Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and This Senator Wants to Know Why (Video)

by N.Morgan 

 

Last Thursday the New York Times published a blockbuster piece revealing how US law enforcement has access to a system that can geo-locate nearly any phone in the country without an officer necessarily having a court order.

The website Motherboard has published the letters that Senator Ron Wyden sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and telecommunications companies demanding answers on the controversial surveillance system.

I am writing to insist that AT&T take proactive steps to prevent the unrestricted disclosure and potential abuse of private customer data, including real-time location information, by at least one other company to the government,” a May 8 letter sent from Wyden to the President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T reads.

As reported by the New York Times, a former sheriff of Mississippi County, Mo., used an obscure service called Securus to surveil targets’ cell phones, including a judge and other law enforcement officials.

That system is typically used by marketers to obtain location data from mobile carriers.

As well as AT&T, the system can exploit data from Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, and law enforcement can essentially self-certify that they have legal authorization to use the service, the report suggests.

In his letter to AT&T, which has similar text to letters sent to other carriers, Wyden writes that this check amounts of “nothing more than the legal equivalent of a pinky promise.”

“The fact that Securus provides this service at all suggests that AT&T does not sufficiently control access to your customers’ private information,” the letter adds.

Wyden then lays out several steps for carriers to follow, such as undertaking an audit of each third party they sell customer data to, to determine how the company uses that data; notify customers whose location information was disclosed without their consent; terminate relationships with third parties that have misrepresented customer consent or abused their access to sensitive customer data; and provide a service for customers to view a list of third parties their data has been shared with.

“Americans should be able to obtain this information from wireless carriers, just as they can obtain from the consumer credit agencies a list of the private parties who have accessed their credit reports,” the letter reads.

Along with his letter to the FCC, Wyden asks the department to “promptly investigate Securus, the wireless carriers’ failure to maintain exclusive control over law enforcement access to their customers’ location data, and also conduct a broad investigation into what demonstration of customer consent, if any, each wireless carrier requires from other companies before the carries provide them with customer location information and other data.”

Tobias Engel, a security researcher and expert in mobile phone surveillance techniques, told Motherboard in an online chat “this is not about hacking at the core network level or mis-using technical services which were not designed to do this, but simply the US carriers selling out their subscribers.”

“LE [law enforcement] is piggybacking onto this ‘commercial’ option which seems to have a much lower entry barrier than if they requested this kind of access from the carriers themselves,” he added.

Nicholas Weaver, a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, told Motherboard in a Twitter message “This once again shows that data is like an oil spill: the contamination gets everywhere. The notion that a chain of 3+ companies, including one specifically intended for marketing, is able to resell access to everyone’s real-time location with pretty high precision is disturbing but it shouldn’t be surprising.”

“In the US, we don’t have legal protection against the misuse of our data outside limited categories. So for example, we do have good protection on social security and (depending on the state) DMV info. But our utilities or anybody else not explicitly regulated will sell, resell, re-bundle, repackage, and redistribute for practically any purpose they can,” he added.

Here are the letters: 

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4457319-Wyden-Securus-Location-Tracking-Letter-to-AT-amp-T.html#document/p1

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4457320-Wyden-Securus-Location-Tracking-Letter-to-FCC.html#document/p2

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References:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evk484/securus-law-enforcement-track-phones-senator-wyden-letters​​​​​​​

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technology/cellphone-tracking-law-enforcement.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4457319-Wyden-Securus-Location-Tracking-Letter-to-AT-amp-T.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMk8BFxa5S8​​​​​​​

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Live Stream: Protests In St. Louis Streets After Murder Acquittal For Ex-Cop

Guest Contributor, Jeffery Pritchett

ST. LOUIS, Sept 15 – Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis’ streets and some scuffles broke out as they voiced their anger after a Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man.

With the National Guard on standby in case of violence, authorities appealed to protesters to march peacefully in a state where racially charged clashes in the nearby city of Ferguson spawned the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014.

Police said a few protesters threw rocks and water bottles, while witnesses and video showed officers used pepper spray on at least five people about a block from the courthouse. About 50 riot police were on hand, blocking a ramp to a nearby highway.

Jason Stockley, 36, was acquitted of first-degree murder for killing Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. The former policeman, who was arrested in May 2016, was accused of planting a gun in Smith’s car but testified he acted in self-defense.

After the verdict, more than 500 protesters marched in downtown St. Louis, chanting “No justice, no peace” and “Shut it down.” Some held “Black Lives Matter” signs.

“I’m sad, I’m hurt, I’m mad,” the Reverend Clinton Stancil of the Wayman AME Church in St. Louis said by telephone. “We haven’t made any progress since Ferguson, that’s clear. Cops can still kill us with impunity.”

Mayor Lyda Krewson and Governor Eric Greitens, who put the National Guard on standby, appealed for calm. Local schools planned early dismissals and businesses shut down.

“Frustration, anger, hurt, pain, hope and love all intermingle,” Krewson said in a statement. “I encourage St. Louisans to show each other compassion.”

Al Watkins, an attorney for Smith’s fiancee, Christina Wilson, said his client was appalled by the decision. He said the ruling showed prejudice, pointing to a line where the judge wrote that an “urban heroin dealer” without a weapon would be an anomaly.

Judge Timothy Wilson’s highly anticipated ruling was announced more than five weeks after the bench trial ended.

“This court, as a trier of fact, is simply not firmly convinced of defendant’s guilt,” he wrote in his ruling.

