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  • Border Agent Killed In Shootout With 'Bandits'

    12/16/2010 9:16:02 AM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    KPHO ^ | December 16, 2010
    ...The head of a Border Patrol agents' union said agent Brian A. Terry was shot to death Tuesday night north of the Arizona-Mexico border while trying to catch "bandits" who target illegal immigrants...National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner said Terry was waiting with three other agents in a remote area north of Nogales late last night when a gun battle with the bandits ensued. No other agents were injured, but one of the suspects was wounded in the shootout. The Border Patrol said that Manuel Arianes, a.k.a. Manuel Arellanes Osorio, was wounded in the gunfight. Arianes, 34, and a...
  • Napolitano to Ariz. after agent is shot

    12/15/2010 11:31:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/15/10 | MATT NEGRIN
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will go to Arizona on Thursday after a Border Patrol agent was shot and killed in the state. “The fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry last night is an unconscionable act of violence against the men and women of the Border Patrol and all those who serve and defend our country,” Napolitano said in a statement
  • Patriot App

    12/14/2010 9:23:48 AM PST · by Excellence · 42 replies
    patriotapps.com ^ | Unknown | Citizen Concepts
    Mobilizing the Globe Citizen Concepts announces the launch of PatriotAppTM, the world's first iPhone application that empowers citizens to assist government agencies in creating safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities via social networking and mobile technology. This app was founded on the belief that citizens can provide the most sophisticated and broad network of eyes and ears necessary to prevent terrorism, crime, environmental negligence, or other malicious behavior. Simply download, report (including pictures) and submit information to relevant government agencies, employers, or publish incident data to social network tools. Key Features: Integrated into Federal Agencies points of contacts FBI, EPA,...
  • Walmart Snitch Program Collapses Under the Weight of Homeland Security thanks to Andy Griffith

    12/13/2010 12:27:51 PM PST · by FromLori · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/13/2010
    What is unclear is the extent to which companies such as Walmart will be asked to assist in detaining persons of interest. The Gazette asked Walmart corporate if DHS was expecting them to detain individuals, if requested by law-enforcement, until officers could arrive at the scene. They were also asked if they had received assurances they would not be held liable if they detained someone based simply on a report by another customer. Multiple requests for information were not returned. There has already been one such case in which a private company was sued for acting on individuals with concerns....
  • BIG SIS INVADES WAL-MART: ‘IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING’

    12/06/2010 11:06:54 AM PST · by RandysRight · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Today | U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    What in Sam’s hill does Wal-mart have to do with HLS?? Randy’s Right Press Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dec. 6, 2010 BIG SIS INVADES WAL-MART: ‘IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING’ WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation. “Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of...
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Expansion of "If You See Something, Say Something"

    12/06/2010 12:44:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies
    DHS ^ | December 6, 2010 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Washington, D.C. - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department's national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country - launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation. "Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe," said Secretary Napolitano. "I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something' campaign. This partnership...
  • Who Needs COICA When Homeland Security Gets To Seize Domain Names?

    11/29/2010 9:01:21 AM PST · by Ancient Drive · 18 replies
    Techdirt ^ | Nov 29th 2010 | Mike Masnick
    from the this-won't-end-well dept By now you probably know that over the Thanksgiving Holiday, Homeland Security wasn't just feeling up your grandmother and staring at your naked daughter at the TSA, but ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) went way beyond its mandate to seize a whole bunch of domain names. This is not the first time it has done this, of course. Back in June, we noted a very similar, if somewhat smaller, raid. That one was equally questionable, as not only did it involve seizing domains without an adversarial trial, but also the announcement was made at Disney headquarters,...
  • Protest TSA Without Saying a Word - 4th Amendment Underwear

    I love free enterprise. [url]http://cargocollective.com/4thamendment[/url]
  • Me, a 'domestic extremist'? So be it!

    11/26/2010 11:45:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 27, 2010 | Patrice Lewis
    We have some dear friends who are Traditional Catholics. Like many conservative Christians, this means the women dress modestly and in skirts. Their 15-year-old daughter, GG, is attending a boarding school in our region, and since she's so far from home, we're blessed to have her with us this Thanksgiving weekend. But her parents are worried about GG's Christmas break. "What with the whole nude body scanner/groping issue at the airport, I'm fretting about having her fly home," wrote her mother. Let's face it, the (cough) "security" measures being implement by the TSA right now are daunting enough for an...
  • TSA Question: Who Searches The Transgendered Passengers?(Obvious Vanity)

    11/24/2010 9:59:14 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    TCRLAF | 11-24-10 | TCRLAF
    And how much do they pay for the Happy Ending?
  • Next step for body scanners could be trains, boats, metro

    11/23/2010 4:31:37 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/10 | Jory Yager
    Napolitano said she hoped the U.S. could get to a place in the future where Americans would not have to be as guarded against terrorist attacks as they are and that she was actively promoting research into the psychology of how a terrorist becomes radicalized. “The long-term [question] is, how do we get out of this having to have an ever-increasing security apparatus because of terrorists and a terrorist attack?” she said. “I think having a better understanding of what causes someone to become a terrorist will be helpful." DHS and intelligence officials are not as far along in understanding...
  • TSA Employee Policy on Homosexual Employees (Why Demand "Same Sex Only" Pat-downs, Then?)

