On October 17th the Justice Department announced that Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a Senior Advisor at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), had been arrested and charged with one count of unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports. Each so-called crime carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
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After disallowing registrations 53,000 from voters in mostly Democratic counties, 33,000 of them black, Georgia made more moves to suppress the vote in tarted and calculated ways. An additional 107,000 “inactive” voters were removed from the rolls on October 18th. At the same time, at least one bus load of African American senior citizens was stopped on the way to a polling place by police and election officials and turned back.
Confused Senate Democrats surrender more federal judgeships while feigning horror ahead of midterm elections
Two deals in two months were supposed to lead to 30 Trump appointed federal judges. Senate Democrats got way less than they surrendered for on the second deal, which is a logical result of reaching across the aisle to pet the bipartisan snake. A caucus, led by Dianne Feinstein is pretending they did not know the nature of the deal they agreed to last week.
Two Sets of Rules for wiretapping journalists, one secret for the Justice Department and one very secret for the FBI
A Washington Post Journalist, a dismemberment murder, multiple audio and visual devices in a consulate, a wiretap into the journalist's watch, now lead to a mainstream press narrative that ends with “Who actually cares?” The authoritarian regime of Turkey, equiped with the best placed devices could not or more likely did not intervene to save the life of Jamal Khashoggi. The recordings have been seen by people from multiple intelligence agencies in multiple countries.
Yesterday, October 15th, Google announced a new partnership with privately run and partially state owned French telecom giant Orange to build a new transatlantic cable. Far from being a snub to the Brexit befuddled United Kingdom, the partnership creates a host of new surveillance opportunities in Eastern Europe, Africa, Spain and France itself. This will greatly expand Google's usefulness to global surveillance by the five eyes nations (US, UK, Australia Canada and New Zealand) through their already developing infrastructure level projects.
he denial of the right to vote to black people in the old south is barely a news story. The headline might as well read “sunrise found to historically happen before noon.” Voter suppression is one of the foundational pillars of election fraud and both major parties do it to suppress everyone to the left of them. The Democrats do it to undermine progressives (most recently in New York) and the Republicans do it to undermine anyone who is not a rapist in jackboots.
Fascists call for law and order, Mayor's removal and march with police escort to attack a vigil for police shooting victim in Portland
Saturday night in Portland, the fascist group Patriot Prayer, along with the usual Proud Boy hangers on and other associated groups held a rally demanding the removal of Mayor Wheeler for failing to suppress anti-police brutality protestors. They came dressed in T-shirts covered in slogans proclaiming violence and even public executions as well as the standard khakis and yellow on black polo shirts. The group then marched with police escort to a vigil being held protesting the death of Patrick Kimmons on September 30th, and immediately attacked to prevent a flag from being burned.
Red Carpet Reporter's son amongst those beaten by Proud Boys and then arrested by the NYPD for surviving.
Is was a late night on October 12th, when the band of fascists left the Republican Club on New York's Upper East Side. They had been listening to Proud Boys and Vice Magazine Founder Gavin McGinness give a speech. His speech celebrated the anniversary of the televised assassination of Inejiro Asanuma, head of the Japanese Socialist Party, by a young nationalist with a sword. McGinness thinks televised assassinations are a good thing and he brought a sword to illustrate his point.
Terry Albury was one of the most experienced black FBI agents in the country. He is now a federal prisoner awaiting a 4 to 5 year sentence for violating the Espionage Act. He plead guilty after being caught exposing racist infiltration and surveillance tactics by the 90% white FBI against Muslim and other minority communities in Minneapolis where he worked.
Bloomberg Businessweek broke a major story today, which they split up into three articles so far, about a long term Chinese military intelligence operation that compromised the security of 30 American companies including Apple and Amazon, DoD data centers, and some CIA drone operations. The People's liberation army had somehow managed to sneak a chip with security back doors into the manufacture of servers for large data farms.