Do you feel uncomfortable in certain stores? This may be an explanation of why.
(Remember it's been determined that the racial profiling described in The Guardian article IS HAPPENING TO VARYING DEMOGRAPHICS depending on location.
In Oakland CA it's African Americans. In Canada it's Inuit Natives. In the Northeast it's The Homeless or anyone looking like OCCUPY types. Anyone poor, Caucasian and alternative. The profiling seems to all follow the same actions by those doing the profiling.)
Businesses Will Use Facial Biometrics to Create Their Own Watch Lists
Racial profiling in retail hasn't gone away. It's just gone digital:
Of course there's potential for it to be abused especially with the importation of Chinese style business practices and what seems like many parallels with their social credit score system which is a global threat and mandatory in China by 2020. Doing business with them and allowing them to create debt or buy up large amounts of property only imports this type of system to democratic countries.
This along with 'smart' cities has got to be considered as grave threats to all democracies' way of life anywhere in the world becuz the Chinese social credit score system punishes dissident behaviors, protest, even individualism. It marginalizes people who do not behave or fit in from mainstream society.
Punative psychiatry is clearly being utilized in the US now.
So here's how it works in theory and how to protect yourself and make counter moved.
-the old COINTELPRO tricks are being used.
Agitate, infiltrate, create divisions, sobotage.
Example would be that store employees or security may get you going and try to create situations where you lose your temper or become agitated. If you feed into this and don't know how to handle this you will play right into this ploy which is obviously to not only get you on the store or corporate watch list or black list but possibly get you into the mental health system.
The authorities are now conning poor people into getting 'sectioned' by offering this as an alternative to jail if they have drug or alcohol addictions. Drug addiction is now listed as a psychiatric disorder out of convenience for the system, so anyone with 'problems' who can't afford the consequences are going to be labeled. Under control for life.
A woman found sleeping and living out of her car the other day I saw was drunk and an ambulance took her away. Years ago she would have been told to sober up and leave the area or told to go to rehab after an arrest for loitering and drunkenness etc.
So if you seem like your acting in a certain manner now at least in the Northeast big cities, you will be taken away for psychiatric evaluation or deemed undesirable by these black lists.
So it stands to reason that the scam to abuse this system for means of control would be for people to cause one to become tagged with some problem behaviors.
It's well known that the poor don't know their rights, how to be diplomatic and are traditionally 'poor, angry and tired'.
You must begin using diplomatic methods to defend yourself against entrapment because that's what this is.
Do NOT try to reason with corrupt security or employees who are harassing you or create situations to make drama that they want to end in you appearing to be criminal, mentally ill or unsavory or of bad character.
-DOCUMENT THE INCIDENT AND THE TIME.
-RECORD ALL CONVERSATIONS USING YOUR VOICE RECORDER ON PHONE. Only use camera if it's necessary which sometimes it is.
It may not be valid in court but it helps to clarify what occurred both to the victim and higher ups.
-GO TO HIGHER UPS IN THE COMPANY
If it's a small business owner or franchise you may have to stop going there while you search for who can control their behavior or go to ACLU or a lawyer.
Most corporate chains seem to have people like General Managers or above them District Managers if the GM is corrupt. These people want no part in what lower level employees are doing that's illegal and not part of corporate protocol. They simply are often UNAWARE of what's going on at that level.
You are actually helping the company by reporting employee corruption at this level because eventually a lawsuit would occur or worse: a person who's on edge and can't take being treated this way anymore and snaps. We've seen the results of this on the news and it's often PREVENTABLE.
FIND THE RIGHT PEOPLE. THERE IS HOPE FOR RESOLUTION IN THESE SITUATIONS.
DO NOT REACT, GET CAUGHT OFF GUARD, SCREAM OR YELL OR TRY TO REASON WITH EMPLOYEES WHO ARE CAUSING THESE PROBLEMS.
Calmly get their side of the story, document it, report it to corporate and record that interaction info then contact a GM or DM. Keep pushing for contact. Companies may try to blow you off for months. Keep pushing firmly and if there's still no response go to a lawyer or the ACLU if you think your one of the few kinds of cases they take. DO NOT USE ACLU for police issues unless your a protected class or it's something simple like illegal bag searches.
In CA the ACLU are bold but in the Northeast they will not get involved in politics.
People are also noticing that if you seem profiled in stores there's a time limit you're welcome there to shop. As if after a certain amount of time your then pushed out using profiting as a guide for this.