Renuart, commander of the U.S. Northern Command, seems unnaturally upbeat for a man whose job is to figure out what disasters might befall the American homeland, and lay plans to prevent or cope with them. "I think we're doing really good th
"Most people would be upset to know that police were spying on lawful citizens and infiltrating peaceful organizations. I want the subcommittee to determine how widespread these activities are and who ordered them," the Ohio Democrat said.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals just affirmed the Bush administration’s "enemy combatant" doctrine that allows a President and his military forces to designate anyone anywhere in the world as an "enemy combatant"--even Americans.
However, when recently denied free coffee from new management, Garvin allegedly told managers that he could change the police department's response time if they refuse to give him complimentary drinks.
In talking about his plans to double the size of the Peace Corps and nearly quadruple the size of AmeriCorps and the size of the nation's military services, he made this rather shocking (and chilling) pledge: "We cannot continue to rely on o
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has offered his assistance in fighting what he calls an epidemic of crime in Chicago. The governor would send in Illinois state troopers and National Guard equipment to stop the violence. He was meeting Wednesday
While teams of counterterrorism agents swoop into rail stations and randomly search passengers, undercover agents in disguise scan the crowds while other agents in full combat gear carry semiautomatic guns & patrol the platform...
CNN's Drew Griffin reported on the bloating of the watch list, which an ACLU count pegged at 1,001,308 names Wednesday afternoon. Griffin's is one of those names, he says.
Big bureaucracies are inefficient and the Department of Homeland Security is no different. The terror watch list now has over 1 million names on it. Big Brother is watching–all one million of you.
Great Britain’s Nanny State has descended into the Police State. Here's the latest outrageous example.
The operation resulted in 14 arrests, Arpaio announced during a late-afternoon news conference. During sweeps, deputies use minor traffic offenses as probable cause to make stops and question vehicle occupants about their legal status.
Is a laptop searchable in the same way as a piece of luggage? The Department of Homeland Security believes it is. Immigration officials at border entries have been searching and seizing citizens’ laptops, cellphones, and BlackBerry devices when they
Terrorism liaison officers have been getting a lot of attention in the national press lately. But the bottom line of what they do is keep their eyes and ears open for any suspicious activity.
We may be the last generation that will have ever known privacy. Every day, we are one step closer to the Total Surveillance Society. Every day, we lose a little more of that part of being human that claims the right to be left alone, that knows f
Bowing to President Bush's demands, the Senate approved and sent Bush a bill to overhaul rules on secret government eavesdropping and shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits for helping the US illegally spy on Americans.
With Congress on the verge of outlining new parameters for NSA eavesdropping between suspicious foreigners and Americans, lawmakers are leaving largely untouched a host of government programs that critics say involves far more
61-year-old librarian Carol Kreck showed up in the plaza outside holding a sign reading "McCain=Bush." She was asked by security to leave and then told by a police officer that she would be charged with trespassing on city property...
The massive U.S. terror watchlists will soon add their one millionth name and the ACLU will mark the day with an event on July 14th at the National Press Club involving innocent individuals who have been wrongly matched to the terrorist watchlists.
Pepper ball rifles, goo guns, sonic rays. some are wild rumors but some may not be. some may protect our political convention this year.
Tomorrow, July 8th, could mark the beginning of official condoning of warrantless surveillance of law-abiding citizens in the US, not to mention foreign nationals. Much of this information has been covered by Glenn Greenwald in the past week.
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The LA Times today says, "In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the White House directed telecommunications carriers to cooperate with its efforts to bolster intelligence gathering and surveillance." It started a few weeks after Bush took office
With this new FISA bill, our political establishment is doing what it now habitually does: namely, ensuring that the political and corporate elite who break our laws on purpose are immune from consequences.
This year, America doesn't deserve to celebrate its birthday. This Fourth of July should be a day of quiet and atonement. For we have sinned. We have failed to pay attention. We've settled for lame excuses. We've spit on the memory of tho
A woman in the village told the officers to take their guns out of the Kid Village. An officer threw that woman to the ground and pulled her head back by her hair while she was being handcuffed, one Rainbow named Rick told Stevens. “I got out and yel
400 members of the Rainbow Family, who hold a weeklong national gathering on public land each year, threw rocks and sticks at Forest Service officers who tried to arrest a member of the group. The agency would not give a reason for the original arre
Early next week the U.S. Senate will vote on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, intending to immunize telecommunications corporations that assisted our government in the warrantless and illegal wiretapping it has grown to love.
Thomas Hammerberg, its commissioner for human rights, visited a Roma camp in Rome last month and said that the authorities were using the same methods as Mussolini in the 1930s.
A Joint Project of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the United States Secret Service. Developing a basic understanding of key technical and legal factors regarding searching and seizing electronic storage devices and media.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Jersey shore party town of Belmar lifts bans on rude gestures and unregistered kegs of beer.