DHS Mission Creep: They Are Now Helping Arrest Prostitutes
(PRISON PLANET) The Department of Homeland Security was created following the September 11, 2001, attacks with a mandate to protect the American people from terrorism. The government allocated nearly $100 billion of your hard-earned money so the new agency might save us from cave-dwelling terrorists who hate us for our freedom.
It turns out the DHS is not only protecting us from supposed terrorists, but prostitutes too.
A South Dakota television station reported on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security assisted in tracking down and arresting one Miaisha McCoy, who was allegedly plying the world’s oldest trade at a Sioux Falls hotel.
September 11 provided the federal government with a bullet-proof excuse to further absorb and integrate state and local law enforcement, a project that has been underway at least since the late 1960s.
Over the last decade, the feds have established a number of efforts to nationalize law enforcement and create a number of organizations designed to supposedly “protect the homeland” from not only terrorists – most handled by the FBI and the CIA – but all sorts of domestic criminals, including those who engage in victimless crimes such as drug use and prostitution.
There are now dozens of organizations feeding off tax dollars dispensed by the feds – from FEMA’s Citizen Corps to Volunteers in Police Service and Infragard and beyond. In many ways, these federally-funded and organized groups rival the police state apparatus active in Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union.
The DHS has strived to incorporate non-terrorist crime into its ever-growing agenda – and subsequently promote its raison d’être as another federal agency lining up at the tax trough to gobble up billions of dollars of wealth confiscated from the producers.
For example, the DHS now “protects victims” from “domestic violence and other violent crimes” that have nothing to do with the late CIA asset Osama bin Laden or the would-be nineteen hijackers who trained on U.S. military bases. The mega-bureaucracy now doles out money to everything from “Juvenile Accountability” to anti-counterfeiting, border security, and computer incident response.
But it really shines when it comes to acting as a political surveillance tool for the establishment. It has successfully exploited the global jihad terror myth to spy on antiwar and patriot groups and recently the Occupy movement. So-called fusion centers – centralized high-tech Orwellian snoop hubs – now dot the landscape and feed data into the DHS leviathan.
Assisting in the arrest of prostitutes and others engaged in victimless behavior deemed criminal by official underwear drawer snoopers and government revenue enhancement shakedown artists is merely another example of how pervasive and absurd the police state has become.