When Eugene McCarthy ran for president in 1968, he pledged to fire J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director. Before long, McCarthy's calls for new FBI leadership were cataloged and commented upon by FBI officials in a nearly 500-page file,
The government's terrorist watch list swelled to more than 750,000 names, according to a new government report that has raised worries about the list's effectiveness. (Oh, its' effective scaring the crap out of people) The size of the l
The FISA Amendments Act, approved by a Senate committee last week, seems to immunize people who cooperated with the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency--and other even more shadowy agencies--that conduct black-bag jobs.
After exercising her right to remain silent during a traffic stop, Lauren Canario was arrested, denied bail, held in contempt of court and is still being held in jail in violation of NH State law while awaiting arraignment over three weeks later.
Military Preparing for Martial Law - Here's an example of your own money being used against you, in violation of the US Constitution. (Civilian Inmate Labor Program - Army Regulations exposed - Alex Jones)
The demonization of alcohol is leading to a growing nullification of the constitutional rights of anyone suspected of drinking...In 1925, the Supreme Court declared: It would be intolerable and unreasonable if a prohibition agent were authorized t
“Verschärfte Vernehmung, enhanced or intensified interrogation, was the exact term innovated by the Gestapo to describe what became known as the ‘third degree.’ It left no marks. It included hypothermia, stress positions and long-time sleep deprivati
The judge had initially sent the jurors back to see if the impasse could be broken after a confusing scene when three of the jurors said they had not agreed with the verdicts he had read aloud to the packed courtroom. (WHAAA???)
Arar was arrested during a stopover in New York in 2002 on his way home to Canada from a holiday and was deported to Syria. He says he was tortured during the year he spent in Damascus jails.
Matthew Jones of Brooklyn lingered on the corner of 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in the early morning of June 12, 2004, gabbing with friends as other pedestrians tried to get by, something unusual happened: He was arrested for it.
Alberto Gonzales was briefed extensively about a criminal leak investigation despite having reason to believe that several individuals under investigation in the matter were potential witnesses against him in separate Justice Department inquiries.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is steering the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee to give retroactive immunity to telecoms that helped the government secretly spy on Americans. He has also benefited from some interesting political contributions.
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia School District on Thursday was trying to clarify a policy that requires parents to submit to FBI fingerprinting before they can enter their children's classrooms.
October 18, 2007 – According to investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, Blackwater USA has provided training to at least fifty-three police departments from across the United States. The City of Charleston (SC) Police Department...
Race relations in New Zealand have been set back 100 years by police raids on Monday at alleged weapons-training camps in the Bay of Plenty, Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples has told an Australian audience.
The plane crashed near Nogales, Arizona, because the pilot had turned off the engine and never noticed, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday.
Officers wrote in their reports that Waterhouse ran off, they chased and then bean-bagged and Tasered him. One officer wrote, "He had refused to drop the camera which could be used as a weapon."
Those imprisoned in N.H. are supposed to be arraigned within 24 hours of arrest. Judges in Milford County denied Lauren arraignment and sent her back to jail after exercising her right to remain silent. She has remained in jail for over two weeks...
Let by Nevada's Senator Reid 40 other US senators willfully and knowingly lied to slander a US citizen in efforts to discredit and/or impede his free speech rights. This is a direct violation of their sworn oath of office to defend and protect t
You've been protected and served! Josh Adams displays the wounds of honor he received while attempting to protect his wife from a criminal police assault. The injury was inflicted by a police-issue Maglite flashlight (see photograph of the bloods
Police marksmen shot Jean Charles de Menezes 7 times in the head with hollow-point “dumdum” bullets designed to kill instantly, the Old Bailey was told. The bullets, used by US air marshals, give “a greater chance of immediate incapacitation”,
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted knowing for several years about the Bush administration's eavesdropping on Americans without a court warrant. She was briefed on it when she was ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. But was she
The three biggest phone carriers have refused to tell members of Congress what role, if any, they had in the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping program. The utilities said it would be illegal to divulge classified information.
Verizon Communications, the nation's second-largest telecom company, told congressional investigators that it had provided customers' telephone records to federal authorities in emergency cases without court orders hundreds of times since 200
It's fashionable in some quarters to equate "fascism" with the United States. And those who live in freedom must be vigilant. But these pictures of a couple flogged last week for being married and Christian highlight a another picture:
The Department of Defense has conspired with the FBI to "circumvent the law" in accessing hundreds of Americans' telephone, e-mail and financial records. The Pentagon issued 455 National Security Letters to obtain Americans' private
Statements from former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio's defense documents alleging the National Security Agency began building a massive call records database 7 months before 9/11 aren't the only accusations that the controversial program predated
It's over. The faithful and the hopeful may carry the corpse of the American republic, hoping that it can be brought back into normality, into life, and into power. I am afraid the nurturers will not survive.
Anyone using Comcast has been unable to receive any Email with "www.afterdowningstreet.org" in the body of the Email. That has included every Email from me, since that was in my signature at the bottom of every Email I sent.
The huge terror drill Operation Vigilant Shield starts shortly, and rumors are flying about what it entails and how US citizens are responding. The drill is raising numerous questions because of its secrecy and has apparently raised worries out in Po