Because freedom can't protect itself
I keep reading that the warrantless collection of phone records metadata is not a violation of the 4th Amendment because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Smith v. Maryland. This may be an inconsequential point, but Smith allowed the police to REQUEST that the telephone company provide the pen/register data. In the instant NSA case the Government is DEMANDING that telecoms provide the data. Smith did not rule on the constitutionality of the Government demanding data. Anyone care to respond?
Dear President Obama,
We are writing to let you know that my husband and I believe that for over 3 years we have been targeted for harassment. We are US citizens and we love our country.
We contacted the SEC about our investment accounts being hacked into, and our email and mail being opened and tampered with. Our cell phones repeatedly are taken/stolen, and random calls and emails pop up. Our computers are also hacked into.
Our identity theft is a big concern since all our legal documents were missing- including passports, birth and marriage certificates, driver's licenses, deed to our house and then the investment binder with our accounts information.
We received a letter on June 12, 2013 from the FBI from "XXXX Victim Specialist" (unsigned) that my husband, XXX,was identified as a victim of crime and they are investigating this case.
Our cars were tampered with and in March, one was totaled in an accident when my husband was in the car. He luckily got out alive, but the next day we received an anonymous article about cars being remote controlled: "Can Your Car Be Hacked?" by Kim Boatman.
This is after we had repeated death threats.
When all 3 of us are in our car, including our innocent 7 year old son, we are being sideswiped by other cars, in an effort to run us off the road and cause an accident. We have not done anything wrong, especially our innocent child.
We believe there are other unethical practices that are taking place against all 3 of us. We don't know who is behind this.
We do know that the harassment started around when we moved into our fully-paid-for-house in a closed gated community in XX, XX, 3 years ago. The XX County Treasurer's office stated that when a house is listed in the papers, "unscrupulous folks" follow them. It may be their effort to force us to move out and buy the house cheaply / foreclose).
Or it could be racially/religiously motivated (We are Indian descent / Hindus.)
Our attempts at getting good jobs have been repeatedly thwarted for 3 years, including anonymously hacking through HR department's firewall and making up lies about my husband so as to not hire him. We got flat tires, brakes and lights tampered with, gas emptied etc. every time there was an interview.
Our concern is that the people attempting to harm us will actually be successful- and they said it will look like an accident.
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