I want to finish this week on banking policy by revisiting the coming economic crash and my reference to the FED/Wall Street model these few decades being a mirror of those Robber Baron decades that brought the Great Depression because that is exactly what is happening and Wall Street pols in both parties moved all this forward and at the national level they may stay rich----but at state and local level the Wall Street players as politicians and non-profits will be the BIG LOSERS.
THEY KNOW I hear in Baltimore as the 5% administering all this fraud and corruption were outed this week and for those following my posts for years--they were outed years ago.
I want to repost that article describing the event of the Great Crash bringing the Great Depression to show the similarities but know this----THE US AND AMERICANS ARE IN FAR BETTER POSITION FINANCIALLY WITH PUBLIC STRUCTURES TO PROTECT STILL IN PLACE so to be successful these Wall Street pols must 'MOVE FORWARD' these International Economic Zone and Trans Pacific Trade Pact policies and make sure NO JUSTICE HAPPENS THIS TIME AS IN 2008.
Below you see the national leaders in all our labor and justice organizations that look to come away rich as they sell out their membership...women's organizations, labor organizations, and organizations of color all led at the top by WALL STREET PLAYERS.
I have shouted for years to these Wall Street players being made rich pedaling fraud and corruption for this Robber Baron comeback that they too are going to lose that wealth and be thrown under the bus with the other citizens they are working to push to third world status.
‘It’s why the Congressional Black Caucus and Operation PUSH assisted in foisting subprime mortgages on countless black families, and why the NAACP speedily forgave the predatory loan practices Wells Fargo and Bank of America. It’s why Sharpton, the NAACP and the Urban League all endorsed the merger of AT&T with T-Mobile and Comcast’s swallowing of NBC’
NOW Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
“We are thrilled to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidency. NOW members in New York and across the country are organizing and revving up for our biggest grassroots push ever – to get Hillary to the White House.”
– NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio
Clinton has racked up endorsements from 18 unions, including the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Association, while Sanders has garnered just three union endorsements.
Below are a few clips from the article I posted a few days ago----remember, the only ones slated to come out of this smelling like roses are the billionnaires, the Wall Street banks and a small percentage of national leaders working against the people they pretended to serve. This is what taking out our entire financial system at lower levels---community banks and credit unions looks like---
Most labor union members and justice organization voters are NOT going to be fooled into listening to these same leaders.
Exposing dangerous post-2009 economic bubbles
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
By Jesse Colombo (This article was written on July 17th, 2012)
From 1921 to 1929, the Dow Jones rocketed from 60 to 400, creating many new millionaires. Very soon, stock trading became America’s favorite pastime as investors jockeyed to make a quick killing.
To make matters worse, many banks had invested their deposits in the stock market, causing these banks to lose their depositors’ savings as stocks plunged. Bank runs soon occurred when bank patrons tried to withdraw their savings from banks all at the same time. Major banks and brokerage firms became insolvent, adding more fuel to the stock market crash. The financial system was in shambles. Many bankrupt speculators, some who were once very affluent, committed suicide by jumping out of buildings. Even bank patrons who had not invested in shares became broke as $140 billion of depositor money disappeared and 10,000 banks failed.
Mass poverty became common and many workers lost their jobs and were forced to live in shanty towns. Former millionaire businessmen were reduced to selling apples and pencils on street corners.
This coming bond market crash targeted our US Treasury and state municipal bonds to address the problem for the 1% in the US having far more wealth today then at the time of the crash at the beginning of 20th century so soaking our government coffers with debt creates the condition for privatizing all that is public---offering no financial help to citizens whose savings, pensions, and 401Ks disappear. It creates the condition for government to be unable to send revenue to stimulate local economies to rebuild jobs and community economies. What will be there are these same global investment firm and developers and Wall Street to push forward
US INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ZONES AND GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUSES WITH ALL DEVELOPMENT OCCURRING THERE AS CITIZENS ARE FORCED INTO THESE THIRD WORLD STRUCTURES.
The only banks in town will be Wall Street banks now called PUBLIC BANKS. Baltimore has operated this way for decades with Wall Street Baltimore Development being that global corporation controlling all revenue.
So, what does a Mayor of Baltimore or the city in your neck of the woods do in 2016 coming into this PLANNED MESS? Look to Detroit because it was a test model for bringing a large US city into bankruptcy. The governor assigned a CITY MANAGER----as will Governor Hogan assign the same to Baltimore but the Mayor and Baltimore City Hall has to vote to WANT TO DO THAT and that is what Detroit's city hall did because the same WALL STREET player pols were still in office.
