I never met nor spoke with international hero and American patriot Edward Snowden, so I cannot even guess why he failed to mention the below technology used by NSA and DHS (ostensibly to protect us!) so I will pick up where he left off – based on my own true life experience while exiled here in China, since I think you really need to know how devious they can be when using these technologies to “protect” us…
- Not only can NSA remotely activate the microphone and camera on your mobile devices and listen/watch in live to see what you are doing anywhere in the world, (smart phone, lap top, etc), they can insert and remove any file into or from your mobile device or computer no matter what your connection may be (cable, G3, Wi-Fi, Satellite). In my own case they removed a video I had converted to MP4 of a video tape I had provided to former member of Parliament Paul Szabo and in its place inserted a porno video of exactly the same size. The video removed was of corrupt FBI agent named Terry Nelson involved in massive drug smuggling.
Think about this… if you are someone the pols or feds need to smear or discredit, they can insert incriminating evidence, in the form of files or photos, (that they themselves fabricate) into your computer with any date stamp they like. Conversely they can remove any exculpatory evidence or merely change the date stamp of the file rendering it meaningless. Most juries would never believe this could be done or that people would be evil enough to obstruct justice. Unless you have a disconnected back-up on USB or external hard drive, a defendant would be screwed.
- They also have the technology to remotely reformat your hard drive (erase it) or they may choose to lock or totally encrypt it as well, or if they prefer insert a key logger program that will capture and send them every thing you type on a daily basis and send it to them via the cloud in real time, or via delayed transmission. In 2012 they erased the entire hard drive of one of my laptops and I was unable to recover the data. Fortunately most of it was backed up elsewhere. The intrusion took place at 3:00 am while I was in dreamland.
- The FBI’s dirty tricks team has the technology to create/fabricate incriminating email with professional grade email spoofing software that can be inserted into your email log with all the right timestamps, footers, headers, etc. and only someone in forensic IT law enforcement might be able to tell it is a fake email. This email spoofing software is now offered for sale to the public in a “lite” version called Zmail and you can buy it for less than $100 and send emails to Vladimir Putin from Barrack Obama or Kim Kardashian if you like. You only need to know the email addresses of the sender and recipient. So when the public is shown “Email intercepted from terrorists” remember this software. In my own case I received an email that was “forwarded” to me suggesting my wife was having an affair in an effort to break up our family unit. Here you go… go have some fun with your favorite corrupt politician or that mean boss of yours… http://zmail.sourceforge.net/
- Speaking of emails, they can easily decide what emails you get to receive and which get trashed on the way in or out of your email server. Yes, they can and do delay emails in real time by flagging “key words” in the content with a program they use called “Port Reader”. If they want you to be kept in the dark about any matter they can do so via email interception. In my own case job inquiries and resumes sent out to potential employers were never received and business emails sent to me by business people in America about income opportunities were not received by me in China, no matter whether we used gmail, yahoo, etc. They can easily affect a person’s income stream by not letting you receive proposals, bids, requests for meetings, inquires, cancellations, etc. They certainly do not seek court orders for this sort of personal sabotage.
Yes, there is truly a cyber war being quietly waged between East and West, but less than 1% of U.S. citizens are involved – directly or indirectly according to FBI admissions. As of January of 2014, NSA had to admit that despite all their wholesale spying on U.S. residents, they had no advance clue of the Boston bombing nor any other attack on U.S. assets gleaned from SIGNIT, (electronic signal intelligence).
NSA claimed they were only looking for “meta data” but according FBI insiders who confided anonymously with Foreign Policy magazine…
“The FBI has configured its port reader to intercept all metadata – including packet size, port label, and IPv6 flow data – that exceeds what the law permits, according to one industry source.
Here’s a link to a 2006 court case elaborating on what counts as metadata for pen register and trap and trace orders. In it, the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., ruled that federal law “unambiguously authorize[s]” the government to use such an order to obtain all information about an e-mail account except “the Subject: line and body of the communication.”
The devil is always in the details, and even federal judges are confused and often misled by the DoJ on the meaning of verbiage used in the Patriot Act because a single word “process” can be interpreted for convenience in a very ambiguous manner. This clever wording was deliberately done by design to avoid the requirement of a court order. See these links and just assume you no longer have any privacy on the net or on your phone.
- They now have the technology (and have had it for at least a year or perhaps much longer) to remotely listen into conversations inside an automobile that is equipped with Onstar Sattelite communications link. In 2014, after I gave a training session to a deputy governor of the People’s Bank Of China, he offered me a ride in his car because it was raining. We had a conversation about China’s plans to buy all future oil contracts only in rmb and other currency related issues. Two days later, I was picked up and interrogated by U.S. agents in Beijing about this conversation and was asked to betray my friendship with my student. When I tried to play dumb about the conversation, they played a recording of it to me that was crystal clear. No, I did not betray my student. I also learned there is yet another way to monitor conversations in a car but it is old school and requires a tail car or overhead drone to be within 100 meters and they use an FM bug. The new tech is light years ahead.
- DHS and NSA now have the technology today to covertly duplicate the voice of any person within a matter of hours to be so exact that even a spouse would be fooled. Again a “lite” version of this this software is available to the public and you can hear samples of famous celebrities at this link: https://www.cereproc.com/en/text-to-speech-cloning-voices China also has similar technology but does not even come close in quality to the American-made technology that would fool your own mother if she heard your synthesized voice they can duplicate perfectly after only sampling your voice patterns for about an hour. So was that really Bin Laden’s voice they played on the evening news so many times, or a replication? Think of the evil applications that this technology makes possible – like blackmailing foreign leaders whose voice can be made to say anything, perhaps a raunchy call to an underage girl, or a some secretive talk about bio-weaponry, or Julian Assange admitting he raped some young girl, or ?????
