Talking closed-circuit television cameras which allow operators to shout at people behaving badly are to be installed across England. The scheme lets local council workers in a control centre monitor pictures from the cameras and talk to them if they
Home Secretary John Reid said there would be some people, "in the minority who will be more concerned about what they claim are civil liberties intrusions. But the vast majority of people find their life is more upset by people who make their li
The false imprisonment of Sami Al-Arian in Geoge Bush's phony war on terror targetting innocent people.
Blackwater, a multi-million dollar mercenary company owned exclusively by a right-wing Christian billionaire, is trying to develop an 824-acre military training facility in the rural community of Potrero in southeast San Diego.
A secret FBI intelligence unit helped detain a group of war protestors in a downtown Washington parking garage in April 2002 and interrogated some of them on videotape about their political and religious beliefs, newly uncovered documents
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is demanding the master key for the DNS root zone - a demand that has other nations alarmed. With the master key, DHS would have control over the Internet, as
Private businesses such as rental and mortgage companies and car dealers are checking the names of customers against a list of suspected terrorists and drug traffickers made publicly available by the Treasury Dept, sometimes denying services
Checks will be made on all children to identify potential criminals under an extension of the "surveillance state" announced by Tony Blair. A Downing Street review of law and order also foreshadowed greater use of sophisticated CCTV, an exp
Private businesses such as rental and mortgage companies and car dealers are checking the names of customers against a list of suspected terrorists and drug traffickers made publicly available by the Treasury Dept., denying services to ordinary peopl
FBI Director Robert Mueller struggled to convince skeptical senators that - despite recent abuses - the FBI should retain Patriot Act authority to gather telephone, e-mail and financial records without a judge's approval. "The statute did
Delaware was the first state to ratify the US Consitution. It may be the first state to be afflicted with a fully operational death squad -- unless a civil lawsuit filed on Friday against the murders of Derek J. Hale results in criminal charges
Lawyers for New York City, responding to a request to unseal records of police surveillance leading up to the 2004 Republican convention in New York, say that the documents should remain secret because the news media will "fixate upon and sensat
A year before the 2004 Republican National Convention, teams of undercover NY City police officers traveled to cities across the country, Canada and Europe to conduct covert observations of people who planned to protest at the convention, according t
The Justice Department's inspector general revealed on March 9 that the FBI has been systematically abusing one of the most controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act: the expanded power to issue "national security letters."
In October 2006, Bush signed into law the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act fo Fiscal Year 2007. Quietly slipped into the law at the last minute, at the request of the Bush adminstration, were sections changing important legal principle
All of us at one time or another have looked up into the sky and seen those beautiful, fluffy clouds floating by or some that just seem to hang there for our enjoyment. Some of them look as soft as a pillow. But, over the decade,...
Today our attorneys filed a lawsuit against Fairfax County, Police Chief David M. Rohrer and SWAT Officer Deval V. Bullock seeking $12 million damages for improper policies, actions and inactions by the Fairfax County Police Department that led to th
Palka said after police pounded on the door and entered the home, her dog, Bam became excited. As she attempted to restrain him, officers began yelling. And before anyone could get Bam out of the way, he was shot -- while running away from officers,
The FBI was already hip to "deficiencies" in the system before the report hit the presses, FBI Director Robert Mueller insists in an addendum to the report, while thanking the Inspector General for finding a pile more. Embattled Attorney Ge
The grocer, the butcher, a cabinet maker and several other members of the town's Mennonite community are said to be planning to move to Arkansas over a Missouri requirement that all drivers be photographed if they want a license.
(Hey, right) Remocrats and Depublicans sternly warned the FBI on Tuesday that it could lose its broad power to collect telephone, e-mail and financial records to hunt terrorists after revelations of widespread abuses of the authority detailed
The FBI, which has been critizized for improperly gathering telephone records in terrorism cases, has told its agents they may still ask phone companies to voluntarily hand over toll records in emergencies by using a new set of procedures,
CSPAN coverage of conservative / Libertarian coalition advocating the rolling back of executive powers. Ron Paul is the first signer of the "Freedom Pledge".
Shortly after 7 a.m., the Grangers said they were jarred from their sleep by what sounded like an explosion as police tossed smoke bombs through the basement windows. Other explosions followed as officers burst through the doors.
In addition to the city, the suit names as defendants Detectives Andre Bruna and Sean Visners, the two officers who shot Diotaiuto; Police Chief David Boyett; the SWAT team leader and two other SWAT members who broke down Diotaiuto's door.
Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, the State Department is warning would-be travelers to brace for lengthy delays in getting U.S. passports, even when they pay a hefty fee to speed their applications.
One of the myriad benefits of knowing the late Great Murray Rothbard is being able to view politcial developments in economic terms. Thus, one of the first phrases that came to mind when a friend recently vented to me over the phone was "transa
The intrusiveness of the English government surpasses that of even China, North Korea or Cuba says this article. Here's lookin' at you, mate!!!
(This is my empty skirt Senator at work) Bush adminstration officials and some Republican senators remain undeterred by the mounting opposition among state governments to a national ID measure and are looking to companies and organizations