Yet another primetime show designed to illicit awe and amazement of our beloved Rulers and their costumed henchmen. Long Live The State!
Homeland Security is developing a system called Future Attribute Screening Technology, or FAST for short. The system uses cameras to detect slight alterations in pupil sizes, blink rate and even direction of gaze.
So why has incoming president Barack Obama picked Napolitano for secretary of homeland security? (be sure to read the comments!)
Americans have a right to move about without fear of being groundlessly stopped by law enforcement. As far as we know, that constitutional right applies to all Americans, not just the minority who live far removed from the nation's borders.
The terrorism threat to the United States over the next five years will be driven by instability in the Middle East and Africa, persistent challenges to border security and increasing Internet savvy, says a new intelligence assessment.
Instead of protecting the traveling public, these checkpoints primarily serve as exercises in obedience training through dominance games along public highways. While such suspicionless enforcement tactics are commonplace in 3rd world dictatorships, t
The plane, which can go 260 miles per hour and fly as high as 50,000 feet, can stay aloft for 18 hours. The first missions, designed to help spot people crossing the border illegally or avoiding ports of entry, are expected to start next month.
(The Tale of the Two Towers - US and Israel) On the U.S.-Mexico border, the American government has been trying, with limited success, to set up a string of sensor-laden sentry towers, In Israel, they've got their own set of border towers.
"This 'brain-fingerprinting,' or technology which checks for behavioral intent, is much more developed than we think."
A lawmaker is upset with his state's Department of Homeland Security for its lack of credit to a "higher power" for its work in protecting the state's citizens.
As previously announced, a three judge panel in the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit heard oral argument in my five year running civil rights lawsuit on the morning of November 20, 2008.
They won’t tell you who put you there, and they won’t take you off either. That has to be done by the agency that reported your name—the one they won’t identify to you. It’s straight out of Kafka.
“By the time a car stops at the Customs booth, the agent will have the photos and information of everyone in the car. If a name is on a watch list or database, the person will be taken in for questioning. The system will be “more efficient,” says Tho
"Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) has been chosen to serve as secretary of the vast and troubled Department of Homeland Security for President-elect Obama," Politico's Mike Allen reported late Wednesday night. "
The checkpoints are random & unannounced, & have occurred at various points on the Olympic Peninsula. If stopped, BP officials said it is generally a short encounter, unless they suspect those in a vehicle are illegal aliens, terrorists or criminals.
For those of you who have been following my five year civil rights lawsuit regarding my encounter at an illegal joint task force roadblock, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to review the case and has scheduled oral argument in front of a t
Blaine sector Chief Bates was asked what would happen if a driver refused to give I.D. to a federal agent at a roadblock. Bates said he would involve the Sheriff's Office but County Sheriff Brasfield said his office wouldn't respond
Footage of a FEMA camp in the US. This is available on Google video too, but because a few people simply still don't "get it" when they watch the footage from the Indiana Grove camp, let me spell it out with this one.
A documentary included this FEMA interview that put its director of communications in the HOT SEAT. Note how he answers the questions. (From 2006)
Officers will use the devices to screen anyone they deem not able to identify themselves fully by other means. No longer will you have the any right to privacy as you walk down a street or visit a public venue.
But the solution to the problems with “watchlists” is not to tighten their enforcement, but to replace secret administrative “no-fly” and “selectee” determinations with judical determinations of dangerousness, made by judges in response to government
The government is assuming extraordinary powers to stop and search individuals within this zone. This is not just about the border: This "Constitution-Free Zone" includes most of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.
What “standardized automated data” will be collected? And what is to stop the agency from collecting all data from all individual travelers and keeping track of it in massive database? After all, it has only been a couple months since the last time T
"Secure Flight is a critical tool that will further improve aviation security and fix the major customer service issue of watch-list misidentifications, a frustratingly common occurrence for travelers under the existing airline-based system,**QQ
Homeland Security to use a surveillance network of photo radar cameras to track your vehicle from state to state.
The Supreme Court gave the Border Patrol an inch in Martinez-Fuerte after ruling against them on three separate occasions in the 1970's. Not to be deterred however, 32 years later the Border Patrol has taken that inch and stretched it well over a
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed SB 60. The legislation would have created a two-tier driver’s license system that would have allowed for the issuance of licenses to undocumented immigrants while at the same time formally adopt the RE
Rather than give up a drug operation, DEA Agent Gonzalez learned that ICE agents had allowed a paid government informant to participate in a dozen brutal murders—all but the first of which could have been prevented. Gonzalez was reprimanded & forced
New York state has begun issuing so-called “enhanced” driver’s licenses (or EDLs). These licenses contain RFID tags & include citizenship status on their face. They are issued under DHS’s “Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative” & will be used as alter
The ease with which someone can circumvent the watch lists illustrates the utter futility of identity-based security programs as a whole. Rather than waste time and money, and needlessly sacrifice liberty in the process of conducting this security th