police Brutality, Mass Arrests, Tear Gas Against Peaceful WIU Students.

The US government has armed the FBI and other branches of law enforcement with the Patriot Act, to apply Gestapo tactics and tools designed to fight terrorism to impose oppression on political activists, stepping on their freedom of speech and assembly rights, instead of protecting the American people from true terrorist and criminal threats.

Its no wonder that there are more and more people in America who fear law enforcement more than they fear terorists and criminals!

Carlos Montes, a co-founder of the Brown Berets Chicano Movement said, “the protest movements are directly exposing and challenging the lines that the US government puts out,” he said, yet law enforcement authorities continue to crack down without just cause. “It’s a war against dissent. They’re trying to stop us but we’re not going to let them do it.”

Law enforcement  is using violence and brutality to stop a movement which is merely exercising its right to free speech and the right to protest.

I suspect these really are signs of things to come. In fact, I believe its going to get a whole lot worse.

This writer wouldn't be surprised if the United States would declare Martial Law within the next couple of years.

What do you think? Do you think that government control is going to increase? Do you believe that Martial Law is possible in the not so distant future of the United States of America?

Written By: Tom Retterbush