TOR Radio 09/26/2013: Julia Davis on Journalists, Activists and Whistleblowers Targeted at the Border

Traces of Reality
September 26, 2013

 

Julia DavisEpisode 64: September 26, 2013 – Julia Davis on Journalists, Activists and Whistleblowers Targeted at the Border

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Guest: Julia Davis

On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by former Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection employee turned whistleblower, Julia Davis.  Guillermo and Julia discuss how whistleblowers, activists, journalists and their associates are being singled out and harassed by federal authorities by exploiting the “border search exception” clause governing international ports of entry.  As an insider, Julia provides details as to the special “lookout” targeting systems used by DHS and CBP, such as TECS and NCIC.

Also, we describe how these systems are put in place under the false pretenses of “security and safety,” and inevitably are used to exert more control over the people they are meant to protect.

Note from GJ: Apologies for the technical difficulties that plagued this broadcast! Julia Davis will be back on the show very soon to continue this conversation.