A New York judge has ordered Twitter to divulge the tweets and account information allegedly connected to an Occupy protester.
The case, which the judge called one of “first impression,” concerns Malcolm Harris, who was among hundreds arrested Oct. 1 in an Occupy movement march along the Brooklyn Bridge.
Prosecutors sought tweets made to Harris’ account “to refute the defendant’s anticipated defense, that the police either led or escorted the defendant into stepping onto the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge.”
While the outcome was expected, the case was being closely watched as the authorities increasingly monitor and move to access material posted on social networks. And the decision comes as Twitter reported that, for the first six months of the year, the United States sought information on Twitter user accounts 679 times, and Twitter produced some or all of the information75 percent of the time.
Prosecutors sought Harris’ Twitter information using a 2703 order, which allows authorities to obtain data without a warrant.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. said in a filing released Monday that Harris has no expectation of privacy in his public tweets:
If you post a tweet, just like if you scream it out the window, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. There is no proprietary interest in your tweets, which you have now gifted to the world. This is not the same as a private email, a private direct message, a private chat, or any of the other readily available ways to have a private conversation via the internet that now exist. Those private dialogues would require a warrant based on probable cause in order to access the relevant information.
The judge said he would read the tweets privately before allowing any into the case. In a bid to corroborate that the tweets were posted by Harris, the judge authorized Twitter to turn over the account information connected to the account of @destructuremal, including any information Twitter had about the owner of the account, including his e-mail address. The authorities believe that account belongs to Harris
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority and Justice Elana Kagan recused herself from the decision. The majority ruled that most of the challenged provisions were preempted by federal law. Those parts includes the parts of the law that criminalizes one’s presence in Arizona without citizenship documentation, criminalizes working or looking for food without legal status, and the provision that permits police to arrest people without a warrant if there’s suspicion that they’ve committed a deportable crime.
The court did not just rule Arizona could not criminalize people based on immigration status, it did so strongly. From the opinion:
Federal law makes a single sovereign responsible for maintaining a comprehensive and unified system to keep track of aliens within the Nation’s borders. If §3 of the Arizona statute were valid, every State could give itself independent authority to prosecute federal registration violations, “diminish[ing] the [Federal Government]’s control over enforcement” and “detract[ing] from the ‘integrated scheme of regulation’ created by Congress.”
Justice Kennedy, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor, sent a strong message that there are limits even this court has when embracing the state’s rights movement.
The only provision of the law to stand is the one permitting police to check a person’s immigration status during lawful arrest, and even this provision is on shaky ground.
Like the others, this part of the law was challenged simply as being in conflict with federal law. There was not an immediate challenge to the constitutionality of the racial profiling driving this provision. So, the fact this provision stands can’t be read as an endorsement of the policy the law puts forth– a point the majority opinion makes clear. For now, the court simply ruled that Arizona can enact a law that allows police officers to check immigration status during a lawful arrest. It could not rule on whether Arizona’s law was constitutional from an equal protection/due process standpoint because that wasn’t the challenge before it.
But the majority left open the door for future challenges to the law and gave potential future plaintiffs hope their complaints would receive a fair hearing by at least 5 of the sitting justices.
The National Government has significant power to regulate immigration. With power comes responsibility, and the sound exercise of national power over immigration depends on the Nation’s meeting its responsibility to base its laws on a political will informed by searching, thoughtful, rational civic discourse. Arizona may have understandable frustrations with the problems caused by illegal immigration while that process continues, but the State may not pursue policies that undermine federal law.
This is a significant win for human rights advocates and a significant loss for the hard right in this country. The law that Mitt Romney has gone on record as a “model for the nation” was just soundly rejected by all but the most radical members of the court.
With all the controversy catalyzed by the enormously popular The DaVinci Code and its revelations of secret, metaphysical societies to which DaVinci, Isaac Newton and other famous visionaries of the time belonged, we thought might be useful as we approach America’s Independence Day to explore the metaphysical backgrounds and secret societies of our Founding Fathers. Here are excerpts from extensive research we did for our 1994 book on Spiritual Politics:
The most intriguing hint about the secret, metaphysical dimensions of the founding of America is not actually hidden at all–in fact it can be seen in millions of places today–on every one dollar bill, which displays the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States. Here is the All Seeing Eye of God or Spirit, placed above a pyramid–a symbol representing spiritual vision that is found in many secret societies, including the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons.
