Global Police Chief’s Association, with Big-Time Congressional Pull, Lobbies against Anti-Big Brother Legislation

Kaye Beach

September 1, 2011

The International Association of Chiefs of Police  is getting called on the carpet for their support of tech tyranny.   Retired homicide detective, Steve Spingola, very aptly refers to  “a global organization that views the American Constitution as an obstructionist document.”

Read on. . .

WALES, WI, September 1, 2012 — Retired Milwaukee Police Department Detective Steve Spingola has taken the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)to task for lobbying against Congressional Bill H.R. 2168, also known as the “Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act.”

In his “Spingola Files” blog, the retired homicide detective encourages the public to contact their federal representatives to voice support for the bill, which would prohibit private entities and government agents from ascertaining the location of cellular devices — via GPS or ‘Stingray’ technology — absent a search warrant signed by a magistrate or judge.

http://www.badgerwordsmith.com/spingolafiles/2012/09/01/police-chiefs-association-lobbys-against-anti-big-brother-legislation/

Spingola refers to the ICAP as “a global organization that views the American Constitution as an obstructionist document.”

“While technology is advancing at light speed,” wrote Spingola, “the laws required to regulate intrusive electronic surveillance are moving through the halls of congress and state legislatures at a snail’s pace.”

“It is time for the American public to step-up to the plate,” Spingola said. “The alternative is the post-9/11 security-industrial complex and their K Street lobbyists creating an electronic iron curtain.”

On the Web:

http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=9105

http://www.badgerwordsmith.com/spingolafiles/2012/08/22/update-more-info-on-cell-phone-tracking-police-authors/

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One response to “Global Police Chief’s Association, with Big-Time Congressional Pull, Lobbies against Anti-Big Brother Legislation

  1. I’m not sure why we have to pass laws to prevent police or the larger government from doing something. It strikes me that our Constitution is written such that (they) have to ask us for permission to do something. Until our judiciary, or ourselves, enforce that philosophy of law, and include within it appropriate punishments for violation, then no law we pass will ever really mean anything.

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