In 2014, I received a call from an old friend who used to be an investigative reporter asking me to send him copies of 27 audio recordings of various law enforcement officials, and information I obtained from another friend Karlheinz Schreiber who retired from his arms dealing business recently. The voice was familiar and exact. The caller had me fooled completely – until I asked him three questions, about Jorge/George Morales , Steve Finta, and Renee Benitez that caught the impersonating caller off guard and he had to change the subject because he clearly did not know who I was talking about, despite the fact he had been investigating all three for NBC News for several months year ago. The real journalist would have been able to respond intelligently to my questions about George’s murder, Steve’s fake heart attack, and the 30 year imprisonment and betrayal of Benitez.
In 2013, I had received a similar call from an alleged agent for “Phoenix Group Publishing”, allegedly a foreign subsidiary of the huge publisher Harper set up offshore only to publish “controversial non-fiction books of a political nature” She claimed her name was “Trisha McKenzie” and she wanted to meet with me about publishing my book and she claimed to have read several chapters and would like to have the complete manuscripts to review. She even agreed to sign a non-disclosure agreement with me. When I asked how she got any of my manuscripts to read (I had only given copies to five trusted friends to hold and hide for me) she said that my Ohio neighbor and best childhood friend had met with her secretly to seek help for me, and gave her five sample chapters to read. Considering that Mike had just passed away from cancer the year before, she knew that I could not verify her claims, but since I promised my wife I would never publish the book after our son was born, she did not get what she wanted, even after offering a $100,000 advance. I now notice the nice fake web site for Phoenix Publishing Group is gone as is the Linked Page for Patricia McKenzie, both of which she referred me to in 2013. Hmmm. Check this out: https://decryptedmatrix.com/your-voice-is-being-used-to-id-and-track-you/
- Since Bill Gates sold out to the feds on citizen spying and Microsoft bought out Skype in 2013, all Skype traffic is monitored and they have the ability to block connections and transfer of files at will by user names. They can remotely block on a wholesale or specific basis – automatically or on a real-time selective basis. In 2014, I was able to reconnect after the 30 year absence of another close friend and famous political prisoner the world knew only as “Gary Betzner”. Gary was the key pilot for Oliver North’s secret Contra operation who delivered guns and drugs for the famous top secret Contragate scandal after things were exposed when Gene Hasenfus’s C123 was shot down in Central America . Gary and I spent time together and apart in the solitary confinement unit at MCC Miami in 1986-87, along with Jorge/George Morales and Erling Ingvaldsen, Jesus Garcia and other political prisoners of America. We crossed paths only because I saw a movie trailer related to a film being made about Gary’s life and I tracked him down through the producer.
We finally hooked up on Skype and had lots of catching up to do. But as soon as we started talking about my exile in China and which corrupt agents were involved (known to both Gary and myself), we were disconnected and could not reconnect on Skype – ever again. We found another way to communicate, and soon that channel was also blocked. I then learned that Gary was trying to call me on my mobile phone in China and he was angry that I was not answering his calls. On my end the phone never even rang. Likewise, when I was given a number to call Gary back in Arkansas, the call I made just rang and rang with no answer. Using various settings and a VPN, Skype can temporarily be fooled for one or two calls to get through, but anything said will be recorded. When I tried to transfer Gary a copy of a Private Investigator’s 11 page sworn report, the file transfer was blocked.
- Fake Security Updates of Windows 7: Microsoft has always allowed back door entry into your computers to the feds since Vista was launched, but the feds wanted more than just access, they wanted insertions of their Trojans and keylogger malware with signatures undetectable to every anti-virus and malware detection program known to mankind. Although the Chinese discovered the spyware was built into Windows 8, Windows 7 accomplishes the same results to “security updates” users just assume to be legitimate, and most are. However, as I found out in 2013 after I installed some special Chinese software in conjunction with “Hi-Jack This” and “Win Direct”, I discovered some “unusual” installations that disabled my selection of “no automatic Windows updates” . This made me suspicious enough to consult with a local IT genius in Beijing who confirmed Windows 7 can be remotely activated to install spyware bundled with random “security updates”. How long they have had this capability is unknown. No matter how many times I have “disabled” automatic updates, they just keep a coming. So whenever I go online I work as if a federal agent is sitting right next to me videotaping every key stroke.
- Internet Forum Fraud: Freedom of Speech On the internet is really a myth. As recently demonstrated at Thebeijinger.com, Uncle Sam and false “patriots” they recruit often censor and otherwise tamper with unfavorable comments made about American foreign polices, war crimes, etc. or to smear a dissident like myself. Over the past five years over 3 dozen threads about the chemical weapons used in Fallujah, the Bradley Manning “Collateral Murder” video, America’s Banksters, the missing Iraq billions, the missing $2.3 Trillion from the Defense Department, Haliburton’s $39 Bllion in Iraq War profits, American foreign drone deaths of kids and civilians, etc, were all remotely deleted from theBeijinger and I saved the screen shots to prove it if anyone doubts this. When myself and two other users exposed this censorship and demanded an explanation from thebeijinger.com (American owned cut-out company) all of our comments were deleted and we were banned. Recently after I tried to expose a China Internship scam along with a victim named Winnie Maliko who was instructed to commit a felony crime by a company I had infiltrated to investigate, both Winnie and I had our comments deleted and we were blocked from forum access. http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=681817 With no other way to challenge and expose the fraud, we resorted to making a few false accounts so we could publicly expose the censorship, but we then noticed that anyone and everyone who disagreed with smear story was being deleted and blocked. Winnie can confirm this manipulation directly at her Linked page or with a PM at realscam.com and scam-detector.com where she made some uncensored comments where her user name is YeYeHoo86. The admin of thebeijinger even went so far as to create a new user name for me and make impersonated false statements under my name and then even inserted my image from a hijacked newspaper article. About 90% of my friends and colleagues believe the ruse. As people in Florida recently learned, Uncle Sam hires and embeds over a thousand of “journalists” and bloggers all over the world to spin the “news” with a self-serving, biased agenda. See http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/04/cnn-business-state-sponsored-news
- Massive Internet Censorship: Approximately one-third of the internet is censored from public view and only about 50% of the deletions are hateful, child porn, obscene, or otherwise qualified for removal. As Google admitted in 2012, about half of all removal requests are coming from government sources and are of a political nature. See http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/18/tech/web/google-transparency-report/ But what google refuse to remove, government hacks delete on their own. In 2011-2012 I posted a blogspot “Crimes I reported that remain ignored” about the following subjects:
- The alleged suicide of Cliff Baxter (Former Enron CFO)
- The alleged suicide of my former colleague U.S. Coast Guard Radioman Patrick Wesphal
- The murder of federal prisoner Ralph Steele
- Rapes & Beatings of immigrants at the Krome Detention Center
- The murder of my former colleague IRS agent Liston Smith
- The murder of FBI Informant of Al Chalem
- The Barry Seal , Jesus Garcia, Jose Coutin and George Bush Cover-Up Caper
- Money Laundering 101 For Govt. Officials – American Financial Group Style
- American War Crimes
- The Truth About WTC7 – Why are witnesses being jailed?
