The role to be portrayed: "that of Detainees." -- "Operations are staged day and night, and in all weather conditions." -- The employer was identified only as a "government contractor."
As indicated in my earlier post, the Homeland Security Checkpoint was up and running for a second day near mile marker 146 on Southern Arizona's State Route 86. I arrived at the checkpoint and videotaped the encounter shortly after 4:00 pm.
This an an update on Day 2 of a suspicionless Southern Arizona checkpoint being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. The checkpoint is currently located near mile post 146 on Arizona State Route 86 - over 40 miles North of the internatio
The scientist who pioneered genetic fingerprinting says he's concerned that the personal data of innocent people is being wrongly held by police.
This is an update to my earlier post regarding an internal Homeland Security checkpoint currently being operated on Southern Arizona's State Route 86 near Mile Post 146. Video and a writeup regarding my encounter is now available.
While driving Westbound along Arizona State Route 86 near mile marker 146 this morning, I came upon a temporary suspicionless federal checkpoint being manned by Border Patrol agents employed by the Department of Homeland Security.
The government contends that it is perfectly free to inspect every laptop that enters the country, whether or not there is anything suspicious about the computer or its owner. The government says, is no different than looking through a suitcase.
Two San Pablo police officers fired a total of 18 rounds at a woman who they say threatened her husband with a butcher knife Christmas Day, the department disclosed Friday.
"As soon as everyone said 'Happy New Year!,' bullets were flying through the house," Guests ran to the dining room, and some shielded their children with their bodies as others dropped to the floor. The three bystanders injured were
We start the year in Britain with a challenge to our essential nature, for 2008 might turn out to be the year when we decide to rip up the Magna Carta. We are born free and have the right to decide what freedom means, each for ourselves, and to have
This past December, the United States settled a trade dispute with Canada, Europe, and Japan over the recently enacted Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The problem is that the law carves out exemptions for some forms of gambling, such as
One publisher actually started by accepting the book, but after making the preliminary arrangements he decided to consult the Ministry of Information, who appear to have warned him, or at any rate strongly advised him, against publishing it. Here is
The incoming mayor of this city is proposing a comprehensive plan of aggressive police tactics, including limiting the movement of people in high-crime neighborhoods and directing officers to increase searches of people on the street
President Bush is expected to sign an $82 billion military spending bill that will, create electronically readable, federally approved ID cards for Americans. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved--which includes the Real ID Act--on Th
Operation Falcon: Blueprint for removing dissidents and political rivals. The Bush administration has carried out three massive sweeps in the last two years, rolling up more than 30,000 minor crooks and criminals, without as much as a whimper of prot
The Pope had his Index of Forbidden Books. Japan had its Thought Police against subversive or dangerous ideologies. And the United States Congress and President Bush have learned nothing from those examples.
I saw the officials in this section handle other cases and it was clear that these men were anxious to demonstrate their power. Small kings with meglomania.
Every Training Academy is allowed to choose a slogan that is printed on its graduation programs, and the class of 43 graduates came up with "Don't suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it."
If you're caught speeding or playing your music too loud, or other crimes for which you might receive a citation, Green Bay police officers will ask for your drivers license and your finger.
Jurisdictions within Texas are expanding programs where police use force to draw blood from motorists accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Last week, El Paso joined Harris and Wilson Counties in a "no refusal" program
Luther Ricks Sr., to put it mildly, is living the American Nightmare. What else can you call it when police take your money because they’re suspicious you’re selling drugs, then fail either to file charges or to return your money? Public pressure isn
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has remote administrative access to several of the most popular Windows PC firewalls, and that it has also taken control of a number of supposedly "secure " email services within the past few months.
How to survive the 1st year of martial law. This has nothing to do with fighting back, just surviving. Hopefully it never comes, but why not be prepared in case it does?
The guy who invented the bear proof suit has developed a military version.
FBI director J. Edgar Hoover proposed imprisoning 12,000 Americans in 1950 and suspending their right to habeas corpus because they were "potentially dangerous." [He's makin a list, checkin it twice, gonna decide who's naught
The FBI is hoarding mugshots, handprints and fingerprints to make the world's biggest database of physical characteristics for security identification. Spokesman Richard Kolko confirmed a Washington Post report of the project
The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion project to build the world's largest computer database of biometrics to give the U.S. government more ways to identify people at home and abroad.
SWAT team descends on man with a nervous disposition. Wouldn't that make you nervous? Don't show it or you'll be next.
Electronic monitoring of motorists will soon expand dramatically as states begin using radio frequency identification chips in drivers' licenses. These chips broadcast the identity of card holders to any chip-reading sensor within a minimum of th
Activists wondered how the program would be structured to protect Americans from unconstitutional surveillance from the powerful satellites, which can see through cloud cover, trees and even concrete buildings.