On November 3, 2017 the Electronic Frontier Foundation warned that "the Department of Defense has broadened surveillance to encompass a new type of potential, U.S.-based threat... and that the Department of Defense can now conduct surveillance of U.S. persons who some in the government refer to as "homegrown violent extremists." But the definition of homegrown violent extremist is not clear and pretty much comes down to anyone who opposes government actions or protests government policy.
At Joint Base Lewis-McChord your political activities and social media comments are tracked, recorded and published to US Intelligence Community databases by Daniel L. Vessels, the deputy chief of the installation's Force Protection Division. This illegal collection, data-basing, and distribution of information about American Citizens, their political activities, and their comments on social media is nothing new. We have warned about this illegal activity many times in the past, and we have even attempted to speak with Daniel L. Vessels on the phone. When we contacted him he became verbally abusive, referring to our caller as a "Little Bitch" and then stated Go F*ck Yourself! We can do whatever we want, and there is not a damn thing you can do about it. If you have a f*cking problem, take it up with Trump.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord has consistently refused to provide any type of oversight, transparency, or control of their Force Protection Division. When the government refuses to stop its illegal activities, it is necessary for the people to stand up in protest, and make public the illegal activities of corrupt government officials.
Make public every illegal activity of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Division and contact the base Commander through the ICE public comment system - https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&s=957&sp=121425&dep=*DoD - and demand that Daniel L. Vessels be removed from his position at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for illegally collecting information about American citizens.