- The FBI Terry Nelson Drug Ring – Largest in history?
- Why Karlheinz Schreiber could not tell all he knew…
- The Noriega-Bush Connection – A love-hate affair
Within three days of posting this fairly detailed blog it was deleted and my access to the related gmail was blocked. Yet today in 2015, that gmail used for the blogspot shows as “available”! Yet strangely, my wordpress posts about three of the same subjects and the false murder conviction of Canadian Patrick Kelly remain intact! Go figure.
Other examples can be seen in the many many posts “the truthers” had made about 911, the kazllion posts about Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and Julian Assange seemed to flow endlessly at Google and Yahoo only two years ago. But today there is surely some deft manipulation at play. Was Google secretly paid off, or is external government manipulation the reason we see less and less about these and other controversial issues in search results? Try this on for size: http://gizmodo.com/confirmed-nsa-paid-google-microsoft-others-millions-1188615332 But perhaps we need google to cooperate to help track the bad guys? If you agree with this premise then maybe you want to take a hard look at this here and the revisit your opinion: http://www.salon.com/2014/11/16/googles_secret_nsa_alliance_the_terrifying_deals_between_silicon_valley_and_the_security_state/ and after reading this, define in your own mind, who are the real “bad guys” that pose the biggest threat to you and your family? Is it some Muslim extremist who blows up an American embassy 4,000 miles away, or the Verizon office three miles from your home that allows strangers to record all your telephone and internet traffic and perhaps activate your web cam and microphone to check in to see if you might be planning to protest some local political event?
The gradual erosion of our privacy and civil rights reminds me of the boiling frogs who never realize their fate until it is to late to respond. Have Americans been transformed from “We the people” to “We The Sheeple” to “We The Boiling Frogs”? This is a question many of us are too ashamed to even answer. If you have children that you love and genuinely care for, are you not obligated to protect them from the massive manipulation that awaits them? Each generation has becoming more compliant, submissive and aloof to the political and economic enslavement of our American society. If you recall the words of Hitler, we may just be one generation away from work compounds where professions are no longer chosen but assigned and there will be no more need for cash. It will only take one more false flag event to terrify us all into seeking the “protection” of a government that only needs our labor and tax dollars. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can protest the abuse that was so subtly and gradually imposed upon us. We can vote out all the incumbents and look for the Rand and Ron Pauls amongst us. We need not control the world’s banking nor have a military so big and powerful that we impose ourselves as the world’s policeman without even being asked to do so.
But first we have to take back our Privacy and control of OUR public SERVANTS. They are not supposed to be our masters, and the fact that they now are, should shame us all for our negligence and apathy. Go hug your children and think about the world they deserve and what YOU are willing to do to make sure they have more courage than us to avoid the boiling pot?
When Bruce would not shut up about the murder of IRS Agent Liston Smith and the hit list. The feds recruited a jailhouse “witness” named Neil Keenan and offered him his freedom in exchange for a few lies. They had Keenan write a false statement that Bruce was plotting the murder of his ex girlfriend’s new boyfriend, both of whom were Metro Dade police officers. If the scheme worked, Bruce would be locked away for 15 years, and nobody would listen to the rants and pleas of some guy who tried to kill a cop. The problem is the truth and misfortune both got in the way and really pissed off a fairly honest judge named Sydney Shapiro in Miami.
You see, the day that Neil claimed Bruce supposedly admitted waiting for his victim to come out of his apartment to be killed, Bruce was actually on a date with a beautiful girl named Mirriam Rodriguez of Miami at Everglades National Park where tragedy had struck twice for the couple. While riding their bicycles through the park, a huge dragon fly the size of a pigeon landed on Mirriam’s shoulder and scared the beejesus out her causing her to crash her bike, skin here knee and sprain her ankle – all in less than 1 minute. Anyone who heard her scream would think she was having her limbs ripped off. Big bugs that buzz do that to a girl.
Since that accident killed the rest of the bicycle hike, Bruce tried to make lemonade from the lemons and suggested they take an airboat tour of the Everglades and look at the wildlife – mostly deer, alligators, racoon, and a hundred or so variety of birds. Still in pain, she agreed that might be fun, so they found a big country boy who rents airboats and they asked him for a guided tour. For $200 an hour he happily agreed. This would be a big mistake, but one that Bruce would be very grateful for a few weeks later.
Neither Bruce nor Mirriam knew the good old boy owner/driver of the airboat had a few beers to many and although he told some great jokes and kept them entertained, he had lost his sense of speed and direction. Because the airboat was powered to carry up to 8 passengers and only Bruce and Mirriam were on it, they sped through the tall grass at 70mph. It was exhilarating and…a bit dangerous. The driver did not see a sandbar and WHAM! They they sat stranded on a sandbar for 3 hours surrounded by curious alligators and mosquitoes that really were. They would sit there as the sun would set – more than 5 miles from any other human being. When it grew dark and the airboat was missing back at dockside, the other good old boys realized something was wrong and launched a search party of 3 airboats to go look for the trio. It was about this time that federal witness Keenan swore under oath that Bruce was lurking in a Kendal apartment building parking lot waiting to take out a cop. If Neil was believed by a jury, Keenan would be released seven years early from his 10 year sentence.
