Retinal scan used by NYC police on Occupy arrestees

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Cartoon Peril, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    In case you needed any more evidence that all this "anti-terror" technology was actually going to be used on our own citizens, a blogger on Daily Kos is reporting that the police in NYC tried to use retinal scanning equipment (no doubt paid for with Homeland Security funds) on Occupy Wall Street arrestees, who were charged with such heinous crimes as failure to disperse, etc. To their credit, all of them refused to submit.

    By the way, this retinal scan technology has been proposed as a means of identifying livestock. Just so you know.
     
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    MOOOO!
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    All this (expletive deleted), all of it, that's been used on The Other is, of course, now being used on Us. And some of us (as opposed to some of Us) have been ringing alarm bells about this for years. And been told for years that we're "hysterical," "paranoid," "lunatic," on and on. The only hysterical, paranoid, and lunatic people in this country are the ones who welcome this Brave New World because they live their lives in fear.

    And of course DHS paid for this technology, as has been reported so many times by even the risk-averse mainstream press. But the sheeple -- oops, I mean the fine upstanding American citizens -- aren't listening.
     
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    cool that the OWS folks are refusing the scan. interesting avenues of legal questions opening up. will they be forcibly holding your eyes open to get the scan? the tea leaves say yes, imo.
     
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They certainly held environmental activists' eyes open to swab them with pepper spray. So yeah, I'd say you're right on.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And no doubt the dispersal order that they are accused of ignoring was "Moooooove on."
     
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Something tells me 2012 is going to be the noisiest (and perhaps most violent) election year since 1968. When the current round is finished, the Occupy XXX groups are going to be back with a vengeance.
     
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yes, I'm afraid things are going to get worse before they get better. If they get better. The authorities are going to ramp up the repression.
     
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    P.S. And I apologize for maligning sheep. Or cows. Or pigs. Or, indeed, any innocent animal, because they are all innocent of the stupidity, cruelty, and cluelessness of humans. Unfortunately, our language has certain metaphors, metaphors with an entire linguistic history behind them, and they convey certain meanings. So I'm falling back on them for the sake of clarity (and intensity).

    Perhaps, Mike, you can give us more emoticons. A sheep one would be useful.
     
  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement?
    by Kevin Zeese
     
  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Another excerpt from the above article:
     
  12. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    You watched NBC Nightly News last night, didn't you? :D
     
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    FWIW:

    http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/ndaa/

    Who knows what will happen.
     
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yeah, but he's only threatened to veto it because the bill removes some power from the Executive branch and puts it in Congress's hands. Not that Congress hasn't been worthless anyway. It's not Obama's supposed scruples getting in the way, it's the threat of his losing power that's getting in the way.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    There are a number of things that can be done with sheep. What exactly did you have in mind?
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    No, believe it or not, I almost never watch television. The rare exceptions are usually CNN or Fox News in Hampton Inn rooms on our every-three-week trips to St. Louis.

    However, I grew up in the 60's, was pretty much radicalized a few months after my 17th birthday (Kent State was probably the breaking point). It took me another 15 years to revert back to my conservative roots, which largely happened after I bought a bunch of rental properties and had to deal with welfare trash day in & day out. Although I still tend to be very conservative on economic & cultural matters, I also have a real weakness for civil rights issues.

    The U.S. political structure hasn't done this much to alienate a generation since LBJ's bright shining lie. What's most appalling is that those in power also grew up & matured around the same time but are now too blind to see themselves in the mirror. They are going to pay dearly for it over the next several years.
     
  17. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, just a normal ordinary sheep, like this: [​IMG]

    I would use it as a non-verbal commentary on, say, a statement by a TSA apologist.

     

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