Publisher’s Note: When the vermin at the communist NY Times do a puff piece about the woes of Comrade Wayne LaPierre in the nation’s most influential weapons prohibition organization, you need no further confirmation that the NRA is not only captured but an active partner in private weapons control and future prohibition in the USSA.
Once again, I find myself in an airport and my site is blocked; I should take it as a compliment to the threat the usual suspects think I am.
The VA gun prohibitionist bills came from somewhere whether in state or out. Copy-paste legislation is a real phenomenon. USSA Today did a project on this from a communist perspective. Read and learn. My question is two-fold: is the VA legislation unique and if not, what other states are doing the gun prohibition copy and paste and who is writing them?
Found another absolutely stunning critique of laws and law-making from 1939 by Fred Rodell [h/t to Anne-Marie] that I recommend to anyone interested. A reader who read my analysis of the silly notion of “rule of law” recommended it.
While I recommend Tim Weiner’s history of the American Stasi, I highly recommend this book about the private burgling of a domestic Stasi field office in 1971 in Betty Medsger’s book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, about the citizen repatriation of hundreds of secret Stasi documents much to the chagrin of Miss J. Edgar Hoover and the Deep State.
IG Report. There is a lot here but the media’s half-baked conclusion of an exonerated FBI is pure fantasy.
Leave no brass behind…
In other news that need no further explanation:
“Now, after a years-long battle of trying to hold the officer accountable for shooting at a minivan full of children, Farrell has learned just how big a failure the system is. A federal court, this week, has sided with the officer who opened fire on the family, claiming he did not violate their constitutional rights when he endangered all their lives by opening fire on the minivan – over a speeding ticket.”
388 shopping days until the next empty suit shambles into the Offal Office. -BB
“The goal of socialism is communism.”
“They might not love Big Brother, but they knew he was part of the family now.”
– Tim Weiner, Enemies: A History of the FBI
Deep State apparatchiks have used the FBI as a domestic NKVD/KGB and Stasi ever since its germination; the very birth of the FBI was partially based on the apprehension of “anarchists and leftist radicals” at the beginning of the twentieth century who had started targeting state violence brokers. Ironically a mere year after the most socialist president next to Lincoln occupied the Offal Office.
Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, the administrative state saw a junction of accountancy technology, international colonial expansion, explosion of urban areas and the monopoly of cartel banking culminating in the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 provide a hybrid cocktail that needed a national police state chaser to weave all the new totalitarian components together via national enforcement authorities. The Federal Bureau of Prisons had to be created in 1930 to start housing the kidnapped Americans who started to fall afoul of the raft of malum prohibitum laws for which the only victim was the state like the Volstead Act. Prohibition was the new flagship at the national level to see how the newfound Federal power could be deployed against the taxed and regulated subjects in the plantation known as the USA.
And in case you’re interested, no “law enforcement” entity has ever disappeared in the US, they are simply transferred or absorbed into another bureaucratic rat’s nest.
List of former agencies and units of agencies:
- Bureau of Internal Revenue, Narcotic Division (1921-1927) (transferred to Bureau of Prohibition)
- Bureau of Prohibition, Narcotic Division (1927-1930) (merged into Federal Bureau of Narcotics)
- Federal Narcotics Control Board (FNCB) (1922-1930) (merged into Federal Bureau of Narcotics)
- White House Police Force (1922-1930) (became part of the United States Secret Service. It was renamed the Executive Protective Service in 1970 and then the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service in 1977)
- Steamboat Inspection Service (1871-1932) (merged into Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation)
- Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation (1884-1946) (functions split between U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Coast Guard)
- Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) (1930-1968) (merged into Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs)
- Bureau of Drug Abuse Control (1966-1968) (merged into Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs)
- Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) (1968-1973) (merged into Drug Enforcement Administration)
- Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (ODALE) (1972-1973) (merged into Drug Enforcement Administration)
- Office of National Narcotics Intelligence (ONNI) (1972-1973) (merged into Drug Enforcement Administration)
- Bureau of Secret Intelligence (BSI) (1916-1985) (replaced by Diplomatic Security Service)
- United States Treasury Police (TPF) (1879-1986) (merged with the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service)
- United States Customs Service (1789-2003) (functions split between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
- Immigration and Naturalization Service (1940-2003) (INS) (functions transferred to three new entities – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)
- Library of Congress Police (LCP) (1950-2009) (merged into the United States Capitol Police)
- Hoover Dam Police (1931-2017) Merged with the Department of Interior
If one were a Federal coproach, plenty of opportunities are available for employment in another socialist entity once pink-slipped. One would be hard-pressed to see any of the thousands of malum prohibitum laws vanish from the books.
You will note the decades-long media campaign to portray squeaky clean coproaches at every level to hide the nature of the American Stasi and its 19,000 subsidiaries across the fruited plain. Ever wonder why “internal affairs” cops are universally portrayed as rats and scum. Ever wonder how the formulaic police procedurals on the big and little screens so cannily and handily sew up cases so airtight?
I have a friend who works here locally as an expert witness in DUI trials and his stories of the “crime labs” seem to infer that only the most scientifically illiterate and mentally addled are employed there. Again, I thank the Gods that the coproaches and their tentacled bureaucracies are so low information, fat, poorly skilled and pathetic in marksmanship. Liberty would be in much graver danger if the government broke the code on hiring and retaining crafty and skilled “law imposement” operators.
At the top, the only way to fix the FBI is to raze its Soviet-inspired Totalitarian Industrial bunker in DC, fire all the staff and block any of them from ever being in law enforcement again; but I dream.
