Suing the NSA for computer records..

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by AmericanTerrorist, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. prove yourself innocent of a crime.

    I heard of someone doing that... suing the nsa to prove they were home or where ever they said they were when a killing happened, I believe... to get the records for court but forget who it was.. thought it was kinda funny in a way..
  2. odonII

    odonII O

    'Bank robber' says snooping NSA must have phone records that could clear his name
    Terrance Brown is accused of masterminding robbery that killed messenger
    Prosecutors using phone records to pin suspects at scene do not have his
    Brown's attorney has appealed to Justice Department to provide NSA record

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    The family of a Navy cryptologist killed on Aug. 6, 2011 while supporting a Navy SEAL operation in Afghanistan has filed the first class action lawsuit over the National Security Agency’s sweeping collection of telephone call metadata. The suit seeks $12 billion in damages.

    Michael Strange was killed west of Kabul in a Chinook helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of another 29 American personnel, including 17 SEALS, and eight Afghan troops.

    As a Navy cryptologist technician, Strange provided the SEALS with the same kind of network analysis skills used by NSA at its Ft. Meade, Md., headquarters, according to a job description provided by John Donaldson, a spokesman for the Naval Network Warfare Command.

    His duties included “providing in-depth analysis on a variety of complex digital communications signals using sophisticated communications equipment and computer technology." He also was tasked with providing intelligence information and operating "sophisticated state-of-the-art strategic and tactical signals collection and analysis systems,” Donaldson said.

    The Chinook was downed by a rocket-propelled grenade fired by an Afghanistan insurgent and 15 of the 17 SEALS onboard were from SEAL Team Six, which three months earlier, on May 2, 2011, carried out the raid in Pakistan that killed Taliban leader Osama bin Laden.

    Charles Strange, Michael’s father, charged last month at a Washington press conference that the helicopter was shot down because it carried 15 members of SEAL Team Six and was targeted because Vice President Joe Biden had revealed earlier that SEAL Team Six had conducted the raid. The elder Strange threatened a lawsuit against the administration at that time.

    In their lawsuit against the NSA, President Obama and Verizon, Charles Strange and his wife Mary Ann, allege that NSA and Verizon accessed their phone records due to their “vocal criticism” of the administration “regarding the circumstances surrounding the shoot-down of their son’s helicopter in Afghanistan…..”

    The suit against the NSA – filed with Larry Klayman, founder of the conservative Judicial Watch public interst law firm and Freedom Watch, a conservative advocacy firm – seeks damages for more than 100 million Americans whose phone call records Verizon turned over to NSA on a daily basis.

    A northern Idaho woman is suing President Barack Obama and top security officials over the National Security Administration's mass surveillance of phone records.

    The Spokesman-Review reports Anna Smith, represented by state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, filed the lawsuit in Idaho's U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Smith contends the once-secret surveillance program exceeds the government's authority and violates the First and Fourth Amendments.

    Smith says she uses her Verizon cellphone to communicate with her family, employer, doctor, attorney and her children's teachers, and that some of those conversations are private and confidential. She's asking a judge to declare the mass call tracking unconstitutional and to order the government to stop.

    The American Civil Liberties Union and others have also filed lawsuits over the phone record collection program.

    The lawsuit -- which also names Attorney General Eric Holder and Judge Roger Vinson of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that oversees NSA snapping -- alleges “outrageous conduct” through the mass collection of telephone metadata that exposed them to an “Orwellian regime of totalitarianism.”

    Rich Young, a Verizon spokesman, said the company views the suit filed by Klayman and the Strange family as "without merit."

    A former Reagan-era Justice Department prosecutor who runs a right-leaning political-advocacy group is suing the federal government over its controversial electronic-surveillance programs.
    Activist attorney Larry Klayman filed two class-action lawsuits this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking a combined $23 billion in damages.
    Klayman, who founded the political advocacy group Freedom Watch, claims the National Security Administration surveillance programs that monitor phone data and Internet communications violate citizens’ reasonable expectation of privacy, as well as their rights to free speech and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.
    “Government dishonesty and tyranny against the people have reached historic proportion,” Klayman said in a statement. “The time has come for ‘We the People’ to rise up and reclaim control of our nation.”
  3. odonII

    odonII O

    There are several stories there, btw. All related, though. Kinda.

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