    11/21/2010 5:51:49 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 101 replies
    Here's one I don't get.If you opt out of the TSA backsplatter x-ray for whatever reason, and are directed into the aggressive (genital pat included) physical examination, it would seem you are automatically governed to a TSA screener of the same sex. First, someone correct if this is an incorrect understanding. As far as I have been able to research, the TSA states in its "Head-to-Toe Screening Policies": "It is TSA's policy that passengers should be screened by an officer of the same gender in a professional, respectful manner." Now, there can be only one plausible and logical explanation for...
  • TSA Makes Cancer Victim Remove Prosthetic Breast

    11/19/2010 8:35:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 110 replies · 9+ views
    See BS ^ | 11/19/2010
    (CBS) A flight attendant and cancer survivor said she was forced to remove and show her prosthetic breast to a TSA agent during a security pat-down. Cathy Bossi of Charlotte, who has been a flight attendant for the past 32 years, told CBS Affiliate WBTV that in August she was asked to go through the new full-body scanners at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. As a 3-year breast cancer survivor Bossi said she didn't want the added radiation through her body, but reluctantly agreed. "The TSA agent told me to put my ID on my back," Boss told WBTV correspondent Molly...
  • Body scanner saved 35,000 'naked' images

    11/18/2010 3:53:03 AM PST · by Wooly · 12 replies · 1+ views
    ZDNet ^ | November 16, 2010 | Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images. A Gizmodo investigation has revealed 100 of the photographs saved by the Gen 2 millimeter wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., obtained by a FOIA request after it was recently revealed that U.S. Marshals operating the machine in the Orlando, Florida courthouse had improperly-perhaps illegally-saved images of the scans of public servants and private citizens. So much for not being...
  • Senate Democrats back TSA 'virtual strip searches'

    11/18/2010 3:39:04 AM PST · by listenhillary · 35 replies
    Cnet.com ^ | 11/17/10 | Declan McCullagh
    Foes of the Transportation Security Agency's new air-screening procedures, including law enforcement-style pat-downs and what have been called "virtual strip searches," had hoped that today's Senate hearing would lead to a privacy outcry on Capitol Hill. Not quite. The hearing quickly cleaved along partisan lines, with Democratic senators applauding the Obama administration and Republicans offering only modest criticism. "Mr. Pistole, you're doing a great job," Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat and chairman of the Senate committee overseeing air travel, told TSA chief John Pistole, a former FBI agent who's had the job since July. For emphasis, Rockefeller added a...
  • Ron Paul: Cut out this Soviet-style nonsense

    11/18/2010 12:15:54 AM PST · by speciallybland · 110 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/17/2010 | Joe Kovacs
    With a week to go until the Thanksgiving travel peak and Americans' anger continuing to rise over heightened airport-security measures, a U.S. congressman launched legislation today to end what he calls Soviet-style searches by the American government. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced the Air Traveler Dignity Act to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by federal Transportation Security Administration employees conducting screenings at the nation's airports. "We have seen the videos of terrified children being grabbed and probed by airport screeners. We have read the stories of Americans being subjected to humiliating body imaging machines and/or forced to have...
  • OSI Systems CEO Joins US Presidential Visit to India (Airport Nude Scanner Machine Mfgr)

    11/17/2010 10:19:46 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    OSI (Rapiscan) Systems Inc. Press Release ^ | 12 November 2010 | Ajay Vashishat, VP, Business Development
    HAWTHORNE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS - News), a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the Security and Healthcare industries, today announced that Deepak Chopra, Chairman and CEO, was selected to accompany US President, Barack Obama, to Mumbai and attended the US India Business Entrepreneurship meeting, which was held by the US India Business Council (US IBC). The goal of the meeting was to promote further trade between US and India. Deepak Chopra, OSI Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am honored to be selected to play a role in this very important...
  • Don’t Touch My “Junk”

    11/17/2010 8:33:30 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 37 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 11-16-10 | Dave the Sage
    Since the new TSA touchy-feely rules are now in effect and the blog topic of the week I thought I’d share a riveting and revealing story that is quickly going viral. This gentleman’s blog post on his fun at the airport has received over 5,000 comments and his calm but brave stand against fairly invasive airport security procedures has made him a Robin Hood for a great many Americans who are just fed up with it all. Pay special attention to the multitude of threats he received and the statements about him ‘giving up his rights’ that pepper the account....
  • Former Orlando TSA officer gets probation in sex-slave case

    11/17/2010 8:25:44 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 15, 2010 | Anthony Colarossi and Walter Pacheco
    A former Orlando TSA security officer arrested for allegedly molesting a minor pleaded no contest to one charge today and was sentenced to 10 years' sex-offender probation. A victim told deputies Bennett asked her to be his sex slave and fondled her against her will.
  • Just one indicator of the abusive TSA mindset

    11/17/2010 7:22:57 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 8 replies
    MB26
    Sometimes it’s the little things…… A few years ago, when TSA was implemented, all the baggage inspectors wore a simple uniform. It was an inexpensive white uniform shirt with a fabric representation of a badge embroidered sewn into the shirt over the left breast pocket. On the back of the shirt, about 8 inches below the collar line, the letters TSA were embroidered. TSA emblem patches adorned each shoulder From the front, back or side, there was no doubt you were dealing with a government-authorized baggage screener. But that wasn’t macho enough for our latest coven of government snoops. In...
  • Man arrested after punching TSA screener in Indy (colostomy bag involved?)