CINDY WALSH AS MAYOR WILL NOT LEAD BALTIMORE INTO BANKRUPTCY AND CONSERVATORSHIP=======
BANKRUPTCY VIOLATES PENSIONERS' RIGHTS AND I WOULD SAY ALL CITIZENS' RIGHTS TO ATTAIN JUSTICE FROM THIS MASSIVE BOND MARKET FRAUD.
Conservatorship - A conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called the “conservator”) to care for another adult (called the ...
This was always the plan for US cities staged for bankruptcy and Orr was sent in to move forward with what is the mirror of bringing a corporation into bankrutpcy to shed union pensions and leave the city as a whole powerless. If you think this is aimed at only shedding public pensions---which it is----you are not following the details of this Detroit bankruptcy. Global corporations in Detroit's infrastructure as VEOLA ENVIRONMENT, global telecommunications, global transportation, et al are being handed Detroit under the guise of SAVING IT. Orr is that 5% who worked these few decades to create the conditions of fraud and corruption in all US cities.
OH, THAT IS WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO PRIVATIZE BALTIMORE'S HISTORICAL STRUCTURES, WALTER ART MUSEUM, AND OTHERS WHICH ARE NOW TIED TO BOND LEVERAGE IN BALTIMORE TO INVESTORS BALTIMORE CITIZENS WERE NEVER ALLOWED TO KNOW.
Well, they just have to hand all Baltimore public schools tied to bond leverage to those private investors tied to $1 billion in bond debt.
Michigan leaders defend Detroit bankruptcy filing, put blame for woes on city
Published July 22, 2013
He said corruption and city leaders ignoring warning signs for 60 years contributed to the problems. Among his biggest concerns, Snyder said, is the decline of municipal services for Detroit’s remaining 700,000 residents, including police response times of nearly one hour.
Snyder said the state cannot help and asking for a federal bailout is “not the right answer,” though Washington has that option.
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Never autoplay videosMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the bankruptcy specialist he appointed to fix Detroit’s unprecedented financial problems put the blame Sunday squarely on the city and defended their decision to file for Chapter 9.
The Republican governor said Detroit created the problems and stood steadfast behind his decision to file Thursday for bankruptcy, with the city roughly $19 billion in debt.
“This is a tragic, difficult decision, but a right one,” he told CBS' "Face the Nation." “It’s not about just more money, it’s about accountable government.”
Detroit's city council and mayor voted to bring the city into bankruptcy so all control and decisions would be taken from their hands------OH WE COULDN'T STOP THIS------while this sign saying OUTSOURCE TO DETROIT shows exactly what is happening-----Detroit is a US International Economic Zone city and is now being filled with FOREIGN AND MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS and their global corporate campuses and lots of global corporate non-profits telling everyone what communities should look like socially.
'Detroit’s city council unanimously voted to remove the city’s Emergency Manager (EM) from his post on Thursday, ending an 18-month period during which the city’s mayor and legislature had virtually no formal governing authority. Gov. Rick Snyder, a Michigan Republican, appointed Kevyn Orr as Detroit’s EM in September 2013 so he could manage the city’s troubled finances. Orr, a bankruptcy attorney, has shepherded the city through its bankruptcy proceedings up to this point'.
So, just as with the massive Wall Street fraud and corruption of tens of trillions of dollars never getting justice-----only a nod to greed and corruption as they kept all that was stolen----this 'city manager' acknowledges the few decades of widespread fraud and corruption in which hundreds of billions of the city's revenue moved to the same structure as Baltimore Development Corporation making a small group of local corporations into global corporations. As he says-----we can't do anything but MOVE FORWARD ignoring all of that fraud as well.
Oh well----all that fraud and corruption happened and now we simply allow global corporations and Wall Street come in and FIX OUR CITIES. This will be the model used across the nation after this economic crash as in Baltimore -----setting the stage for installing International Economic Zones with global corporate campuses/fctories operating as they do overseas with absolutely NO CITIZEN INPUT.
Republicans love this stuff and indeed Clinton/Obama Wall Street global corporate neo-liberals are far-right Republicans----but Republican voters do not like what is next-----these global corporations fill all their jobs with immigrants from around the world, foreign corporations come in with high-skilled executives from overseas so all US workers will be left unemployed and pushed into the same economic structure Baltimore has had for a few decades------volunteer, intern, VISTA, and non-profit workers.
