A Police Provocateur's Dream, HR 1955 & S.1959
by Ross Stone
Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2007 at 1:56 AM
"The Violent Radicalization and
Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act"
Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and
Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" is not written exactly like the
Nazi 1933 Discriminatory Decrees that suspended the Reich Constitution,
but it can bring America to the same place by trashing America’s civil
liberties. Harman’s bill has the potential of driving lawful political
and other activists underground into American cell groups. Perhaps
expectantly creating the domestic terrorists the Bush Administration
has said we need to be protected from.
The Nazis were dead
serious when they outlawed specific types of dancing, singing, artwork;
any act of expression the Government said "might" cause public unrest
in the German State. German Citizens got arrested for dancing the
Jitterbug. On February 28, 1933 Hitler signed the Discriminatory
Decrees banning free association and speech that might cause public
disturbance or adversely affect the peace and security of the German
State—according to police. Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization
and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" when closely examined, defines
"homegrown terrorism" as "any planned act" that might use force to
coerce the U.S. Government or its people to promote or accomplish a
"political or social objective." No actual force need occur. Government
need only charge that an individual or group thought about doing it.
The Harman bill may extend to "planned acts" in America against foreign
governments that are "U.S. alleys." See "planned acts" covered under
Patriot Act. Under the Harman bill, environmental organizations in
America are at risk when they coordinate activities with or support
foreign activist groups in some countries. American environmental
organizations can’t control what might happen overseas at a "planned"
environmental demonstration or control the "planned acts" of foreign
activists they network with.
Under the broad language of the
Harman bill, anyone attending a "planned anti war rally" could be
charged with trying to coerce a government and its people. Government
need only charge that an individual in a group "thought about coercing
a government or its people." Labor demonstrators that block or
intimidate shoppers from entering a store could be charged with
"coercing people" under Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown
Terrorism Prevention Act." The Nazi’s used similar provisions found in
the Harman bill to charge labor leaders as communists.
the Harman bill, should violence breakout at a "planned" demonstration,
the government can charge that everyone attending was "ideologically
based toward violence." The individual activists who set up web sites
promoting their "planned activities", wrote, emailed or handed out
"flyers" promoting "that planned" demonstration could also be charged
with Violent Radicalization or Homegrown Terrorism, depending on the
violence that occurred at the demonstration. It is foreseeable that
"information flyers" not intended by the author to be distributed at a
particular event but were somehow distributed, could under the Harman
bill open the door for government to charge the author with promoting
"Violent Radicalization and/or Homegrown Terrorism, if that
subsequently results. Such concerns by writers will crush free speech
and written dissent.
The broad language of the Harman bill
gives the government the power to bully and charge Americans with
terrorism when Citizens exercise their Constitutional Right to
Association. Lawful Americans that attend public meetings,
demonstrations and other group public events should not be charged with
Violent Radicalization, Homegrown Terrorism, or labeled "ideologically
based toward violence" because of what another person said or did at a
"planned" meeting. Of course, under such circumstances millions of
Americans would become afraid to support or attend political and other
public meetings out of concern someone might do something that violates
Rep. Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism
Prevention Act." Attendance by an American at a "political or
environmentalist' meeting" could put a U.S. Citizen on the government's
"no fly list."
Should the current provisions in the Jane
Harman bill HR 1955 or S. 1959 pass in its present form, the U.S.
Government, federal and state police will have no difficulty legally
terminating American Citizens and activist organizations that exercise
their Constitutional Right to free association, free speech,
expression, assembly and writings. Once the Harman bill passes, Police
Provocateurs can easily destroy any anti-war group, person or
organization that supports or attends a "planned" meeting or
demonstration. Police Provocateurs need only join a crowd of protestors
at a demonstration, then throw rocks toward uniformed police to
criminalize an entire demonstration. Or covertly contact a group’s
participants before, at or after a "planned" demonstration, then lie
and claim the person(s) the Provocateur spoke with were ideologically
bent toward violence; "Violent Radicalization; or Homegrown Terrorism.
Uneducated police provocateurs and informants, which there are many,
are more apt to misinterpret intellectual discussion at a political
meeting as being ideologically bent toward violence, "Violent
Radicalization or Homegrown Terrorism.
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