The pyramid was used by some ancient cultures, such as the Egyptian and the Mayan, as an initiation chamber. The All-Seeing Eye seems to be placed as a capstone at the top of the pyramid. If you stand at the base of the pyramid, there are many different viewpoints, depending on which of the four sides you are standing on and looking out from. But at the top, all the viewpoints unite, because there we see with the Eye of Spirit. What an important message for us today! The various religious and political groups stand at the base of each side of the pyramid, fighting for their limited view, when they need to climb higher to see the more inclusive, higher vision from the top—the radiant Eye of Spirit.
United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303
THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!
Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:
“Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11.. Members of Congress are
official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt
entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth
hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a
coroner’s report that will lead to our demise.
It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress m session June 5, 1933 – Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.
~these last few topics are mind blowing to say the least, but if one thinks about it…it begins to put the puzzle together ~jude
* This material has been excerpted from a 6/90 Media Spotlight Special Report — “A Masonic History of America,” by Al Danger.*
There is much speculation on the religious nature of the United States of America as it was founded. Many Christians assert that the United States was founded as a Christian nation and, therefore, it is not only our right but our duty to reclaim it for God. But is America a Christian nation in the true sense of the word?
To call anyone or anything “Christian,” whether an individual or a nation, certain criteria must be met. If we are speaking of an individual, the Biblical requirements are that he must be born again by the Spirit of God, understanding all that this entails.
If we are speaking of a nation, its purpose must be that of ministry in the name of Jesus Christ alone, without regard to any other gods. Its primary charter must be the Bible, and all who hold positions of authority must be individuals who meet the criteria necessary to call themselves Christians. A true Christian nation would be a theocracy governed by God through His prophets. His law would reign supreme in the hearts and minds of that nation’s founders, and all who founded the nation would have to meet the criteria necessary to call themselves Christians. Just as important, the nation would have to have been created in response to a covenant initiated by God with those who founded it.
As a point of information, the Pilgrims did not found the United States; they founded a small colony that eventually got swallowed up by the states and the newly formed federal government.
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Newsletter writer “Reinhardt” joins me for his first public appearance anywhere. Concerned with the Enron debacle, Reinhardt discovered a repeated pattern of industrial and political corruption over history that applies to critical issues of today.
Starting in 1993, Reinhardt began a person business journal. Its was a journal of things that just did not seem right in the world of high finance. In the process of keeping a journal he learned what to pay attention to and why to pay attention to it. He looked at media, political, and business propaganda from a different perspective. He noticed which events got the most airtime were never the most important. It was always the under-reported events which were most important.” Reinhard thew away his history books as he studied booms and busts going as far back as 4000 BC. Reinhardt has applied that knowledge and critical thinking approach to his ongoing analysis of current events.
“After rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi [aka Hakim Belhaj] admittedto being trained in Afghanistan and subsequently fighting American troops there, and admitting many of the rebel fighters now joining him in Libya had similarly returned from Afghanistan as well as Iraq, it must strike them as tremendous irony that the same Americans they were filling pine boxes with overseas, are now protecting their lives and handing them an entire country to rule over.
Of course in life, nothing is quite that simple. The rebels seem to forget that just months ago Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi was also the recipient of similarly ironic support from the West. In the end, it appears it was merely a ploy to disarm and infiltrate Qaddafi’s regime ahead of a US funded, armed, and supported militant uprising. The betrayal does not end there, with the militant rebels in tanks and fighter jets, brandishing newly procured weaponry flowing over the Egyptian borderwith Washington’s full knowledge and in direct violation of UNSC r.1973, the corporate owned media has continuously branded these militants as Libyan “civilians” and Qaddafi’s attempts to restore order in his country as an inhumane “massacre.”
The intent is to fully justify any means necessary to remove Qaddafi from power, and so the rebels think, hand the country and its riches over to the green shoots of democracy led by the valiant Al Qaeda-linked militants that toppled a tyrant. What woeful ignorance.”
