LulzSec dumps hundreds of Arizona Police documents
Border cops' private laundry aired
Lulz Security's string of embarrassing hacks continued as the group released hundreds of internal documents belonging to various Arizona law enforcement agencies, including the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Many of the documents released over BitTorrent are stamped “law enforcement sensitive” and “for official use only,” and the dump of some 700 files contains material from a variety of agencies, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has reportedly acknowledged that its computer systems were compromised and the department's website had been inaccessible for more than eight hours at time of writing. A post on LulzSec's website, said hackers targeted the agency for its enforcement of a recently enacted Arizona law that makes it a crime for aliens to be in the state without carrying immigration documents and gives police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the US illegally.
“We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is arizona,” the post stated. it was headlined with the Spanish words “chinga la migra,” which translates to “fuck the border patrol.”
Among the chestnuts contained in the documents is the Mexican government's refusal to sign an agreement not to monitor US law enforcement officers' radio communications. “The implication is that obviously the Mexican Government intends to do a lot of listening,” the writer of an email stated.
Another leaked document warns about the risks of apprehending suspects carrying iPhones that have an app called Cop Recorder installed. “This can be activated while in a pocket and record everything the officer is saying,” the document states.
LulzSec has made credible claims for several other hacks and web attacks, including those on the PBS television network, Sony's motion picture website (contrary to many media reports, there's no evidence the group was behind a much more devastating attack on Sony's PlayStation Network), the US Senate, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency .
"The implication is that obviously the Mexican Government intends to do a lot of listening"
The implication is far more obviously that the Mexican Government isn't about to let themselves be roped in agreeing to not do something to the USoA that they already know for a fact the USoA is doing wholesale to them (and everyone else) and in fact has multiple TLAgencies dedicated to do just that and everything else under the sun and not under the sun remotely like it.
Yay for self-serving bullshit, the very foundation underpinning much of the USoA's foreign dealings. I'll not call it "diplomacy" for most of it is far from diplomatic. Like, well, this. Why the fsck would they even ask, except to get a fully expected rebuffal exactly so they can claim "the obvious" and bitch and moan about how mean them thar Mexicans are? Boy, gotta love a neighbor like that.
yeah, its racist
There are plenty of good reasons for not having your papers on you such as doing work where they are likely to get wet in your pocket (ie sweat from outdoor work, or kitchen) or stolen if left out.
After having lived in Spain for a bit I've noticed some interesting things:
1. Identity documents wear out rather quickly in your pocket.
2. Police only check the ID of people they don't like. I've been let through multiple blockades just based on my skin colour and the only time in three years I've been actually checked it was because they stopped the black guy I was walking down the street with and I stayed rather than leave.
Your papers, comrade...
The USA does require legal permanent residents (LPRs) to carry their permanent resident card (green card) at all times. To be asked to present it and not have it is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of (I think) up to $500.
In most parts of the USA, it's no big deal. The chance of being asked to show your card is infinitesimally small because in each state, the drivers license is the king of the ID world and is pretty much the only proof of identity you will ever be asked for by a cop or anybody else for that matter. Further, in every state (I think, certainly virtually every state), you have to show proof of either US citizenship or legal immigration status to get a drivers license so possession of a valid license proves legal status in itself.
However, in some parts of the country, being a foreigner and not having proof of legal status that's officially recognised by the immigration status (a green card, a valid visa, etc) can get you in serious trouble. Arizona is one such place, Georgia may very soon (next week) become another and so is any location that is a participant of ICE's 287(g) programme. Any place near the Mexican border, where inland roadblocks/checkpoints are not uncommon is another place where you wouldn't want to be caught without your papers.
If you get in trouble for not having proof of lawful status, you're not going to be deported (assuming you have lawful status, of course) but the process of being hauled off to the local jail while they dig into your history to discover if you are legal or not is likely to be very unpleasant indeed!