A last-minute addition to a federal spending bill at the end of the last US Congress now makes civilians eligible for military courts-martial. With the addition of just 5 words, the provision sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, was signed into l
The police dog ran into Rogers back yard where he was asleep. Kohn, Bonnalie and sheriff's deputy Quackenbush followed the dog and when they saw Rogers struggling with it, they beat Rogers down with blows from their knees, fists and flashlights.
John Gilmore hoped the Supreme Court would intervene, and make clear the government cannot deprive the public of the text of the laws that bind them. Instead the court has shirked its clear constitutional duty. This issue now is left to the political
The City of San Antonio Police Department Helicopter Detail Division utilizes two L3-Wescam camera systems to assist patrolmen in their daily operations for monitoring and tracking of potential suspects. This purchase will be funded through th
Police plan to set up checkpoints beginning Wednesday to help curb a crime wave that has claimed nine lives since the start of 2007, Mayor Ray Nagin said. He stopped short of imposing a curfew on this tourism-dependent city.
Coins containing tiny transmitters have mysteriously turned up in the pockets of at least three American contractors who visited Canada, says a branch of the U.S. Defence Department.
IDP Affiliate UnRealID.com reports the latest REAL ID outrage: “The Department of Homeland Security plans to outsource REAL ID implementation to third-party data aggregators, according to official DHS documents.”
Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez asked city police Tuesday to review the arrest of political activist and free-lance journalist Kenneth Krayeske. The governor said that even in an era of heightened security, "we cannot permit the rights of individu
And he has something he'd like to say.
Perry said she remembers the officer had handcuffed the man before pulling out a gun. "And he shot him the first time; one time," Perry said. "And then he was, like, hesitant and he shot him ... two additional times. And after he shot
There's no need to riffle through our love letters and birthday cards, recipe exchanges and condolences without a warrant. But that's what you have reserved the power to do. Last month, in signing Postal Service legislation, you declared yo
Sonia Celaya stared at the ground, her hands smudged with black, her face hard. The Phoenix house her parents lived in for 35 years stood behind her, gutted and charred after being burned to the ground due to the criminally negligent actions of Gilbe
The instrument of destruction was a flash-bang diversionary grenade the cops now admit they tossed into the house before they found an armed Salvador Celaya trying to defend his property from intruders. The grenade, which is not supposed to be deploy
President Bush says he and other government officials have the power to snoop through your mail without a judge's warrant.
U.S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS TOLD BANKS - IN WRITING - IT MAY INSPECT SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES WITHOUT WARRANT AND SIEZE ANY GOLD, SILVER GUNS OR OTHER VALUABLES IT FINDS INSIDE THOSE BOXES!
Some Question the Granting of Police Power to Security Firms
...every recent phone sold in the US has a built-in tracking device that, once activated remotely, can be set to keep the microphone powered on even when the phone itself is switched off.
The Justice Department plans to aggressively expand the size and reach of its little-known OneDOJ database program. The database, which currently enables information sharing among a small group of local law enforcement agencies that are participating
Frustrated by poor federal cooperation, U.S. states and cities are building their own network of intelligence centers led by police to help detect and disrupt terrorist plots.
A teenager harassed by police in St. Louis, Missouri caught the incident on tape. Brett Darrow, 19, had his video camera rolling last month as he approached a drunk driving roadblock where he was stopped, detained and threatened with arrest after dec
Huntington Beach, California police are officially trained to plant false evidence during traffic stops. The "evidence" includes guns, drugs and drug paraphernalia. Las Vegas, Nevada police used similar training methods that left a man fals
Today the Identity Project filed supplemental comments with the DHS, pointing out additional legal problems — including criminal violations of the Privacy Act by DHS officials — revealed by DHS statements since initial comments on the ATS scheme were
The little-noticed program has been coming together over the past year and a half. It already is in use in pilot projects with local police in Seattle, San Diego and a handful of other areas, officials said. About 150 separate police agencies have ac
As of May, 2008, along with vital records digitization and integration with US DHS (in progress now), and with all of the other federal databases, DHS will begin a cradle to grave Chi-com style dossier on every American citizen.
Police will be scanning and logging all parking lots and roadways for any,... 'violations against the state'. (Are you on the Don't Fly/Drive/Breath List?)
The DHS admits that it forwarded detailed personal profiles of US airline passengers to the federal government's Travel Security Agency despite promising not to do so when the Secure Flight program was introduced in September 2004.
As instances of raiding cops conducting no-knock home entries continue to rise - oftentimes for the smallest infraction - so are the number of crooks impersonating raiding cops as a means to gain home entry from terrified occupants
REMINDER - The public comment period for Homeland Security's proposed rules regarding the unlawful & un-American Automated Targeting System, where you are the target, closes on December 29th. Please get your comments in ASAP.
Defense lawyers who had hoped that the public disclosure a year ago of the National Security Agency's wiretapping program would yield information favorable to their clients are being rebuffed by the federal judiciary, which in a series of unusual
The ACLU claims the memo "has nothing to do with national defense" and would only be mildly embarrassing if it were made public. But the government has used a grand jury subpoena to make the ACLU turn over "any and all copies" of