(CHICAGO, Illinois.) Court Report: North suburban man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to aid the #IslamicState terrorist group by providing cellphones to an undercover FBI agent to be used as detonators for bombs #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.12: In rejecting prosecutors’ request for a 17-year term, U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood said that while any terrorism case is serious, the scheme that Jones was convicted of “was not of comparable severity” as many others where specific violence was planned:

‘Man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to assist the #IslamicState Joseph Jones and his friend Edward Schimentiwere convicted by a federal jury in 2019 of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organisation’

Chicago Tribune: Mar 03, 2021 at 6:09 PM:

A photo contained in the federal complaint allegedly shows Joseph Jones, left, with Edward Schimenti, center, along with a confidential source, posing in front of an ISIS flag.
A photo contained in the federal complaint allegedly shows Joseph Jones, left, with Edward Schimenti, center, along with a confidential source, posing in front of an ISIS flag. (Department of Justice)

“This is not a case where anyone claims Mr. Jones was actually planning on carrying out a terrorism attack,” Wood said. “And it’s not disputed … that Mr. Jones never actually made contact with anyone directly involved with ISIS.”

But Wood also said she could not give Jones time served as suggested by his attorneys, adding that Jones had tried to “minimize his conduct” in statements to law enforcement after his arrest and in his testimony at trial.

The lengthy sentencing hearing played out over two days beginning last month and included a tearful statement from Jones, who apologized for his “grave mistake.” But he also denied being a terrorist and accused federal investigators of ensnaring him in an undercover operation by “preying on my sympathies.”

“Sometimes I feel like I have every reason to hate the government, but I don’t hate them,” Jones said. “I forgive them for what they’ve done.”

Jones also insisted he was never out to hurt anybody but simply “trying to be a good Muslim and a good American.”

“I consider myself a patriot,” he said in a voice choked with emotion. “I have my own view and my own beliefs, and it’s not about hatred.”

In asking for a 17-year sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas wrote in a court filing that although the friends were not planning to travel overseas themselves to fight, they celebrated the violence that ISIS perpetrated and believed they were assisting in it.

“The defendants deliberately attempted to assist an extremely violent terrorist group they knew was engaged in a wide range of atrocities,” Jonas wrote. “Not only were defendants aware of these atrocities, they celebrated them, gleefully watching horrific execution videos and sharing such ISIS propaganda online.”

Jones’ attorney, Patrick Boyle, had asked for a term of time served, which as of February was just under four years behind bars. In a lengthy court filing this week, Boyle described how Jones’ family life had deteriorated with his father’s drug addiction, leading him into his own problems with substance abuse and petty crime.

Jones found Islam as a teen and credits the religion with helping get him sober, Boyle said. But his continuing research on the formation of an Islamic state “took him to dark places on the internet,” including “slick” videos produced by ISIS that glorified attacks on civilians, which Jones does not condone.

“He believes that Islam never justifies violence against people who are just trying to live their lives,” Boyle wrote.

Renewing an argument from trial that Jones was entrapped by undercover FBI agents, Boyle said that Jones feels betrayed by the government and that “they pressured him into something he didn’t want to do.”

The case against Jones and Schimenti marked the only time so far Islamic State-related charges have gone to trial in Chicago, instead of ending with a guilty plea. The trial featured days of testimony about the group’s brutal tactics — including torture and beheadings — as well as its notorious propaganda campaigns aimed at impressionable Americans.

Jurors were shown one propaganda video found on Schimenti’s computer showing terrorists clad in all black standing behind six captured Kurdish fighters whispering prayers while on their knees. Prosecutors stopped the video as the terrorist narrating it in English held a large knife up to the throat of one of the captives.

The investigation began in September 2015 when an undercover agent posing as a motorist arrested in a traffic-related incident approached Jones at the Zion Police Department, where Jones was being interviewed about the recent slaying of a friend.

That agent introduced Jones and Schimenti to others posing as devotees of ISIS, including an informant they knew as Mohammed, who told them he was going to the Middle East to join the Islamic State ranks, according to prosecutors.

In February 2017, Schimenti took the informant to a gym in Zion to train for the battlefield. Remarking on his own weight problem, Schimenti said on an undercover recording that what mattered most in jihad was “hand-to-hand” combat skills, not physical fitness.

