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Photography Is Not A Crime

A 43-year-old man was jailed for six hours – and had his camera and memory card confiscated by a judge - after filming an FBI building from across the street in New York City Monday.

Randall Thomas, a professional photographer, said he was standing on the corner of Duane Street and Broadway in downtown Manhattan when he used his video camera to pan up and down on the 42-story building at 26 Federal Plaza.

He was immediately accosted by a security guard in a brown uniform who told him he was not allowed to film the building.

Thomas asserted his legal right to film from a public street. The guard called a Homeland Security Officer who asked Thomas what he was filming.

“I said ‘that’s none of your business,’” Thomas said in a telephone interview with Photography is Not a Crime Wednesday night.


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According to the DHS, the report was compiled based purely on around 50 internet articles, the credibility of which is severely questionable. The revelation comes from the group Americans for Limited Government (ALG), which bills itself as an “independent, nonpartisan political movement that fights for hardworking taxpayers against the special interests that continually push for big government nationwide.”

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CATO Institute

The controversial Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment stirred criticism that the DHS had turned away from monitoring real terrorism plots and was now labeling veterans, pro-life groups, and limited government advocates as threats to national security. Consider those fears vindicated.

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Carlos Gonzalez says getting home to his ranch off highway 83 just north of Laredo means having to battle border patrol agents. “It's just harassment in its purest form out there.” He says he's been tailgated and followed onto his property for no apparent reason, not once but twice this week. “This is the second time in four days, four days apart I’ve had these incidents." He says this adds to a list of other instances over the past few months. On Monday night he was even maced, after asking an agent to leave his property.

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Worldnet Daily

An ad campaign featured on a U.S. Army website seeking those who would be interested in being an "Internment/Resettlement" specialist is raising alarms across the country, generating concerns that there is some truth in those theories about domestic detention camps, a roundup of dissidents and a crackdown on "threatening" conservatives More:

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American Free Press

“We need a culture of collective responsibility, a culture where every individual understands his or her role,” Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a speech in New York.A top US domestic security chief called Wednesday on ordinary citizens to join law enforcement bodies in fighting an increasingly elusive — and homegrown — terrorist threat.  

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American Resistance Movement

The SS (Secret Service) is now attempting to intimidate Americans who post Politically Incorrect video’s on you tube.Our Government has beaten down yet another Patriot. This time a Patriot in South Carolina who received a visit by the SS (Secret Service).

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Law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the United States and abroad are preparing to go on high alert as part of a massive terrorism prevention exercise — the first of its kind here.

Beginning Monday, security officials at all levels in the United States and four other countries will scramble into action in the wake of a fictional terrorist attack somewhere outside the United States.

The scenario envisions the receipt of intelligence that a follow-up attack is planned inside the United States, forcing agencies inside and out of the country to test their coordination, intelligence and terror prevention skills.

The National Level Exercise 2009 “will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery,” the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement.


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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will launch on Monday the five-day National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)—the first national level exercise to focus on terrorism prevention—in conjunction with federal, state, local, tribal, private sector and international partners.  

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After coming from the Arizona-Mexico border they drive all the way out east to Homeland Security HQ to pick up the deadly spiked vaccine and make their required distribution drop offs then return to Tucson Arizona for debriefing and relocation to a base 15 miles below Tucson for themselves and their families. There they will wait out the event of mass murder about ready to happen.

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Arizona Republic

To reduce fraud and discrimination, a federal system to verify that workers are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants must use biometrics such as fingerprints or iris scans, experts told a Senate panel Tuesday.

The current E-Verify system, which checks employee-eligibility forms against records in the Social Security and Homeland Security databases, can be easily thwarted by illegal immigrants who steal or are given someone else's identity, experts said.

The only way to stop that kind of fraud is to focus on a person's unique physical characteristics to identify them, said James Ziglar, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute.

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Peninsula Daily News

Protesters of U.S. Border Patrol bus boardings in search of illegal immigrants got a surprise Saturday afternoon:

Border Patrol officers showed up at the bus stop where they were demonstrating and went to work checking nationalities of passengers aboard a stopped bus.

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Papers Please

The Senate Homeland Secuirty Committee hearing this Wednesday on “Reevaluating the REAL ID Act” was a sham, in which the only”opponents” or “critics” of the current REAL-ID law allowed to testify were those who prefer the PASS-ID bill to substitute an alternate national ID card mandate.  Critics of any national ID need not apply to be heard as part of this debate between Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum.

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