A dispute over voting rights reminiscent of the U.S. civil rights era has broken out in this New York town, where the federal government has thrust itself into the debate and a judge suspended an election.
New Mexico is about to pass legislation making it compulsory for girls going into the sixth grade to be vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
(Maricopa County is getting nationally infamous as an ugly authoritarian regime :)
The nation's top two law enforcement officials acknowledged the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans. They apologized and vowed to prevent further illegal intrusions. [we won't do it, snicker, again]
Under the new policy, Maher said, those people can be detained up to two hours while their identity is checked. He said a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent already has an office at the Police Department and has been working with officers
Homeland Security officials are testing a supersnoop computer system that sifts through personal information on U.S. citizens
(We'll examine this document further and provide more information later - just released)
These laws obviously aim at another goal: the states gaining more and more control of their citizens at the cost of our privacy and freedom. (Educational short about 4 minutes)
Lawmakers in S.C. are considering a bill to allow inmates to shave off jail time in exchange for allowing the state to shave off their organs. While the S.C. proposal isn't the same as current inmate policy in China, the difference is merely one
An internal Justice Department report accuses the FBI of underreporting its use of the Patriot Act to force businesses to turn over customer information in terrorism cases. Shoddy bookkeeping and records management led to the problems, said one gover
If circumstances present themselves in which the military is rounding up American “terrorists” and torturing and executing them, the environment of crisis and fear will inevitably silence the populace. It will be too late to protest because it will b
A columnist who occasionally ran afoul of the "security organs" when digging up dirt on Russia's military-industrial complex apparently committed suicide by jumping out of a fifth-floor window, head first, with his hat and coat on.
``I was just sitting in the car waiting for my mom'' when a SWAT officer pointed a rifle at him, Davonte said. ``He was looking at me through the rifle's scope and telling me to get out of the Jeep, get on the ground and put my hands behi
A 12-year-old Cave Creek girl could face criminal charges and other discipline after she was caught snapping a lewd photograph of herself and sending the image to at least 10 other students, police said Tuesday.
Having raised $136 million from its red light camera program to date, New York City is looking to break revenue records by installing a total of 1000 photo ticketing machines. Just last December the city doubled the number of monitored intersections
While still in its initial stages, the techniques may eventually have wide-ranging implications for everything from criminal interrogations to airline security checks.
Here's the demonstration from New Hamsphire protesting the REAL ID. Featuring the brave Katherine Albrecht, and Don Gorman, who were previous speakers at Freedom Summit
The Bush adminstration has accelerated its internet surveillance push by proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate
This has all the markings of a late-stage collapse of empire. It can’t happen too soon. The big questions are: (1) how many people will this administration kill in its final two years, and (2) what will survive of Americans’ liberty?
In a few short years, the regime has destroyed the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, the Geneva Conventions, and the remains of America's moral reputation along with the infrastructures of 2 Muslim countries and thousands of civilians.
Long-awaited rules to implement the law, known as Real ID, did not quell criticism from states, privacy advocates and libertarian groups. They said it represents an unfunded mandate and creates a national ID-card system that will increase the consequ
The Department of Homeland Security is testing a data-mining program that would attempt to spot terrorists by combing vast amounts of information about average Americans, such as flight and hotel reservations. Similar to a Pentagon program
Here at Crave, we stay paranoid so you don't have to. Where else, for example, can you find cautionary notes about an eavesdropping table lamp and a spy-cam clock in one place?
A hearing on SB 424, the bill ostensibly designed to comply with the federal REAL ID Act, a rider on military spending bill passed in the last session and purportedly intended to advance national security by tightening identification processes.
Taxes to be enforced by a new cadre of jackbooted inspectors who will be given powers to stop and search vehicles where owners are suspected to have removed their tracking tags. Arguing with the officials will be punishable by a 6 month prison senten
An editorial in the NY Times pointed out the Bush administration had inserted 2 provisions into last October's defense budget bill that would make it easier to declare martial law in the US. Senators Leahy and Bond have introduced a bill t
So take a trip down dystopian lane ... watch 1984, browse the Road to Serfdom. Then turn on Fox News and listen to what they don't talk about.
For contemporary Americans, however, "it" could signify our own more gradual and insidious turn toward authoritarian rule. That is why Lewis's darkly funny but grim fable of an authoritarian coup achieved through a democratic election s
Using computerized biometric technology, they ran a mug shot from the “America’s Most Wanted,” the Fox Network television show, against the state’s database of 9 million digital driver’s license photographs. They found a match.
I saw this little gem on Lew Rockwell's blog.