“Man, you know I’m all big, fat,” Schimenti said on the recording played for jurors. “But (God willing) the brothers will just have me be the one to cut the neck.”

Although the charges do not allege the two participated in any violence, Schimenti talked with the informant about future plans to attack Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, a short distance from his home.

On April 7, 2017, Schimenti and Jones dropped off Mohammed at O’Hare International Airport equipped with cellphones they had purchased at his direction, according to the charges.

“Drench that land with they, they blood,” Schimenti allegedly said as he and Jones saw the man off at the airport.

Boyle told reporters he was “disappointed” that jurors rejected his argument of entrapment.

Both Boyle and attorneys for Schimenti had argued throughout the trial that the FBI targeted the pair because of their admittedly extremist views and then induced them to actively support terrorism through a series of undercover agents and informants.

“The government had my client under surveillance going back to 2015, including aerial surveillance,” Jones said. “Then they concocted a ruse to introduce an undercover (operative) and worked on him for almost two years.”

Schimenti is set for sentencing April 9.

Chicago Tribune’s Megan Crepeau contributed.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.12: 2021:

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(CHICAGO) ICE/ERO REPORT: Removes a South African National who served a sentence of 42-months for conspiring with Hezbollah to illegally export good & technology #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.04: Usama Darwich Hamade, 55, finished his sentence with the Department of Corrections and was taken into ICE custody to effect his removal:

ICE ERO removes national security threat to South Africa: A South African man who served 42 months in prison for conspiring to illegally export goods and technology to benefit Hezbollah and is a clear threat to our nation was returned to South Africa today by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, from 2009 through 2011, Hamade conspired with others to export U.S. origin goods and technology including inertial measurement units suitable for use in uncrewed aerial vehicles, or “UAVs,” digital compasses suitable for UAV use, a jet engine, piston engines, and recording binoculars, without obtaining the required export licenses from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State, in violation of IEEPA, the Export Administration Regulations, the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. According to evidence presented by the government, the ultimate beneficiary of Hamade’s actions was the designated foreign terrorist organization Hezballah.

ICE is charged with enforcing federal immigration laws enacted by Congress. ICE officers are sworn law enforcement officers who carry out the arrest, detention and removal of individuals found to be in the United States unlawfully.

ICE lodges immigration detainers on individuals, like Hamade, who have been arrested on criminal charges and are suspected of being removable, so that ICE can take custody of that person when he or she is released from local custody.

On March 31, Hamade was removed from the United States via an ICE Air Operations charter flight and transferred to the custody of South African authorities April 1.

ICE is now implementing the interim civil immigration enforcement priorities directed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jan. 20, to focus its limited resources on threats to national security, border security and public safety. ICE will continue to carry out is duty to enforce the laws of the United States in accordance with the Department’s national security and public safety mission.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.04: 2021:

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(CHICAGO, Illinois.) Justice Dept Report: A man has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly threatening to commit violence against former President Trump, a federal judge, and the former United States Attorney #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Sean M. Cox, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Springfield, Ill., Division of the FBI; William Hedrick, Inspector-in-Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Chicago; and Brendan O. Heffner, United States Marshal for the Central District of Illinois. Valuable assistance in the investigation was provided by the Tazewell County, Ill., Sheriff’s Office:

Man Charged With Threatening Violence Against Former President Trump and Other Federal Officials: ‘DAMIEN GRANT, 33, of Peoria, Ill., is charged with three counts of influencing a federal official by threat, two counts of mailing threatening communications, and one count of threatening the President of the United States. The indictment was returned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Peoria. Arraignment has not yet been scheduled’

Northern District of Illinois:

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois upon recusal by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois.

According to the indictment, Grant on Nov. 30, 2020, stated in a letter addressed to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, “You have 2 days to drop all charges and investigations against me or im going to make sure you never see Christmas…I might have someone walk in the Court House and blow all you evil [expletive] to pieces.”

The indictment accuses Grant of sending similarly threatening letters in December 2020 to President Trump and a U.S. District Judge in the Central District of Illinois.

The public is reminded that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  The charge of threatening the President carries a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison, while each of the other counts in the indictment is punishable by up to ten years.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Mar.22: 2021:

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@AceNewsServices #BREAKING Dennis Hastert Pleads not Guilty in Chicago Court

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‘ Insemination Goes Wrong Parents Wanted a White Baby Launch Lawsuit on Cost of Raising Brown Baby ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Chicago) – October 13 – What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby? It’s an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong.

