11 February 2008

The FBI Deputizes Business

"Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.

InfraGard is “a child of the FBI,” says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm."

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1 comment:

Fish Nat!on said...

i grow weary of reading about the infragard every day. gimmie something new for heavens sakes


have you ever thought the random lettering at the bottom means something? certainly ken-qho is significant. i probably just typed "praise communism." three times.