Even legal experts who agreed with a federal judge’s conclusion that a National Security Agency surveillance program is unlawful were distancing themselves from the decision’s reasoning and rhetoric yesterday.
Some Republican lawmakers contend the U.S. should emulate parts of the British model because it gives agents more flexibility in monitoring and detaining suspects. But critics say such expansive powers come at a great cost: British laws are generally
Does the government have the right to keep secret a law that is applied to millions of Americans every day? That's the question John Gilmore has asked the Supreme Court to decide in his petition to the Court, filed on the 4th of August 2006.
The SWAT team shooting death of Dundalk mother Cheryl Noel is part of a national increase in overly aggressive home invasion tactics by police officers, according to a recent study by the Cato Institute.
The question has to be, why is Attorney General Tom Reilly's office going to such lengths in trying to squash Ms. Jean's First Amendment rights as an Internet activist?
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it. The White House said it “couldn't disagree” more with the ruling.
In the video, citizen "Bob" is remotely identified and tracked via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices as he enters an airport and navigates to his gate.
Shops selling swords will need a licence, as will businesses dealing with non-domestic knives and other bladed weapons such as machetes.
The unit also utilizes 3 armored vehicles to provide protection when entering hostile zones. One of the vehicles is a customized 1990 V-150S "Commando" received through the Arizona Counter Drug procurement program at no cost.
It's the spawn of an armored vehicle and a sport-utility vehicle. Toss in a rooftop turret for gunmen and outer plating that deflects bullets and small explosives, and you've got one of the latest weapons in the war on terrorism.
While the Bush Administration calls for the immediate disbanding of what it has labeled "private" and "illegal" militias in Lebanon and Iraq, it is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into its own global private mercenary army
The Department of Homeland Security is recommending that Windows Operating Systems users apply Microsoft security patch (Can you feel it?)
The unit also has an armored personnel carrier (A.P.C.) to be utilized during very high-risk tactical unit operations involving barricaded gunmen, hostage incidents and felony arrests of armed offenders.
S.W.A.T. has the ability to utilize three different vehicles during a critical incident. A mobile command truck, a covert truck equipped with side running boards, and the only law enforcement Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) in the state at the time o
"We had some fun joking about the APC when we first got it, but when you're on a serious call with heavily armed suspects, everyone loves the fact that its there. It affords cover in many areas where there is none."
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the unraveling of the terrorist plot in the U.K. shows the U.S. needs to give intelligence agencies more flexibility in conducting surveillance and detaining suspects.
The Team also has a separate equipment vehicle and recently acquired an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC). (Click on 'Police State' category above for a list of community after community)
History is repeating itself right before our very eyes. The current administration is following the blueprint conceived by Hitler only three-quarters of a century ago … and it’s working.
Two of Albuquerque’s most famous residents have been arrested on charges of resisting and obstructing officers. Bobby Unser gives a 12-minute interview for Eyewitness News 4. The elder Unser said he didn’t do anything wrong.
Germantown doesn't have much violent crime and has never had a riot. What it does have is a brand new, $184,000, armored personnel carrier.
Santa Fe police presented their newest tool in crime fighting, the $250,000 Bearcat armored tactical vehicle, to the City Council on Wednesday.
Random bag searches by New York police at subway stations are constitutional and an effective means of combating terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
Tourists won't be climbing back up to the Statue of Liberty's crown. That's the word from the National Park Service to lawmakers, some of whom have been fighting to reopen the crown following the 2001 terror attacks.
The document that federal agents handed to Yassine Ouassif to justify his deportation contained startling language: "The United States government has reason to believe that you are likely to engage in terrorist activity." If Ouassif signed
It sounds like something out of science fiction. Researchers at GE's sprawling research center, are creating new "smart video surveillance" systems that can detect expolsives by recongnizing the electromagnetic waves give off by object
Federal agents are keeping close tabs on activity related to Hezbollah in the area amid weeks of Middle East fighting. The FBI voiced concern about public support shown for Hezbollah at rallies in Dearborn.
"We will actually knock on doors and look for hidden housing units," he says. "We will find converted garages; from the outside, it may not look like anybody lives there." (Just a reminder)
'The whole passport design is totally brain damaged,' Grunwald told wired.com. 'From my point of view all of these RFID passports are a huge waste of money. They're not increasing security at all.'
The Bush administration is threatening to sue if Maine regulators decide to investigate whether Verizon Communications illegally turned over customers information to the NSA. Verizon customers in Maine have asked the state Public Utilities Comm
Program will start in the Denver passport office and be in full production through the agency's 17 passport facilities across the country by mid-2007. All U.S. passports are expected to include RFID chips