Last week, the Grand Rapids and Kentwood Police Departments received Freedom Of Information Act requests from my attorneys, as to why they have me under surveillance and who they are sharing information (both to and from) with, in the process of tracking my movements throughout town. Now, of course, these two (among several in the area) law enforcement agencies don’t have the resources to undertake such an endeavor – as I have absolutely no intention on making it any easier for them in the least. Thus, the demand that they disclose who else they’re sharing this information with.
Having known for at least the last four years that I’m being watched by the police locally, it wasn’t until I began piecing together the fact that not only am I being surveilled and the privacy of my own (former) home and the homes of family members and places I was boarding/renting (when I moved here during the first part of June, 2014, there was no hole in this screen; soon after, with the hole came an infestation of those same small biting bugs noted in earlier blogs. Bugs that had not been there before!!!) have like wise been, but I’ve been slipped drugs that would both, degrade my cognitive functioning and drive me to episodes emotional volatility and of uncontrollable outbursts of violence. I know this because as is their custom, I was required to submit a routine, random drug test while living at a men’s homeless shelter, where it was discovered – very much by accident – that I had a substance called Benzodiazepine in my urine! And as also stated, I wasn’t prescribed this drug (and with no job nor inclination to seek drugs of any kind on the local black market – a fact of which the police and spy-contractors would have known – means they were ingested/absorbed by some other means, without my knowledge).
The very next day, I would try to confirm with my physician, through a blood test (which is more reliable than a urine screening), the presence of this mysterious substance. But something quite unexpected happened. Instead of meeting with my regular personal doctor, I was scheduled with a medical resident – a Dr. Campbell – who looked every bit of a former soldier with the U.S. military – a military contractor, if you will – whom I asked about the literature I left, with instructions to be sure to check for the above mentioned, unprescribed drug. He then told me that the information that I had googled (see here – http://www.drugs.com/article/benzodiazepines.html) and gave to the nurse who took my blood sample two weeks prior (for inclusion to my regular physical – which included blood work), was never passed on and therefore, could not be determined whether I had any such a drug in my system on November 6, 2013! By the time of my appointment, on November 26 however, I knew what I had suspected since the previous year, when I had experienced an episode of cognitive impairment (which by class time in late June, 2012) that was so intense, I was completely unable to not only take notes, but also that my incapacity prevented my ability to even comprehend any part of the lecture in my Introduction To European Civilizations class! Without a doubt, I was certain I had been drugged! A condition which followed my eating breakfast at my home (I was too poor to afford to take-0ut). A condition, which I’ve stated before, ceased once I stopped leaving left-overs or extra food in my apartment! Knowing this, those trying to drug me were forced to change tactics – thus the spraying of substance with the same effects…
Imagine this happening to you? It’s of no consequence – generally – events such as this, happening to someone else. The thoroughly illegal, warrantless, pointless, ceaseless surveillance, without reason, provocation, substance or even a single clue – other than having an opposing ideological stance as… whomever, having taken childish offense to what I’ve said, or written here. One would think modern Americans are certainly mature enough by now, to be able to withstand a differing of opinions, to the point that a disagreement over thoughts, realities or understandings thereof, could do so without losing one’s mind? Never mind that what I say, write and/or think is complete truth unequivocally – that those in law enforcement being in fact, incapable of having their ideologies, opinions or thoughts – on a PERSONAL, INDIVIDUAL, NON-PERSONAL LEVEL, without taking such offense? Or does this mean that there are those outside the official police chain of command pulling the strings here, directing and initiating the endeavor of ILLEGALLY SPYING on an INNOCENT, law-abiding, crime-free (ME! in FACT…) American?
What this says is that secret, illegal, warrantless spying – in my case, among many others, I’m certain – has gone from an act of simply observational violation of my rights to be let alone, to actual physical assault – using drugs as weapons! Without even the slightest hint of reasonable suspicion – much less even far less probable cause, there is no legal or even substantial reasoning that if my particular case were to be brought before a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Foreign_Intelligence_Surveillance_Court) judge, it would be thrown out immediately and those conducting it held up on charges and jailed and/or fined! But the drugging attacks are a completely other matter. The fact that my rights are being so completely violated is classic, historical racism at its core. But the violence of covert drugging is essentially a slow-motion, modern day lynching, to insure I eventually no longer possess the mind to engage in these types of Civic endeavors. While those I’ve mentioned this to have rejected my contention of being drugged coming as no surprise, the real denial is in the dismissing our history of the Tuskeegee syphilis experiments, or the earlier, inhumane experiments of J. Marion Sims on African-American slave women (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States), following a routine pattern of treating the health – the lives in fact – of non-whites with the utmost of contempt.
