Dear reader: As you will note, sprinkled throughout ROGS are many notes about privacy.In the case before SCOTUS right now, Carpenter-v-US, gang stalking is NOT an issue, because the case is a guy who robbed something-he sought, and attained a product by force, independent of outside interference or influence and under the presumption of private and free will; and then, his cell phones location data was dumped going back 127 days with no probable cause.
Without getting into the centerpiece of the case-the lack of a probable cause warrant-I want to focus on the issue of time: his case is not at all the same as OGS, though his case DOES reach far back in time, it isn’t the same as what OGS is, which goes back over decades of time.
And that is a crucial difference, because the government (which has worked behind the scenes with prosecutors going back decades to “shop” these cases BEFORE they ever happen) uses cases like Carpenter to push the boundaries, and eventually- as we will see in the future with the Utah Data center holding ENTIRE LIVES worth of electronic data-this case is the tip of a huge totalitarian argument where the Panopticon seeks to replace conscience, and rule us by implied threat via entrapment of our data; and all of THAT data, the product of targeted and personalized influence operations over time.
And, of course, like most of these precedent changing cases, it starts with one “bad guy” who wanted some ca$h.
Privacy is a Constitutional right, even outside of outrageous government conduct, like off-the-books surveillance campaigns with prosecutors and private contractors, and community rats and snitches secretly wiretapping or following activists, journalists, political targets and dissenters, or using programs that hemseves have yet to see a courtroom.
And, also here at ROGS you will see a story or two about a democracy which depends from privacy itself. Many people don’t consider this one important fact: America is America, because the original writers wrote in pseudonyms, and they spoke anonymously, in private. And it was from this-free of constraint, or restraint, or direct infiltration and manipulation of their blogs online where the Constitution was formed up.
From Stephen Sachs, the guy who argued Smith-v- Maryland which has “long since outlived its suitabilty as precedence”
Stephen Sachs was Maryland attorney general from 1979 to 1987.
By Stephen H. Sachs | Special to The Washington Post
The Supreme Court will hear arguments this Wednesday in Carpenter v. United States, a criminal case testing the scope of the Fourth Amendment’s right to privacy in the digital age. The government seeks to uphold Timothy Carpenter’s conviction and will rely, as did the lower court, on the court’s 1979 decision in Smith v. Maryland, a case I know well.
I argued and won Smith v. Maryland when I was Maryland’s attorney general. I believe it was correctly decided. But I also believe it has long since outlived its suitability as precedent.
Smith began as a run-of-the-mill purse snatching. Unsatisfied with the just- purloined purse, the defendant stalked the victim with threatening and obscene telephone calls. The telephone company — at police request, but without a judicial warrant based on probable cause — attached a “pen register” at its central office that recorded numbers dialed from Smith’s home. Within three days, the device revealed a call to the victim that led to additional incriminating evidence and Michael Smith’s conviction.
Privacy is under threat because justices do not know the extent of how “interactive” the internet actually is, or how targeted certain speakers are versus other speakers; or how PRISM/XKEYSCORE and DataminR and hidden cancers like Moonshot CVE or “smart” NSA Google affect our communications.
But you are welcome to make my case for me, OR eventually others will. I did my best to drag the cockroaches out of their hidey holes all along the internet backbone, and, I failed, for the most part. But I DID manage to poke the Panopticon in the iris once in awhile.(note to my Fusion Center fans: an “iris” is part of the eyeball-the window part. Sorry if I dinged your “ISIS” bells or your PRISM.)
You see: in a case and judge shopping climate where the NSA data theft pipeline has created “the needles” and then dumped hay over them to cover their tracks, and then, targeted the needles it created for decades via jurisdiction hopping, parallel constructing, targeted disruptions, massive unreported hacking, and actual offline and black operations, only the pot heads and the bank robbers ever get their day in court, because they stood for nothing, and they sought rewards rather than due process and procedure.
In this case, these latter treasures were an after thought of good men and women from a variety of organizations who will argue the case on Wednesday.
Carpenter v. United States
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term 16-402 6th Cir. Nov 29, 2017 TBD TBD TBD OT 2017
Issue: Whether the warrantless seizure and search of historical cellphone records revealing the location and movements of a cellphone user over the course of 127 days is permitted by the Fourth Amendment.
These discussion have become sort of enshrined as the Federalist Papers. Hey, you there, dear reader- it would do us all well to peek into them sometime, because webscrubbing and webwashing-like parallel constructing, or dry cleaning a narrative- is un-American. Maybe take a break from reading ROGS for a minute, and mosey over to the bookstore and get a copy of the Federalist Papers. Oh, crap! The are burning bookstores these days! Bad words! Bad idea’s! Pizzagate! Satanists! Whisper amongst yourselves….
But it isn’t just privacy- it is pure speech, via the first amendment as well, and everything that can or will extend from that thereafter. Because come Wednesday, we might no longer even have a democracy. it’s bad enough, all of this fakerape and fake terror going around, but if privacy takes a sh!t, there will be nothing left here. America will be officially a surveillance state, ruled by cults and sects of ethnic and tribal religionists-just like Pakistan or Iran, or .
Here-have a look at what Carpenter-v- US purports against our democracy, from the Guardian UK:
Supreme court cellphone case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk
Carpenter v United States has rightly prompted concerns over surveillance. But it could also have drastic implications for personal freedom in the digital age
But on Wednesday, SCOTUS will decide the long awaited questions that affect us all, regardless of political affiliation, party, sect, cult, ethnic or racial group. Carpenter will decide f we own our data or if they do.
I personally have tried for over 13 years now to keep my data to myself, and endured every single assault against it that the government has, as it sought to create loophole after loophole to target me, personally, to steal my data, as the record can, does, and will show. And this, including blackmail attempts and other fine and noble gvernment seeekrit stuff spanning decades. This is what targeting IS, by definition.