FBI Flew Surveillance Aircraft 143 Times First Week of September
The FBI flew 48 surveillance aircraft over American cities for a total of 143 flights from September 1st – 7th. We wrote last week that the then current total was a “high benchmark.” It looks as though the first week of September out did that sentiment.
Burke, Virginia was concentrated on so heavily that not a single day went by without surveillance aircraft overhead. Communities to the southwest of Washington D.C. frequently are overflown and circled by these aircraft.
The states of Texas, New Jersey and New York saw surveillance aircraft overhead each day from the 1st through the 7th.
The only day when there was no aerial surveillance by the FBI over California, according to this audit, was Sunday the 6th. It is possible that tracking data was missing from this day.
Such an active aerial surveillance operation, when concentrated in smaller areas (such as Burke Virginia last week), is called persistent surveillance. It is a most invasive type of surveillance, such that it is said to monitor the very “pattern of life,” of areas underneath.
Readers are more than likely aware of National Security Agency spying and how simple metadata from cellphone activity can be used to determine a great deal about an individual or network of people.
Coupling this level of aerial surveillance with cellphone data provided by StingRays (which are on-board these spy-planes) yields tremendously intrusive information on those targeted, and those who happened to have their data vacuumed up by these aircraft. Residents of Burke should be alarmed.
Dearborn a community of Detroit, Michigan home to a large Arab American population, is targeted quite frequently by the FBI spy-planes as it was during the last seven day period.
The North Star Post is the only news organization to continue the reporting on this important issue. We are preparing to publicly release new features that will further explain this program to our readers and raise awareness of this surveillance program. Stay tuned.