Are Homeland Security and the FBI looking into the defacement of the front wall in front of Elvis Presley’s Graceland during the early morning hours of September 1, 2020?
Memphis Police are investigating the vandalism and graffiti with Black Lives Matter (BLM) and defund police tags sprayed on the historical wall. But one law enforcement source indicates federal investigators are interested.
“This is not the first time Black Lives Matter has used Graceland for a place for protest and intimidation tactics,” the source, who states he is not directly involved in this particular probe, said. “They’ve been their on multiple occasions, testing the waters and even surveying.”
One of the most public known episodes occurred on July 10 and 12, 2016. Three people were arrested in “a trial run in front of Graceland,” he said. “They called themselves the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, but plenty of evidence and intelligence quickly showed they were Black Lives Matter operatives.”
“What these groups don’t realize is they can’t hide behind their masks, hoods and intimidation gear,” he continued. “There are variety of tools at our disposal are deployed to monitor who’s attending these Black Life Matters and Antifa protests. We’ve learned how they’re moving, who is accountable and what there mode of operations are.”
The following month three of the original July protesters were back with several hundred marchers on Elvis Presley Blvd. during Elvis Week festivities. Gregory Thompson, 23, and Kauz Spencer Curtis, 20, were arrested for criminal trespass. Dana Asbury, 31, was arrested for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and inciting riot.
“They couldn’t hide behind Coalition of Concerned Citizens personas for the press and TV cameras. This was a Black Lives Matter event. It was the same ones behind shutting down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge in July.”
“It was not good for the Elvis Presley business. Thousands of fans, there for the candlelight ceremony up the drive to his grave could feel the tension. We heard many didn’t come that year and the next year too out of fear.”
“If Trump remains in office people will be held accountable as surveillance evidence flows in,” the Shelby County source said. “You see, even hidden behind masks, facial and body reconnaissance technology and techniques provide valuable intelligence.”
In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security deployed helicopters, airplanes and drones over 15 cities where demonstrators met, prepared and rioted.
“Drones are the big thing because. combined with aerial cameras, offer critical facial recognition data that can be applied to even large areas during mass events.”
“Front start to finish, before and after, and during protests, surveillance is happening. Hidden cameras and body cams on field agents–some in uniform, some not, maybe in camouflage, or maybe in the group–offer data.”
Raised in San Antonio, Jack Dennis’ early experiences were as a newspaper reporter and private investigator. With a Texas State University bachelor’s degree, Jack studied journalism, education and psychology. He was the founding vice-president of Sigma Delta Chi, the Association of Professional Journalists at the University. Jack has received numerous awards, including Investigative Reporter of the Year from Rocky Mountain Press Association, David Ashworth Community Award, and Leadership in Management.
Some of the people and groups Jack has interviewed include:
Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, George Strait, Roy Orbison, Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Freddie Mercury, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Steve Wariner, Tanya Tucker, Scotty Moore, Fats Domino, Patty Page, Tommy Roe, Emmy Lou Harris, Johnny Rivers, Charly McClain, Kinky Friedman, John McFee, Guy Allison & Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) , Randy Bachman (BTO), Jim Messina, Todd Rundgren, Alvin Lee, Gary Puckett, The Ventures, Freddy Cannon, Augie Meyer, Christopher Cross, Whiskey Myers, Sha Na Na (John “Bowzer” Baumann), Flash Cadillac, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Darrell McCall, and more.
Politicians & News
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, Greg Abbott, Rudolph Giuliani, Larry King, Jack Anderson, Tom Bradley, Connie Mack, and more.
Clint Eastwood, Mike Myers, Taylor Lautner, Cameron Diaz, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Selena Gomez, Tippi Hedren, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Jim Nabors, Martha Raye, Rosalind Russell, June Lockhart, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Howie Mandel, Meg Ryan, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, James Drury, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Alan Thicke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Clint Howard, Tony Sirico, Cesar Romero, Michael Berryman, Tracy Scoggins, William Windom, Warren Stevens and more.
Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Wally Schirra, Dave Scott, Gene Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter, Gene Kranz (NASA Flight Director), Ed Mitchell, Richard Gordon, Bruce McCandless, Vanentina Treshkova (first woman in space, Russia), Alex Leonov (first man to walk in space, Russian), Al Worden, Dee O’Hara (nurse to astronauts) and more.
Sports: Joe Torre, Roger Staubach, Bob Hayes, Billie Jean King, Manuela Maleeva, Drew Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, George Gervin, Tony Parker, Shannon Miller, Cathy Rigby, Bruce Bowen, Wade Boggs, Fernando Valenzuela, Bernie Kosar, Dale Murphy, Jim Abbott, Dick Bartell, Mike Schmidt, Dan Pastorini and more.
May Pang, Bob Eubanks, Vernon Presley, Vester Presley, Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Rick Stanley (Elvis’ step-brother, Harold Lloyd (Elvis’ first cousin), Doyle Brunson, Kara Peller, Hank Meijer, Norman Brinkler, Stanley Marcus, Jerry King, Mac King, Nathan Burton, Zach Anner, Louie Anderson, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne and more.
As head of Facilities for a major retailer (H-E-B Food/Drugs) for 20 years, Jack co-founded Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) and was elected President to establish PRSM magazine. Jack is a writer, speaker, golf-concierge and happiness coach. He has researched and studied happiness for over 40 years.
Jack was a prolific writer for Examiner.com, with over 1,900 articles written in six years. His articles and stories have appeared in AXS Entertainment, The ROWDY Country Music, Memphis Flash, and numerous magazines.
He is author of “Miracles of Justice,” a true courtroom drama novel about social injustice and miracles.