The legislation would allow the government to tap into any digital aspect of every citizen’s information without a warrant. Banking, business and medical records would be wide open to inspection, as well as personal instant message and e mail communications.
The case of 16-year-old Ashton Lundeby, taken from his Oxford house by federal agents in March and accused of making a bomb threat, became an Internet sensation this month. For better and for worse. Coverage of the case began April 29 when WRAL aired a story built around comments from his mother, Annette. She said her son had been taken from her house under the Patriot Act, enacted in 2001 to fight terrorism. He was accused of phoning a threat that led to the clearing of a building at Purdue University. He is being held in Indiana.
The crime the display of the flag Union Down (upside down). His arrest was by 6 police vehicles and 12 officers. and resulted in his detention for close to 10 hours.In the state of Georgia.
It does not take much to make cops in America “mad” these days, as numerous videos posted on the web reveal. Not displaying the required degree of deference to police can result in violence and even death.
A couple of weeks ago, the local paper printed names of El Pasoans with outstanding arrest warrants. 78,000 El Pasoans made the paper! What’s going on here?
Several police chiefs, county sheriffs and district attorneys in Colorado say the new CopLink search engine will revolutionize crime fighting the same way fingerprints did 100 years ago, or that DNA did 20 years ago.
The April 14th 2009 Border Patrol and Arizona police beating of a Baptist Minister named Steven Anderson at a border checkpoint, may stand out as one of the most disgraceful recent examples of police brutality and official breech of authority. The supposedly trustworthy state and federal agents appear to have made a game out of how badly they could beat and physically damage and humiliate a person, and while the man's cameras remain confiscated, it was recorded on tape. There are those stories that sometimes are just so grating, so wrong, that they are like an abomination. As stories of torture at the hands of Americans grab the headlines, we are reminded that abuse of power is the ultimate betrayal of a person's character, and it defines the conduct of an agency. The frenzy to increase border scrutiny near Mexico seems to have tensions unusually high, and perhaps that factors in as one of the reasons this man of God was so completely and ruthlessly beaten and degraded
The agency would like to develop a facial recognition system that could compare customers' photographs over time to prevent fraud and identity theft. "To prepare for the possibility of future security enhancements, we're asking cu
My brother in law and I were returning home to San Diego from Phoenix after visiting a friend there, a trip I have made a number of times. And in that I have become accustomed to being stopped at the random checkpoints the Border Patrol has setRead Letter
While reporting neighbors to city officials for unsightly lawns and shoddy house maintenance has become accepted and common place, the precedent is dangerous. Orwell describes a police state regime which uses friends, neighbors, and even children to
The killing in 1967 of an unarmed demonstrator by a police officer in West Berlin set off a left-wing protest movement and put conservative West Germany on course to evolve into the progressive country it has become today. Now a discovery in the arch
Your cell phone, your wireless Internet connection, and even your garage door opener all transmit signals through the air. All are fair game for warrantless inspection, the FCC says.
The graphic to the left is from the web site of the Lima, Ohio, SWAT team. In January 2008, the team stormed the home of Tarika Wilson and Anthony Terry during an ordinary drug investigation. A member of the SWAT team shot and killed Wilson -- an una
According to the Valley Automobile Dealers Association, all car dealers are prohibited by the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) from engaging in transactions with any government, organization, or individual who may
A national network of cameras and computers automatically logging car number plates will be in place within months, the BBC has learned. Thousands of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are already operating on Britain's roads.
A pastor and his wife from San Diego, Calif., claim they were interrogated by a county official and warned that they will face escalating fines if they continue to hold Bible studies in their home.
Campus rent-a-cops at a community college in Dayton, OH, over-reacted, attacked campus evangelists by tackling the kids, taking their pro-Bible signs and Evangelical hand-out literature then fabricating a felony charge!
Round four of mankind’s epic battle against the walking, talking, killer machines starts tonight with the opening of Terminator Salvation. But humanoid robots aren’t confined to the movies.
A Valley pastor is claiming border patrol agents beat him and stunned him with a Taser at a checkpoint, but he said he had done nothing wrong. Steve Anderson, a preacher at Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, said the incident happened Wednesda
It’s great that this ridiculous abuse of civil liberties is getting some exposure. Looks like the cops deleted the video the guys took of the first few minutes of the stop. If that’s true, the cops themselves ought to be arrested and charged with obs
You may not know it, but if you have a wireless router, a cordless phone, remote car-door opener, baby monitor or cellphone in your house, the FCC claims the right to enter your home without a warrant at any time of the day or night in order to inspe
"...he's trying to sniff out a car heading south to Mexico with smuggled guns, ammunition or cash. "There is no vehicle that has a big neon sign that says, 'Guns and cash here,' It's not as easy as you might think."
[soon for everyone] President Obama is considering the creation of a national security court to try cases in which there is enough reliable intelligence to hold a foreign terrorism suspect in preventive detention, but not enough to bring a case in fe
The Obama administration's decision not to ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision will force the FBI to justify to a judge the gag orders that it routinely puts on the targets of its national security letters.
According to Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge, Peter Eyre and Jason Talley of New Hampshire and Adam Mueller of Laurel were arrested during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 59. He said deputies gave the suspects numerous opportunities
The end result is that, as intended, it’s impossible to hold any specific agency or department responsible for the administrative decision to impose sanctions against a particular individual. And that, in turn, makes it impossible to obtain due proce
Despite Posse Comitatus, the military is using surveillance satellites to spy on Americans and sharing the information with local law enforcement.
As discussed on Free Talk Live tonight (2009.05.15) we are now looking at options on how to proceed. We’re going to work to ensure that the people of Jones County, MS don’t have to put up with an out of control sheriff’s department.
What started as a business trip to San Diego has turned Tempe resident Steven Anderson into online crusader as his emotional video detailing his detention and abuse at the hands of Border Patrol agents and state Department of Public Safety officers h
Forget the battlefield radios, the combat PDAs or even infantry hand signals. When the soldiers of the future want to communicate, they’ll read each other’s minds.