Since 1972, the Department of Justice has been in the census business, aka the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Under the guise of “learning how to assist communities across the nation” by “gathering facts pertaining to local crime”, they go door-to-door asking questions. Perhaps when this was first established, the intent may have been to assist those too afraid to report crime. Of course, things are quite different in 2014 than they were in 1972…
I first recently received one of the NCVS census forms in the mail and it included a pamphlet which stated the survey is “voluntary”. Soon after, a gentleman arrived to personally ask questions, of which I declined. However, I have a few questions of my own.
First, why would the DOJ want to personally interview every member of the household over the age of 12? What type of questions would they expect a 12 year old to answer, and isn’t this some type of violation on its own?
Also, if people are too afraid to report crime to their local authorities, wouldn’t they also be too afraid to give this information to the DOJ?
The survey includes the following crimes: crimes in schools, hate crimes, contacts with the law enforcement, and crime in the workplace. The information is supposedly used as a “statistic” without any personal information used. However, with everything we already know about the NSA listening in on phone calls, should we really believe that the DOJ isn’t planning to use our personal information? There are already laws in place that provide individuals safety when these unfortunate events occur.
I believe the entire census process is simply a way to extract information from private citizens and to increase the authority of the DOJ.
Another interesting fact to consider, the DOJ never followed through with Fast and Furious or Benghazi, so what makes any sane individual think they would initiate strategies to prevent local crime?
Altogether, had I gone through with the personal questioning I was told it would have taken approximately 25 minutes and everything would “remain confidential”. (Yeah, sure…)
Meanwhile, 63,000 households across the nation have been chosen for this random survey. If they come to your door, please consider why they are there and what they plan to do with the information gathered. In my case, I don’t trust the DOJ with anything—especially my family’s personal information.