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Is the FBI Finally Going after Black Flash Mobs?

by Jeff Davis

Fox News tells us: “The FBI is getting in on the law enforcement app game — posting documents online recently to seek industry input on developing the equivalent of a web alert system. The 12-page document, called FBI Social Media Application, provides a detailed picture of the bureau’s specifications. The program must have the ability ‘to rapidly assemble critical open source information and intelligence … to quickly vet, identify and geo-locate breaking events, incidents and emerging threats.’”

“’I think what you are looking at is a Google news feed specifically targeted for law enforcement, focusing on their specific needs,’ said Frank Ciluffo, who leads George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute. ‘We’re on our mobile phones and we’re on our various iPhones, BlackBerrys and the like that transmits data that locates individuals.’”

It sounds like the FBI is finally trying to do something to prevent criminal Black flash mobs from assembling and looting stores or attacking White people. Philadelphia seems like it’s the capital of flash mob crimes with Chicago a close second. Dozens of cities have reported this crime phenomenon, which has spread all over the US, which no doubt got the attention of the FBI.

Fox goes on: “Ciluffo, who was a former adviser in the George W. Bush White House, said tracking social media is the tip of the spear for national security investigations and it raises privacy questions, over whether law enforcement officers are allowed to monitor public social media posts. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, who reviewed the FBI documents for FOX News Channel, information pulled from sites like Facebook, Twitter and blogs could be cross-referenced with other databases to identify potential threats. Mike German, a former FBI agent who runs the national security section of the civil liberties group, said the data could be used to increase video surveillance in a neighborhood.”

Then again, which is more likely: that the FBI is doing something about Black flash mobs or that they want to spy on the Tea Party and other right-wing organizations on the long-shot premise that this may eventually lead to “domestic terrorism”? Most likely they’ll probably do both. This wouldn’t be the first time that the Feds (or local police) used Black crime as an excuse to increase surveillance on all Americans or as an excuse to take away our Rights (such as the Right to keep and bear arms).

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