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Suspicious Activity Reports From U.S. Malls Being Processed By Police State Fusion Centers
SHTFPlan ^ | 12/29/2011 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 12/29/2011 12:43:54 PM PST by JohnKinAK

It didn’t take long for the See Something, Say Something campaign initiated by the Department of Homeland Security last year to show promising results. According to a report from St. Paul Minnesota’s KARE11 and NPR, actionable human intelligence is on the rise at the nation’s largest mall, and it’s being cross-referenced with personal information and threat assessments via the recently made public nationwide network of government Fusion centers.

While a mystery to most Americans, the existence of Fusion centers recently made waves when they were brought to the mainstream public’s attention by talk show host Alex Jones and former governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura. As we highlighted in everything you do is monitored, fusion centers are the digital backbone of the modern day domestic spying network and make it possible to track, itemize, aggregate and analyze the personal activities of every American.

Now, those fusion centers have new intelligence assets to draw on for information – your friends, neighbors and fellow citizens – and many of them are delighted to help.

Brad Kleinerman entered the spooky world of homeland security.

As he shopped for a children’s watch inside the sprawling Mall of America, two security guards approached and began questioning him. Although he was not accused of wrongdoing, the guards filed a confidential report about Kleinerman that was forwarded to local police.

The reason: Guards thought he might pose a threat because they believed he had been looking at them in a suspicious way.

Najam Qureshi, owner of a kiosk that sold items from his native Pakistan, also had his own experience with authorities after his father left a cell phone on a table in the food court.

The consequence: An FBI agent showed up at the family’s home, asking if they knew anyone who might want to hurt the United States.

Mall of America officials say their security unit stops and questions on average 1,200 people each year. The interviews at the mall are part of a counterterrorism initiative that acts as the private eyes and ears of law enforcement authorities but has often ensnared innocent people, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and NPR.

In many cases, the written reports were filed without the knowledge of those interviewed by security. Several people named in the reports learned from journalists that their birth dates, race, names of employers and other personal information were compiled along with surveillance images.

There is no way for the public to know exactly how many suspicious activity reports from the Mall of America have ended up with local, state and federal authorities. CIR and NPR asked 29 law enforcement agencies under open government laws for reports on suspicious activities. Only the Bloomington Police Department and Minnesota’s state fusion center have turned over at least a portion of the paperwork.

In 2008, the mall’s security director, Douglas Reynolds, told Congress that the mall was the “No. 1 source of actionable intelligence” provided to the state’s fusion center, an intelligence hub created after 9/11 to pull together reports from an array of law enforcement sources.

Information from the suspicious activity reports generated at the mall has been shared with Bloomington police, the FBI and, in at least four cases, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

In early December Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the Department of Homeland Security would begin shifting its focus in the war on terror to lone wolf attackers living in the United States. Within a couple of weeks of this announcement the US Congress passed legislation that, according to some Senators, citizens and former military leaders, allows for the creation of domestic battlefields and the detainment of American citizens without charge or trial. The installation of backscatter scanners at airports, train stations and bus depots, roving checkpoints on US highways, and biometric surveillance technology at public events, coupled with revelations that DHS is actively looking to identify those who use cash instead of credit in commerce, purchase survival gear or engage in unpopular speech, suggests that the Fusion centers may only be the beginning.

Once the government identifies all of these persons-of-interest and potential domestic terrorists they’ll have to do something about them; we certainly can’t have enemies of the state running around in the wild. Which brings to mind another Fusion center-like conspiracy theory – FEMA camps. But that’s a whole nother discussion.

Hat tip Dan H


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1 posted on 12/29/2011 12:43:56 PM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

But if thousands of teenagers riot and smash the place up, why then the TSA leaves it up to a dozen mall security guards armed with nightsticks and walkie-talkies.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 12:53:04 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: JohnKinAK

Here’s a crazy idea...

Focus this technology, personel and resources on our borders.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 1:00:06 PM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: JohnKinAK

I thought it was the lesbionic woman known as Big Sis!


4 posted on 12/29/2011 1:01:16 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JohnKinAK

Welcome to the Police States of America. You papers, please! Macht shnell!


