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Will Democrats Revisit The "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act?
by Ross Wolf
Monday Jan 18th, 2010 10:09 AM
Top Obama Czar Cass Sunstein
Infiltrate all 'conspiracy theorists'
From a recent news report, it appears Obama CZAR Cass Sunstein, supports infiltrating and spying on Americans, their groups and organizations to obstruct Free Speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government.
See: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=121884

Obama’s CZAR’s proposal appears to duplicate Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" HR 1955, introduced in 2007 that stressed disrupting political and other groups without evidence of wrongdoing. Interestingly Obama refused to take a position on this bill.

Rep. Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" was not written exactly like the Nazi 1933 Discriminatory Decrees that suspended the Reich Constitution, but could bring America to the same place by trashing America’s civil liberties. The "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" when closely examined, defined "homegrown terrorism" as "any planned act" that might use force to coerce the U.S. Government or its people to promote or accomplish a "political or social objective." No actual force need occur. Government need only charge that an individual or group “Thought” about doing it. This bill was passed by Congress but later died in a Senate Committee after Americans became angry upon learning about it.

Currently—the U.S. Government has already laid the groundwork for the covert infiltration of Americans. Since 9/11 federal government has established across the nation more than 112 Fusion Centers. Fusion Centers were originally established to improve the sharing of anti-terrorism intelligence among different state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. But has since expanded with encouragement of the federal government to pursue all crimes and hazards. Fusion Centers now pursue for analysis not just criminal and terrorist information, but any information that can be derived from police, public records and private sector data about Americans. Fusion Centers increasingly are involving components of the U.S. Military in addition to other government entities to spy on Citizens. Fusion centers heavily rely on local informants for information that is shared with Local, State, and Federal police agencies. Recently the Department of Homeland Security began sharing more classified Military information with local Fusion Centers; perhaps a mistake; historically local police have not kept secrets. Because approximately 40 Fusion Centers appear to operate more independently than others, it is not possible to generalize the mission of Fusion Centers. Some Fusion Centers however, take advantage of ambiguous lines of authority to manipulate differences in federal, state and local laws to maximize information collection. Increasingly (private security companies and their operatives) work so closely with law enforcement and Fusion Centers—providing and exchanging information about Americans, they appear to merge with police. That is what happened in Germany during the 1930’s when a private Gestapo merged its operations with German State Police. Fusion Centers exchange information with select U.S. private sector companies; that has enabled fusion centers to escape accountability and public oversight.

While the press on occasion has discussed Fusion Centers invading the privacy of Citizens, media missed Fusion Centers’ involvement in criminal and civil asset forfeitures. It was problematic law enforcement and private government contractors would gain wider access to Fusion Center data to secure evidence to arrest Americans and or civilly forfeit their homes, inheritances and businesses under Title 18USC and other laws to keep part of the assets.
See: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=121884