Detroit city council votes to remove emergency manager
09/25/14 06:53 PM--Updated 09/25/14 08:29 PM
By Ned Resnikoff
Detroit’s city council unanimously voted to remove the city’s Emergency Manager (EM) from his post on Thursday, ending an 18-month period during which the city’s mayor and legislature had virtually no formal governing authority. Gov. Rick Snyder, a Michigan Republican, appointed Kevyn Orr as Detroit’s EM in September 2013 so he could manage the city’s troubled finances. Orr, a bankruptcy attorney, has shepherded the city through its bankruptcy proceedings up to this point.
“As the City approaches the end of its historic bankruptcy proceedings, it is absolutely imperative that the next steps continue to move the city towards an expedient emergence from bankruptcy,” Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit City Council said in a joint statement Thursday night. “For that reason, Detroit City Council approved a resolution to remove Kevyn Orr upon the effective date of the Plan of Adjustment and remove the City from receivership.”
Under Michigan law, emergency managers are state-appointed officials who possess all the power and authority normally reserved for the mayor and city council, as well as the ability to unilaterally tear up public sector union contracts. When a city or school district is considered to be in the midst of an financial emergency, the state government can respond by appointing an EM. However, after a fixed term of 18 months, a municipality’s city council may vote to remove the city’s EM by a two-thirds vote.
Orr will not lose all his authority right away. On Twitter, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the effective date of removal would be the day when Detroit’s plan of adjustment is approved as part of bankruptcy proceedings. But in the meantime, the mayor and city council will begin to assume some of their old authority.
Gov. Snyder had urged Detroit to keep Orr in full control. Yet many residents of the city have grown angry at Orr over the past 18 months because of his approach to the city’s finances. His support for pension cuts and the city’s recent wave of household water shutoffs helped to inflame local protests.
Detroit is not the only Michigan city to have received a controversial EM. In recent years, EMs across the state have laid off public sector workers in droves, rewritten union contracts, slashed budgets, and sold off city property.
Do Republicans believe corporate monopolies ignoring US Constitutional rights and laws, US Rule of Law, and Equal Protection are REPUBLICAN POLICIES? Of course not----these are NOT American politicians---they work for the global corporate tribunal.
This was the reason Cindy Walsh ran for governor because I knew all this was about to happen and I knew Mizeur, Gansler, Brown as with Hogan were tied to installing International Economic Zones and global corporate campuses and protecting Wall Street. That is why you did not hear of Cindy Walsh at all during this Democratic primary for Governor of Maryland. They needed a governor who would call that STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BALTIMORE AND ASSIGN THAT TEMPORARY CITY MANAGER WHO THEN INSTALLS THESE GLOBAL CORPORATE TRIBUNAL RULES.
Hogan makes no bones about it----he is 100% International Economic Zone and works for global UnderArmour.
What happens if a Cindy Walsh becomes mayor? First, I identify the current bond market collapse as fraud-----I identify the connecting of all that bond leverage debt that makes Baltimore the most leveraged in the nation as GROSS PUBLIC MALFEASANCE----which it was-----and I declare Baltimore will go to court to reverse all that deliberate debt. I will identify the sources of lost revenue-----Baltimore Development Corporation and the misappropriation of tens of billions in revenue and simply building oversight and accountability will bring all that revenue back to the city.
THIS IS WHAT A MAYOR OF BALTIMORE OR DETROIT WOULD SAY IF THEY WERE NOT PART OF THIS CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD AND INSTALL GLOBAL CORPORATIONS INTO ALL THAT IS PUBLIC.
Governor celebrates opening of Under Armour store in ChinaGov. Larry Hogan on trade mission in Asia
Published 1:39 PM EDT Jun 02, 2015
In China, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan imprints his hand on an Under Armour store floor and signed his name. A commemorative plaque marking the occasion will accompany this permanent handprint.
BEIJING, China --The governor celebrated the construction of a new Under Armour store in Beijing, China.
Gov. Larry Hogan has shifted his 12-day trade mission to Asia to China. He joined University of Maryland-College Park President Wallace Loh in a celebration for the store on Tuesday.
Under Armour hopes to have more than 100 global stores by the end of the year, a majority of them in Asia. Last year, the company had 71 global brand stores, nearly 50 of them in greater China alone.
