This isn’t America, and the Gestapo of Democrats running America is officially out of control. It’s been out of control, but now we’re seeing 1930’s Germany tactics for the first time from one of the largest police departments in the world.
The Los Angeles Police Department officers say they’ve now been instructed by their Chief of Police to collect the social media user names of everyone they stop, including people who are not arrested, or accused of a crime.
The information is needed for investigations, arrests and prosecutions, according to a July 2020 internal memo from Police Chief Michel Moore.
The Guardian of London cited the field-interview cards officers must fill out when questioning people. Along with the usual information, such as name and date of birth, there are places to record Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social-media accounts.
Officers have been warned that supervisors will review the cards to make sure they are completed and accurate.
The Brennan Center for Justice obtained the documents because of the civil-liberties concerns they raise. The Brennan Center is a nonprofit law and public policy institute generally considered liberal or progressive in its policy positions and views, and named after Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan.
Rachel Levinson-Waldman, a deputy director at the Brennan Center, warned of “real dangers about police having all of this social media identifying information at their fingertips.”
The group examined 40 other police agencies around the nation and found no similar collection of social-media account information.
The Guardian reported a separate 2015 social media guide created by LAPD’s Major Crimes Division allows to use “fictitious online persona” for “investigative activity,” with little oversight.
Our appreciation to WND New Center for some of the contents of this article.