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Reply #105 - Jul 7th, 2014 at 10:35pm
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This case is very interesting and opens up a real can of worms. First of all, I think Mr. Dixon was very foolish to allow himself to be a party to malfeasance, albeit a fake scenario. Had he taken a position of only teaching those who wish to avoid a false positive, he would have been on a firmer ethical footing. I wonder how far this precedent could go? If I were very adroit at bank robbery and chose to give instruction as to the best strategies and tactics, would I be committing a crime? Remember the martial arts teacher who gave instruction to the 9/11 terrorist?--he was not charged with a crime. But if he had known of his student's nefarious intentions, would it have been a crime then?--is the penal code based on what's in your head, like "hate crimes?" It's very convoluted and a difficult concept to untangle.
  
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CBP Withholds Operation Lie Busters PowerPoint Presentation
Reply #106 - Oct 13th, 2014 at 7:55am
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Last year, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the PowerPoint presentation that CBP polygraph chief John R. Schwartz gave at the American Association of Police Polygraphists' 2013 annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CBP denied my request, apparently without even looking at the document, and also denied my appeal, though the reviewer evidently did make some actual investigation into the contents of the document. The correspondence associated with this request may be viewed here:

https://antipolygraph.org/foia.shtml#operation-lie-busters-powerpoint

It's noteworthy that according to the letter of denial, Operation Lie Busters remained an ongoing investigation as of 25 August 2014.

In addition, CBP seems to suggest that it is illegal to develop polygraph countermeasures where it states:

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Releasing the information in the presentation would provide a blueprint to CBP polygraph examiner strategies, reveal specific investigative techniques, and enable individuals to attempt to develop examination countermeasures thereby circumventing the law.


It should be noted, however, that there is no law prohibiting the development of polygraph countermeasures, or indeed the teaching or use of same.
  

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Reply #107 - Oct 13th, 2014 at 7:59pm
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George W. Maschke wrote on Oct 13th, 2014 at 7:55am:
Last year, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the PowerPoint presentation that CBP polygraph chief John R. Schwartz gave at the American Association of Police Polygraphists' 2013 annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CBP denied my request, apparently without even looking at the document, and also denied my appeal, though the reviewer evidently did make some actual investigation into the contents of the document. The correspondence associated with this request may be viewed here:

https://antipolygraph.org/foia.shtml#operation-lie-busters-powerpoint

It's noteworthy that according to the letter of denial, Operation Lie Busters remained an ongoing investigation as of 25 August 2014.

In addition, CBP seems to suggest that it is illegal to develop polygraph countermeasures where it states:

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Releasing the information in the presentation would provide a blueprint to CBP polygraph examiner strategies, reveal specific investigative techniques, and enable individuals to attempt to develop examination countermeasures thereby circumventing the law.


It should be noted, however, that there is no law prohibiting the development of polygraph countermeasures, or indeed the teaching or use of same.



Oh the irony!  "Circumventing the law" indeed...  After much thought, I have come to what I consider to be the only logical conclusion that can be drawn as to why government agencies, (federal, state, & local) continue to use the polygraph even though all the scientific evidence proves it is worthless as a "lie detector".  I believe they are using the polygraph as a subterfuge to avoid complying with federal employment regulations!  What else explains the 65% "failure" rate for applicants who have already passed a very thorough background investigation?  These agencies can circumvent federal laws and discriminate against people, ask illegal questions, interrogate/terrorize them for hours, and use the polygraph as an excuse to deny employment to anyone they don't want to hire.  They can be totally subjective in their hiring and firing practices when they use the polygraph, because all they have to do is to say the applicant "failed" a polygraph test.  By simply saying the person has "failed" a polygraph test, government agencies can hire and fire people at will and then just blame it on the "failed" polygraph test.  There is no way anyone can appeal a hiring or firing decision that is based on a "failed" polygraph - and those who are denied employment or terminated have no recourse - they can't bring a lawsuit for discrimination or wrongful termination!  Do I believe the government agencies who utilize the polygraph are this nefarious?  YES!  And it is tantamount to criminal negligence on the part of those charged with oversight of these government agencies to allow them to continue to use this so-called "lie detector testing"!
  

It is time to put a stop to this government sponsored sadism perpetrated by those who use this insidious Orwellian instrument of torture called the 'lie detector'!  Education is the most effective weapon I have to finally put a stop to the abusive practice of polygraph 'testing'.  Help me by educating yourself and others.  My book FROM COP TO CRUSADER: THE STORY OF MY FIGHT AGAINST THE DANGROUS MYTH OF "LIE DETECTION" is available on Amazon in e-book or paperback - please get this book and send it to as many people as you can - it literally destroys the myth of "lie detection"!  Doug Williams
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Reply #108 - Oct 14th, 2014 at 1:29am
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  Do I believe the government agencies who utilize the polygraph are this nefarious?  YES!  And it is tantamount to criminal negligence on the part of those charged with oversight of these government agencies to allow them to continue to use this so-called "lie detector testing"!


Yes, it seems quite hypocritical for the government to outlaw discrimination based on religion, race, sexual orientation etc... yet routinely discriminate in it's hiring processes against innocent, taxpaying, educated individuals who clearly and accurately understand that it's polygraph process is total bunk....







  
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