And so, while I am the most physically fit individual of any person my age, I’m regularly told I’m wrong and I don’t know my body enough to know when it’s reacting to a foreign or unfamiliar substance encountered, as if it is by their words that I require validation to be and stay in tune with my own body. However, I know this with absolute certainty, since the onset of reactions occurring just after taking pictures of the very people violating my private space. The person here is but one of about SEVEN tag-team assailants – both men and women – going out of their way to a spot far enough away from regular traffic, to make it obvious they wanted to get near enough to me to expose me to substances of some sort, that causes negative physical responses in me. That in itself is good enough for me to make the judgement that these people mean to harm me!!! No validation required! But why, some will inevitably ask? Who am I, that as just some anonymous, unknown writer, not using his real name, would someone seek me out from among 10’s of thousands of people here in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area? A good question, not easily answered in very conservative, patriarchically-dominated western Michigan…
Bumbling Baffoonery Or Grand Master Plan Of Destruction?
In 1962, an insane plan to fake a national emergency, which would result in the complete shut down our nations Democracy was introduced to the Kennedy White House. Not many people today know of this kooky plan (http://io9.com/5838778/operation-northwoods-the-1960s-government-plan-to-fake-terrorist-attacks-on-the-us and http://poultryandspirits.blogspot.com/2009/02/operation-northwoods-prototype-for-911.html) and while I mentioned it in previous blogs, the gravity escaped even myself, as I didn’t piece together the logistics of how its rejection in 1962 may actually have ties to every tragedy that has befallen the nation since, culminating in the horrors of 9/11.
As a man of color, these are not subjects I’m supposed to be discussing, adding a hue of racism in the mix. The bloody repression of the Civil (Human-proper) Rights movements’ and anti-war activists of the 1960’s and early ‘70’s are a prime example of the lengths the FBI, in conjunction with local law enforcement had gone, to shut down LEGAL, CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED activities by citizens in exercise of their rights to disagree and disobey derelict and unjust government actions.
If anyone wonders why, during this same period, Civics Education was halted in the nations Public School systems, here is your answer! Then, fast-forwarding to the present, when I began attending school here at Grand Valley State University, my training and education in Liberal Studies (my major, with a minor in Environmental Studies) was so comprehensive and complete, that I began this blog not more than two weeks into my very first semester here! But I stray. I was a believer. I trusted. I assumed that the Constitution was vital enough to prevent illegalities from obstructing my privacy and free speech rights, not to mention my ability to access my person freedom and pursuit of happiness – as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. In other words, my inability to get a job is and has been directly tied to this vendetta against me that has been carried out these last FIVE YEARS – the entire period my blog has been active!
So, as I imposed the conversation upon readers to look deeper into the bumbling, stumbling buffoonery of the Bush administration, those who though it beyond patriarchal White-male tolerance, to allow me to continue speaking such heresies, decided to put an end to it in the most inconspicuous ways possible. But it was already too late. There were Americans – of which I was one of many – who had already put together the treachery behind tax cut to only the wealthy, remove every regulatory barrier on big business, applied by big government and of course, find a way to deploy an incarnation of Operation Northwoods. The rest would take care of itself, by the time 2008 rolled around and the 89% of unwealthy Americans were so burdened by economic distresses of every form and fashion, we all would be in no condition to even think about trying to contest the destruction of our Democracy and Civic Culture – already well underway by 2009.