By the time they were found, Bruce and Mirriam swore they met every single mosquito in Florida and the hundreds of bumps all over their bodies gave testament to this. They arrived back at the dock about 8:00pm and about 9:00pm when Bruce dropped Mirriam at her home. It would truly be a memorable day for every one, but for all the wrong reasons.
Thus when Bruce was arrested a few days later and ended up in an attempted murder trial, he was grateful that Keenan picked that particular day as the murder date. Mirriam and the airboat driver told a Miami jury the above story and Mirriam still had the scar on her knee from the bicycle spill. Bruce still had the receipt from the airboat ride. Shortly after the three testified about their adventure in the Everglades, the trial came to an end and so did Keenan’s lies. The jury took all of 12 minutes to return a verdict of “not guilty” and Judge Shapiro chastised the prosecutor for not checking out Bruce’s version of events for that day. Although Shapiro made it clear that Keenan perjured himself, no criminal charges were brought against him. Why?
The Keenan affair was just one of 4 times the feds tried to have Bruce arrested with fake crime in order to hide real ones. When people use the law and the courts as a political weapon, it is called “Abuse of Process” and it is a felony crime that commands five years in prisons. Yet it is a crime that is almost never prosecuted. Why? Because it would draw publicity and scrutiny to the entire criminal justice and judicial system from the public and media. But herein lies a very big problem…
Our prisons are full of Neil Keenans – people serving 10-20 years sentences who would say they saw Mother Theresa giving the Pope a blow job if gets them out of jail. In the book Bruce wrote he wrote over 30 pages about the “witnesses for hire” and he even interviewed one named Chester Zukowski of Florida who testified in over 50 trials for the federal prosecutors who used to ask him to rehearse his testimony and memorize scripted responses to questions they would be asked on the stand.
The point I am trying to drive home here is that if Uncle Sam needs you to be guilty of a crime in order to discredit you, they will find a way to make it happen. The same was done to Chip Tatum and Richard Brennecke who also worked many years for the government and witnesses dozens of crime. These fake criminal charges are standard operating procedures when you start implicating high ranking government official at the Governor level or higher. Judges know the score and pretend they are shocked and surprised when these actor witnesses get tripped up in their lies.
This is why Bruce claimed in his book that up to 15% of prisoners locked p in our jails today may actually be innocent as well as those like Bradley Manning who were intimidated and or psychologically tortured into pleading guilty. So who was Bruce implicating in crimes back in 1985-1986? Read Part 2 of this 6 part blog series.
FREE BRADLEY MANNING!
People should not go to prison for telling the truth simply because
the truth exposes the lies of government officials. 35 Years?
This is not Nazi Germany – Or is it?
1 in every 20 Americans will spend time in a jail cell at least once in their lifetime. No nation jails more of their citizens per capita than the United States of America. 10% of Americans will be arrested in their lifetime. Less than 2% have been tortured – so far. This is almost 300% more than China and 400% more than Russia – per capita.
Because our national news media is heavily biased and regularly manipulated (proven by award-winning CNN journalist/whistle blower Amber Lyon) we often hear about the human rights abuses of other countries like China, Turkey, Iran or Russia, but we never hear about all the American citizens, over a thousand of them that are tortured and abused on a daily basis – right here on American soil. No, I am not talking about Muslim terrorists, or some Russian spies. I am talking about military veterans, pilots, crooked accountants, tax evaders, and many white-collar thieves, and even a few dozen people who were wrongly convicted, or have not even had their trial yet, and are supposed to be “presumed innocent” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XvU_PNCjhE
I personally both witnessed and was subjected to both physical and psychological torture some of which is outlined here http://WhyUncleSamHatesBruce.blogspot.com, others I summarized in a 2 page report I submitted to Amnesty International in Toronto in the summer of 2000 at 56 Temperance Street, only 3 days before a swarm of police descended upon our Canadian home (where I had sought sanctuary). 20 armed SWAT guys came to “help” a sole Immigration Canada man with a clipboard “detain” me. For what? Even he wasn’t sure, but over the next week while I was locked up in maximum security detention, we learned the USA “made a request” for the “enforcement action” without providing an explanation. Was it retaliatory for blowing the whistle on the torture in America? Yes, but only in part.
Anyway my profile is not one you think of when you imagine someone being tortured. I have zero history of violence and was a former air traffic controller, former employee of the U.S. Justice Department, a former U.S. Treasury Agent, and amongst other things a former Fortune 500 Executive, Red Cross Volunteer, and honorably discharged military veteran. I was imprisoned 30 years ago for something I never did, but had to deal with due to political corruption. I have to admit that my visit to a U.S. prison was shocking and a bit scary at first. But most all people quickly adapt to their environment and so did I. It was not my world mind you, but I had to live in it. Some memories never fade with time.
I heard the horror stories but frankly, I blew them off as urban legend myths – until I saw my first brutal beating of a prisoner who had four guards kicking, clubbing, and stomping the poor bastard as he lay on the ground with no way to defend himself. His hands were bound behind his back with nylon tie-wraps. his face and jumpsuit were covered in blood – a real mess. They dragged him behind one of the housing units – out of general view. After a few more punishing minutes, he was taken not to the clinic, but to the solitary confinement unit. “My God! This guy must have done something horrible!” I thought to myself. As a new arrival I just assumed he simply must have deserved this beating. But later, when we all got wind of the whole story, I was sick to my stomach. The prisoner confronted a guard who had made some suggestive sexual comments to his wife as she entered the visiting room and demanded to know the guard’s name. Apparently the guard and his three friends, persuaded him not to file any report with the warden! They clearly believe actions speak louder than mere words.