"The goal of this trade mission is all about taking our 'Maryland Is Open for Business' message to one of the fastest-growing economic regions of the world, and there is no company that better showcases our state's potential and business-friendly attitude than Under Armour," Hogan said in a statement. "Under Armour is a Baltimore-based firm with a worldwide brand. I am very proud of its vigorous development in China, and its continued commitment to the state of Maryland."
"We could not be more proud that Under Armour, with deep roots in Maryland and now one of the fastest-growing and most innovative companies in the world, is continuing its rapid expansion into China," Loh said. "The University of Maryland and Under Armour share a deep commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, and have a long history of close collaboration with China."
"Under Armour is extremely proud of its Maryland roots," said Erick Haskell, managing director for Under Armour Greater China. "We are honored to have Gov. Hogan’s strong support, as China is a key market for our strategic growth."
The governor also met with other Maryland-based companies with presences in China.
As with the subprime mortgage fraud during the Bush era everyone knew the market was full of fraud but we had US Justice and state attorney's that allowed it to happen as is true with these several years of the Obama era US Treasury/bond market fraud. Maryland Attorney General Frosh and our state attorney's like Elizabeth Embry know all these bond deals are public malfeasance and fraud------politicians cannot deliberately place a city or state in harm's way.
Because everyone who knows finance knows these frauds were occurring a Mayor of Baltimore would immediately head to court to stay any actions by Wall STreet or these investment firms tied to this bond fraud and stand with Baltimore citizens in saying NO----YOU ARE NOT TAKING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE FROM OUR CITY.
A Governor Hogan no matter how much he wanted and was hired to do so----could not send in a city manager or declare Baltimore City insolvent until all this was heard in court of law and shared with the public.
Keep in mind Baltimore community banks and credit unions targeted to be pushed into bankruptcy would be behind a Mayor of Baltimore doing this as would tens of thousands of Baltimore citizens slated to lose more and more and more jobs.
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Cindy Walsh as Mayor of Baltimore will simply head to court right away stating what is known-----MARYLAND AND ESPECIALLY BALTIMORE IS FILLED WITH BOND MARKET FRAUD.
Report contains red flag for Treasury market fraud: Source
Eamon Javers | @EamonJavers
Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:57 AM ETCNBC.com
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Buried deep inside a federal investigative report on the Treasury market is a red flag for potentially significant fraud: That's the warning from an insider familiar with the writing of the report, given in a private conversation with CNBC.
What's more, that potential fraud could have long term implications for both the bond market and U.S. government borrowing costs that have been little noticed by the markets since the report was released earlier this month.
The report, released July 13, details the government's investigation into an October "flash crash" in the Treasury market.
On Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:33 a.m. in New York, something went wrong with the massive global Treasury market. Without warning—and for no apparent reason—Treasury yields dropped a harrowing 16 basis points. Then just as suddenly they snapped back. It was all over by about 9:45 a.m. And no one had any idea why.
"When October 15th happened, people were in a frenzy mode," said a person familiar with the Treasury market. "This had never happened."
But when officials finished their investigation into the October surprise, they couldn't say what, exactly, had gone wrong. And they couldn't reassure markets that it wouldn't happen again.
"No single cause is apparent in the data," the government's report concluded. An A-Team of financial regulators recommended several bland-sounding next steps, including "further study," "continued monitoring," and "an assessment of the data."
While the investigators were flummoxed as to an exact cause of the mini meltdown, they did spend the remaining 68 pages of their report detailing the surprising things they found when they looked under the hood of the global Treasury market. It was not clear to the authors of the report whether what they found had direct bearing on the flash crash. But it did paint a picture of a Treasury market that is not what many people think it is.
What they found is that the Treasury market, long assumed to be a sleepy, low-risk market involving the U.S. government and the nation's largest banks, had actually become an electronic bazaar dominated by high-frequency traders.
On the day of the flash crash, principal trading firms—a term the report used to describe a group that includes many of the biggest high-frequency trading firms on Wall Street—"accounted for more than 50 percent of the total trading volume across various maturities in both cash and futures markets," the report found.
The market, they found, is also rife with the elements that give such speedy traders an advantage in the market that some have argued can be unfair or even manipulative: large amounts of trade cancellations, high message rates and "latency build up," or delays that can create millisecond advantages for speedy computer traders.
Worse, they found that somebody in this market may be breaking the law.
The investigators said they found "a heightened level of self-trading during portions of the event window."
That means that some traders inside banks, hedge funds or high- frequency trading firms were trading with themselves or with people inside their own firms. Or, more likely, their computer algorithms were.