But by 2010, I, like many millions of other Americans, still had hope that we could still recover and make a way back to at least a semblance of a citizen-owned and controlled Democracy. I for one, saw this as my duty. I had accumulated so much knowledge by then, I felt it an obligation to share and help enlighten where I could and uplift the spirits of those still deeply hopeless and dejected that it was already too late. But on I treked…
The Menace Of The Corporate Take-Over Of OUR Government
Citizens United was but the last brick in the walling off of our Democracy from its citizenry. The control we thought we had was rudely disrupted by 2011, when not a single politician in national, state or local office, dared act, vote or even think independently of the money that, by then, had firm control of our entire Civic Culture and government. This went for even the militarization of our police forces and the suspension of the normal way of conducting law enforcement. My being under surveillance is about as mad a circumstance as it can be. I have never committed a crime in my life!!! (unless counting a drunk driving conviction in 2003)… My ambition is to become an Environmental Attorney, after completion of my Liberal Studies Bachelors. But as I so eloquently stated in one of my previous blogs, there are those in this nation who have determined to not see one more damn nigger lawyer in this country, if they can help it. I am determined to prove them wrong on BOTH counts. As an American, my determination, my God given and Constitutional RIGHTS are to defend what is mine, and in the process, protecting what belongs to us all, that is now in grave jeopardy.
The surveillance I’m subjected to is so all encompassing, the attacks with drugs, so insidious, so secretive, no one else would be able to put any of this together by any means. And yet, today is but one example of attacks I’ve had to dodge, over the last several years. On January 3 of this year, while at Woodland Mall (one of the largest local malls in the Grand Rapids area), a woman did the same thing – came close by me , slowly inching her way closer, and once she was within about a foot, raised her arm and pointed something in my direction, towards the window just behind me (I immediately stood and moved away, as seen from the vantage point away and to the the left of where I had been sitting). Thinking it extremely bizarre that she would do this was what prompted me to take the picture. The woman in white is the perpetrator). Then, within about five minutes, I began feeling those distressing sensations again, as described above. So, not only did I have her picture, but the entire incident was captured on surveillance video! At that point, I informed Mall security who then called a (Kentwood) police officer who was on the ready and quickly informed me there was nothing he intended to do about it nor could I! This was a perfectly designed provocation in other words, to force me to lose it and, I don’t know… attack the woman? Become unruly and disruptive, so there was no choice but to arrest me? At one of my last jobs, the exact same thing occurred. A supervisor kept trying to pick a fight and I told her I understood what she was trying to do but I wasn’t going to argue with her!
On the job before that, November 1 and again on the 9th, I was confronted with contractors or plain-cloths cops, stalking me in my work place! It shows clearly, on November 9, several individuals circling around where I was working, in different aisles in a local D&W supermarket. I intentionally maneuvered them close to surveillance cameras so that their actions would be captured while stalking me, then, when I went to the very front of the store where the four to six individuals were exposed in an open area. The magic of video surveillance is that as they left, the vehicles they were in could be traced and their identities determined! But not so fast! Grand Rapids Police Department was not so anxious to even attempt to discover if these were one of theirs or ex-military in the employ of private contractors.
On many occasions, they themselves engaged in direct and unambiguous surveillance. While waiting for a bus , leaving the bus , going to and from home, stores , even relaxing in secluded places one would never even think a police car could go! So between contractors , who seem to just be aimlessly wandering about, , on buses, in stores, tagging about, just in case (as happened this past weekend at Kirspy Kreame, with these two guys (this one rode by the drive, then inside for coffee…?) just aimlessly wandering, getting no free donuts , just coincidentally wandering –– both simultaneously… the second of which in this SUV which rides endlessly by me on many other occasions) and the police, there is a ready presence to apprehend me, even if I think about committing a crime of any type! But why? Ask yourself, why are so many men and boys of color in prisons nation-wide? Is this how it happens? Being stalked – whether having a criminal record or not? I expect to be an attorney by the time my schooling is complete! Do I really have time or the desire for criminality? Seems some really hope my path is heading that way – with their help in keeping me jobless and penniless in the meantime! Otherwise, there’s no other explanation for the profiled presumption counter to my actual worth – according to the police and contractor presence around me, around the clock, unconcerned that with each act, they themselves are further down the road of criminality and illegal rights suppression and violations themselves.
In the same week that the FOIA request was received by the two local police agencies, my computer network access had gone haywire! Last Wednesday, March 25, while trying to type up a commemorative piece in celebration of blogging for five years, my log-on was suddenly disrupted! Abruptly cut! I didn’t even get a chance to save the little bit I had and what I remember is contained here in parts. What this confirms is that with secret government and secret police operations, the opportunity for abuse escalates 100 fold. But isn’t this the reason our Democracy was created in the first place? To avoid this type of madness, abuses and the re-introduction of feudal societies, rife with neglect, want and barbaric, inhuman hostilities – not against the ones imposing such savagery upon WE THE PEOPLE, but we the people, against OURSELVES!
