” A secretive Florida company called the Harris Corporation has been supplying federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with cell phone tracking devices that allow authorities to collect information from citizens without the annoying requirement of having to obtain a warrant.
But when PINAC correspondents Jeff Gray and Thomas Covenant pointed the cameras towards the facilities from a public sidewalk this week, company security guards called the cops.
However, when the cops arrived, they pulled up behind Gray’s vehicle, taking notice of his license plate, and drove off, speeding right past a Harris Corporation security guard trying to flag them down.”
The apparent special relationship between Harris Corporation and Florida law enforcement has not escaped the attention of the ACLU :
” The ACLU, which has been trying to pry open the details of this relationship for years, is still hammering away, focusing on a recent case out of Florida.
As revealed in a recent opinion of a Florida appeals court, Tallahassee police used an unnamed device — almost certainly a stingray — to track a stolen cell phone to a suspect’s apartment. (The case’s association with stingrays was first pointed out by CNET’s Declan McCullagh in January). They then knocked on the door, asked permission to enter and, when the suspect’s girlfriend refused, forced their way inside, conducted a search, and arrested the suspect in his home. Police opted not to get warrants authorizing either their use of the stingray or the apartment search. Incredibly, this was apparently because they had signed a nondisclosure agreement with the company that gave them the device. The police seem to have interpreted the agreement to bar them even from revealing their use of stingrays to judges, who we usually rely on to provide oversight of police investigations.
When the suspect’s lawyer tried to ask police how they tracked the phone to his client’s house, the government refused to answer. A judge eventually forced the government to explain its conduct to the lawyer, but only after closing the courtroom to the public and sealing the transcript of the proceedings so the public and the press could never read it. “
A visit to the company website revealed no reference to the “Stingray” tracking device and as a matter of fact the search bar does an auto-correct to “string” and will not even allow the word stingray to be typed into the box . It comes as no surprise that the watchers do not like being watched .
Here is a screenshot of the company board of directors while you can read the corporation’s 2013 annual report here . They do approximately five billion dollars a year in business supplying the government with all manner of state of the art communications gear . The have fingers in every pie , from drones to stealth technology to satellites and ground troop communications .
Here is a photo of the Stingray cellphone tracking device that Harris does not manufacture … at least according to their products and services page …
… while this image shows how the non-existent “Stingray” works …
Bear in mind that this “non-existent” device is regularly being used to eavesdrop on unsuspecting cellphone users without benefit of a search warrant and so is just another means of law enforcement breaking the law and violating our rights and the Constitution . The police are even lying to judges regarding the existence and use of this tyrannical technology .
If you do not believe the “Police State” is here and growing in America you are a fool .