The infamous Form 302 [License to Lie] has probably been used to illegally put tens of thousands of Americans in cages or worse for decades. Imagine trusting government agents in unrecorded conversations to faithfully remember and infer truthful statements that are accepted as gospel in the vast star chamber complex known as the “just-us” system in the US.
“Asked why 302s are still standard operating procedure, the bureau is coy. “The electronic recording of non-custodial interviews is not required,” the same FBI official said in an email exchange. But that covers a lot of suspects and witnesses, as any number of FBI targets can attest, including Michael Flynn. Although the current DOJ written guidelines call for video or audio recording of interviews of persons under arrest, it also includes this caveat: “Interviews in non-custodial settings are excluded from the presumption.” And “non-custodial” is an interesting term of art.”
The FBI doesn’t require recording because it makes fabrication more likely and accessible.
Paging Richard Jewell….
The FBI has been a state security apparatus since its formation under Comrade Miss J. Edgar Hoover; it has one mission: to be the violent enforcement arm of the national state to ensure that it enforces malum prohibitum laws, boosts the national security state mythos and to do the dirty work of the violence broker elites in Washington.
They are yet another enforcement arm of big government whose motto is “Fuck you, pay me.”
Tim Weiner does a great job digging up the wretched history of a wretched institution, here are some excerpts from his book.
“The attorney general also spelled out some of the authorities the FBI would use under the Patriot Act, which passed the Senate that same day: capturing e-mail addresses, tapping cell phones, opening voice-mails, culling credit card and bank account numbers from the Internet. All of this would be done under law, he said, with subpoenas and search warrants. But the Patriot Act was not enough for the White House. On October 4, Bush commanded the National Security Agency to work with the FBI in a secret program code-named Stellar Wind.”
“The president and the vice president wanted the FBI to execute searches in secret, avoiding the strictures of the legal and constitutional standards set by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The answer was Stellar Wind. The NSA would eavesdrop freely against Americans and aliens in the United States without probable cause or search warrants. It would mine and assay the electronic records of millions of telephone conversations—both callers and receivers—and the subject lines of e-mails, including names and Internet addresses. Then it would send the refined intelligence to the Bureau for action. Stellar”
“The answer was Stellar Wind. The NSA would eavesdrop freely against Americans and aliens in the United States without probable cause or search warrants. It would mine and assay the electronic records of millions of telephone conversations—both callers and receivers—and the subject lines of e-mails, including names and Internet addresses. Then it would send the refined intelligence to the Bureau for action. Stellar Wind resurrected Cold War tactics with twenty-first-century technology. It let the FBI work with the NSA outside of the limits of the law. As Cheney knew from his days at the White House in the wake of Watergate, the NSA and the FBI had worked that way up until 1972, when the Supreme Court unanimously outlawed warrantless wiretaps. Stellar Wind blew past the Supreme Court on the authority of a dubious opinion sent to the White House the week that the Patriot Act became law. It came from John Yoo, a thirty-four-year-old lawyer in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel who had clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas. Yoo wrote that the Constitution’s protections against warrantless searches and seizures did not apply to military operations in the United States. The NSA was a military agency; Congress had authorized Bush to use military force; therefore he had the power to use the NSA against anyone anywhere in America. The president was “free from the constraints of the Fourth Amendment,” Yoo wrote. So the FBI would be free as well.”
“On June 20, 1951, less than four weeks after the Homer case broke, Hoover escalated the FBI’s Sex Deviates Program. The FBI alerted universities and state and local police to the subversive threat, seeking to drive homosexuals from every institution of government, higher learning, and law enforcement in the nation. The FBI’s files on American homosexuals grew to 300,000 pages over the next twenty-five years before they were destroyed. It took six decades, until 2011, before homosexuals could openly serve in the United States military.”
“So street-level FBI agents turned secrets into information, and senior FBI leaders brought that information to reporters, to prosecutors, to federal grand juries, and into the public realm. That was the beginning of the end of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Without the FBI, the reporters would have been lost.”
“But Freeh’s [Clinton era] FBI managed to bury the fact that its most highly valued source on Chinese espionage in the United States, a politically wired California woman named Katrina Leung, had been spying for China throughout the 1980s and 1990s. All the while, she was having sex with the special agent in charge of her case, a top supervisor of the FBI’s China Squad, James J. Smith—and occasionally with a leading FBI counterintelligence expert on China, William Cleveland.”
“But no one wanted to embarrass the Bureau. The case festered for years. Not until after Freeh’s departure was it clear that the Chinese, Russian, and Cuban intelligence services all had penetrated the FBI in the 1990s. So had a member of the world’s most dangerous and least-known terrorist organization. His name was Ali Mohamed. Al-Qaeda had a double agent posing as an informer for the FBI.”
“Fitzgerald and the FBI agents who worked with him in New York all knew that Ali Mohamed was working for al-Qaeda. They decided to arrest him then and there. Two years later, he pleaded guilty in open court to serving as bin Laden’s first deep-penetration agent in America and a key conspirator in the embassy bombings. Then the United States made him vanish; no record of his imprisonment exists. He was an embarrassment to the FBI.”
“Under Cheney’s direction, the United States moved to restore the powers of secret intelligence that had flourished for fifty-five years under J. Edgar Hoover. In public speeches, the president, the vice president, and the attorney general renewed the spirit of the Red raids. In top secret orders, they revived the techniques of surveillance that the FBI had used in the war on communism.”