Even women prisoners get beaten or raped without provocation, or for refusing to provide sexual favors. Four guards in Georgia had to resign for beating this woman below but they never spent jail time for it. “Detainees” at an Immigration Center in Florida (Krome) where I briefly worked myself, got abused in much the same way (I resigned from Krome after reporting a supervisor for raping young Latino immigrants) Did you know that fully one-third of all the jailed women in the world are in U.S. jails?
But this would prove to be the most mild abuse and torture I would see and experience. In fact, I would see/hear two prisoners actually murdered at MCC MIami and then their deaths falsely made to appear as suicides. One of the victims was Ralph Steele. I gave sworn statements to the police when I was released and never saw a single police report written up. The FBI station Chief in Miami (Paul Miller) actually had the audacity to tell me the FBI had no legal jurisdiction to investigate the murders I tried to report! Getting back on point… I saw prisoners locked in a closet and then the closet was filled with pepper spray as the prisoner could do nothing but gag, scream, vomit, and beg for mercy. His offense? Calling a guard an “asshole” for stealing his library book from his cell so he could read it himself. Books are rare gold in solitary confinement cells.
Prisoners are human beings. Human beings are animals. All animals, no matter how docile, will tolerate only so much abuse before they snarl and snap back in self-defense. When that happens in a prison however, the animal that dares to defend themself will be swarmed upon by a wolf pack of guards and then bound like in the above photo and get “a full body massage compliments of Uncle Sam” Thank God I was foolish enough to make this mistake only once. The next day my testicles were swollen the size of tennis balls and I had blood in my pee and turds for almost a week. From that day forward I would only defend myself against prisoners – not a guard. No matter how abusive one guard can be, fighting back, even in self defense will certainly quadruple the pain since at least three or more guards will “join the party” as they call it.
Some torture is slow and not so obvious. It may be just chaining someone to their bed for a a few days or in an awkward position for only a few hours that puts a strain on your back muscles and causes painful cramps. Above are a few favorite positions and another that I personally dreaded was handcuffing the right wrist to the left ankle and the left wrist to the right ankle, Learning how to pee in this configuration is a real challenge!
The above may look like a toilet to you, and on a good day it is. On a bad day it is a torture device. American citizen prisoners have a worse version of water-boarding than Al-Qaeda prisoners. Imagine this… 4 or 5 guards come into your cell and decide to use your toilet and all take a healthy pee in it. They then grab you and handcuff your hands behind your back and make you kneel in front of this unflushed toilet. The smell is nauseating but it gets a lot worse when they now slam your face down into the toilet and submerge your face in the pee! While you gag, they laugh. They usually want something from you when they do this – either information, a phone number, cigarettes, etc. In my case they wanted a signature. So until you give them what they want, they keep dunking your head and then will start repeatedly flushing the toilet until you gag or drown. At least one prisoner drowned like this at Dade County Jail where they moved me to hide me from a news reporter. Here below is what a Federal Solitary Confinement cell looks like – when they are new…(the glass is frosted or opaque so there is nothing to look at outside, and only half of these cells have windows at all)
Nine of my 38 months in prison were spent in solitary confinement, but fortunately my torture period was no more than 3 months and I was kept in a cell similar to the one below during the abuse. These solitary confinement cells are where 80% of all torture takes place in America. Why? There are no witnesses here and nobody but other prisoners can hear you scream in pain. My 3 week hunger strike put an end to most of the abuse.
Torturing American prisoners is not at all new. In the 1860s prisoners at Arkansas State Prison often got to talk on the “Tucker Telephone” – getting their genitals electrocuted with high voltage wires that caused excruciating pain, sterility, and bleeding. But today, the torture used is less noticeable and easy to hide from witnesses or even police investigators.
Freezing prisoners to the point of Hypothermia is very common and something I experienced a handful of times at MCC Miami and elsewhere. The effects of Hypothermia aside from uncontrollable shivering is gradual and complete disorientation and extreme stress. Prisoners who fall asleep during this torture can easily die and dozens have every year. Those that survive the Hypothermia may then lose their life to Pneumonia if their body is not strong enough to resist the water build up in their lungs.
I was personally kept hog-tied and naked on the concrete floor with handcuffs for 4 days. Unlike duct tape, steel handcuffs dig into your skin and cause bleeding within a few hours of movement. Today 30 years later, I still have the scars on my wrists to remind me of the ordeal. All these tortures were an attempt to get me to sign a false statement. During those four days I had no choice but to urinate and defecate on myself and to eat like dog from a tray of food put in front of me. Nylon tie wraps are also used and are only slightly less painful. Both cut off circulation in your arms and put a huge amount of stress on your lower back. Veteran prisoners who heard of my plight advised me to roll over on my side to ease the pain a bit. I was extremely grateful for that tip.
At FCI Talladega a federal prison in Alabama I saw a prisoner with his head duct-taped between two jail bars while he was forced to kneel with his hands cuffed behind his back. Two guards tormented him for over an hour. One would kick his face while the other would spray him with pepper spray when he screamed and vomited. When we other prisoners would protest, we’d also get hit with a blast of the burning spray.
Getting sprayed with pepper, mace, or bear spray is very easy to do in an American prison. Just argue or disagree with a guard or refuse to call him “sir” and you have 50% chance of getting third degree burns in less than 30 minutes. This is one time you will actually want to stick your face into a flushing toilet!
When MCC Miami guards got their new Taser Guns in 1987 they needed to have a demonstration. I supposedly was selected at random to be their target – twice. There are no words to describe the painful tingling sensation you feel all over your body as you lose all muscle control and pee and shit on yourself. For 10-15 minutes you remain totally incapacitated, flopping around on the floor like a fish out of water. https://ca.screen.yahoo.com/tech—science/taser-effects-bare-skin-super-214609480.html
One of the most brutal tortures I ever witnessed are the “gladiator fights” many guards force prisoners to participate in. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/27/san-francisco-prison-guards-forced-inmates-game-of-thrones-style-fights The one I saw at Atlanta FCI resulted in a prisoner having his eye gouged so badly that it had to be surgically removed. Some of these prisoners forced to fight one another don’t even know each other. Others belong to rival gangs. Fortunately I was never subjected to this brutality. But still I was attacked, and even stabbed after one of the prison guards decided to leak to all the other prisoners that I was a former U.S. federal agent. As a result I was stabbed with a pencil in my stomach and my neck, but neither wound caused serious injury and I recovered within a week. Had a metal shank been used instead of a pencil, you would not be reading these words right now.