The report defined self-trading as "a transaction in which the same entity takes both sides of the trade so that no change in beneficial ownership results." It's also known on Wall Street as "wash trading," and it's a practice that regulators frown on in some contexts because it can be used to trick investors into thinking there's a lot of activity in a trade when there is not.
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The investigators found a surprising amount of self-trading going on during the Treasury flash crash—an amount they called "substantially higher than average." At the 10-year maturity, the report said, self-trading reached 14.9 percent of the cash market, and 11.5 percent of the futures market as prices moved up. Then, as prices went down self-trading nearly vanished, dropping to 1.2 percent in cash and 4.8 percent in futures.
That's a red flag for fraud and should be investigated further, said a source familiar with the drafting of the report. "I am appalled at the self-trading that happened on that day," the source said. "You're basically trading with yourself. You can spoof the markets." The source said high-frequency traders can use self-trading to essentially force the market to tick higher on a thin trading day, and then buy ahead of the market uptick they themselves are creating.
"You can fool other programs in a very thin market by trading with yourself," the source said. "And the cherry on top is you get more rebates from the exchange."
Officially, the government report punted on the question of cheating in the Treasury market. In a footnote on page 32, investigators wrote: "At times, self-trading may reflect unlawful conduct. ... This report is not making any findings on the legality of any self-trading that occurred on the days covered in this analysis."
Pressed on this at a background briefing for reporters, officials said they had not gone into the investigation looking for fraud, and it was not their job to determine if anyone had broken the law. They would not say whether they had referred any of their findings to enforcement divisions at any federal regulator.
A spokesman for the CME Group, the derivatives exchange, said "self-trading does not inherently violate exchange rules, the Commodity Exchange Act, or CFTC regulations." But he added that CME has issued guidance to traders about certain self trades that do violate exchange rules.
"We continually monitor our markets for conduct that may violate this guidance, including instances where algorithms more than incidentally trade against other algorithms or traders within the same firm," said the spokesman, Michael Shore. "Where we identify conduct that violates our rules or the guidance we've issued, we vigorously pursue sanctions against the individual traders, operators of algorithms, and/or their firms."
Potential fraud in a key global financial instrument is bad enough, the source said. But the primary Treasury market is how the United States raises money to pay for its massive annual deficits. And the government depends on a robust secondary market of buyers with an appetite to bet on the U.S. government. Recurring glitches in the Treasury market could spook buyers in deeply interconnected markets, and grind the gears of a global market investors now see as nearly risk free.
The source raises a question: What happens if there's another Treasury flash crash—just as the U.S. government is auctioning off new Treasurys? "We don't want to be in a market where people are not buying the stuff that we're selling," the source said. "That's the day U.S. debt becomes not risk free. That is not good. That would be scary for the United States."
Asked about concerns raise by the source, a Treasury Department spokesman offered this statement: "First, the report was focused on the secondary market, not the primary market which is how we fund the government," it said. "Secondly, as the report highlights, trading was continuous throughout the day. But we must remain vigilant and ensure that the Treasury market remains the deepest, most liquid market in the world."
'You have over 197 million citizens suffocated in these 100 mile ‘border zones’ that include major cities like New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia'.
I went into great detail a few weeks ago about why the Federal and state government cannot declare BALTIMORE'S ENTERPRISE ZONES tax-free. Congress and Maryland Assembly can add taxes on Baltimore citizens but they have no rights in making Baltimore say it is TAX FREE using International Economic Zone designation as this argument. International Economic Zone designation is ILLEGAL----IT VIOLATES OUR CITY SOVEREIGNTY AND STATE AND CITY SECURITY so a Mayor of Baltimore would immediately stop this tax designation AND BRING BALTIMORE CITY REVENUES UP TO A POINT OF TAKING BALTIMORE OUT OF THIS CONDITION OF BANKRUPTCY
The establishment candidates for mayor would never tell Baltimore voters that all these tax/funding policies designed to starve the Baltimore City coffers only MAKE BALTIMORE LOOK SHORT OF REVENUE.....IT IS NOT.
BALTIMORE CITY AND MARYLAND ASSEMBLY POLS HAVE WORKED HARD THESE SEVERAL YEARS TO INSTALL POLICIES TO MAKE BALTIMORE LOOK CASH-STARVED AND MOST OF THESE POLICIES CAN BE VOIDED.