It seems that in due time, the folly of Libya’s rebels has been completely realized.
After it was revealed that the newly unelected “PM” of Libya, Abdurrahim el-Keib, is in fact a long-time servant of Western powers, in particular, oil giants British Petroleum (BP), Shell, France’s Total, the Japan Oil Development Company, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, it is now revealed that his government is moving swiftly to exclude the most vicious fighters involved in his NATO-backed ascension to power. The Guardian has reportedthis week that Al-Qaeda/LIFG commander Hakim Bilhaj has been excluded as defense minister from el-Keib’s cabinet in favor of Osama al-Juwali, chief of the Zintan military council.
The Guardian’s article is literally titled, “Libyan PM snubs Islamists with cabinet to please western backers,” and could provide no better bookend for April 2011′s analysis as to the true nature of Western power projection and the betrayal that awaits all who help propel it along. Belhaj’s well being is now related directly proportional to the resistance he puts up to his predetermined fate. Should he decide to hang up his hat as a mass-murdering terrorist and quietly disappear, he may live a long, uneventful life. Should he attempt to contest his betrayal, the same fate met by those he helped remove from power will be his own.
El-Keib’s days are also numbered should he stray from the path laid before him by Wall Street and London. Knowing this would give those like Belhaj and others seeking power the perfect opportunity to test his resolve in executing the West’s directives in the face of a mobilized Libyan opposition.
Should el-Keib heed the anger of his people, he will be the next one hiding in Tripoli’s tunnels from NATO bombs. Conversely, should he decide to crush the will of the Libyan people and those being shunted out of power, NATO’s ground troops may still make landfall to provide “stabilization” while el-Keib carries out his treacherous work.
Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report.
~I *think* I have all the cards now if anyone wants to discuss them~jude
The Illuminati Card Game:
New World Order has been released by Steve Jackson in 1995. It contains a huge number of all the aspects of the Illuminatis plan, past, present and future. This game has been released by the illuminatis themselves and is to taunt us and to show us that they (the World Government/the illuminatis) control our lifes like we control our characters in our role games.
One more proof that exposes that the on-going Arab Revolution has been orchestrated for long and is meant to reach all the Arab World and to trigger a war with Israel which will turn in a WW3, is exposed by the illuminati card game.
There are 2 illuminatis cards which are related:
The first one is labeled “dictatorship” and shows a picture of the stereotype of the arab regime.
The second illuminati card is labeled “Revolution” and show the same picture but with riots and revolutions.
The note written above says: “The rebels…they have outside support! They have photocopiers”
The Arab Revolution is indeed sponsored by the World Government and their puppets: The major governments, the major mainstream media, the major social networks are at the service of the Arab Revolution.
“They have photcopiers” is for Facebook (Facebook did not exist in 1995), it means that the revolution will be organized through a kind of social network, in this case: facebook.
Several sources have reported that a huge number of fake youtube accounts have been created during the arab revolution in the arab countries affected by riots, the goal is to give the impression that the people’s uprising was through a genuine popular facebook movement, which is not true. The illuminatis agents have organized the movement throught facebook, Youtube and internet…
Another illuminati card labeled “France” says that France can attack any country on the name of freedom, which was the case with the military intervention in Lybia, France is leading the current military intervention against the regime of khaddafi.
Another illuminati card labeled “UN” says that the UN can be used to attack any country, it’s indeed the UN which is totaly under the control of the illuminatis which has give legtimity to this military intervention.
I am not defending the dictators, they have what they deserve, I am just exposing that this revolutionnary arab movement is not genuine and has been totaly staged in order to bring the Middle East war which will oppose Israel to the arab nations and which will trigger WW3.
The illuminatis need WW3 in order to enter the New World Order.
This move will bring to the people an illusion of freedom, each person will be able to choose his own destiny: to obey Allah Alone and his Quran or to follow the perdition of the New World Order, the Reign of the Dajjal Maitreya Raj Patel.
Laicity, Interfaith, New Age, the Organized Religions,…and all the others sects are not the Religion of God, the religion of God is to have a direct true relationship with Allah/God on the basis of his holy books: Torah, Bible and the Quran prevails.