private traffic enforcement camera vendors are seeking to establish a national vehicle tracking system in the United States using existing red-light and speed enforcement cameras. The system would utilize Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to
Bavarian police searched the home of the spokesman for the German Pirate Party (Piratenpartei Deutschland) looking for an informant who leaked information about a government Trojan used to eavesdrop on Skype conversations.
Humble proprietors are in prison today for less than this level of bad recordkeeping. Yet, the people who put them in prison commit much worse errors,...and they are still walking the streets.
Officials in an Israeli city have come up with an innovative way of tracking dog owners who allow their pets to foul the streets - DNA analysis.
This scanner is operating in a public area - not a secure area for passengers. This appears to be in contravention of TSA policy because they specify that millimeter wave scanning “technology is a voluntary alternative to a pat-down during secondary
Police officials are excited about a new high tech gadget that will make their jobs a little bit easier. Through a Homeland Security grant, Los Angeles County purchased 500 mobile fingerprint scanning devices that can be used by officers in the field
BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots. It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. (
You take a little everyday from them to construct this barrier of security, both in the mind and in the laws that govern your life.
Thousands of cars and thousands of unsuspecting people are experiencing for the first time in their lives, the full impact of what a police state is all about this morning, folks! The freeway looks like a parking lot!
The Justice Department will unveil changes to FBI ground rules today that would put much more power into the hands of line agents pursuing leads on national security, foreign intelligence and even ordinary criminal cases.
The judge rejected the government's argument that historical cellphone tower location data did not require probable cause. Could establish the standard which lawyers say are routine as more people carry cellphones that reveal their locations.
The fascist state continues, now some in FL can't wear their jeans how they please. (Time for "clothing enforcement" cameras? You listening, Redflex?)
An anonymous reader recommends a speculative blog entry by Chris Soghoian up on CNet. Soghoian makes a convincing case that the NSA could be using loopholes in the law to gather real-time location information on the mobile phones of millions of peopl
With increased manpower in Washington state, Border Patrol agents ignore the border in favor of harassing domestic traffic inside the country at suspicionless checkpoints
"The NYPD plans blanket surveillance of millions of law-abiding New Yorkers, but it refuses to disclose even the simplest details of this costly proposal. A plan of this scope, expense and intrusiveness demands robust public debate and legislati
Senator McCain and Governor Palin will be walking free of the consequences of a Real ID. The question is, what about the rest of us? Due to the diligence of activists in the home states of Presidential Republican party nominees, Arizona andRead Letter
“Borrowing from the Bush administration’s ‘preemptive war’ playbook, police agencies in the Twin Cities have made ‘preemptive strikes’ against organizations planning to protest at the Republican National Convention.”
Radgeek provides the video evidence of government ignoring the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments.
Actual video of what happened when some overzealous guards let loose on a fan.
Ask for food, get tortured.
I remember, years ago, when the news of torture in Iraq first came out, I wrote an article entitled US Finally Treats Iraqis Just Like Americans. The point was that abuse and rape is so rife in US prisons and jails, that waterboarding and stress posi
Michael German, an FBI agent for 16 years and now a policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, warns that if Mukasey goes ahead, he will undermine the restrictions placed on the FBI after the dragnet approach of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoov
On Tuesday morning, St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington held a news conference where he spoke about the nearly 300 people arrested in a police crackdown on protesters a day earlier. Among them were several journalists covering the protests in the s
After 5 1/2 years behind bars, Palestinian professor and activist, Sami Al-Arian, has been released from prison on bail after Immigration authorities failed to explain his continued detention pending a trial for refusing to testify before a grand jur
I have previously highlighted information regarding the use of Homeland Security checkpoints at Ferry docks in Northern Washington State but this latest intrusion spreads the Homeland Security cancer even further into the interior of the country.
Another Web site, www.freedomsphoenix.com, has also taken up the mission of defending Shelton, going so far as to run a "Shelton Defense Fund" that is seeking $4,000.
What does a police state look like? That is a good question. Maybe it looks something like this. Here is a photo of a small group of people trying to hold a demonstration in Denver at the Democratic Party convention. Notice the police overkill.
What a nice place to spend a weekend in. Are we still living in the united States of America?
Denver's (well fed) finest show a deft touch when forcing an ABC producer to cross a busy street. The producer in question made the mistake of videotaping DNC officials and high end lobbyist exiting a well known hotel.
First, here is a video of the local police randomly stopping people and demanding to search them. As they make clear, if you do not "consent" to being searched you will be arrested. Of course, once they arrest you they can search you.