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Video: Portland Human Rights Commission meeting 2.3.11 Should Police Join with FBI JTTF?

The Portland Human Rights Commission had there monthly meeting in the City Hall Chambers
The topic of FBI spying and not being trusted were presented by a wide variety of Portland Citizens. The meeting was open too hear from the community regarding should the Portland police and the FBI be working in secret on Top Secret stuff together with no oversight (or not)?

The community responds to the commission, on the record, to this question of the Police Joining The Terrorism Task Force in this 90 minute meeting.
JTTF - Human Rights - Portland Oregon - 2011
JTTF - Human Rights - Portland Oregon - 2011
Portland Human Rights Commission hosted the public discussion on:

"Should the Portland Police Join with the JTTF (FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force)
The meeting was recorded by a couple people, other footage may be available.

The city council will be voting on this at the end of this month.

A dozen people testified at this Human Rights Meeting, from both sides of the issue. Most of those testifying were NOT in favor of joining with the FBI for very good reasons.

There was a few Iraq veterans (IVAW) who make very good points at numerous times in this public hearing

 link to www.archive.org

(96 min)
More info:  http://www.portlandonline.com/humanrelations/index.cfm?c=48749
The Human rights Commission Meet Monthly, Generally on the First Wednesday of the Month at their North Portland Office

homepage: homepage: http://www.joeanybody.com

Report: FBI Abuses Reveals Contempt for Political Rights, Civil Liberties 08.Feb.2011 20:53

reposter linker

As mass revolt spreads across Egypt and the Middle East and citizens there demand jobs, civil liberties and an end to police state abuses from repressive, U.S.-backed torture regimes, the Obama administration and their congressional allies aim to expand one right here at home.

Last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released an explosive new report documenting the lawless, constitutional-free zone under construction in America for nearly a decade.

That report, "Patterns of Misconduct: FBI Intelligence Violations from 2001-2008," reveals that the domestic political intelligence apparat spearheaded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, continues to systematically violate the rights of American citizens and legal residents.

A rather ironic state of affairs considering the free passes handed out by U.S. securocrats to actual terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11, as both WikiLeaks and FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds disclosed last week.

Although illegal practices and violations were reported by the FBI to the Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB) after an unexplained two-and-a-half-year delay, a further violation of lawful guidelines, lawbreaking continued unabated; in fact, it accelerated as the Bureau was given a green light to do so by successive U.S. administrations.

The IOB is a largely toothless body created in 1976 by the Ford administration in the wake of disclosures of widespread spying and infiltration of political groups by America's secret state agencies during the sixties and seventies.

Reeling from revelations uncovered by Congress, investigative journalists and citizen activists in the wake of the Watergate scandal, Ford's caretaker government was forced to call a halt to the more egregious practices employed by the FBI to keep the lid on and crafted guidelines governing intelligence and surveillance operations.

In fact, the Attorney General's Guidelines regulating both FBI National Security Investigations and Foreign Intelligence Collection (NSIG) stipulate that "all government intelligence operations occur with sufficient oversight and within the bounds of the Constitution and other federal laws."

While it can rightly be argued these protocols were largely ineffective, and had been breeched more often than not by the 1980s under President Reagan, as revealed during the Iran-Contra scandal, and that antiwar, environmental and solidarity groups continue to be spied upon and destabilized by agents provocateurs and right-wing corporate scum, they were thrown overboard entirely by the Bush regime in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. [read more]

More info on the FBI spying
 link to www.pacificfreepress.com

Reportt by EFF:


the audio 14.Feb.2011 12:50

is terrible

on the link to the city council chambers hearing of the human rights commission. um, dont we have a right to actually hear what is being said?

get a better camera with a better microphone, put your microphone(s) right in front of the speakers, learn to use your equipment. god, this is so typical of the socialist left. If it was the religious right, they'd have this with a gospel singer opening, full stereo or enhanced audio, snappy editing, different camera angles, and some flags waving with "god bless america" and credits rolling at the end...

instead, no one in their right mind would suffer through the 0ne hour and thirty-six minutes of this video the way it is shot.

oh brother 14.Feb.2011 18:24

joe anybody

"is terrible" sits back and armchairs "how to" film a public meeting while holding his nose.

I am one guy with a handy-cam - its fine for covering issues that most corporate news stations don't even show up at.

I am doing this for free I'm not working for city hall or you or any big camera company. I'm not wiring the place nor have any 'producers chair'

I listened to the video audio numerous times, I admit I wish it was louder, some of the quite moments are when those on the council didn't have a microphone close to them.

If you needed me to "transcribe some hard to hear parts" I would consider doing so, if you were polite about it.

If you choose to "not listen" then ...well ignorance is bliss, and the info ....you just wont know.

Videos: 7 short video clips 19.Feb.2011 14:58

Joe Anybody ((( i ))) iam@joe-anybody.com

I broke down the longer video from the JTTF FBI joining the police Human Rights Discussion into seven video clips

1 - 4 are the public testimonies
and clips 5a 5b and 5c are of the Deputy City Attorney presentation

The follow JTTF / Joining Portland Police, Human Rights Public Discussion
Are clips that I posted on YouTube:

5c>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a95qjuymkDQ

5b>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGM5q4kL-NE

5a>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyDz3R7wEWg


4>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVc8YGDys3A

3>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dT5EEQU-7M

2>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PP42NHcHqs

1>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUR5M53TGEA

Do we want city police joining the FBI with stunts like this 20.Feb.2011 10:48

Jackson Dolittle

FBI plant a GPS devise on students car - student finds it - FBI wants it back

see attachment for article and pictures

attachment 20.Feb.2011 10:50

Jackson Dolittle

should the portland police join in stunts like this GPS tracker on a students car?

see attachment