As regular readers know, I’m not one for hyperbole, so perhaps some are thinking that my title is ironic. Nope, I mean it. An accumulation of events in recent months leads me to no other conclusion than that we are in fact living in a police state in
Ordinance #2740( An unfunded city-wide mandate) was passed with a resounding 6 to 1 vote, and it allows for the citizens of Cedar Falls to forcefully give the government keys to their comercial properties through universal 'lock boxes'. The intent of
Only Google and Skyhook Wireless, however, make their location databases linking hardware IDs to street addresses publicly available on the Internet, which raises novel privacy concerns when the IDs they're tracking are mobile.
Obama’s election campaign promise to create a domestic “security force,” that is “just as powerful, just as strong” as the US military is now coming to fruition as the TSA expands to turn American into a checkpoint-festooned hellhole...
This sorry state of affairs is made even worse by recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have essentially done away with the need for a "no-knock" warrant altogether, giving the police authority to disregard the protections afforded American...
Washington supports the brutal Bahraini terror state
In this special report Gary Franchi is joined by Nick Saorsa and Drew Phillips, contributors to the website CopBlock.org.
In this special report Gary Franchi is joined by Nick Saorsa and Drew Phillips, contributors to the website CopBlock.org. They discuss the recent rise in police swat team usage and the practical and ways average Americans can take action to protect t
America is based on the idea that an individual's fundamental rights are his or hers by virtue of having been born.... So why, in order to exercise a good many of those rights, are you required to present government-issued credentials?
This 'Internet of Things' notion reared its head again yesterday with the announcement by CSR co-founder James Collier's new start-up Neul that it was launching a radio system to use unlicensed white space spectrum.
As written, the Protect IP Act gives the attorney general and private intellectual property holders the power to not only sue owners and operators of U.S.-based websites, but to execute what is known as an in rem action – essentially an action...
On March 11, 2010, Washington Post blogger Valerie Strauss asked an intriguing question: “Why is the Education Department purchasing 27 Remington Brand Model 870 police 12-gauge shotguns?” On June 7, 2011, the answer became clear.
South Korea plans to install or upgrade 300,000 mobile payment checkouts at major retailers and transport services this year in its latest push in the potentially lucrative market as the likes of Google Inc and Apple Inc competitively...
Dr. Vieira and I covered a lot of ground in our lengthy conversation, most of it related to the U.S. monetary system – its history, nature, and likely fate.
They don't look like cops to me. Dressed in helmets and camouflage fatigues and carrying .223 rifles handed down from the U.S. Army
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize people who have attracted their attention.
Expect Obama's popularity to sink lower
You will want to recant this story it has a criminal charge pending and is under investigation. ABC has already apologized to the People for not knowing that criminal charges are going to be presented. From what alot of have found out one of thRead Letter
On June 7, 2011, the answer became clear. At 6 a.m. a S.W.A.T.-style team of 15 officers from the U.S. Department of Education's (DOE) Office of Inspector General broke down a door in Stockton
In conjunction with the Tohono O'odham Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency recently installed a camera surveillance system along the West bound lane of traffic near mile marker 146 on SR86 in Southern Arizona. The location is just West of
Why TSA, Wars, State Defined Diets, Seat-Belt Laws, the War On Drugs, Police Brutality, and Efforts to Control the Internet, Are Essential to the State
When I asked Dr. Vieira how the nation has progressed on a scale from 1 to 10 towards becoming a police state, with 10 being a full-blown version, he put us currently at about 7.
Why did they use a SWAT team? If Tucson resident Jose Guerena was plausibly suspected of narcotics trafficking, why wasn't he arrested on his way to or from his job at the nearby Asarco Mission copper mine?
Scott Yoos, a man who is unable to communicate except by written notes, was thrown to the ground by a police officer for throwing a paper towel in a trash can rather than recycling it. Upon throwing the paper out, he was violently thrown to the groun
“I have very little doubt that we will see some form of currency control within the U.S. and some other countries, because one thing you can count on is that the government never controls itself. What it does is control its subjects.”
This is a terrific song inspired by the work of Radley Balko from Reason Magazine.
Recently Nick Saorsa of the Police Accountability Report had a telephone interview with defense attorney Marc Victor. They discussed the recent US Supreme Court ruling on Kentucky Vs. King and its larger implications on the police state.
A SWAT team broke into a home at the request of the US Department of Education to arrest and collect on a defaulted student loan.
Why is the Education Department purchasing 27 Remington Brand Model 870 police 12-gauge shotguns? "The Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Education..."
http://RTR.org | A SWAT team broke into a home at the request of the US Department of Education to arrest and collect on a defaulted student loan. Kenneth Wright was dragged from his Stockton California home in his underwear while his children were i