Wilson said prosecutors also asked the court to consider a lesser degree of homicide but they did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Stockley’s use of deadly force was not justified in self-defense.

Stockley’s attorney, Neil Bruntrager, said the ex-officer on Friday was relieved and would seek to rebuild his life. “It’s been a long road for him,” Bruntrager said.

‘THIS AIN’T RIGHT’

In recent years grand juries have declined to charge officers involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, which set of nights of violent protest in Ferguson, and the choking death of Eric Garner, 43, in New York. Baltimore police officers also were not convicted in the case of Freddie Gray, who died from a broken neck suffered in a police van in 2015.

Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., voiced his frustration after Friday’s verdict.

“You all know this ain’t right and you all continue to do this to us,” he told a St. Louis Fox television station. “Like we don’t mean nothing, like we’re rats, trash, dogs in the streets. Right now, I’m praying for my city because my people are tired of this.”

Protesters chanted as they marched around downtown, at one point reaching police headquarters before moving on.

“What do you say to people here when they have no faith in the system and these buildings,” said Kevin Nevels, 50, of St. Louis, pointing to the courthouse.

Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said she was disappointed with the verdict and called on protesters to avoid violence.

“I understand the verdict has created anger and frustration for many in our community,” she told reporters at the courthouse. “I am frustrated as well. Destruction of our community is not the answer.”

Smith tried to flee from Stockley on Dec. 20, 2011, following an alleged drug deal, authorities said. During the pursuit, Stockley could be heard saying on an internal police car video he was going to kill Smith, prosecutors said.

At Stockley’s direction, the driver of the police car slammed into Smith’s vehicle and they came to a stop, court documents said. Stockley then approached Smith’s car and shot him five times with his service weapon.

Stockley’s lawyers said he fired in self-defense, believing Smith was reaching for a gun. But prosecutors said the only gun recovered from the scene had only Stockley’s DNA on it.

Stockley waived his right to a jury trial, allowing the judge to decide. He left the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in 2013 and was arrested last year.

Smith’s family settled a lawsuit against the city for $900,000 in 2013, Watkins said.

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What Youtube and Facebook Really Think of Black People (Video)

by N.Morgan

In the video below, a very intelligent young lady named Candace Owens, the videographer of the Red Pill Black channel on Youtube exposes the hypocrisy of censorship faced by her and other conservative, black Americans.

Youtube, Twitter and other social media giants are censoring videos and Tweets opposing the narrative that this country is on the cusp of a civil war.

Mrs. Owens points out how Hitler used these tactics to gain control of Germany and how we are now being herded in that direction.

Please support Mrs. Owens by following her on Twitter and subscribing to her Youtube, links provided below.

We need more brave souls like her to come forward with these truths.

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Is The LaVoy Finicum Shooting Video Released by the FBI Fake? (Video)

 

(N.Morgan) After watching the video below, you will see the video footage released by the FBI of the LaVoy Finicum murder is an reenactment of the events of that day. The date listed on this video is wrong, it says the 27th, rather than the 26th when the shooting occurred.

The FBI claimed this was the unedited version, but there are frames you can tell that isn’t the case. They are hiding what really happened to LaVoy that day. This is yet another testimony to how this regime operates and how little our own gov thinks of its people. we are expendable to them.

Video HERE

This photo taken from an FBI video shows Robert "LaVoy" Finicum after he was fatally shot by police Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 near Burns, Ore.  A video released Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 by the FBI of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge shows the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a gun in his pocket. (FBI via AP)

 

Eyewitness Describes Lavoy Finicum’s Death on Road to Burns Oregon (Video)

(N.Morgan)  What the mainstream media is reporting does not come remotely close to what really happened, just skirts the ugly truth of the incident.

This was a fully planned and fully armed government ambush. These patriots were lured into believing they could safely travel from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and easily return, a clear setup. Now one of these patriots is dead, another wounded and others arrested. We have all watched the preparation moves of the feds as they Government planned their interception move and readied the local Harney County Hospital for the tight lockdown they would be placing on the facility immediately after this shootout occurred.

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As reported by CNN: Everyone obeyed orders to surrender except for two individuals in the stopped vehicle: LaVoy Finicum and Ammon Bundy’s brother, Ryan Bundy, the official told CNN.

Shots were fired, but it is unclear who fired first, the source said. Ryan Bundy was wounded, but Lavoy Finicum died at the scene from his wounds.

According to the eyewitness, neither LaVoy nor Ryan were armed at the time the group of patriots were stopped in their vehicle, and both surrendered promptly along with the other passengers. This peaceful action did not protect them from the hail of bullets the feds focused on the patriots which resulted in Ryan Bundy being injured and Lavoy Finicum being killed.

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More with Eye Witness testimony HERE

 

 

 

References:

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/lavoy-finicum-shot-whands-in-the-air-eye-witness-audio-testimony-here_fe1516abc.html

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1CRRV1DHjW_rGzYHpgUvw

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/26/us/oregon-wildlife-refuge-siege-arrests/

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Autopsy Shows Cop Fatally Shot Zachary Hammond In The Back (Video)

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The Police State has claimed yet another innocent victim.

In a report by Free Thought Project, released on Sunday, July 26th, Zachary Hammond was viciously murdered by police while committing the ‘crime’ of assisting a woman with purchasing a plant.

Hammond, 19, who was not armed, was shot through a side window “in self-defense” according to Police Chief John Covington.

However, the Hammond’s attorney says that the autopsy report proves otherwise.

After reviewing the autopsy report, the Hammond’s attorney, Ronnie Richter, stated:

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