Earlier this week, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the National Security Agency's (NSA) spying activities are "likely unconstitutional."
Adding fuel to the fire, William Binney, the man who created the mass surveillance system for the NSA, told Washington's Blog today that "we are now in a police state" because of the NSA's spying.
Binney worked for the NSA for 32 years, was the senior technical director, managed thousands of NSA workers and is regarded as a “legend" at the NSA.
In 2012, Binney held his fingers very close and told Wired.com, "We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state."
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He added that the NSA had intercepted “between 15 and 20 trillion [communications]" since 9/11.
In fact, Binney told Democracy Now! about the NSA's eavesdropping before Edward Snowden revealed the NSA documents, but was ignored by the mainstream media (video below).
Binney told Washington’s Blog today that the NSA's main purpose for collecting information on Americans is not actually for terrorism, but law enforcement.
He explained that the information scooped up by the NSA is used in future criminal cases against Americans, but prosecutors are told never refer to the information as "NSA data" in the "courts" because "it has been acquired without a warrant."
Instead, Binney says the NSA tells local, state and federal law enforcement to create a "parallel construction" of their criminal case and introduce the evidence through another third party (not the NSA).
"This I call a 'planned programed perjury policy' directed by US law enforcement," stated Binney, who says "parallel construction" is also used against foreign suspects.
"This is a total corruption of the justice system not only in our country, but around the world," added Binney. "This is a totalitarian process... we are now in a police state."