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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: surveillance, spying, snooping, Patriot Act, cell phone data, invasion of privacy, government illegal actions, NSA, National Security, Police State, Fascism, Free Speech, Freedom, Tyranny, data collection )

Barbara
- 1500 days ago - forcechange.com
The NSA's invasive collection of massive amounts of cell phone data has just been ruled illegal and those responsible for the program must be held accountable. A simple slap on the wrist or demotion will not suffice to right wrongs by zealous snoopers.



   

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Animae C (509)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 9:16 pm
Signed
T.Y. BM
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 9:26 pm
Target: Ms. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States of America
Goal: Hold the NSA accountable for its illegal cell phone data surveillance program.

The NSA’s invasive collection of massive amounts of cell phone data has just been ruled illegal and those responsible for the program must be held accountable. A simple slap on the wrist or demotion will not suffice to right the wrongs that these shadowy figures have wrought.
The leadership of this program must be terminated before they can find any new ways of subverting the law and the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Court of Appeals recently ruled that the widespread collection of cell phone metadata by the NSA is not legal and never was; it was simply based on provision of the Patriot Act that had vague wording.
This means that the heads of the program within the NSA are guilty of subverting the law
and attempting to use unclear wording as a justification.
In their ruling, the judges found that the program wasn’t even close to being legal and said,
“We conclude that to allow the government to collect phone records only because they may become relevant to a possible authorized investigation in the future fails even the permissive ‘relevance’ test.”

The Federal Government has been overstepping its bounds in the name of “freedom” and protecting U.S. citizens from terrorism for too long.
The men and women who headed this program and knowingly broke the law to collect the private information of millions of people must be held accountable.
They must not be allowed to hide behind their anonymity or connections.
Sign here to demand justice and an end to all unwarranted spying programs run by the NSA.

PETITION LETTER:
Dear Attorney General Lynch,

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling deemed the mass collection of cell phone metadata, that the NSA has been taking part in for years, illegal.
Not only is this unlawful and unwarranted data collection, which is closer to spying, illegal, it’s not even close to conforming with the loosely worded section of the Patriot Act that the NSA claims justified it.

What this means is that those responsible for this program have been subverting the law for the duration of the program.
They have been knowingly taking actions that are outside of their bounds in the name of “security,” a truly ironic claim at best.
In their ruling, the judges said, “We conclude that to allow the government to collect phone records only because they may become relevant to a possible authorized investigation in the future fails even the permissive ‘relevance’ test.”

This is a clear cut case of a government agency breaking the law and violating millions of people’s rights to privacy at the same time.
For all of these reasons, I am writing to demand that these men and women be held accountable for their actions
and dismissed from their positions immediately.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 9:29 pm
Boy, this really SAYS IT, doesn't it???!!!
PULLS NO PUNCHES!
Goes ALL THE WAY....
Eminently worthy of being Signed.....
 

Jordan G (37)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 9:36 pm
The vulgarity of it is too much to bear. Nothing will happen, but I signed it.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 9:36 pm
Thank YOU, Edward Snowden, HERO!
Or this may never have been EXPOSED.....
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:02 pm
Link to another relevant C2 News Item:

Attorney: Spy Chief didn't lie, was just 'forgetful' testifying to Congress [Paraphrase]:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/864072146/3878953
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:04 pm
Attorney: Spy Chief Had 'Forgotten' About NSA Program When He Misled Congress

US Politics & Gov't (tags: James Clapper, Robert Litt )
Judy - 1 hour ago - thehill.com
Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn't lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not "wittingly" collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.

FIRE THEIR STUPID, LYING ASSES!!!
 

Sam H (410)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:21 pm
Dismissing them is one thing, but shouldn't they be prosecuted for breaking the law?

The judge didn't seem to wanna go there. Do you think they got the dirt on him?
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:32 pm
S+S-thx BM
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:42 pm
Sam: Well, it'll be kinda a surprise if they're even dismissed.... but, maybe Obama has the GUTS.... since he's not Prez for very much longer!
Of COURSE they should be Prosecuted and in Jail... along with Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld..... etc.
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 11:12 pm
Definitely signed & tweeted! Thanks BMutiny for this petition and for the article link. People fight and die in all kinds of wars supposedly for freedom, but they let our rights be trampled by our own government.
 

Fran F (116)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 11:50 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, BMutiny.
 

Fran F (116)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 11:54 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, BMutiny.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 2:27 am
Link to another forcechange Petition to DESTROY THE COLLECTED PHONE DATA and prevent future collection - asking to pass Senator Leahy's Freedom Act, instead of renewing the "Patriot" Act for 5 more years!

http://forcechange.com/142160/destroy-invasive-bulk-data-collection/
 

Angelika R (143)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 3:58 am
Thx BMT, all done. However, with Loretta Lynch's unfortunate intervention disagreeing with the ruling, I fear it'll turn out another dead end street.
At least OUR govt. came to senses and reduced the cooperation with the NSA over enormous pressure here after that latest NSA-BND espionage scandal. Merkel's seat was actually in danger.
Wish Clapper would be prosecuted and jailed as he should be!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 10:07 am
Signed
 

Liv B (0)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 10:17 am
Done, thank you.
 

Warren Webber (26)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 12:08 pm
Live long and prosper!

Bernie 2016!
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 12:43 pm
Signed!!!!!
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 1:52 pm
Thanks
 

Rachel Nichols (9)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 1:59 pm
Signed
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 2:33 pm
Signed.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 3:46 pm
Very glad to sign. Noted. Many thanks, BMutiny.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 6:56 pm
Petition signed. Thank you
 

Vicky P (476)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 7:36 pm
noted, signed
 

Mary T (356)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 10:15 pm
Thank you BMutiny - signed, noted and shared
 

Mandi T (367)
Sunday May 10, 2015, 10:21 pm
Signed
 

Melania P (123)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 3:12 pm
Signed
 

Carla van der Meer (648)
Wednesday July 1, 2015, 5:13 am
S&N. Thx Mutiny.
 
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