    11/17/2010 7:58:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies · 2+ views
    Link Only - indystar.com material cannot be posted due to copyright complaint. | 11/17/2010 | Bruce C. Smith
    Click here to see the story
  • 118 Australians Comment Online About US Airport Screening Procedures (AUSTRALIAN TAKE)

    11/17/2010 6:05:16 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 4 replies
    News.com.au (Australia) ^ | 18 November 2010 | News.com.au (Australia)
    Comments on this story Big Aussie Laddie of East Melbourne Posted at 11:18 AM Today Need one say any more than "ONLY IN AMERICA" My experiences with US airports makes me feel both scared and unsafe. In Transit at LAX, between terminals, it is a piece of cake to just keep on walking straight into the US unnoticed. Easy peasy to become an alien there. [Woops, Homeland Security are after me - give over, Blind Freddie can see that gaping hole in the non-existant fence]. Oh, and when there is a minute (as in tiny tiny) problem in the terminal,...
  • Fox News Shep Smith Grills TSA Chief John Pistole: "Touching Your Junk is New Sir" (Video)

    11/17/2010 5:08:55 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    HAP ^ | 11/17/10 | hap
    Shep grills TSA Chief: "If someone else were to do this [pat-downs] it would be a felony"..."Body cavities have been known to carry items illegally, is the next step body cavities?" Shep really hits this guy with some good questions.
  • TSA chief likely to face lawmakers' questions on pat-downs, body scans

    11/17/2010 3:32:47 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 49 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 17 Nov 1089 | CNN Wire Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- The head of the Transportation Security Administration will likely get a pat-down on air-travel security measures as he testifies before Congress on Wednesday morning. The appearance by John Pistole was scheduled before controversy broke out over the past week about the agency's full body scans and pat-downs. But protest movements about the searches make such questioning likely when Pistole testifies about his agency's security efforts before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Hero pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger on Tuesday joined the opposition to heightened airport security procedures, which critics have called invasive. Sullenberger, who...
  • Napolitano to American Travelers:

    11/16/2010 6:55:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 15, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Time was that telling a government agent not to "touch my junk" was so obvious that citizens didn't need to bother. Thanks to Janet Napolitano, now we have government agents groping nuns and taking naked pictures of the rest of us. The combination of arrogance, malevolence, and incompetence that has come to define the Obama administration seems to have found a permanent poster girl atop the Department of Homeland Security. DHS and its big government spawn, the Transportation Security Administration, have come under fire lately for insane policies that are literally jokes outside the U.S. If you don’t believe me,...
  • Call For a National Air Travel Boycott

    11/16/2010 6:26:10 AM PST · by lrslattery · 83 replies · 3+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 11/16/2010 | Karl Denninger
    If this is what Janet Napolitano wants, it's what she should receive. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday vehemently defended her department's use of advanced imaging technologies and pat-downs at U.S. airports, saying to do otherwise would be "irresponsible" and that passengers who don't like it can "travel by some other means." Works for me. THIS IS A NATIONAL BOYCOTT CALL....
  • And then there's this: Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images

    08/04/2010 10:10:20 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 62 replies · 2+ views
    CNET ^ | August 4, 2010 | by Declan McCullagh
    For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they're viewed. The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that "scanned images cannot be stored or recorded." Now it turns out that some police agencies are storing the controversial images after all. The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse.
  • TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    07/06/2010 6:08:24 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 138 replies · 2+ views
    Cbsnews ^ | July 6, 2010 | Pia Malbran
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency's computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a "controversial opinion," according to an internal email obtained by CBS News. The email was sent to all TSA employees from the Office of Information Technology on Friday afternoon. It states that as of July 1, TSA employees will no longer be allowed to access five categories of websites that have been deemed "inappropriate for government access." The categories include: • Chat/Messaging • Controversial opinion • Criminal activity • Extreme violence (including cartoon violence) and...
  • Caption Janet Napolitano & Dick Durbin

    05/25/2010 10:02:51 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 26 replies · 749+ views
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks at a press conference in Galliano, La. , Monday, May 24, 2010. The cabinet secretaries joined a bipartisan Senate delegation on a flyover of areas affected by oil from last month's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • That's a man, baby

    05/04/2010 5:45:32 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 71 replies · 2,220+ views
    Drudge | Me
    This person is just gross, from any angle: What has been seen ...