And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise:

You should get what you pay for.

Jennifer Cramblett and her wife, Amanda Zinkon, wanted a white baby. They went to the Midwest Sperm Bank near Chicago and chose blond, blue-eyed donor No. 380, who looked like he could have been related to Zinkon. When Cramblett was five months pregnant, they found out that she had been inseminated by donor No. 330 – a black man.

“The couple did not get what they asked for, which was a particular donor. The company made a mistake, and it should have to pay for that,” says Jessica Barrow, an information technology professional in suburban Detroit.

Barrow is black and lesbian, with a white partner. They considered insemination of the white partner before choosing to adopt. When looking at donors, they wanted sperm from a black donor, to create a biracial baby that would have shared some physical characteristics with both of them.

“They’re not saying anything racist, they’re not saying we don’t want a black baby,” Barrow said of Cramblett and Zinkon, who profess their love for their now 2-year-old daughter.

“They’re saying, we asked for something, you gave us something different, and now we have to adjust to that.”

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#ANS2014

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‘ FBI Order Investigation into Escape by Two Asylum Seekers & Car-Jacking of 91 -year-old Navy Veteran’s Car’

#AceNewsServices UNITED STATES (Illinois) – October 11 – Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala have escaped a detention centre in Illinois and car-jacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran’s car.   

EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children after two Guatemalan teens escape from Illinois detention center and carjack a 91-year-old Navy veteran

EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children after two Guatemalan teens escape from Illinois detention center and carjack a 91-year-old Navy veteran

The incident has prompted the federal government to order a security review at all 139 shelters across the country that house illegal immigrant minors, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.

The boys, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities.

Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline, Illinois, who was picking up his prescription at Walmart. 

They threatened him with violence, forced him out of his car and then sped off with his Buick LeSabre.  

A 225-mile escape plan: Police say the escaped teens, age 16 and 17, were headed for California, where one of them has family

Police tell MaiIOnline they were headed for California, where one of the teens has family.

The teens had been transferred to the Illinois facility after crossing the US-Mexico border as unaccompanied minors and requesting asylum in the United States.

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#ANS2014

#asylum-seekers, #chicago, #fbi, #federal-bureau-of-investigation-fbi, #guatemalan, #illinois, #immigrants, #iowa, #navy, #united-states, #veteran

‘ Contract Employee Allegedly Sets Fire To Airport ‘

#AceWorldNews – CHICAGO – September 27 – Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travellers whose flights were cancelled after a contract employee allegedly set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation’s busiest airports.

' ILLINOIS AIR TRAFFIC CENTER FIRE DISRUPTS FLIGHTS '

‘ ILLINOIS AIR TRAFFIC CENTER FIRE DISRUPTS FLIGHTS ‘

Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville, Illinois, was charged Friday with destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities, a felony.

When paramedics found him, he was trying to cut his own throat, according to the criminal complaint.

The FBI said Howard remains hospitalized and no court date has been scheduled.

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#ANS2014

#air-traffic-control-center, #chicago, #fbi, #illinois, #naperville, #paramedics

‘ Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Blase Cupich Archbishop of Chicago ‘

#AceWorldNews UNITED STATES(Chicago)- September 20 – Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, as the next archbishop of Chicago, signalling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

' Bishop Blase Cupich '

‘ Bishop Blase Cupich ‘

Cupich, of Spokane, Washington, will be installed in the Archdiocese of Chicago in November, succeeding Cardinal Francis George, according to an announcement by the papal ambassador to the U.S.

The archdiocese has scheduled a news conference for Saturday morning which Cupich is expected to attend. George, 77, has been battling cancer and has said he believes the disease will end his life.

In 2012, during the run-up to the Washington state referendum that ultimately recognized gay marriage, Cupich repeatedly underscored church teaching that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

But he also wrote at length to parishioners about the suffering of gays and lesbians because of anti-gay prejudice, and he condemned violence and bullying that has led some gay teens to suicide.

“I also want to be very clear that in stating our position, the Catholic Church has no tolerance for the misuse of this moment to incite hostility toward homosexual persons or promote an agenda that is hateful and disrespectful of their human dignity,” Cupich wrote.