Other torture involves making prisoners eat feces or drink pee mixed in with their kool-aid drinks. Not so funny when you remember how HIV, Hepatitis and other diseases are spread through body fluids. https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2007/aug/15/rhode-island-pays-120000-to-prisoner-forced-to-eat-feces/ I thank God they only pulled that stunt on me once,, although I was deliberately given diarrhea many times by guards who would spike our drinks with Visine for a good laugh and then give us the “bad news” that there is no more toilet paper! Their twisted sense of humor was not much appreciated by the prison residents. Sometimes our assholes were sore for 2-3 days at a stretch. From time to time we found a few other surprises in our food – namely dead or live insects (flies and roaches) and having worked in the prison kitchen which we kept spotless, I knew the special condiments were courtesy of the guards in solitary.
This Ohio woman was sentenced to 54 years in prison for exactly what prison guards did to me at MCC Miami http://murderpedia.org/female.C/c/carroll-liz.htm This took place just before I went on my hunger strike, the only effective way a prisoner can protest and get the warden’s attention.
Guards made me strip naked and cuffed my hands behind my back and then rolled me inside a wool blank that wreaked like urine. I did not know for an hour that the blanket was infested with lice and crabs. For good measure the guards also sprinkled in some fiberglass fibers from some insulation. Then they wrapped me as tight as possible with two rolls of duct tape and left me in my cell to roast. Within 2 hours the heat was the good news! Sweating profusely was bad yes, but having crabs and lice biting away at me in my crotch, armpits, neck, and hair was unbearable, especially since I had no way to scratch. I was screaming for release within 4 -5 hours. This was not a happy place for me, and I still get flashbacks to this episode and the toilet diving. But the most painful was being hog-tied and pepper-sprayed.
Not all the torture of U.S. citizens is physical. A good portion of it is psychological, like locking up a prisoner in a completely white room, withholding mail and visits from loved ones and lawyers , or telling a prisoner he tested positive for HIV or tuberculosis, or that while you are locked away in solitary confinement, your parents, children, or spouse died in some horrible accident. One prisoner in Memphis committed suicide after a guard told him that his parents and children died in a house fire and that his wife was probably not going to make it either. They had me convinced that my mother had passed away, and that I had contracted TB in prison and would probably die within a year or two. I lived in despair for six months until I learned the truth… my mother was quite alive and worried sick about me. I also tested negative for TB.
I was subjected to 4 days of sleep deprivation which damn near drove me insane. It is one of the most cruel things that you can do to a human body and after 2 days you do not even respond to loud noises and after 3 days can even sleep through a bucket of ice water thrown on you. By day 4 they had to keep me awake with cigarette burns. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dreaming-in-the-digital-age/201412/why-sleep-deprivation-is-torture
Some of the worst cells have no windows at all and are actually several feet underground. They are cold, damp, and dark. At times you could hear a pin drop and yet you will hear grown men weep and scream at least once a day. Just because we were isolated from the public, family, and friends did not rob us of our emotions. Regretfully, we could not rid ourselves of them even if we wanted to. Sometimes the only friendly face and semblance of kindness came from a caring nurse, visiting pastor, or one of the new guards who were not yet jaded. The below photo shows just how isolated prisoners are kept for days, weeks, months, and even years. This is how they break your spirit to fight back against any injustice that was forced upon you in a courtroom.
Some twisted guards actually feel it is their duty to amplify any and all punishment a judge may have given you with their sentence, and so when it comes to torture they can justify it and even rationalize it if caught. BTW… when the segregation unit gets crowded (like during the Iran Contra scandal) it is not uncommon for two prisoners to share a cell. One sick guard had promised Foster that he would get me to sign the statement he wanted so badly. Knowing that I am a non-smoker he first put me in a cell with a chain smoker for a day and then asked me if wanted a “cell change” after he heard me gagging and coughing all day long. I jumped at the chance to breathe clean air, and the guard just smiled. Three minutes later, I found myself sharing a cell with “Big Man” whose nick name was quite fitting since he was about six feet tall and about 290 pounds. He was a friendly guy, and for good reason – he was aggressively gay. I knew I was either going to die or end up in a hospital if I could not get out of that cell. But the guard just ignored me when I started banging on the door. Big man introduced himself and offered me a chocolate bar. I ignored his overt flirting all day and dreaded having to sleep in the same cell with this guy. He offered me the bottom bunk and I said “no thanks”. He had already occupied the top bunk so I prepared myself for what was to come. Fortunately fighting with bullies in the schoolyard as a kid prepared me for this day. (Thanks for the training Cliff) When he tried to force himself on me when the lights went off that night, I had no choice but to bite him and fight for my life. If he was going to rape me, i would make sure the event had more pain than pleasure for the sleazeball. Learning to wrestle and box in my youth sure came in handy for me that ugly night. The floor was slippery with blood, both his and mine and only a guard shift change got me taken out of the cell during the most exhausting scuffle of my life – far worse than any wrestling match to be sure. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/locked-up-in-america/#solitary-nation
Just recently something very unusual happened in Florida. These six prison guards were arrested and charged with inflicting cruel and unusual punishment (assaults) on prisoners under their supervision. At MCC Miami not a single guard was arrested for the murder of Ralph Steele. Too many witnesses made it difficult to conceal the abuse doled out by these six guys, as investigative reporters from The Miami Herald noticed some unusual prisoner deaths and began to interview prisoners and their families. http://media.miamiherald.com/static/media/projects/2015/cruel-and-unusual/aftermath/guards-arrested/ Friends, what they stumbled upon is just the tip of a very big iceberg, that if properly investigated will uncover hundreds of torture victims and murders – in the land of the free.
