The Air Force for Christmas will deliver to Afghanistan the first of 24 new Hawker Beechcraft Corp. planes modified by L-3 Communications Holdings to support ground troops with video, still images and eavesdropping.
San Jose police, under fire for interactions with the public that have turned violent are equipping officers with head-mounted cameras to record contacts with civilians, and at the end of shift the recording will download to a central server.
President Obama plans to deal with a Dec. 31 deadline that automatically would declassify secrets in more than 400 million pages of Cold War-era documents by ordering government-wide changes that could sharply curb the number of new and old governmen
Individuals and organizations of all political stripes are realizing the danger to all when prosecutors are empowered with exceedingly broad and—worse—hard-to-define federal laws.
Since agents had neither probable cause nor consent in this case, the search of Mz. Cooper and her vehicle were illegal. Additionally, its unlikely the stop itself was legal since conducting a lawful u-turn along a public highway does not constitute
Another innocent man sentenced to death
The Obama administration will abandon a Dec. 31 deadline for states to tighten security requirements for driver's licenses, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced. Delaying the requirement, which faces opposition from governors and Se
Today the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Agency released 162 pages of intelligence oversight reporting in response to a Freedom of Information Ac
In February, a Department of Homeland Security intelligence official wrote a “threat assessment” for the police in Wisconsin about a demonstration involving local pro- and anti-abortion rights groups. The office produced a “terrorism watch list” repo
Police state targeting of lawyers defending unpopular clients
A federal judge has ruled the New York Police Department must release 2,000 pages of documents related to its surveillance of protesters before the 2004 Republican National Convention. Judge Richard Sullivan's ruling was made public Monday. It sup
4 years later, a reporter looking at the conduct of the Police Dept. in the aftermath of the hurricane called Dziadul to ask whether she had ever seen the official report on McDonald’s death that said a police officer with an AR-15 assault rifle had
During the turbulent days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, New Orleans police shot 10 civilians, at least four of whom died, according to interviews and internal police documents. But a fresh examination of the post-storm period
Those who wear the label "law enforcers" are not only fascist pigs, but are also a bunch of cowardly wimps.
During what police say was a 20-year killing spree in Milwaukee, Walter Ellis left his DNA behind all along the way — everywhere but the one place where it might have saved a life. Ellis should have given a DNA sample to the state crime databank d
Two years ago, the Supreme Court handed the EPA theoretically unlimited power by ruling that it can govern anything that produces harmless CO2 — i.e., all human and even animal activity. With one hand, the EPA has been closing its fist around the pow
The US contractor Blackwater is operating in Pakistan at a secret CIA airfield used for launching drone attacks, according to a former US official, despite repeated government denials that the company is in the country.
According to a graduate student's research into the spying policies of major US telecom companies, at a recent security conference a Sprint surveillance manager said half of all police requests include the target's text messages.
First Amendment freedoms are threatened in America
A judge on Thursday lifted a seal on court records and transcripts that a Southern California man says will prove he was an informant for the FBI. Craig Monteilh claims he has not been fully paid by the FBI for spying on mosques — an activity that
Cops Gone Wild: Boy was "threatening" deputies with "a stick"?!? Plus, video of 72-year-old grandmother being tased during a traffic stop. Disturbing, to say the least.
Babies born from 2019 onwards will have their genetic code routinely mapped at birth, Jay Flatley, one of the world's leading genome sequencing experts has predicted. Dr Flatley, the chief executive of Illumina, the world's leading genome sequencing
Want to know how much phone companies and internet service providers charge to funnel your private communications or records to U.S. law enforcement and spy agencies? That’s the question muckraker and Indiana University graduate student Christophe
Want to know how much phone companies and internet service providers charge to funnel your private communications or records to U.S. law enforcement and spy agencies? Under a Freedom of Information Act request filed a few months ago
A blogger has released audio of Sprint's Electronic Surveillance Manager describing the carrier's cooperation with law enforcement. Among the revelations are that Sprint has so far filled over 8 million requests from LEOs for customer GPS data.
In the February, 2010, issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, Donald J. Mihalek argues that suspected criminals in the US should be treated the same way “insurgents” are in Iraq.
"Shut up," Jack screamed at the crows, waving his arms wildly. "Shut up, shut up!" Only he really didn’t utter a sound. And he didn’t dare flail about either. But gawd, he hated crows. And he hated hearing their grating "caww, caw" sound twice a w
Continued political persecution in America
Britain is currently engulfed by a probing, controversial investigation into how their Government came to support the invasion of Iraq, replete with evidence that much of what was said at the time by both British and American officials was knowingly
Poland's president has approved legislation that allows for people to be fined or even imprisoned for possessing or buying communist symbols, two decades after communist rule ended. The new law says that people who posses, purchase or spread item