Armando Ruiz, ICE informants, ALPR tracking, Techdirt covers “targeted individuals”

Obtained Records Show ICE Is Using ALPR Databases To Reconstruct Targets’ Lives

from the oh-good-real-world-examples-of-domestic-surveillance dept…

Tue, Jun 11th 2019 3:28am — Tim Cushing

ICE has full-blown access to license plate databases around the nation, as well as its own direct hookup to the largest ALPR database itself — the one compiled by ALPR manufacturer Vigilant. It places almost no restrictions on searches of these databases. Anything that somehow isn’t compliant can be farmed out to state and local agencies to perform searches by proxy.

The ACLU has obtained records showing just how much access ICE has, and how often it performs searches. The numbers are staggering, considering ICE is an immigration and customs enforcement agency with a more limited scope than the FBI and other investigative agencies.

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Armando Ruiz came from covert war ravaged Guatemala, to America wrapped in garbage bags, in the tank of a petroleum truck, choking on fumes the whole way.

Or, at least thats the story I got out of him through my choppy Spanish and his halting English, both of which improved dramatically over the years we knew each other.

And, the last time,I saw Armando, he had appeared at my doorway, with a message: that Jesus loves me.

Of course, I looked to the right, and the left, expecting the usual white van or pickup truck with tinted wibdows to be hovering within two blocks, and out into the shadowy, snowy street, and then back at Armando, and told him I was glad he was still in the USA, having been deported numerous times, always finding the $3-6000 that it takes to hire a coyote to bring him across the border.

Bur really, I looked out there in the street because the Jesus people and their Pharisees who run fake churches from within the Panoptical Fusion Center fueled local law enfarcement schemes had an ICE informant on my doorstep, with my door tentatively opened.

And, in the due process free, gray area “high policing” schemes that are the modern Alphabet agency mission creep, an open door creates legal gray are that agencies like ICE exploit, preferring to insert unconstitutional means and methods into the lives of their targets as frequently as possible, knowing that-in the words of the FBIs J. Edgar Whosequeer, “the individual is handicapped…” by an actual, monstrous conspiracy.

And that conspiracy, the total corruption of law enforcement, as America has now fully blossomed into a bankster funded police and total surveillance state.

For that one (or two, or three) journalists following along, trying to understand the bi-polar narrative of organized gang stalking, with OGS denialists from the DHS/FBI/ICE/ et alphabet spewing psychobabble like this about electronic beams and face orbs on one side, and targeted individuals on the other side, an FOIA for the name Armando Ruiz, Minneapolis would be a Panoptical eye opener.

But I thanked Armando for his naive good will, and slowly closed the door.

And then, through the screen, I asked him in broken Spanish if the policia de los Estados Unitos were taking good care of him.

He broke out in a laugh, and looked sideways from under his Israeli styled Kepi hat, as we shared the relief of an unspoken secret, and said, “Me, no complain. Mi vida es good righ now.”

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