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Secret police

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Ben Keffer

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Secret Police History Early Police U.S.S.R. Nazi Germany G.D.R. U.S.A Leaders of early cities and countries used secret police to keep control and eliminate threats to the leaders.
Secret police were used by many leaders in an unofficial role or as a part of regular police and would be created and disbanded with a switch of leaders up to the 1900s.
From the beginning of the USSR there as been a secret police force
First was the Cheka
Used torture almost regularly
Many times over the course of the USSR existance, the head of the secret police would be removed from his position and sometimes politics altogether (as in killed)
Cheka became GPU which became OGPU which merged with the NKVD and becomes the GUGB.
GUGB leaves the NKVD and becomes the NKGB, it then merges and separates again to become the MGB.
MVD and MGB are merged into the MVD.
KGB is formed out of the MVD
Although renamed and put under new management the USSR’s secret police force was always just as deadly and efficient.

Definition secret police
A police force operating largely in secret and often using terror tactics to suppress dissent and political opposition.

a police force that functions as the enforcement arm of a government's political policies and whose activities, which often include surveillance, intimidation, and physical violence as a means of suppressing dissent, are usually concealed from the public.
om the public.
Methods Conetion to the Books 1984 Freninhight 451 Canada Britain MI5 is created in 1905 and during WWI successfully stops a German spy ring.
During WWII had own prisons and interrogation locations for spies and foreigners
After WWII focused on IRA
1996 it was reported that MI5 holds secret files on 272,000 or 1 in 160 adults in Britain
There were reports of MI5 agents in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Torture Big Brother Effect Surveillance Black bagging The Stasi, East Germany was the best secret police force the world has seen.
There motto was Shield and Sword of the Party, and that pretty much sums them up.
The Stasi checked everything including mail, phone calls, garbage, tourists and they could set up video and microphone surveillance any time they wanted. The Stasi were everywhere. There was usually one in every work place. They had their own jails, judges and legal system. They had the highest number of informers and agents of all time. The Stasi had one spy per 66 citizens of East Germany. Including part time informers; The Stasi had one for every 7 people.

The GESTAPO was the political police force of the Reich. Much of its personnel consisted of transferees from former political police forces of the prior States. Membership in the GESTAPO was voluntary, and it had a membership of about 40,000 to 50,000 in 1943-45. The GESTAPO was founded in April 1933 by Goering to serve as a political police force in Prussia. Himmler was named Deputy Chief of the GESTAPO in Prussia in 1934. The GESTAPO, through its great power of arrest and confinement to concentration camps without recourse to law, was the principal means for eliminating enemies of the Nazi regime.
Section A dealt with opponents, sabotage, and protective service.
Section B dealt with political churches, sects, enemies of the state and Jews.
Section C dealt with card files, protective custody, and matters of press and Party. Section D dealt with regions under greater German influence.
Section E dealt with security.
Section F dealt with passport matters and alien police.

The FBI has been enforcing the US government polices on everyone including it own senators and judges.
Since its beginning the FBI has used deportations and career-destroying Palmer raids, burglary, blacklisting, infiltration, disruption and attempted to kill people. Most of the victims were US citizens.
April 22, 1970 on earth day the FBI was ordered in 40 cities to try to infiltrate these events.

Senator Edwin Muskie, himself a victim, remarked from the floor of Congress that this surveillance was "a dangerous threat to fundamental constitutional rights." The power of the environmental movement and the challenge it posed to business-as-usual made it an instant target for FBI suppression.

J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO was designed to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" groups whose views the FBI deemed threatening to the status quo.

The Operational Programs of CSIS include:
•Security screening
•Research, Analysis and Production (creating strategy for the implementation of the Operational Programs)
•Environmental scanning

On March 31, 2009, veteran CSIS lawyer and advisor Geoffrey O’Brian told the House of Commons committee on public safety, that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) would use information obtained under torture.
Two Canadian courts have publicly criticized CSIS for destroying wiretap evidence. One court impressed upon the importance of wiretap evidence from CSIS in establishing guilt. The second focused on its exculpatory value.
From 1988 to 1994, CSIS mole Grant Bristow infiltrated the Canadian white-supremacist movement. When the story became public knowledge, the press aired concerns that he had not only been one of the founders of the Heritage Front group, but that he had also channeled CSIS funding to this group.
Secret police are notorious for raiding homes between midnight and dawn, to apprehend people suspected of dissent.
People apprehended by the secret police are often arbitrarily arrested and detained without due process.
While in detention, arrestees may be tortured or subjected to inhumane treatment.
Suspects may not receive a public trial, and instead may be convicted in a kangaroo court-style trial, or by a secret tribunal. Secret police may open mail, tap telephone lines, use various techniques to trick, blackmail or coerce relatives or friends of a suspect into providing information.
Secret police also use tiny cameras, microphones, tracking devices, envelope resealing machines, and many other advanced equipment
Secret-police organizations employ internal spies and civilian informants to find protest leaders or dissidents.
They may also employ agent provocateurs to incite political opponents to perform illegal acts against the government, whereupon such opponents may be arrested.
The problems with using informants are: what motivates the informant to “inform” on his friends, co-workers, neighbours and family? Is the informant pointing fingers to save his own skin? Is the informant using his position as a position of power, for revenge or financial or business gain?
Secret Police use torture freely and almost always.
They always find their criminal through means of torture.
Forms of torture differ from police force to police force.

Who can you trust?
Where are the cameras?
Are they always watching?
These questions and the lack of answers means; that people will live their lives by the book, because you never know when they’re watching. The Big Brother effect has you questioning every one you meet, and makes you trust no one. Through fear they control you.

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