...the plan to force all Americans to get Homeland (Achtung!) Security permission before being "allowed" to earn a living. The new monstrosity, if imposed, has an extra fillip. The Employment Eligibility Verification System would also requi
Since 9/11, the US government has spent billions of dollars and devoted its best minds to building a system to prevent a terrorist or a person infected with pandemic flu from entering the country. Now, it turns out, all it takes to thwart the nation*
A globe-trotting Atlanta lawyer with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis was allowed back into the U.S. by a border inspector who disregarded a computer warning to stop him and don protective gear, officials said.
Looking to prevent the next terrorist attack, the Homeland Security Department is tapping into the wild imaginations of a group of self-described "deviant" thinkers: science-fiction writers. [Apparently some writers should spend more time r
A report issued Sunday by independent research group The Transactional Records Action Clearinghouse(TRAC) found that in the last three years there have only been 12 charges of terrorism out of 814,073 cases.
We are people, entitled to define (and redefine) ourselves. We are not, and we should not be, “identified” solely by which pigeon-hole(s) a government decides to put us in.
Real ID requires states to act as Federal agents in the unwise policy of turning our transportation systems into a dragnet for law enforcement. Americans must increasingly prove they are not on secret government lists in order to travel or generally
Anything out of the ordinary went to a secondary checkpoint where MDEA agents and K-9 units from the Rockport Police Department, U.S. Customs and Maine State Police were waiting. Drivers were asked to produce a valid license and registration. If anyt
Congress voted this past week to authorize nearly $40 billion for the Homeland Security Department, but the result will likely continue to be more bureaucracy and less security for Americans.
While the suspect and the officer were away, Border Patrol agent Michael Carlos Gonzalez arrived on the scene. Gonzalez was supposed to guard the suspect's truck, loaded with marijuana. Instead, he helped himself to a 20 pound bundle. And the wh
Melissa Ngo of the Electronic Privacy Information Center says the technology endangers privacy by enabling ordinary security cameras to find out the names of people being observed. "Why are you being tracked if you're not doing anything wron
Appears the Alabama Dept of Homeland Security (ALDHS) doesn't like the attention as they have pulled the web pages regarding the Security TAP Course. Luckily, the internet never forgets. Here are links to the Google cached version of the pages.
Support the 2nd Amendment? Skeptical of Big Government? Does the slogan "Freedom Good Government Bad" appeal to you? Well ... The state of Alabama has labeled you a terrorist!
"We just think that should happen at the border," she said. "We feel like they're moving the border further north and giving up on the area south of the checkpoint like we're a no man's land." Cullen, who has a Ph.D. i
The draft regulations to implement the REAL ID Act are open for comment until 5 p.m. EST on May 8, 2007. Please act! Submit comments against this fundamentally flawed national identification scheme!
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican illegal entrant in January has been charged with murder by the Cochise County Attorney who said Monday that the shooting was not justified.
On 1 March 07, I was scheduled to fly on American Airlines to Newark, NJ, to attend an academic conference at Princeton University, designed to focus on my latest scholarly book, Constitutional Democracy, published by John Hopkins University Press
I recently learned about Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), and Goddard Space Flight Center's planned implementation of this Directive. All employees (contractors as well as civil servants) will be required to submit to an ex
The office in charge of protecting American technical secrets about nuclear weapons from foreign spies is missing 20 desktop computers, at least 14 of which have been used for classified informatoin, the Energy Dept inspector general reported on Frid
Congress publicly registered its impatience with the managment of the NSA yesterday as lawmakers criticized the agency's new multibillion-dollar effort to ID, track and analyze emerging threats in cyberspace. Dubbed "Turbulence,"
FBI agents repeatedly provided inaccurate information to win secret court approval of surveillance warrants in terrorism and espionage cases, prompting officials to tighten controls on the way the bureau uses that powerful anti-terrorism tool, accord
Airport checkpoints create lines, pat-downs and occasional headaches for travelers. But now they're going to make something new. Money. TSA will allow companies to sell ads inside plastic bins whose sole purpose has been to move passengers' s
Thus national ID gets imposed by the very people who once opposed it. Because it's a "convenient" solution to a problem that never existed until the fedgov decided to begin locking down U.S. borders.
Passengers onboard a flight landing at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Friday were quarantined for several hours because a fellow passenger claimed he had smallpox. The threat was proven false after the man was taken to Carolinas Medical
More than five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the government cannot show how the $5 billion given to public health departments has better prepared the country for a bioterrorism attack or flu pandemic.
Hundreds of millions of Americans will have until 2013 to be outfitted with new digital ID cards, the Bush administration said on Thursday in a long-awaited announcement that reveals details of how the new identification plan will work.
The White House is staging a high-level exercise to test responses to the prospect of a massive domestic terrorist attack involving improvised explosive devices involving simultaneous terror attacks by “sleeper cells” in 5 cities across the country:
A former border inspector was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for guiding hundreds of illegal immigrants through his checkpoint booth in exchange for taking at least $70,000 from a smuggling ring (do you feel more secure yet?).
Travel expert, author, and Identity Project consultant Edward Hasbrouck was expelled from the World Research Group, Inc. “Aviation Security Summit” conference — to which he had been specifically invited, as an author, and for which he had registered,
In January 2004, Washington was charged with a misdemeanor on suspicion of attacking a property manager at a meeting he attended as a board member of a homeowners association in Accokeek. Washington was suspended with pay pending an investigation, an