In a letter last year on the Obama administration’s birth control coverage rule for employers, Cupich said faith-affiliated groups should never be forced to provide services that the church considers morally objectionable.

However, he condemned threats by some U.S. church leaders that they would shut down social service agencies over the Affordable Care Act.

#ANS2014

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` Three Protesters Acquitted of Terrorism for Plotting Molotov Cocktail Attacks During NATO Summit are Sentenced ‘

#AceNewsServices – CHICAGO – April 26 – Three protesters acquitted of terrorism for plotting Molotov cocktail attacks in Chicago during a NATO summit were sentenced to prison terms Friday of between five and eight years on lesser arson and mob-action charges.

Among the targets the activists discussed attacking during the 2012 event, prosecutors say, was President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house and police facilities.

Despite their acquittals during a February trial on all terrorism counts — brought under a rarely used Illinois statute — the issue remained at the forefront of Friday’s five-hour sentencing hearing.

Judge Thaddeus Wilson raised it himself in his remarks minutes before imposing the sentences, saying the plan to lob gas-filled bottles at the targets, had it been carried out, would have struck fear in the city.

“It might not be terrorism,” the Cook County circuit judge said. “But it is terrorizing.”

All three were convicted of the same charges, but Brian Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ended up getting the shortest sentence — five years. Jared Chase, 29, of Keene, N.H., got the longest, 8 years; and Brent Betterly, 26, of Oakland Park, got six years.

Ace Related News:
1. AP – April 26 – http://tinyurl.com/oeu2rej

#ANS2014

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` Russia's Telecom Watchdog Warns against using `US Website Cloud Flare ' for Hosting or Risk being Blacklisted '

#AceNewsServices – MOSCOW – April 10 – Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) has warned against hosting Internet resources on the network addresses of the CloudFlare service, making it possible to accelerate the work of websites and protect them from outside threats.

The press service of the Russian communications watchdog said on Thursday that hosting in this system increased the risk of inclusion of a website in the black lists of resources with banned information.

The CloudFlare project had been created in the United States in 2009 and the network of this service is now located in San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, New Jersey, Dallas, as well as in Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

“Cases of inclusion of network addresses of the CloudFlare service in the unified register of banned information have become more frequent. It is caused by the active use of this service by the websites that violate Russian legislation,” Roskomnadzor said. It added that such websites hide information on the location of their hosting provider.

“This makes interaction of Roskomnadzor with the real hosting provider more difficult and factually excludes the possibility of timely removal of illegal information for the restoration of access to blocked resources,” the agency explained, adding that CloudFlare representatives refuse from co-operation and do not reply to Roskomnadzor’s official notifications.

Due to the absence of response from the service, many conscientious Internet resources, using its services, are blocked by communications operators in Russian.

#ANS2014

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#AceWorldNews NEW YORK March 24 A train derailed…

#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK – March 24 – A train derailed in the Chicago subway, NBC reported on Twitter Monday.

At least 32 people were injured as a result of a train derailment that occurred Monday in Chicago.

#ANS2014

#chicago, #nbc-news, #new-york, #twitter

` Illinois ` State Appeals Court ‘ Judge Rules that `Chicago Police’ Misconduct are Public Record ‘

#AceWorldNews Illinois state appeals court ruled on Monday that misconduct complaints against Chicago police are public record and cannot be kept secret.

The ruling rejected law enforcement’s claim that the complaints were exempt from the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. As a result, files alleging misconduct by Chicago police, as well as files naming police officers who have received the most complaints, must be released to the public when requested.

The court sided with law enforcement in one situation, though, ruling that should a citizen complaint lead to some kind of disciplinary action against an officer, records from that process can still be kept confidential.

A spokeswoman for the city’s Law Department told the Chicago Sun-Times that it will likely take the case all the way to the state Supreme Court.

According to the newspaper, the ruling comes after requests for police files by the independent journalist Jamie Kalven were turned down as part of a federal lawsuit in 2009.

Since the plaintiffs and defendants in that case agreed to seal the police misconduct files under a settlement, the US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Kalven, a third party at the time, did not have legal standing to make the request.

