FBI interrogated man after comment about American “Police State” on Facebook

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A man says that within hours of making an impassioned post on Facebook, he was being interrogated by police and the FBI.

Blaine Cooper, 33, contacted policestateusa.com with a concerning story about how his sentiments posted on Facebook had drawn the attention of the federal government.  He showed me the comment and told me that within 24-hours of posting it, he was being contacted by the police and FBI.

FBI interrogated man after comment about American “Police State” on Facebook

His colorful comment was in reference to what he believes is an “American Police State,” in which the power of the federal government is growing in a direction which may one day lead people to fight back.

Cooper, who is training to be a wild land fire fighter, said that on August 23, he was contacted by Officer Jason Kuafman of the Prescott Valley Police Department and was told that he needed to come to the police station for an interview with the FBI.

He complied with the request for an interview, which lasted 45 minutes with federal agents present.  He was released after apparently being determined to not be a threat.

“They had every Facebook post I had ever made in a huge file, along with all my wife’s information, and parent’s information,” Cooper told policestateusa.com

Cooper said that he was told that without “defusing the situation” by complying with the interview, his house might have been raided.

“The FBI made mention they came to question me so they didn’t have to kick in my door,” Cooper told policestateusa.com.

Cooper's facebook comment which got him Federal attention within hours.

Cooper’s Facebook comment which got him Federal attention within hours.

It should be pointed out that answering questions from federal agents is an extremely risky idea, especially without the presence of a lawyer.  Supreme Court case BROGAN v. UNITED STATES affirmed that it is a federal crime to tell any lie, or misrepresent any fact, to a federal agent.  Even an innocent person with good intentions could commit a federal crime by misspeaking during an interview.

But apparently the alternative to complying to an interview is getting raided by the FBI.

Still feeling threatened, Cooper made a YouTube video on Aug. 23, as a record to the public in case he “disappears.”

“[I] hope this doesn’t happen to anybody else,” he said.

The rapid response of the FBI could be a result of the federal government’s XKeyscore program, which gives them the ability to collect “nearly everything a user does on the internet.”

The irony of the situation is that Cooper’s concerns of the USA becoming a police state were actually validated by the fact that the federal government launched an investigation over his frustrated Facebook comment, showing up with detailed records on his family and their internet activity.

Source: policestateusa

5 Responses

  1. In regard to the story of the man being harassed for making comments of a police state. Here in the Western Michigan area near Grand Rapids Michigan where I live and have been made homeless in violation of numerous laws and pursuant to U.S. law and State of Michigan law as the evidence will ultimately show I have been denied due process,equal protection of the law and civil rights erased,shown extreme prejudice in and out of State and Federal Courts and have plain clothes police from numerous jurisdictions following me and intimidating me every single day since being a housing rights advocate and activist near Cutlerville Michigan just south of Grand Rapids by 12miles. Vicious calumny is being spread everywhere and obstructionist tactics being used including roving wiretaps and blanketing the area with unlawful evesdropping to intimidate me and anyone seen as friendly to me as well. I have sought justice as a “pro se” litigant and am being destroyed by extremists within the system. Police State is an understatement. I should be receiving assistance, Not being destroyed like a horse with a broken leg. Where are your friends when you need them? Good luck everyone.

  2. former paratrooper says:

    If this country has not become a police state, then why was this man threatened for merely exercising his first Amendment rights? Threatening to kick in a man’s door to his home is outrageous and the officer who made the threat should be prosecuted.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ok, I am a rather large privacy advocate. However, when you talk about revolutions and shooting fbi agents and police in any country and mean it then the imaginary line in the sand has been crossed. We live in a surveillance state. We can’t get around it without very imaginative methodologies and a lot of computer knowledge. If you want to maintain your freedom a post like that imo is very ill-advised. The guy was speaking out about the surveillance state we live in. All I am saying is his methodology was in question. In other words be careful.

  3. Joe Canuski says:

    I absolutely agree, Stan. Sue all of those motherfuckers back to the stone age….lock & load, man….oh the irony!!!

  4. The guy is right in what he posted, and he has the right to do so without harassment from the pigs. He should sue the FBI, the local PD and Facebook for helping to comply with illegal wiretapping.

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