Six years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, Congress rammed through the USA PATRIOT Act with little consideration of what that bill actually contained. Five years ago, Congress authorized a reckless and ill-advised war in Iraq. One year ago, Congress pa
[Oh, puke! Here comes the fear.] Senior law enforcement officials said today that the growing signs of a "Summer of '07" terror attack on the U.S. have led the FBI to dispatch dozens of agents to track down new leads across the country.
It's one thing to prosecute and punish crime, but what gives the government the right to step in and require citizens to monitor themselves? What's being discussed here is making it a crime not to use crime prevention devices. Where does it e
The day after President George W. Bush marshaled political forces in Congress to grant him greater authority to engage in counterterrorism-related spying, the president stated that he would seek greater changes to the FISA when the legislative
The Congress yielded to President Bush and approved legislation to temporarily expand the government's power to conduct electronic surveillance without a court order in tracking foreign suspects. Civil liberties groups charged the measure would c
Keith Olbermann covers the breaking showdown between President Bush and Congress. Can you believe that Mr. One-Full-Year -Of-My-Eight-Years -In-Office- Was-Spent-On-Vacation is complaining about Congress taking their August break instead of giving hi
Freedom activist Dave Ridley was stopped and harassed by several police officers this morning for engaging in the perfectly legal activity of open carrying in New Hampshire. The encounter was video and audio recorded and posted online. Click on the l
In a high-stakes showdown over national security, the Senate voted late Friday to give President Bush temporary authority to eavesdrop on foreign terrorists without court warrants The House, meanwhile, rejected a Democratic version of the bill, le
A teenager was imprisoned in Atlanta, Georgia after being wrongfully accused of not paying a minor traffic ticket. U.S. Customs agents apprehended Stephen Kelsey, 17, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after the youth returned from a
During his July 28 radio address, President George W. Bush’s reference to the recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) was little more than a circular argument designed to reach a preordained conclusion. The NIE’s judgments on the state of Al-Qaed
Thursday morning at a couple of downtown bus stops, riders who wanted to board had to go through a security checkpoint. It is a new effort from the Transportation Security Administration.
According to the amended lawsuit, the officers had obtained a search warrant on Sept. 28, 2006 to enter a residence at 126 Circle Drive in Brookeland. The Hunts reside in a mobile home located at 940 Church Street in Brookeland.
A secret ruling by a federal judge has restricted the US intelligence community's surveillance of suspected terrorists overseas and prompted teh Bush adminstration's current push for "emergency" legislation to expand its wiretapping
The Bush administration's top intelligence official has acknowledged that a controversial domestic surveillance program was only one part of a much broader spying effort, The Washington Post reported in its Wednesday edition.
Agent Dreeland's testimony reinforces my own account of the evening and makes it clear the scope of roadblock operations far exceeded legal limitations. Tribal police allowed a U.S. Customs agent to directly participate in roadblock operations an
The officer then stormed into their house and started beating the husband viciously, arrested him, and put him and his wife both in jail.
The "Executive Order Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" authorizes the Treasury Department to freeze and confiscate the assets of anyone determined "to have committed, or to pose a signific
President George Bush called for Congress to revise a US security law in order to ease restrictions on the government's secret communications surveillance of terror suspects. Amid furor over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's handling of the
A 2004 dispute over the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance program that led top Justice Department officials to threaten resignation involved computer searches through massive electronic databases, according to officials briefed on the pr
US President George W. Bush on Saturday called for Congress to revise a US security law in order to ease restrictions on the government's secret communications surveillance of terror suspects. Amid furor over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
A couple who said they were protesting the state of the country by flying the U.S. flag upside down with signs pinned to it found themselves in jail following a scuffle with a deputy Wednesday morning.
The FBI wants to pay the major telecommunications companies to retain their customers' Internet and phone call information for at least two years for the agency's use in counterterrorism investigations and is asking Congress for $5 million a
The FBI is taking cues from the CIA to recruit thousands of covert informants in the US as part of a sprawling effort to boost its intelligence capabilities. According to a recent unclassified report to Congress, the FBI expects its informants
SAN FRANCISCO—A sharply divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that cities can no longer seize automobiles whose drivers are arrested for allegedly buying drugs or soliciting prostitutes. The ruling overturns many city's practices.
A US judge refused pleas by federal lawyers to stop officials in five states from investigating what roles telecommunications firms played in anti-terror domestic spying.
When you really understand what Bush and his corporate cronies are about you have to be scared. Political action has not worked. What can you do to make sure you and your family will survive, even prosper? You can return to the things that really
(Will you let this happen in your state?) Oregon officials are creating a biometric database of every motorist in the state that will ease a future transition to automated tracking and identification of residents.
News that Americans had, for the first time, been injected with electronic identifiers to perform their jobs fired up a debate over the proliferation of ever-more-precise tracking technologies and their ability to erode privacy in the digital age.
Photo radar enforcement is coming to Tucson. It will NOT be run by Tucson police however but rather a for-profit commercial company known as 'American Traffic Systems'. ATS will be getting kick-backs in the range of $35.00 per t
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