HUMBOLDT, AZ — 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.
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.
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.
Cooper has been very open to questions and has provided his own number, as well as the police contacts that were made.
Blaine Cooper: (928) 632-5156
Prescott Valley (AZ) Police Department: (928) 772-9261
Jason Kuafman: (928) 772-5120
Like I have said the demi god is a psychopath.
Kim, Your frustration are shared by many and that is exactly the way the obama government wants it. They want us frustrated and intimidated. Since we couldn't vote the Obama cabal out of office because he has bought all the low class using our tax dollars and he has all the unions and government workers in his pocket, we are stuck with him and his gang. Only the military, with the support of militias and patriotic law enforcement, can remove him and his gang from office. Obama knows this has been replacing many of the top military brass with his supporters and building his own personal army. Not a happy situation for anyone.
All goverment employees are there to SERVE "We The People". How can this guy be investigated so quickly but the Boston Bombers not or Major Hussein not? God help us.
Barry soetoroe Not!
Hang in there Mr. Cooper, With Gods blessings we will get rid of the fraud usurper,and we can work on restoring our republic in accordance with our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. All the problems before us are directly linked to one Barry soetoroe aka; hussein ovomit,everything from the division of our country to inciting racial warfare. It is really a shame how low our country has fallen do to the idiot in chief. God Bless you man,and Hang in there...Joe Vietnam vet 1969.
I wondered at this for some time. His comments are ' out there ', &, for all to see on that social medium, & he did not expect a ' visit ' ? I have heard of several examples of people in his age group spouting ' We oughta's--- ' at their & their friend's endangerment, without seeming regard. On youtube, there's a video featuring a young guy, with a friend riding in his car, who's pulled over for a outdated license tag. He didn't know that, but immmediately began spouting off about his Rights & managing to irk the cop. The cop frankly told him what the deal was; that it wasn't a state offense, just a tag, but if he persisted, they ( all ), were going downtown. Ridiculous banter & an out-of-place, waste of air. Amazing to me that people actually believe that the social medium is a great place to ' visit & share ', without a care in the world. Wonder if he reads more than one newspaper, more than one TV news, etc. The dialogue he blathered on about, would've concerned me also, but I would've called him a nitwit & walked away, not needing the extra ' attention '. Free Speech comes with responsibility(s), & it may include thinking beyond yourself to your friends, or those you're connecting with on a social medium. I would hope they didn't have to go thru what he did, but wouldn't be surprised. Hope he learned some responsibility. God Bless ya all.
wow! When DHS came to take my granddaughters from the only home they had ever known -and from their mother--When I saw the fugugly LIAR lounging by the cop car waiting for my granddaughters be brought out to her ,April 26 ,2012 I did not assault her --neither did I try to stop the police by force of arms-- I did however shout out Welcome to police State America! Then returned to my house. The FBI didn't come out then-- but I reckon they probably have copy of everything I'e ever written. Probably know I wear a pin that declares Dept. of Homeland Security MISTAKING VETERANS FOR TERRORISTS SINCE 2009-- (Because it's true.) when the US Army trained us 69-77 to oppose all enemy foreign or domestic by learning the Founding Principles as they are reflected in the documents written in that era-- Yet Now ,I hear the Military opposes the Christian Soldier-- and the Patriot And we have in the White House a man who is NOT qualified under the US Constitution and we have States that -equal to the President ,violate the US Constitution at will And Courts that defend that which is unConstitutional at will I no longer know what to call this Country --but it is NOT the United States of America we served to defend 69-77.
I believe this article shows two things. Number 1, the Snowden debate about weather he is a traitor or a patriot. We see by this article that the FBI has gotten into this gentleman's computer correspondence. Confirming that the government is spying on all of us. Number 2 as far as talking to federal of any public official. The fact that it is a crime to lie to any of them while being questioned or interrogated. What the hell is going on in congress? You have a public employee (Lois Learner) testify in front of the house committee saying she had done nothing wrong and was innocent of any wrong doing. Then immediately claims 5th amendment privilege. What the hell is this? If you are innocent then why can't you answer questions that might incriminate you?
The Attorney General Eric Holder has lied to congress so many times and obstructed justice so many times that the House of Representatives finally brought contempt of congress against him. The Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton) has also testified in front of the House of Representatives and not being forth coming. Resulting in just going home and planning a run for president in 2016. One of the high ranking officials within Homeland Security (James Clapper) testified in front of congress and was asked if the NSA were monitoring telephone call of US citizens. The answer was no or not wittingly. The very next day he was telling on a news interview that he had lied to congress about the wire tapping. No further action was pursued.
What are we to make of this. These arrogant bastards are not telling the truth in front of congress and getting away with it. If they are questioned we the taxpayers are paying their legal fees if they are prosecuted. The IRS agent is at home watching Dancing with the Stars and still being paid a 6 figure salary.
I think this matter of the FBI questioning this individual only goes to show how paranoid the federal government is getting. The surveillance of not only our phone calls and our e-mail as well as social media usage. Should out rage every one out their. But their are those that are so dependent on government that they do not want to say or do any thing to disrupt their gravy train.
Well people this has to change, either we are going to become a total police state if we do nothing or as the movie I recall about fighting for right of way to build a pipeline into California by Standard Oil Co. (Their Will Be Blood). Will we fall into moral decay and just finally cease to exist as a Constructional Republic?
God help us.