5 posted on 12/29/2011 1:03:04 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: proxy_user

What if you simply refuse to answer any questions and tell them to eff off? What can they do? Detain you indefinitely at Club Fed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?


6 posted on 12/29/2011 1:05:48 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JohnKinAK

I guess all that crazy stuff Alex Jones has been saying about the coming police state isn’t so crazy after all!


7 posted on 12/29/2011 1:12:16 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JohnKinAK

Too bad there is no GOP candidate stepping up to speak out against the “We’re Gonna Git You, Whitey” program

Sounds like Mall of Amer lets blacks have a pass..judging by the riot in there earlier this week


8 posted on 12/29/2011 1:14:59 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: JohnKinAK

After 9/11, we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. But the invasion of citizens’ privacy has dwarfed the “war” effort.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 1:25:35 PM PST by montag813
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To: JohnKinAK

Heil, Hussein!


10 posted on 12/29/2011 2:10:50 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: JohnKinAK
I couldda gone with this until...."Najam Qureshi, owner of a kiosk that sold items from his native Pakistan, also had his own experience with authorities after his father left a cell phone on a table in the food court.

The consequence: An FBI agent showed up at the family’s home, asking if they knew anyone who might want to hurt the United States.

Now, had Najam Qureshi been Mother Sandra from the local orphanage, maybe...but otherwise the alphabet boys aren't profiling. Throwin' the BS Flag here...

11 posted on 12/29/2011 2:16:42 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: JohnKinAK
Brad Kleinerman entered the spooky world of homeland security. As he shopped for a children’s watch inside the sprawling Mall of America, two security guards approached and began questioning him. Although he was not accused of wrongdoing, the guards filed a confidential report about Kleinerman that was forwarded to local police. The reason: Guards thought he might pose a threat because they believed he had been looking at them in a suspicious way.

Revenge of the Mall Cop. This is what Democrats mean by 'empowering the people" - giving brainwashed morons the power to send Americans to the Gulag. Hey, it worked for China, why not here?


12 posted on 12/29/2011 2:45:20 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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Yep, it’s funny to hear about this security effort at Mall of America, so soon after violence by young people there. The violence was allegedly over rumors that some rappers such as Little Wayne were going to be at the mall. Apparently the youth were violent upon learning that their rap heroes weren’t really there.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 2:50:13 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What they would do is “trespass” you, effectively banning you from the MOA for however long they wish. That’s what they do if they discover one is leagally carrying a handgun with a carry permit. By law, they cannot post the MOA ,but they do anyway. Individual tennants may post their store, if they so choose. None do. So, they just kick you out and tell you never to return.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 3:33:51 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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I'm gonna have a little fun. I'll be eyeing mall security REAL hard, and pretending to check out their HQ. When they grab me up I'll loudly complain that they were the ones watching me, and I was just defending myself by watching back, and how they are Obama's troops out to get me... Think I could get an ACLU liar lawyer to defend me?
15 posted on 12/29/2011 3:47:12 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What is a MOA? The only acronym I know is Military Operations Area that you find on air nav charts and I don’t think the mall is that kind of MOA.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 4:12:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Would the mall ban me or the DHS?


17 posted on 12/29/2011 4:13:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Sounds like a lawsuit opportunity.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 5:03:11 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ButThreeLeftsDo

Mall of America

Biggest mall there is, or was.

What else is there to do in MN in Winter, but go to the mall?


19 posted on 12/29/2011 5:05:29 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Ice fishing, ice racing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and drinking heavily combined with all of them from my exposure, lol.


20 posted on 12/29/2011 5:09:43 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Well, yeah. And with that, we’ve pretty much covered the gamut.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 5:41:50 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Mall Of America


22 posted on 12/29/2011 7:27:13 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Mall cops.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 7:30:06 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: FreedomPoster

It’s been tried.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 7:31:17 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: FreedomPoster

I’d just stop going to the malls if this is the front line of the police state. I don’t fly any more for just that reason. I’ll drive but I won’t fly.


25 posted on 12/30/2011 7:54:11 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JohnKinAK

Concerning.


26 posted on 12/30/2011 2:11:57 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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