"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Friday, November 4, 2011

Big Brother is in your bedroom

In a 1984 world you never question the police.
Civil Rights.  What Civil Rights!
Man arrested for daring to record his own conversation with the police.

A 21-year-old was arrested early on charges of recording the encounter he had with deputies during a traffic stop without permission.

Carl Paul of Pompano Beach, Florida was charged with illegal interception of communication.

Pulled over by a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy shortly after midnight near Hypoluxo and Highridge roads in Lantana, Paul questioned the traffic stop and recorded the conversation with deputies on his phone, according to arrest records.

Paul asked the deputies for their names while his iPhone sat on his leg. When the deputies noticed that Paul was recording the conversation, he said he was "documenting what was happening," the affidavit stated.

Paul was informed he did not have the deputies' permission to record, a violation of state law, and was arrested after he did not stop recording.    (The Sun Sentinel)


Janet Napolitano is watching you. 

Big Brother is now in your hotel room

The Department of Homeland Security has effectively bullied 5,400 hotels to broadcast "public service" announcements to urge U.S. hotel guests to fight terrorism.

Guests turning the television on in their rooms in Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and other hotels will see a welcome screen featuring a short PSA encouraging them to alert authorities if they notice something suspicious as they travel, USA Today reported.

Informing the "millions of guests that stay at hotels and motels each year is a significant step in engaging the full range of partners in our homeland security efforts," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

The PSAs will be seen in 5,400 hotels serviced by the television service LodgeNet.   (Reports UPI)

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