In a statement about a controversial bill, Senator Barack Obama defends intelligence gathering that would expand the wiretapping powers of President Bush's administration. (gee, this is the country's other option?)
The U.S. Attorney's Office filed a motion Thursday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit saying that it will appeal a U.S. district judge's May 22 decision allowing Snipes to remain free on bond while he appeals his
Martha Stewart has been refused a visa to Britain because of her criminal convictions for obstructing justice, the Daily Telegraph has learned.
BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing will ban more than one million cars from the streets during the Olympics in an effort to curb pollution and ease traffic gridlock, the government confirmed Friday. (because they can)
The system would be monitored from a central location called the Fusion Center.
The House easily approved a compromise bill setting new electronic surveillance rules that shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits arising from the government's warrantless eavesdropping on phone and computer lines in this country.
Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd’s 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America’s small businesses.
Police who apprehended Iowan at checkpoint with guns drawn "acted appropriately," man charged with assault with a deadly weapon, faces 5 years behind bars.
How to covertly train paramilitaries, censor the press, ban unions, employ terrorists, conduct warrantless searches, suspend habeas corpus, conceal breaches of the Geneva Convention and make the population love it. [US Gov. manual]Entered By: Powell Gammill
"My support of the REAL ID Act is, and has always been, contingent upon adequate federal funding," Napolitano wrote in a letter to House Speaker Jim Weiers. "Absent that, the REAL ID Act becomes just another unfunded federal mandate.**
The Bill would grant the country's intelligence agencies access to cross-border e-mails, phone calls, text messages and faxes, and empower them to moniter websites visited by Swedish citizens.
A half a dozen military helicopters flew low over parts of Denver Monday night as part of a security drill organized by the U.S. Department of Justice. Denver police said they were aware of the operation, but could provide no details.
Political activists planning protest rallies at the upcoming Democratic Convention in Denver have their stomachs in knots over a rumor about a crowd control weapon - known as the “crap cannon” - that might be unleashed against them.
Congressional leaders and the Bush adminstration have reached an agreement in principle on an overhaul of surveillance rules, sources familiar with negotiations said Friday. Aides and official were still fine-tuning the details of their rewrite of F
White House and congressional negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on an anti-terror spy bill that would permit court dismissal of potentially billions of dollars in lawsuits against phone companies, sources familiar with the talks said.
Easton MD police arrested an 18-year-old boy for going topless in public. pat says the police need some help on what’s acceptable–and what is not. "When Morons Rule the Earth".
YouTube video from Fox News of D.C. Police cordoning off an entire neighborhood and forcing all vehicle traffic through a few choke points where vehicle occupants are interrogated regarding who they are & why they want to travel into the neighborhood
The latest Big Brother police state measure emanating from the Bush administration, with virtually no press coverage, is entitled Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security. NSPD is directed against US citizens.
Dr. Steven Kurtz, a Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY at Buffalo and cofounder of the award-winning art and theater group Critical Art Ensemble, has been cleared of all charges of mail and wire fraud.
The DJ was spinning old records by James Brown, Aretha Franklin and the Meters during Funk Night last weekend, when the heavily armed cops dressed in commando-style uniforms burst into the west-side Detroit art gallery.
"Police asked us to ensure that everyone removes headgear." The measure, designed to prevent people from obscuring their faces from CCTV cameras. "I still wear a flat cap when I go out shopping and often leave it on...they keep your he
Does the FBI track cellphone users' physical movements without a warrant? Does the Bureau store recordings of innocent Americans caught up in wiretaps in a searchable database? Does the FBI's store voicemail passwords and bank account numbers
Sens. Diane Feinstein and Mel Martinez authored a bill (with 11 co-sponsors, including Sen. Barack Obama) that was incorporated into a housing bill passed by the Senate Banking Committee that creates a national fingerprint registry.
While TSA's announcement stated that the goal of the change was to "increase safety," this blogger disagrees. The change of rules seems to be a pretty obvious case of security theater.
Canada has passed a law making it illegal to display cigarettes: an “out of sight, out of mind” measure. We look back at the Granddaddy of all “vice” measure, Prohibition, to see if any lessons were learned.
Instead, they turn on their Long Range Acoustic Devices and blast the crowds with ear-splitting noise, sending the crowd into a panic. A tag on the side of the devices reads: "Made in USA."
It's now proposing a massive $30 billion cyberspace boondoggle, as retired Air Force Lt. Col. William Astore writes below, that will, theoretically, provide the Air Force with the ability to fry any computer on Earth.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Thursday that he is working to revise the guidelines for FBI investigations as the bureau seeks to transform itself into an intelligence-gathering agency that seeks to prevent terrorist attacks.
"...In certain areas, we need to go beyond the normal methods of policing," Fenty (D) said at a news conference announcing the action. "We're going to go into an area and completely shut it down to prevent shootings and the sale of
Researchers secretly tracked the locations of 100,000 people outside the United States through their cell phone use and concluded that most people rarely stray more than a few miles from home.