Our so-called Department of Homeland Security is constantly advising American’s, “If you see something, say something.” But what if it’s the government that’s acting suspicious?
Questions remain about the origin of a mysterious box on a utility pole near 21st and Glendale Avenues in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATFE) finally came forward, admitting that a box spotted and removed from a Salt River Power (SRP) pole belonged to them and was part of an ongoing investigation.
Witnesses say that the crew who installed the box came in a truck marked “Field Pros.” A Google search of that name does not return any utility or surveillance company.
ATFE officials refused to elaborate on the investigation, if any and would not say if they were conducting surveillance in the area. At first, SRP claimed they had no idea the box was installed on their power pole – later stating there “were indications that law enforcement was connected to the box.”
What those indications were – the company hasn’t said.
They said ATFE has to let know them or work with them if they have an object on their property. The ATFE, on the other hand, claims that depending on the investigation and security priorities, they can put such equipment in place without permission.
Meanwhile, the agency didn’t hesitate to claim that in this case they “acted within their bounds.”
There are homes, a high school, an apartment complex and a strip mall in the area. The strip mall has a salon, pet grooming store, alterations business, a barber shop and an ammunition store.
Note that last one: an ammunition store. It is self-evident that the ATFE is spying on people and activities surrounding this business, which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
It’s obvious that the U.S. Constitution isn’t within the ATFE’s boundaries and this folks, is how tyranny starts!