Below you see how enterprise zone tax policies aimed at local communities are supposed to work-----the opposite of how Baltimore and its enterprise zone as GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS works.
The graphic is great so please Google this article to see how these Foreign Economic Zones and tax-free designation circle the coasts where most US International Economic Zone cities are located and as this article states-----IT IS NOT LEGAL.
Candidates like Elizabeth Embry as a State's Attorney KNOW THIS and simply ignores it because of the commitment to Baltimore Development Master Plan-----as do the other candidates. Cindy Walsh for Mayor of Baltimore will make it clear these uses of Federal funds and these tax-free designations aimed at global corporations are not legal and this will stabilize Baltimore's revenue so a Governor Hogan---anxious to move Baltimore into bankruptcy and send in that city manager WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO SO.
'They've insulated themselves in a largely tax-free zone that ensures their “equality” before the law (such as it is) and your deepening inequality before the same -- and before them'..“Operating largely out of public view -- in tax court, through arcane legislative provisions and in private negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service -- the wealthy have used their influence to steadily whittle away at the government’s ability to tax them. The effect has been to create a kind of private tax system, catering to only several thousand Americans.”'
This goes beyond surveillance as this article addresses-----it addresses the very designation of US cities as INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ZONES and tax-free zones as this article states----suspending the US Constitution
DHS ‘Constitution Free’ Zones Inside US Ignored
By MediaAnthony Gucciardi August 5, 2013
September 19, 2014
In what should be front page news blasted out nationwide as a breaking news alert, the DHS has openly established extensive ‘Constitution free zones’ in which your Fourth Amendment does not exist.
It’s not ‘conspiracy’ and it’s not fraud, the DHS has literally created an imaginary ‘border’ within the United States that engulfs 100 miles from every single end of the nation. Within this fabricated ‘border’, the DHS can search your electronic belongings for no reason. We’re talking about no suspicion, no reasonable cause, nothing. No reason whatsoever is required under their own regulations. The DHS is now above the Constitution under their own rules, and even Wired magazine authors were amazed at the level of pure tyranny going on here.
This ‘border’ even includes where the US land meets oceans in addition to legitimate borders with Mexico and Canada. As a result, you have over 197 million citizens suffocated in these 100 mile ‘border zones’ that include major cities like New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Checkout the graphic below for a visual representation, with the orange area representing the Constitution free zone as designated by the DHS:
What’s even more amazing, is that this has been going on since 2008. That’s about 5 years of absolute unconstitutional abuse of power by the Department of Homeland Security that the media fails to even document. That’s 197 million citizens living without a Constitution as far as the DHS is concerned, and apparently the Department of Justice (DOJ) must be pretty content too. Amazingly, no one has challenged this besides the ACLU, which was contacted following the case of a man who was actually detained within the 100 mile ‘border’ area.
Not only was this man’s laptop searched for no reason, as is ‘allowed’ under DHS code now, but they ended up finding pictures designated to be linked up with ‘terrorist’ groups. In response, the man was thrown in a cell while DHS agents went through every piece of data on his entire laptop. The ACLU is now suing over this event, but there’s no telling how the case will go with such limited media exposure. The DHS is literally gutting the Constitution and declaring itself higher than the law of the land by doing this, and it spells out major trouble for the entire Bill of Rights at large.
DHS Dismisses Constitution, Bill of RightsBecause if the DHS can simply ‘overrule’ the Fourth Amendment for 197 million citizens, it can also ‘overrule’ the First and Second Amendments as well. What’s stopping them? It’s highly illegal under the Constitution, but it appears they truly don’t care. And to demonstrate just how little they truly care, they have even gone and ‘reviewed’ themselves for their own actions following outcry from some legal experts.
To break it down: back in 2008 there was outrage from those who actually value the Constitution and understand how the bloated DHS entity works, so the DHS promised to prove within 120 days that what they were doing was constitutional and legal. Years later, the report came out to reveal that the DHS actually reviewed itself and determined that it was acting 100% properly. It also founds that everything it was doing was ‘constitutional’ because it was not actually removing the Constitution from United States soil, only the ‘border’.
The ‘border’ that expands 100 miles and includes 197 million people.
This news should be on the front page of every single news organization in the world, but the sad reality is that it’s not. It’s up to the alternative news, the real news, to report on this. It’s up to me to make videos about this, it’s up to the alternative news to syndicate it out, and it’s up to you to share this. It’s time to reclaim our Constitution and tell the DHS we won’t live in Constitution free zones any longer.