Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don’t try to “out smart” a police officer and don’t try being a “smooth talker” because you will lose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected. CopsRCorrupt.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Source: CIA using Patriot Act to collect money-transfer data


Washington (CNN) -- The CIA is collecting bulk records on international money transfers, using the same Patriot Act legal authority that has become the center of controversy in U.S. surveillance programs, a source told CNN.

A person familiar with the program said the agency's efforts are an outgrowth of terror finance-tracking programs that were established in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks and revealed that Saudi Arabia funded the hijackers using methods such as smuggled cash, money transfers, and credit and debit cards.

The Treasury Department and the National Security Agency have other programs that similarly focus on financial transaction data. The CIA program provides some redundancies intended to catch transactions that may not draw attention in other programs.

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times first reported the existence of the CIA program, saying it has sparked concerns from lawmakers.

The CIA program focuses on transfers that the agency believes could be the source of terrorism financing and that use services such as MoneyGram and Western Union. The vast majority are purely non-U.S. transactions, but it includes some transactions to or from the United States.

Such U.S.-related transactions could raise concerns about data of U.S. people, which the CIA is generally prohibited from collecting.

The court that oversees Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has established legal rules governing the CIA program, as it has with NSA surveillance programs, and requires evidence of a connection to potential terrorism before data belonging to U.S. people can be accessed, the person familiar with the program said. The agency works with the FBI to target potential financing of terrorism.

A U.S. intelligence official said any activity in such programs includes what the government calls "minimization procedures to protect U.S. person information" and court-approved restrictions on specially trained analysts who can query the data, and on the length of time such data is allowed to be retained.

The CIA said it doesn't comment on "alleged intelligence sources or methods."

Dean Boyd, a CIA spokesman, said that "the CIA protects the nation and upholds the privacy rights of Americans by ensuring that its intelligence collection activities are focused on acquiring foreign intelligence and counterintelligence in accordance with U.S. laws."

Boyd said that the agency's activities are overseen by Senate and House intelligence committees, the FISA court, the Justice Department and other agencies.

A Western Union spokesman said: "We collect consumer information to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act and other laws. In doing so, we also protect our consumers' privacy and work to prevent consumer fraud."

CNN also received a similar statement from MoneyGram.

"We value our customers' privacy and work hard to protect it, just as we work hard to protect customers and others from fraud and other crime. We comply with the laws of all the countries where we do business, including the laws that govern privacy, government investigations, and compliance with lawful subpoenas and court orders," the company said.

"We have reporting obligations related to suspicious transactions, money laundering and other financial crimes around the world. The laws to which we are subject generally prohibit us from discussing details."

While the details of the CIA program provide new information on the scope of Patriot Act bulk records collection, U.S. government monitoring of financial transaction data has become well known since 9/11.

The 9/11 attacks cost Saudi Arabia between $400,000 and $500,000 to carry out, according to the 9/11 Commission, and the plotters transferred much of the money through readily detectable means via banks, money-transfers, travelers checks, and credit and debit cards. At the time, the financial transactions didn't raise any flags. Among the transactions uncovered after the attacks were MoneyGram and Western Union money transfers, the commission said.

Since the attacks the United States has tightened banking rules. The government collects data from the Belgian-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, which operates a global system that helps banks clear financial transactions. Banks, money transfer outfits and casinos are also required by the United States to flag suspicious transactions under the Bank Secrecy Act, which also is the law used to police money laundering and other illicit financial transactions.

 Stay Informed:

Police Brutality is as American as Apple pie
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/police-brutality.html

How to File a Complaint against a Police Officer
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/how-to-file-a-complaint-against-a-police-officer.html

Victims of Free Speech
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/victims-of-free-speech.html

Police Arrest People for Facebook post
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/police-arrest-people-for-facebook-and-twitter-post.html

Top Ten Reasons Not to Talk to the Police/FBI
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/top-ten-reasons-not-to-talk-to-the-police.html

No Warrant No Problem
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/how-to-beat-stingray--nsa--fbi-and-police-surveillance.html

Bush&Co ordered the rape and torture of children
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/children-tortured-before-parents--raped--all-covered-up-by-bush-cheney-and-our-media.html

Bomb Making 101
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/underground-self-defense.html

Radar Jamming
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/-how-to--radar-jamming.html

US Justice System IS Racist
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/america-s-criminal-justice-system-is-racist.html

NYPD: Racial Profiling IS a part of the system
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/nypd---racial-profiling-is-a-part-of-the-system...-.html

Local Police are also members of the KKK
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/kkk-in-your-local-police-dept.html

Over 46,000 citizens are in US jails who never committed a crime 
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/46-000--american-citizens-are-currently-serving-time-for-crimes-that-they-did-not-commit.html

Police Tactics and How to Beat them
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/beat-the-police.html

Police Torture and Interrogations
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/police-torture---interrogation-techniques-.html

Take Direct Action against the Police
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/take-direct-action-against-the-police.html

5 Ways to beat Police Brutality
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/5-ways-to-end-police-brutality.html

Real time stats Police Brutality
http://copcrisis.com/?utm_content=bufferde351&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Torture Inc. America's Brutal Prison System
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/torture-inc.-americas-brutal-prisons-update.html

11 Ways that US jails/prisons are cruel and unusual
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/us-prison---jail-system-is-cruel-and-unusual-punishment.html

Solitary Confinement IS Torture
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/solitary-confinemenet-fv.html

Hand2Hand How to Kill a Man
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/hand2hand.html

Fuck the Police. Don't Just Say It, Do It! Here's how..
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/fuck-the-police.html

Cops Are Corrupt (by city/state)
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/cops-are-corrupt.html

Police Arrested for Domestic Violence
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/cops-arrested-for-domestic-violence.html

Police Arrested for Child Porn
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/police-officers-arrested-for-child-pornography.html

Police Arrested for Rape
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/police-officer-s--arrested-for-child-rape.html

You Would be Safer Without the Police
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/you-would-be-safer-without-the-police.html

Open Letter to All LE
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/open-letter-to-all-le.html

Know Your Rights: Police Brutality
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/police-brutality.html

Know Your Rights: Police Dogs
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/police-dogs--know-your-rights-.html

Know Your Rights: ICE
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/know-your-rights--ice-1.html

COINTELPRO (then and now)
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/cointelpro--then-and-now-.html