SESTA is drafted with language that presumes that sex trafficking laws are clearly and unequivocally good in their results. And what that Oakland example suggests is that this belief is a myth.
Beyond ICE In Oakland: How SESTA Threatens To Chill Any Online Discussion About Immigration
from the trafficking-is-in-the-ICE-of-the-beholder dept
By Cathy Gellis of Techdirt.com
First, if you are someone who likes stepped-up ICE immigration enforcement and does not like “sanctuary cities,” you might cheer the implications of this post, but it isn’t otherwise directed at you. It is directed at the center of the political ven diagram of people who both feel the opposite about these immigration policies, and yet who are also championing SESTA. Because this news from Oakland raises the specter of a horrific implication for online speech championing immigrant rights if SESTA passes: the criminal prosecution of the platforms which host that discussion.
Much of the discussion surrounding SESTA is based on some truly horrific tales of sex abuse, crimes that more obviously fall under what the human trafficking statutes are clearly intended to address. But with news that ICE is engaging in a very broad reading of the type of behavior the human trafficking laws might cover and prosecuting anyone that happens to help an immigrant, it’s clear that the type of speech that SESTA will carve out from Section 230’s protection will go far beyond the situations the bill originally contemplated.
Some immigration rights activists are worried that ICE has recently re-defined the crime of human trafficking to include assistance, like housing and employment, that adults provide to juveniles who come to the United States without their parents. In many cases, the adults being investigated and charged are close relatives of the minors who are supposedly being trafficked.
Is ICE simply misreading the trafficking statutes? Perhaps, but it isn’t necessarily a far-fetched reading. People in the EU who’ve merely given rides to Syrian (and other) refugees tired from trekking on foot have been prosecuted for trafficking. Yes that’s Europe, not the US, but it’s an example of how well-intentioned trafficking laws can easily be over-applied to the point that they invite absurd results, including those that end up making immigrants even more vulnerable to traffickers than they would have been without the laws.
So what does that have to do with SESTA? SESTA is drafted with language that presumes that sex trafficking laws are clearly and unequivocally good in their results. And what that Oakland example suggests is that this belief is a myth. Anti-immigrant forces within the government, both federal and state, can easily twist them against the very same people they were ostensibly designed to protect.
And that means they are free to come after the platforms hosting any and all speech related to the assistance of immigrants, if any and all assistance can be considered trafficking. The scope of what they could target is enormous: tweets warning about plain-clothed ICE agents at courthouses, search engine results for articles indicating whether evacuation centers will be checking immigration status, online ads for DACA enrollment assistance, or even discussion about sanctuary cities and the protections they afford generally. If SESTA passes, platforms will either have to presumptively censor all such online speech, or risk prosecution by any government or state entity with different views on immigration policy. Far from being the minor carve-out of Section 230 that SESTA’s supporters insist it is, it instead is an invitation to drive an awful lot of important speech from the Internet that these same supporters would want to ensure we can continue to have.
So- you might recall that ICE and HSI investigations is a shakedown racket running CIA styled black ca$h operations under official cover. Their tactics have seized billions in property. So-let me show you how the organized gang stalking real estate-asset forfeiture racket:
SO-lets say that somehow, you get on the radar of one of the Grand Poobah’s in your local political structure, for whatever reason. These grand poobahs work in policing, fire, social services and more, and they use their secret society membership as a tool of community control, outside the law. Many blogs about OGS call them “Mason’s” but they are not all Mason’s.
You will know you are “on the radar” because you will suddenly get calls from the Fraternal Order of Police, or similar events (and sometimes, at odd ‘coincidental’ times). Here is one example of that, where a woman’s name was used to “give” a donation to the local Boys and Girls Clubs, who frequently feature in OGS participants, such as we see with the case in Chicago, where the police took over a local chapter of B&G and demonized the teachers and fathers that had been running it to try to create the appearance that they were a “gang” (Nazi’s, working with Zionists infiltrated similar groups in Germany just before WW2.)
Any Google search of language where we look for connections between cops, and their subsidiary “clubs” such as “Rotary Club and gang stalking ” will return many results. For example, the exact search language “lions club and gang stalking” returns some 550,000 hits (!!!). And, Ihave documented links between these and real estate as well.
So, I have documented Rotary Club members, or Lion’s; Moose, Elks, women’s shelter and childrens advocates, the Boys and Girls Clubs (any DVIC industry member or beneficiary or afilliate is a likely suspect, and a good starting point), the Jewish Federation members, Saint Catherines “virginity” cultists, Opus Deists, or zionist zealots who proliferate in these stalkings; their affiliated groups, their useful idiots, and more.And, all of these work in the “community” in one capacity or another.
Because OGS is a symptom of a wider social diseases, that of the “Hegelian conflict” binary “black and white” thinking and conflict (strain) is a prevailing feature, and an indicator of where to look. And, because the DVIC money pot is at the root of nearly all OGS, domestic violence is a good starting point (but there are many others where Hegelian conflict can be observed in action).
Each case of organized gang stalking is different-if you are experiencing OGS, look first to these types of groups, and try to narrow it down to one specific member, and one specific incident-and go from there.
Now: the real estate racketeering that we see police and fire involved in across the country is a vast and literal conspiracy that would take more than just myself to document, much less litigate, so my goal on this blog is to merely provide a starting point for those who are being manipulated or harassed by “these people.”
Here is how it works: This is a hypothetical experience drawn from actual facts, and actual practices I have observed, or otherwise documented, from an actual case, of an actual individual that appears online in many forms. I have changed identifying information, and altered specific facts so that the people involved are not identifiable. This story is an “amalgam” of stories.