Chicago Sun-Times – RT – Independent News Sources

#ANS2014

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#NSA ” Secret Document reveals `Gathering of Information of Private Communications of US Lawyers’ and their Clients”

#AceSecurityNews says that a `Secret Document’ obtained by `NYT‘ reveals that the #NSA has gathered private communications of `US‘ lawyers with their clients in the `Indonesian Government‘ involved in a `Trade Dispute with Washington”

With help from the Australians, the NSA has gathered private communications of US lawyers with their clients in the Indonesian government involved in a trade dispute with Washington, a secret document obtained by the New York Times reveals.

#NSA Indonesia ClientsThe document provided by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposes NSA activity in monitoring an American law firm at a time when it was representing the Indonesian government during its trade talks with counterparts from the US.

Titled “SUSLOC (Special US Liaison Office Canberra) Facilitates Sensitive DSD Reporting on Trade Talks” the document did not specify which trade case was being monitored by Australian intelligence through the so-called Five Eyes network that includes, Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand.

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) offered to share with the NSA the information about monitored communications between Indonesian government officials and the unnamed US law firm, according to the February 2013 document.

At that time the Indonesian government was involved in a number of trade disputes with Washington and the New York times reports that the only US law firm involved was Chicago-based Mayer Brown

“I always wonder if someone is listening, because you would have to be an idiot not to wonder in this day and age,” Duane Layton, a Mayer Brown lawyer involved in the trade talks told NYT “But I’ve never really thought I was being spied on.” 

US intelligence officials have repeatedly claimed the NSA is not targeting American citizens and businesses without a warrant and not using its Five Eyes international network as a loophole. 

But the new leak confirms that US firms providing services to foreign clients can never be sure they aren’t being spied on. Last year, the US States Supreme court dismissed such fears as “speculative theory” of “hypothetical future harm,” refusing to let Americans challenge a provision in a foreign intelligence law that lets the NSA conduct secret warrantless surveillance on any US citizen as long as they are suspected of conversing with any foreigner.

 

NSA BaseAccording to 2009 procedural guidelines for the NSA, when a US citizen becomes an intelligence target, the agency is required to adhere to rules to protect the target’s privacy, for instance removing the identity of the American or data that does not add to the intelligence probe before sharing it with other agencies. 

Australians have been long cooperating with the NSA, focusing on the Asia region, mainly China and Indonesia. Last November is was revealed that they worked side by side on a large-scale joint surveillance operation on Indonesia during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali.

The intelligence report Australia offered to share could contain “information covered by attorney-client privilege,the spying agency warned the NSA liaison office in Canberra. Upon receiving guidance from NSA general counsel’s office, the Australian agency has been encouraged to continue their surveillance of the talks “providing highly useful intelligence for interested US customers.”

It remains unclear who those “interested customers” might be.

The new documents reveal that Australia obtained almost 2 million encrypted master keys from the Indinesian Telkomsel mobile network, and colleagues from NSA have helped ASD decrypt them. 

The Australian Defense Force public affairs office maintains that all intelligence is collected under strict legal guidance and is vital for supporting national interests, echoing the US officials’ narrative.

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p style=”text-align:center;”>Meanwhile, the NSA when reached by the New York times about the new leaks “declined to answer questions.”

NYT, RT,  

 

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#NSA Fake War on Terror: ” Hidden Agenda as Prevention of Terrorist Attacks”

#AceSecurityNews says the US National Security Agency’s spying programs are not aimed at preventing terrorist attacks, but the agency’s “fake war on terror” is about “control and dominance,” says Stephen Lendman, an author and radio show host in Chicago.

Activist Friend Bomb“The #NSA claiming its spying to foil terror is a bald-faced lie,” Lendman said in an interview on Wednesday. The claims are “absolutely false,” he said. “I have proved it myself in my own writings over a number of years.”

The American activist said the #NSA spying “is not about foiling terrorism. It’s about control. It’s about dominance at home. It’s about ending personal privacy.”

Lendman called for a halt in the US government’s widespread spying activities. “Something needs to be done about it,” he said.

According to a recent study by the New American Foundation, the #NSA’s massive data collection has barely helped the United States thwart terrorist attacks.

#NSA spying revelations over the past six months have caused “a lot of public outrage,” Lendman said. But the outrage has not been enough to change government’s surveillance policies, he added.

“Unfortunately it does not translate into street action, it does not translate into activism. There may be a lot of angry Americans around, but they’re doing pathetically little to protect their own rights.

Stephen Lendman’s MP4

 

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