With the privatization of America’s jails and prisons, the jailing of U.S. citizens has now become a “business”, and every business needs “customers” to be profitable. As a result, more and more innocent people are being locked up for non-violent crimes. More and more 99%, 911, and truther protesters are being silenced behind bars. Even homeless people are being rounded up and jailed to fuel the prison factories that we used to scold China for! The below chart speaks for itself and should be a wake-up call to all of my fellow-Americans, especially if you bother to read this: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/con_camps_fema.htm
Friends, violent crime in America has steadily decreased over the last two decades , yet the prison populations continues to climb. What is wrong with this picture? When do we put our foot down and take back control of our lives from our government? Our indifference and apathy only emboldens them even more to look for more brazen ways to profit from human suffering – at our expense. If you took the time to read this long article, it means you are still human, and probably still remember what it means to be a true patriot – an unselfish American of compassion and genuine justice. What happened to me and hundreds of other AMERICAN CITIZENS can just as easily happen to YOU or one of your loved ones. Lest we forget this old scribble from a World War II survivor of Nazi Germany? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/criminal-justice/locked-up-in-america/whos-locked-up-in-america/
The evil mean streak that runs through some of the American prison guards runs deep to their core. Even more so in state prisons. Multiply the human suffering by at least five at the state level. Fortunately only 10% -12% of the guards are responsible for these heinous acts of torture. Unfortunately, the bigger problem is that most of the other 88% turn blind eyes to it all since they do not want to lose their stable and good-paying jobs. Humanity and compassion are growing extinct in America. These cruel bastards are paid with YOUR tax monies friends. Sometimes I think the only way to stop the madness is to stop giving them tax money to abuse in this manner. Seriously, how else can we stop the brutality that has become the new trademark of America?
Note: During my 38 months of false, but very real imprisonment I interviewed 47 political prisoners and 22 victims of torture and vowed to tell their collective story one day. Prison guards would not allow me to leave prison with all of my notes, many of which I had memorized in preparation of a seizure and reconstructed them upon my release. Yet in October of 1999 federal storm troopers raided my mother’s home in Ohio and stole my manuscripts at gun-point in front of several witnesses. They gave no receipt for what they stole. Thank God for Zip drives drives because I had buried two disks. Coming to China allowed me to finish writing my 812 page book but after our son was born I promised my wife I would never publish it. Perhaps my son will have an interesting read one day after I pass on. See: http://WhyUncleSamHatesBruce.blogspot.com
Your comments are welcome and feel free to reprint and reblog this without editing. Please remember, you are either part of the solution, or part of the problem. Thanks for letting me vent a little bit here. Blogging is great therapy eh? America – Land of the free?
MANY THINGS IN LIFE ARE NOT WHAT THEY APPEAR TO BE. JUST ASK OLIVER NORTH AND THE 23 INNOCENT PEOPLE JAILED OR MURDERED TO PROTECT NORTH, VP GEORGE BUSH, AND TERRY NELSON’S DRUG SMUGGLING ESCAPADES FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES. WOULD YOU FALSELY ACCUSE SOMEONE TO AVOID SPENDING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE BEHIND BARS?
When U.S. Federal employees report federal crimes at the executive level where the perpetrators are GS-12 or higher in pay grade, they become marked men and women and targeted for harassment, inconvenient transfers, and intimidation designed to obtain a resignation or a recantment of their reports. If those accused are political appointees or cabinet member the intimidation is escalated to a new level where the accuser must be discredited at any and all costs. If not, murder becomes the last resort.
When Bruce reported one of his first federal crimes (the theft of drugs and cigarettes from the U.S. Coast Guard Base in San Juan, he received only the support of Commander Frank Ballou and to all others he became a “snitch” and was merely transferred to another duty station 25 miles away to the air station in Aguadilla. Once there the Commanding Office made the mistake of assigning him to the Security Office which gave Bruce the authority to investigate crimes on the 12 acre military base, which were few and far between. The crimes he did observe were mostly committed by officers who used their rank to misappropriate property from the government, ranging from a few cases of liquor to a $50,000 chandelier and avionics equipment a Lt. had the nerve to steal and install in his own private aircraft. Yep, you guessed, it Bruce reported it all. This again made him an inconvenient problem who had to be removed to protect the careers of a handful of officers, who aside from their misdeeds were of high value to the Coast Guard. Therefore, Bruce was set up for a quite ridiculous crime himself.
He resided with 3 other enlisted men in a duplex government housing unity on the base. Without notice, the duplex unit was searched one early morning and lo and behold, what do they find in government housing? Government paint, a government broom, government pens, government furniture, government fan etc. Exactly what would be found in any of the other 170 housing units on the base. It was all confiscated and even though Bruce was one of four people residing in the unit he was the only charged with misappropriating govt. property even though nothing was found in his own bedroom other than a govt. pen and trashcan. The paint that was found just happened to be the same mint green that matched the color of the duplex! So government paint was used to paint a government house on a government base. HOW CRIMINAL CAN YOU GET!?!
Bruce was called in to see the Commanding Officer who notified Bruce he was placed on report and would be taken before the Captain for a “Captain’s Mast” (Article 15 disciplinary hearing). But Bruce who had just been promoted to BM2 (Boatswain mate 2nd Class Petty Officer) politely declined the the hearing and requested a Court Martial, primarily so the District Commander in Miami would learn of the nonsense. An entire month was spent trying to persuade Bruce to withdraw the Court Martial request, or simply resign from the Coast Guard. Bruce stood his ground and realized that if a Court Martial was convened, the truth of all the other crimes he had reported that were covered up by the CO would come out for all to see.
