Hoover Plotted Mass Arrest Of Dissenters!

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Hoover Plotted Mass Arrest Of Dissenters!

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Dec 23 2007, 02:27 AM #1

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WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had a plan to suspend the rules against illegal detention and arrest up to 12,000 Americans he suspected of being disloyal, according to a newly declassified document.

Hoover sent his plan to the White House on July 7, 1950, less than two weeks after the Korean War began. But there is no evidence to suggest that President Harry S. Truman or any subsequent president approved any part of Hoover's proposal to house suspect Americans in military and federal prisons.

Hoover had wanted Truman to declare the mass arrests necessary to "protect the country against treason, espionage and sabotage," The New York Times reported Saturday in a story posted on its Web site.
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The plan called for the FBI to apprehend all potentially dangerous individuals whose names were on a list Hoover had been compiling for years.

"The index now contains approximately twelve thousand individuals, of which approximately ninety-seven percent are citizens of the United States," Hoover wrote in the now-declassified document. "In order to make effective these apprehensions, the proclamation suspends the writ of habeas corpus."

Habeas corpus is the right to seek relief from illegal detention, and is a bedrock legal principle.

All apprehended individuals eventually would have had the right to a hearing under Hoover's plan, but hearing boards comprised of one judge and two citizens would not have been bound by the rules of evidence.

The details of Hoover's plan was among a collection of Cold War-era documents related to intelligence issues from 1950-1955. The State Department declassified the documents on Friday.
We are barraged into hypnotic apathy from our rulers and media-propagandists. Your mind is the last battlefield. Your voice and thoughts are the only gate out. Remind yourself of what is true when you wake up and it will hold on to you through the day. Ask questions. Demand answers.
I hate the consipercy theroyist..if u think all "oh, bush planed this or oh his lying!" THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA U BASTARDS
[X]1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
[X]2. Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
[X]3. Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
[X]4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
[X]5. Harass citizens' groups.
[X]6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
[X]7. Target key individuals.
[X]8. Control the press.
9. Declare all dissent to be treason.
10. Suspend the rule of law.
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Dec 23 2007, 02:48 AM #2

So basically nothing has changed in the last 60 years.
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ... The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." -- James Madison
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Dec 23 2007, 02:51 AM #3

Some ideas never go out of fashion...they turn into the Military Commissions Act.

ETA: beat me to it mynameis
Experience is what you get when you're expecting something else.
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