Chicago PD refuses to reveal use of StingRay to illegally monitor citizens

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Federal, state and local governments are increasingly doing all that they can to hide their activities from the citizenry paying them to serve.

The latest example comes from the Chicago Police Department — the same one with a secret “black site,” Constitution-free interrogation facility — where officials are fighting to keep hidden information regarding how, when and where officers employ covert cell phone tracking systems.

So adamant is the government of former Obama operative Mayor Rahm Emmanuel about keeping the information hidden that city taxpayers have already shelled out $120,000 to a law firm fighting in court to keep the details secret.

Chicago, known historically as a hotbed of political corruption and criminal activity, has spent even more hundreds of thousands of dollars since 2005 on cell phone-site simulators manufactured by a Florida firm, according to records reviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times.

The devices come with names like KingFish and StingRay and have also been used by the FBI to (unconstitutionally) monitor Americans all over the country. They are designed for one purpose, primarily — the capture of cell phone signals.

Mass warrantless surveillance

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