Is NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is About to Take a Job at JP Morgan?

Thought the revolving door couldn’t get any worse? Think again. The Banana Republicization of these United States is now traveling at hyperloop speed. It’s one thing for folks at the SEC and Congress to jump ship for Wall Street, but the head of the country’s largest police force going to JP Morgan? This is particularly timely since it was just yesterday that I published an article titled: How the NYPD is in Bed with JP Morgan.

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If this is true, what an incredible slap in the face to all New Yorkers. If you don’t get that you live in neo-feudalism by now, you never will.

From the New York Post:

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is in advanced talks to take the top security job at JPMorgan Chase Inc. – and he may leave his current post before Bill De Blasio is sworn in, The Post has learned.

De Blasio, a sharp critic of Kelly’s stop-and-frisk policy, was widely expected to name a different top cop.

Kelly’s potential position with JPMorgan Chase would make him responsible for security at the giant financial firm, with emphasis on cyber-security, people familiar with the ongoing talks said.

Kelly’s new job could come with a seven-figure package of salary and bonuses.

Kelly has a great rapport with JPMorgan’s senior leaders, in particular Chief Executive Jamie Dimon.

NYPD spokesman John McCarthy would only say, “the story is false.”

Still confused about who runs this country? Enjoy your indentured servitude.

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Mike

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The Scorecard: 8,000 Wall Street Protesters Arrested, Zero Bankers

America really has become the “land of the thief, home of the slave.”  While a minority of awake citizens desperately tries to shake their neighbors from their deep slumber, the masses continue to sit in front of the television, suck their thumbs and watch Desperate Housewives, while the oligarchs laugh incredulously at them all the way to the bank.

We all know that Attorney General Eric Holder couldn’t find a guilty banker if it came up to him and sat on his lap, but these statistics are pretty amazing and a testament to how apathetic and lost of a culture we have become.  This database of all the Occupy protestors arrested and where it happened is pretty cool.

From the Huffington Post:

Here’s a fact that may make your blood boil: Nearly 8,000 Occupy Wall Streetprotesters have been arrested in association with the activist movement, while not one banker has been prosecuted for the actions that lead up to the country’s financial meltdown.

The website OccupyArrests.com has tracked 7,736 in 122 cities nationwide since the Occupy movement began in September 2011.

“We want our attorney general, Eric Holder, to bring some accountability from the banks and put them in jail,” protester Vivian Richardson, whose home was foreclosed on in 2010, told The Huffington Post Monday.

The Department of Justice has long been a target of Occupy protesters for its unwillingness to take judicial action against those responsible for the financial crisis.

Calm down everyone.  We all know Mr. Holder is far too busy running assault weapons into Mexico and discarding the First Amendment to be bothered with trivial matters such as the prosecution of the most destructive criminals in U.S. history.

Full article here.

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Mike

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In San Francisco, the DA Wants to Looks Through Your Twitter

This article is a prime example of what law enforcement and intelligence agencies will do to you if they think they can get away with it.  This is precisely why we need to hold their feet to the fire every step of the way and defend the Bill of Rights at all costs.  The more you look under the surface, the more it becomes clear that our government considers anyone that protests the oligarchy to be their enemy.  This was made clear when we discovered that The FBI Classifies Peaceful American Protestors as “Terrorists.”

From the always excellent EFF:

Last month the San Francisco District Attorney’s office went on a fishing expedition.  After EFF and ACLU got involved, the DA wisely cut bait.

The fishing expedition cut short by the DA last week consisted of a pair of subpoenas issued to Twitter, seeking tweets, photos, and a trove of other information related to the accounts of two activists, Robert Donohoe and Lauren Smith, whom the SF DA has charged with a number of offenses stemming from a Columbus Day anti-capitalist protest.

Not only did the subpoenas to Twitter violate federal law (the Stored Communications Act makes clear that the government cannot use a subpoena to gain access to the content of communications), but they violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution as well.  Government surveillance of what we say—even in public—has a chilling effect on speech.  That is why courts have held that any effort to compel the disclosure of a person’s communications or associations must be narrowly tailored.

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It’s Official: The FBI Classifies Peaceful American Protestors as “Terrorists”

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF), we have details for the first time of how government intelligence organizations and the corporate state worked together in secret to battle the Occupy Wall Street movement.  The best report I have read on this story comes from the PCJF themselves.  Here are some of their key findings:

“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement,

FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did “not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests.

“These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity.  These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.”

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