DHS Considers Hiring Firms to Conduct Dragnet Social Media Surveillance to Profile Trump Supporters as Terrorists

WASHINGTON – Employees of the Department of Homeland Security based in the National Capital Region honor 14 years of dedication and hard work with a celebration at DHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly addressed more than 200 employees thanking them for their service, participated in a cake-cutting ceremony and kicked off of a 1.4 mile fun/run walk for the employees. Official DHS photo by Matthew Harmon.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may bring in private firms to conduct dragnet social media surveillance on Trump supporters and other so-called extremists in order to unlawfully circumvent blatant violations of the 4th Amendment by outsourcing it to corporations, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Using Jan. 6 as an excuse, the DHS wants private firms to identify information that can be claimed will foment terrorism so dissidents can be more easily targeted and robbed of their rights. DHS agent John Cohen is leading the plan that would encourage private firms to violate the civil liberties of Americans in order to strengthen the domestic police state in the homeland.

“What we’re talking about now is dramatically expanding our focus,” Mr. Cohen said in an interview.

Adam Schwartz, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is very leery of these plans to further centralize power and erode constitutional protections.

“We do not support an expansion of social-media surveillance in the name of stopping the next attack on the Capitol,” Schwartz said.

“There’s a real temptation, once the tool is in place…to say, ‘Well, we have this, why don’t we use it for these other purposes?’” said Rachel Levinson-Waldman, deputy director for the Brennan Center’s national-security program, sharing her concerns with this Orwellian program.

Big League Politics has reported on how Jan. 6 is being used as a Reichstag Fire by the regime, with sham hearings being held in order to justify the vast unconstitutional expansion of the domestic police state:

Capitol police officer Harry Dunn issued testimony during Pelosi’s hearing on the Jan. 6 protest on Tuesday where he described the MAGA patriots as racist Klan members…

While the Left would like for Dunn’s histrionic screed to be taken as dogma, his past shows that he is an ultra-partisan Democrat who has cheered on Black Lives Matter (BLM) terrorism in communities.

In one response to Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, he defended BLM mob thuggery over the death of a rapist who was resisting arrest in Kenosha, Wisc.

Dunn tweeted at Carlson: “why is murder an appropriate response to property damage but property damage isn’t an appropriate response to murder?”

… In other social media posts, Dunn defended anti-Christian and anti-semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and laughed when former president Donald Trump was forced to retreat to a bunker in response to an actual siege on the White House by far-left agitators…

Dunn will be remembered as Officer Jussie Smollett by the time these farce hearings are said and done. He failed to secure the Capitol on Jan. 6, being derelict in his duties, and now he lies in front of a camera to avoid culpability and push his political agenda. Dunn has failed his nation and should be forced to abdicate his post.”

The feds are at war with patriots in the homeland. This is the worst case scenario and one which opponents of the Patriot Act warned could happen. The chickens are coming home to roost for Americans who largely accepted the police state after the Sept. 11 attacks.