Based on the harassment and intimidation we have been receiving from the Olean Police Department lately for exercising our constitutional rights, which exercise of such rights is considered illegal in this county (click here for article that you can be charged with remaining silent in this county), we have filed a FOIL request for the…
…GPS positions of OPD patrol cars when we are in the city and minding our own business. Every time we visit the city and remain more than 15 minutes in one location OPD cars start to show up. While Americans do not have a right to privacy in a public place, law enforcement does not have a right to target and illegally surveil, harass and intimidate citizens for their beliefs, looking for any excuse to accuse and/or arrest their targeted victims. However this is Cattaraugus County New York where law enforcement believes the law doesn’t applied to them. We have also FOIL requested the Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Department for all purchase orders, procedures and policies for the patrol vehicles and body cams to determine what type of video equipment is installed on the patrol vehicles and on our public servants and how it can and should be utilized.
Cattaraugus County has installed the enhanced 911 system called PSAP, including Automatic Number Identification (ANI) and Automatic Location Identification (ALI). ALI is an enhanced electronic location system that automatically relays a caller’s address when they call an emergency responder service such as 911, whether they call from a mobile phone or a land line. They also have what is called reverse 911 to determine the locations of any cell phone built after 1999, where they can, without your knowledge, if they have your cellphone number, call your cellphone to determine your location. Ever get those calls that there is nothing on the other end, or a hang up as soon as you pick up? In the latest incident of illegal surveillance, harassment and intimidation two local citizens were targeted for just such illegal tactics.
OPD also has installed on their patrol cars GPS location sensors that are constantly on while the car engine is running. If you are involved in any legal issue with the local deep state swamp and you believe that the location of the law enforcement vehicle will help your matter have your lawyer get a ‘real-time’ video of the locations of OPD vehicles as they travel throughout their jurisdictions. If you are worried about them altering it you can always have your lawyer subpoena Verizon for the same data to compare. The County of Cattaraugus DA’s office as well as court clerks, and others routinely engage in, or allow the altering public records to cover up the criminal activity of public servants.
In spite of the fear mongering that the government need this type of technology to “keep us safe”, in 2015, Congress passed and the government implemented the USA Freedom Act, which ended nationwide bulk collection under the Patriot Act. What happened? nothing. Our intelligence capabilities weren’t kneecapped. We didn’t disastrously fail to connect the dots and as the Florida school shooting shows the intelligence was available and was not acted upon. In fact, it turned out that bringing our intelligence authorities more in line with the Fourth Amendment did not make us less safe. Arguably, it has enhanced security by helping to focus our resources on real threats.
The sad irony of this illegal surveillance is many people will declare the evils of Hitler all day long but have no issue with this type of conduct. The jack booted thug no longer have to knock down your door, they are already inside your home, your purse, and your car.
The average professional and blue collar person in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several crimes that day. Harvey A. Silverglate ESQ. In his eye opening book reveals how criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin crimes on any one of us, and not just professionals for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior. Its not a matter of when but if the corrupt elements of the local and county agencies decide to target you.
Berger, 388 U.S. 41 As a Federal Court recently stated in part: “I cannot imagine a more “indiscriminate” and “arbitrary invasion” than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing….surely such a program infringes on “that degree of privacy” that the Founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment. I have little doubt, Madison, who cautioned us to beware “the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power”
“repetitive, surreptitious surveillance of a citizen’s private goings on…. implicates the Fourth Amendment each time a government official monitors it.”39 Johnson, 440 F.3d at 498-99
A Monmouth University poll reveals that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that a ‘deep state’ is manipulating US government policy, and that their communications are bring monitored en mass. The survey, conducted on almost 1000 people in early March, found that 74 percent believe that a group of shadowy unelected officials are not only manipulating government policy but actively running it.
Corrupt local deep state public servants can have your location within minutes using reverse 911 and relay that information to other corrupt local deep state operatives like the OPD “Officer” Ryan Aylor who takes pride in destroying peoples lives. Aylor also believes that when you exercise your constitutional rights you hate the government. We love our government, we just hate corrupt public servants like Aylor who conspire with other corrupt public servants like “ADA” Elizabeth Noelle Ensell LaFleur who ran over a pedestrian in a clearly marked cross walk, which caused the pedestrian who was also suffering from cerebral palsy to be hospitalized and your department covered it up. These criminals also have other devices such as stingray to locate and monitor you and what you are saying or sending. Sending a family matter issue you really don’t want anyone to know about? Or photos meant for only your partner? Guess who is viewing them…
“Stingrays are mobile surveillance systems the size of a small briefcase that emit a signal that is stronger than the signal of legitimate cell towers in their vicinity in order to force mobile phones and other devices to establish a connection with them and reveal their unique ID,” according to Wired magazine. The StingRay and other similar devices collect more than just meta data and location from your calls and texts, these devices also determine a phone’s location and movement, as well as record calls and text messages. StingRays have even been used to interfere with or block cell phone communication. Have you ever talked to a friend and both of you are not in motion and moved from the original location and you start to fade out or the call is dropped?
In early 2017 the New York Civil Liberties Union obtained records that showed the New York Police Department (NYPD) has used StingRays more than 1,000 times since 2008 “without a written policy and following a practice of obtaining only lower-level court orders rather than warrants.”
The Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Department also has bodycams and vehicles equipped with video recording devices. We have also submitted a FOIL request to produce the documentation associated with that equipment so we the people know what they possess. After all, they are our servants and we paid for it.
However it must be stated that the Sheriffs Department routinely alters video evidence to coverup their criminal conduct.
We have obtained videos of a woman weighing around 95 lbs being brutalized by a sheriffs deputy weighing 250+ right outside the county jail
The video’s we obtained are illegally ‘edited’. This is clearly seen on the horizontal field of view so you cannot see what actually occurs. You can only see the shadows however you can clearly see deputy’s 97 pound victim being man handled by a sheriffs deputy as she keels over in pain because of him grabbing her wrist.
Four other officers would soon join in. They can be seen in the video coming to the aid of sheriffs deputy, no help for the poor woman who was just brutally assaulted by him.
By their conduct it appears that they see this sort of criminal activity committed by other public servants.