Department of Homeland Security
When lines of authority are blurred, power naturally defaults to the highest level. The states are not ‘partners’ with the federal government in matters that require state authority over their jurisdiction.
From the Legal Information Institute;
Jurisdiction-The term jurisdiction is really synonymous with the word “power”
Jurisdiction is the territory within which a court or government agency may properly exercise its power
State and local policing is a jurisdictional matter and the states and local governments have conceded their authority in this. Informational jurisdiction is no exception and in fact leads physical control.
What is revealed in this IACP Nov. 2012 article is that the Department of Homeland Security has funded an international non-governmental organization, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), to manage the operational issues of the endeavor; Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS).
“The DHS S&T has funded the IACP Technology Center to provide a practitioner group to advise Nlets on operational issues. These experienced practitioners will provide input on how this technology can be used in the field.”
What that means is that we are in trouble.
The IACP is an international, non-governmental organization accredited by the United Nations and has been instrumental in bringing about profound changes to our nation politically, technologically and culturally. There has been a great paradigm shift in our nation since 9-11 that spans all agencies of government. This shift affects every aspect of our lives and has practically decimated the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. US citizens, regardless of their political persuasion, are united in astonishment as they witness the slash and burn abrogation of one cherished right after another.
There is no sector of our society left untouched by the new paradigm and each has its own specialists attending to the transformation in their particular realm. In the realm of policing, it is the IACP who is in charge of nurturing and tending this transformation.
Here is just one example;
Intelligence Led Policing and Fusion Centers: How the IACP Helped the USA to Cross the Rubicon
Unfortunately there’s no solution in legislation, no real willingness by enough of our elected representatives to do what they took an oath to do; to protect our liberty I do still recommend that you contact your state representative and tell them if you have concerns about open access to your data contained in the state Dept. of Public Safety database. Tell them that you expect them to protect your personal information from being freely shared and used on a whim to track and spy on you. They need to hear concerns from their constituents.
It is clear that we cannot stop the government from sharing this information in ways that will hurt our ability to control our own lives. If we want to protect ourselves we must remove our biometrics from the system by either not giving it to them in the first place or taking legal action to remove it.