J. Edgar Hoover Letter re: Mass Arrest and Detention of U.S. Citizens


Tyr
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....weird... just weird

Letter From J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI), to the President's Special Consultant, Admiral Sidney Souers

Washington, July 7, 1950

My Dear Admiral:

For some months representatives of the FBI and of the Department of Justice have been formulating a plan of action for an emergency situation wherein it would be necessary to apprehend and detain persons who are potentially dangerous to the internal security of the country. I thought you would be interested in a brief outline of the plan.

Action to Be Taken By the Department of Justice

The plan envisions four types of emergency situations: (1) attack upon the United States; (2) threatened invasion; (3) attack upon United States troops in legally occupied territory; and (4) rebellion.

The plan contains a prepared document which should be referred to the President immediately upon the existence of one of the emergency situations for the President's signature. Briefly, this proclamation recites the existence of the emergency situation and that in order to immediately protect the country against treason, espionage and sabotage the Attorney General is instructed to apprehend all individuals potentially dangerous to the internal security. In order to make effective these apprehensions, the proclamation suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus for apprehensions made pursuant to it. The plan also contains a prepared joint resolution to be passed by Congress and an Executive Order for the President which too will validate the previous Presidential proclamation.

The next step in the plan is a prepared order from the Attorney General to the Director of the FBI to apprehend dangerous individuals, conduct necessary searches and seize contraband as defined in the plan. Together with the order to the Director of the FBI the Attorney General will forward a master warrant attached to a list of names of individuals which names have previously been furnished from time to time to the Attorney General by the FBI as being individuals who are potentially dangerous to the internal security.

It should be pointed out that the plan does not distinguish between aliens and citizens and both are included in its purview. If for some reason the full plan is not put into operation it has so been drawn that the section applicable only to alien enemies may be put into effect.

Action to Be Taken By the FBI

For a long period of time the FBI has been accumulating the names, identities and activities of individuals found to be potentially dangerous to the internal security through investigation. These names have been compiled in an index which index has been kept up to date. The names in this index are the ones that have been furnished to the Department of Justice and will be attached to the master warrant referred to above. This master warrant will, therefore, serve as legal authority for the FBI to cause the apprehension and detention of the individuals maintained in this index. The index now contains approximately twelve thousand individuals, of which approximately ninety-seven per cent are citizens of the United States. Immediately upon receipt of instructions and the master warrant from the Attorney General the various FBI Field Divisions will be instructed by expeditious means to cause the apprehension of the individuals within their various territories. Each FBI Field Division maintains an index of the individuals within its territory, which index is so arranged that it may be used for ready apprehension purposes. Upon apprehension the individuals will be delivered to the nearest jail for temporary detention and action by the Attorney General.

The permanent detention of these individuals will take place in regularly established Federal detention facilities. These facilities have been confidentially surveyed and the facilities have been found to be adequate in all areas except in the territory covered by the FBI's New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco Offices. In these three areas arrangements have been perfected with the National Military Establishment for the temporary and permanent detention in Military facilities of the individuals apprehended.

The plan calls for a statement of charges to be served on each detainee and a hearing be afforded the individual within a specified period. The Hearing Board will consist of three members to be appointed by the Attorney General composed of one Judge of the United States or State Court and two citizens. The hearing procedure will give the detainee an opportunity to know why he is being detained and permit him to introduce material in the nature of evidence in his own behalf.

The hearing procedure will not be bound by the rules of evidence. The Hearing Board may make one of three recommendations, that is; that the individual be detained, paroled or released. This action by the Board is subject to review by the Attorney General and the Attorney General's decision on the matter will be final except for appeal to the President.

The details of this plan as set forth in this communication have also been furnished on this date to Mr. James S. Lay, Jr., Executive Secretary, National Security Council.


With expressions of my highest esteem and best regards,

Sincerely yours,

J. Edgar Hoover

(Source: U.S. Department of State, via Intelwire)
 
gopher
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''For a long period of time the FBI has been accumulating the names, identities and activities of individuals found to be potentially dangerous to the internal security through investigation. These names have been compiled in an index which index has been kept up to date.''


That list of names was given to Senator McCarthy during his hearings. Many people lost their jobs, many went bankrupt, and others committed suicide.

And how many were convicted for treason or subversion because of that list?

ZERO.
 
CanadianLove
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Here is a conspiracy for you. I am sure you have all heard of the Manchurian Candidate . After the WWII there was project paperclip, which you may have also heard of. One of the scientists which was brought from Germany was a scientist who did many experimaents in mind control. The plot goes - This scientist had a proven way of splitting a persons personality, which allowed him to give a person two, or more, completely seperate personalities. These personalities could, or could not be aware of each other. It was a method used by Kabbalic witches to produce high order witches and sorcerers originally, and this guy discovered this process in his experiments at Aushwitz. He fine tuned the process with the modern technology and was very successful. The story went that the German's produced many Manchurian Candidates which were smuggled into the States and were here (likely not not even knowing it themselves) waiting until the end of the war when germany would win. Germany didn't win. The US found out about these guys and had to find them and deactivate them. Suicide was programmed into a lot of them if they were close to being dicovered. unfortunetly there was no list to be had and some good were labeled with the bad - as with most things the government does, because smart guys come up with a plan and have to use no so smart guys to impliment them.
 
Tyr
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

''For a long period of time the FBI has been accumulating the names, identities and activities of individuals found to be potentially dangerous to the internal security through investigation. These names have been compiled in an index which index has been kept up to date.''


That list of names was given to Senator McCarthy during his hearings. Many people lost their jobs, many went bankrupt, and others committed suicide.

And how many were convicted for treason or subversion because of that list?

ZERO.

Many people lost their jobs, many went bankrupt, and others committed suicide.

I gather that's a better fate than "conviction? "
 
CanadianLove
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tyr View Post

Many people lost their jobs, many went bankrupt, and others committed suicide.

I gather that's a better fate than "conviction? "

I am not sure but I think the penalty for treason then was the death penalty. Go out on your own terms so to speak.

Now they put you in a cell and make you listen to Celine Dion and Wayne Newton 24/7
 
gopher
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''I gather that's a better fate than "conviction? "

Maybe in terms of warped Republican thinking.

But what it does illustrate is that the Republicans always use rumors and innuendo in order to get what they want. It doesn't matter how many suffer or die. All that matters to these traitors is that they get their way.
 

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