The 1st BCT’s soldiers being deployed in the U.S. will also learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment & nonlethal weapons des
The clock is ticking on the shadow government's tracking of your every move with the so-called National ID. For those who might not be familiar with this Nazi style snooping and forced production of "Show your papers," Rep. Sam E. R
Can high-tech infrared cameras and millimeter-wave cameras "see" terrorist threats coming from as far as 130 yards away? [I see naked people everywhere. Oh, to be a campus cop.] [Terrorist? Look at those guns!]
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
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
With increased manpower in Washington state, Border Patrol agents ignore the border in favor of harassing domestic traffic inside the country at suspicionless checkpoints
After years of research and testing and at the expense of millions of dollars, plans by the Department of Homeland Security to use radiation detectors to screen cargo and vehicles entering the US have largely failed, according to an audit
About 20 percent of Border Patrol employees fail to graduate from the academy. The attrition rate for those who do graduate is 29.6 percent.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security has created a newly-defined “system of records” containing logs of everyone who crosses U.S. borders. ”Border Crossing Information” (BCI) about innocent U.S. citizens not suspected of any crime would be kept for 1
The TSA, apparently embarrassed last week for supporting an inspector who climbed aboard American Eagle jets by using air temperature probes as grab handles, has retaliated against the airline with charges and fines.
Cable provider Bright House Networks launched Operation Bright Eyes in 2005 in Tampa, Florida in cooperation with local and federal law enforcement agencies. So far more than 900 cable service technicians have been trained to act as the eyes and ears
I don't really give much importance to the fact that a guy got into the U.S. Homeland Security Department phone system to make more than 400 calls to his buddies in friendly countries like Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.
DHS spokesperson Michael Bermudez said the temporary checkpoints' primary objectives are to apprehend terrorists and illegal immigrants but also admitted they are used in conjunction with local law enforcement to arrest felons, seize drugs and we
The 9th Circuit ruled yesterday that individuals who finds themselves on a government no-fly or watch list can have their case against the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), the governmental agency responsible for putting them on the list, heard by a
USA Today reports that TSA’s upset when airlines explain the hassle by telling people they’re on a TSA watch list. TSA will not tell people when they are on such a list. TSA won’t tell people when they ARE NOT on such a list. They want the airlines t
Homeland Security, arguably the most incompetent agency in the astonishingly incompetent Bush Administration, has announced it wants to spend tens of million dollars fighting hurricanes. That’s right, HS, loser by a knockout against Hurricane Katrina
"This latest security breach illustrates again the dangers inherent in consolidating personal information through the process of conducting the inherently flawed identification-based domestic aviation security program."
After months and months of delays, today the 5th Circuit rejected the most important aspects of the appeal by imprisoned border patrol agents Ramos and Compean.
The Department of Homeland Security is quietly declaring a Period of Heightened Alert, or POHA, a time frame when terrorists may have more incentive to attack.
Department Of Homeland Insecurity Puts CNN Reporter On Watch List And Threatens Former Air Marshal With Obstruction Of Justice After News Report Embarrassed The TSA And Air Marshal Service
Renuart, commander of the U.S. Northern Command, seems unnaturally upbeat for a man whose job is to figure out what disasters might befall the American homeland, and lay plans to prevent or cope with them. "I think we're doing really good th
"New Bill of Rights shall be drafted and approved by (CLASSIFIED)" - Read in the House of Representatives by Rep. John Haller (R) Pennsylvania 14th District. My wife had to point out it was an Onion Spoof - Sounds toooo true to me
While teams of counterterrorism agents swoop into rail stations and randomly search passengers, undercover agents in disguise scan the crowds while other agents in full combat gear carry semiautomatic guns & patrol the platform...
Big bureaucracies are inefficient and the Department of Homeland Security is no different. The terror watch list now has over 1 million names on it. Big Brother is watching–all one million of you.
This massive, centralized system would include personal data of 245 million license and ID cardholders nationwide. If a criminal could break just one state’s data security system, he would have access to the sensitive data retained by all 56 states a
The massive U.S. terror watchlists will soon add their one millionth name and the ACLU will mark the day with an event on July 14th at the National Press Club involving innocent individuals who have been wrongly matched to the terrorist watchlists.
The suspicionless warrantless checkpoint seizure & drug dog search depicted in the photo above took place on May 16, 2008. The only crime committed by the individual receiving extra special attention from armed federal agents was that of driving alon
"...only by reports such as these will we be able to ascertain what’s playing on the screen today at our nation’s security theater. The cost of admission is but your civil liberty and common sense..."
The Transportation Security Administration has changed its airport ID requirement. These changes allow the agency to deny the right to fly to individuals who “willfully refuse” to present government-issued identification at an airport security checkp