Long story short, the court martial convened, Bruce was ordered to limit his testimony to the stuff found in the house and nothing more. Nothing could be discussed as to WHY his housing unit was the only one selected for a “random drug search” (No drugs were found on the premises btw) Bruce’s family flew in a top notch lawyer from Ohio named Gerry Gold) It was concluded that people living in government housing would be expected to have government household items and furnishings. This was embarrassing for the Command who was spending about $300,000 (a lot of money back in 1977). They had to find Bruce guilty of something! So they decided to find him guilty of misappropriating a key ring someone had left on a forklift the day before the Saturday house search about 10 minutes before everyone went home for the weekend. Bruce’s intentions were to take the unidentified key ring to security office the following Monday since somebody would probably come looking for them. So he took personal custody of the keys over the weekend. Aha! They were able to say he “misappropriated” something! So 99% of the charges were dismissed but they nailed him for the key ring which an alcoholic public works supervisor did not even realize he lost for three days!
At the time this all took place, Bruce had the highest academic ranking on the base from the Coast Guard Institute and was on fast pace of promotions and by his last year (4th year in the military he would have been an E6 or first class petty officer – a rank most people achieved in 5-6 years) Prior to this incident only 1 out of 8 performance reports were not “excellent”. The sole negative evaluation was given by the officer Bruce caught with the $50,000 chandelier in his home (stolen during the renovation of the Officer’s club).
After the court martial Bruce had to be punish for those keys, which if left on the forklift could have been stolen by civilian employees and perhaps used to steal something of value, although it was never determined what the keys actually opened! Bruce was demoted to BM3 and told he would not be eligible for promotion again for two years when he was only 6 months away from qualifying for OCS (Officer Candidate School). Demoralized he agreed to accept an early honorable discharge since the value of the “crime” he committed was less that $100. As petty as this case may seem, it shows what lengths the government will go to punish those who expose felony crimes within the government. The senior people are protected at all costs, even when they covered up the murder of Radioman 3rd class Patrick Wesphal in San Juan who they wrote up as a suicide. Patrick was the radioman on duty the night some drugs were stolen from the base, and he unfortunately became a witness. Commander Frank Ballou and Bruce had wanted to examine the crime scene when CGI finished doing the same, but they were refused. Ballou was claiming the right to do so as the duty officer of that day, but he was over-ruled by the command.
The CO that set up the “random drug search” on Bruce had a personal score to settle. Captain Tom Lutton was passed over for promotion to Admiral primarily due to an ACLU investigation and complaint filed with the Commandant Owen SIler. It grew from a complaint filed by Bruce with the ACLU that the Coast Guard was publishing the social security numbers and unpublished private telephone numbers in a telephone directory at the Borinquen Air Station of all the military personnel without their knowledge nor consent. Bruce had first asked Lutton to remove his name, SSN, and private telephone number but Lutton said that would cost the Coast Guard $350 to reprint the directory and apparently that $350 was more important to Lutton than the Privacy of 230 people he commanded. The Commandant ordered the directories to be recalled and destroyed and placed a letter of reprimand in Lutton’s service file jacket. Now you know why the “random” drug search selected the housing unit of Bruce even though none of the four men living their used drugs.
Fast forward to 1981 when Bruce was assigned to Krome Detention Center in MIami (basically a jail for immigrants in the Everglades) as an employee of the U.S. Justice Department. It was a temporary job for Bruce while he was awaiting a placement with U.S. Customs as boat coxswain or diver (Bruce was already a PADI Scuba Instructor by this time) At Krome Bruce witnessed an reported the beatings and rapes of immigrant prisoners (described in detail in his book manuscripts) Some of the girls raped were still in their teens. They were told that if they complained or said anything, they would be deported and never get a green card. Bruce went to bat for them and filed a formal report against a supervisor named Ruiz. Officially, Bruce was thanked for his “diligence” but within a month Ruiz was “promoted” and transferred, the girls (witnesses) were deported and Bruce was told that when he finished his training at Glynco he would be assigned to the most undesirable duty station run by INS. Bruce decided to take the test to become an air traffic controller since he was a student pilot at this time with over 180 hours of flight time. Less than 15% of people who take the test actually pass it, but Bruce gave it a shot. He passed with the third highest score in Florida so he resigned his post at Krome.
This above episode shows how supervisory perpetrators are protected with bogus promotions and transfers. But when the crimes involve a U.S. Senator, IRS Commissioner, and the Attorney General of America, the dirty tricks team is called in to deal with the whistle blower.
Bruce’s next government job would be with the IRS while awaited a call from U.S. Customs and the FBI where he was advised he was in que for consideration after a hiring freeze was to be lifted within a year. At the IRS in Miami, he and his partner (Liston Smith) would find something by accident, that a few U.S. Senators were looking for – the IRS Florida Hit List of democratic campaign donors that were hoping to unseat the incumbent Senator Paula Hawkins in favor of Governor Bob Graham. What Bruce and Liston would stumble upon would cause Liston to be murdered and Bruce jailed on a fabricated bribery charge in 1984 within 30 days of each other. Ironically a week after Bruce was accused of taking that non-existent bribe he received a notice from the FBI that he should contact the local HR Officer to confirm a convenient time for a job interview! The week before he was arrested for the bribe, Bruce was interviewed for a promotion to work with internal affairs of the IRS (Inspection division after working undercover for the inspection team on a local Miami case) Woody Kirk and Harold Wenig can verify the above undercover work and pending hire to internal affairs. Wenig would later admit he did not believe the bribery story and apologized to Bruce for not saying anything.
TO BE CONTINUED…
For those of you who believe the government really can’t lie about stuff like this, I remind you of the following lies of Uncle Sam that all of us swallowed at one time or another:
Bruce wrote an 812 page book about his journey through the dark side of government crimes.The manuscripts were twice seized at gunpoint by federal agents who had no warrants. The book was reconstructed from a zip disk file Bruce had buried in Ohio. But after his wife became pregnant with their son he she made him promise not to publish it, and he has kept his word to her for over 10 years.