Was not the warning loud enough? Was it not sounded from the very beginning of the process (the Declaration of Independence) and at the very end, with the Federalist Papers making the case for ratification, that we were a better nation regulating the power of the wealthy, corporations and factional interests, in favor of the better alternative of citizen-owned, controlled and operated, by the American people? Is this the conversation of a criminal or a terrorist? To advocate for universal liberty, universal equality? Universal justice? These have been the subject of every single blog I published! Who could even imagine any word, suggestion or inference in any post I’ve ever created, to be even remotely illegal or even lawless? Unsure of why I even do this now, there seem to be very few Americans who can actually grasp the nature of what is going on here!
Recently, a judge declared that NSA secret spying being Constitutional, or not, but dismissed the complaint in the case of Jewel v. NSA, of whom AT&T was a party to, for gathering customer internet information, for the National Security Agency, in which their internet traffic was routed to secret locations for warrantless review and analysis. As such, with this being the reason the law was fixed in 2007, disclosure before a FISA court judge is even more out of reach for victims of warrantless intrusions of their privacy, left now even more to the discretion of whichever violating spy agency deciding to do so. Private contracting corporations have rigged the rules of the game, with the purchasing of our elected representatives and creating their own brand of shield laws, keeping them out of reach of normal and necessary regulation. Once discovery is made, it inevitably is uncovered that the years of being spied upon, being surveilled, were all baseless and as well, an obscene criminal violation of Constitutional rights of living otherwise, life without illegal intrusions, intimidation, harassment and attacks by unknown assailants. The undue burden of poverty being the core issue here, is seen across my exclusive demographic and has remained unaddressed so far, in spite of my more than obvious intention of becoming what the Declaration, Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantees every American – the RIGHT and OBLIGATION to achieve their very best in life and to create for oneself, through personal initiative, virtuous ambition and desire, the ability to help craft a better world.
Thinking about where my Environmental Law Degree would eventually land me, places me square in the debate over clean, renewable energy, the ending of burnable fossil fuels (instead, of their continued burning and emitting of Carbon dioxide and other lethal greenhouse gases) being used, as opposed to natural systems and water ways preservation, the prioritization of recycling and the effective moratorium on extensive forest and woodland cutting, as well as the cessation of employing lethal GMO foods into our global food chain – all of which are urgently necessary endeavors, of which my education and knowledge pursuits have enabled me the expertise to be effective in participating in crafting less dangerous options for human health and the health of our natural world. However, spying on me and others in my line of education and working experience, means that somewhere along the line, we have run afoul of those determined to not see any of these affirmative options come to pass. The suppression of hemp as THE MOST viable of replacements yet for petroleum, has not yet even been remotely explored. The same with making Solar and Wind energy more efficient and cost-effective. Research and Development dollars being spent on weapons weapons of war and militarization of our police forces have no promise whatever, of having an even remotely equatable return on investment, by comparison. Or am I the only one who’s paying attention here and has noticed this?
That seemingly improbable set of disasters makes this all the more surreal. That derelict government having committed the gravest of errors and it is the American citizen and peoples of the world who pay the price? As an impossibly insane set of developments makes this so unbelievable to the average person that only the intervention by divine forces can win this – an impossibly outmatched fight against an unreasonable AND invisible and unquestionably evil foe.
The ACLU, being strapped for cash, is now so selective as to which cases to accept, that outrageous crimes must be committed before they will act. Our government is being held hostage, as our elected representative are all bought and paid for. Very few alternatives remain, but and unless more people understand the cost of doing nothing, is literally placing our nation in the most extreme peril – meaning that we run the risk now, of our Democracy being indeed lost. My sacrifices here are well worth the risk, with the understanding that our Democracy is not just come supreme waste of time and effort, those 240 years on, but rather worth the joining in of such similar act of pacific insurrection. The only recommendation then is, like our nations founders, PRAY for divine guidance for the intelligence and fortitude for overcome against these seemingly outrageously daunting odds…
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