Organized Gang Stalking Case Study: Eugene and Eugenia
Eugene and Eugenia are in a “bad marriage,” and considering a divorce. Eugene is an older, white male, Eugenia is half Hispanic, in a town where she is as close as it can come to “diversity.” In fact, she works in the local police department where she fits both the human resources criterion of :female” and “ethnic minority.” Eugene is a landlord (much as we saw with the case of Bill McGaughey of Minneapolis) who spent his life working in a machine shop.
Eugenia is spending more and more time at work, and developing new “friendships” that occupy her time-she is spending a lot of time with co-workers from the police department, and the affiliated groups and city/public works.
Eugene becomes suspicious, and accuses her of sleeping with a colleague. Eugenia remarks “well you are sleeping with the young hooker across town.” The argument becomes heated, and police are called.
Guess whose side they are on? This is the BEST indicator that OGS is about to take place.
The couple drifts apart, and Eugene spends more and more time on the internet. He searches for information on the internet-he searches for “how to sell a house before a divorce,” and, he researches the value of one of his properties.
Then, his world takes on new forms, as information that he researches becomes a point of paranoia: for instance, as he was in the market yesterday, someone walked behind him and said ” Sell the gray house.”He turns around, and the person-who he has never seen before, despite the fact that he lives ina fairly small town- is walking away. He wonders if the person actually said that, or if he is imagining it.
This is how the “whisper campaign,” and the “street theater” work in practice. And, Eugene, having spent his life as a machinist, is socially isolated, and sort of eclectic, has no resources to turn to-no second opinion.
His wife is seldom home, their arguments become contentious, and the neighbors are urged to call the police if “they see something.”Eugene becomes paranoid in the classic sense. Socially isolated, he turns to the internet, and watches some porn, where he is then subjected to a “porn deluge.”
The next day, he is at the gas station, where someone leaves a religious circular on his windshield, which says ” Only Jesus can stop porn addiction.” As Eugene reads the flier, a firetruck, or an EMS vehicle, or a squad car blares it’s sirens, and pulls through an intersection (surely a coincidence)….
And, the “someone” has spread rumors that Eugene is treating Eugenia poorly-and that they heard that “his wife says he is a pedophile.” So, the neighbors-who have lived next to Eugene for years-now have a reason to suddenly “know” why he is eclectic. They begin to look at him oddly, or avoid contact completely.
Eugene becomes isolated, and sort of an online rambler, filling blog comment forms with strange comments. He thinks maybe the CIA or another organization like the FBI, DHS or other is after his property. And, many online tell him how crazy he is to think such things-and that he “should get some help.”And then, he gets lots of advertisements that ask him “are you thinking about tinnitus?”and asking him to take surveys.
And of course we know-we know that it’s not the CIA after him! How ridiculous! In fact, it is the local Fusion Center, run through the local police department ona Homeland Security “grant.”
The divorce becomes contentious, and Eugene becomes disturbed-not just by the emotional or other trauma of change-but Eugene becomes disturbed because suddenly, he is hearing “whispers” that he is a pedophile, and that his wife-now seldom home-has taken up with one of her colleagues.
And worse, she has rented one of their properties to a woman that appears to be a prostitute. Traffic comes and goes, and the police get “complaints” of loud parties at Eugene/Eugenia’s parties. Then, come the citations for a “problem property.”
Ad-then come the fund-raising calls fro the Fraternal Order of Police, or the Firemens Retirement Fund.
And THEN, ICE starts an “investigation” of his house as a site where “Transnational Organized Crime and Human Trafficking” could be taking place.
Are you seeing a pattern/s? I have drawn this story from several that are online, and personal experience with city code enforcers, and testimony from actual victims of OGS. I literally “made this story up,” based in facts about several actual cases of OGS, and other facts reported in other media.
Talking about organized gang stalking carries social penalties, and real, actual losses.
If the scenario above sounds absurd, it is because it IS absurd-it is so absurd that few speak out about it, because it is THAT well organized, and THAT commonplace. Those who do speak out are more rare than the active shooters who go ballistic-but this IS how OGS works, and any researcher of organized gang stalking can find the exact stories I am talking about if you look.
And patterns will emerge in the researchers mind-and you will then know how to validate that OGS is indeed a verifiable social practice-and it is bullying by definition. In fact, if you Google the famous case of OGS where the phrase “bullying on steroids” gained common currency with the rare and valuable coverage of the MSM, you will find that the victim in that case came from a “police family,”and that he was eventually driven into living in his car, an then, accused in a manufactured, fake terror plot.
Let me know if you are seeing patterns….
Without a doubt, Eugene could be diagnosed with several DSM-V psychological disorders. And, without a doubt, he could be called “delusional,” because the odd experiences he is having are not “documented with evidence.” Imagine of social workers, and psychologists were aware of this? But as we see, those who have so far weighed in have denied it’s existence-and in true Ich Du fashion, labeled those who endure hidden police brutality via the DVIC schema as “delusionals.”
So while Eugene perhaps started his OGS adventure as a marginalized but rational person-AFTER OGS, he became an isolated rambler who believes that a conspiracy is afoot-and in fact, it was.
So, in lieu of action by “professionals” and others charged with the care of TI’s(and their real estate) perhaps the last resort is the courts-but not without solid evidence, or class action. But herein, I have provided examples, and pointed researchers of the future into necessary insights into OGS as a hidden form of bullying, and in-group, out-group dynamics on acid.