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  • Reporter Gets Manhandled, Robbed, Chased-Off at Gunpoint by Russians on MAINLAND Ukriane (video)

    03/13/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      At the new de facto border that's developed on actual mainland Ukraine at Chonhar, Kherson Oblast (not Crimea), VICE journalist/correspondent/filmmaker Simon Ostrovsky attempted to take 'the safest way' into Crimea from Ukraine (train/on foot) yesterday, which required passing both Ukrianian and Russian checkpoints... The Ukrainians were pretty cool, inviting him inside the commander's tank for a brief interview. Although he stated he was of 'Russian blood', the Ukrainian officer made it abundantly clear how little that meant to him in the current confrontation: 'If your are an invader, we will fend off your invasion. It doesn't matter who it is.' He went on...
  • Residents question checkpoint in Brownsville

    02/14/2014 1:45:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | 02.12.2014 | Marcy Martinez
    A heavily populated area in Brownsville got some heavy police presence Wednesday. Brownsville police officers set up a checkpoint on Honeydale to check license and registrations and to watch out for speeders. Some people were not happy about it. But Eliza Panciera welcomed the surprise initiative to deter unsafe driving in her neighborhood. "I think they should come out here every day." Eliza has seen firsthand the dangers of speeding here. "One time a car came fast around the corner and ended flipping over there." Some vehicles have even ended up in a canal that runs right next to Eliza's...
  • DUI Checkpoint -- Oath Violators

    12/14/2013 2:06:35 PM PST · by DariusBane · 84 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | westerberg
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=21c_1387051363
  • J Street Activists Defame Former IDF Speaker

    12/05/2013 12:44:44 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 3 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Dec. 5, 2013 | Daniel Mael
    After seeing an op-ed headlined, “The Pro-Israel Tent ‘Doesn’t Matter If It Can’t Hold Disagreement,” written by my Brandeis classmates Eli Philip and Catie Stewart which appeared in a Philadelphia Jewish paper and several J Street online sources, I feel compelled to provide much needed additional information and context, so that readers can determine for themselves what is the matter, if anything, with our – and others – pro-Israel tent. In their article, Philip and Stewart describe an incident that occurred at a pro-Israel event on campus earlier in the semester, during which Captain Barak Raz, a former spokesperson for...
  • 4th of July DUI checkpoint

    07/05/2013 3:32:51 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 245 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 07/05/2013 | Livelurked
    Video: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9e3_1373034153
  • Gunmen Attack Sinai Airport, Military Checkpoints

    07/04/2013 10:12:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 7/5/13 | Elad Benari
    At least one Egyptian soldier was killed and two were wounded as Islamist gunmen opened fire on the El Arish airport in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and at three military checkpoints early on Friday, state television reported. According to the report, the attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades at the army checkpoints outside the airport, close to the border with Gaza and Israel. It was not clear whether the coordinated attack was related to the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday.
  • We have been warned...

    03/18/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/18/2013 | U.S. Soldier
    Published on Mar 9, 2013 It speaks for itself.. Subscribe! but really search for that info its all out there! All races need to stick together.its a matter of good and evil,not color. always remember that.GOD BLESS!
  • Top DHS checkpoint refusals

    02/27/2013 9:39:31 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    youtube, various ^ | 2/25/13 | unknown
    Know your rights.Worth watching, IMO
  • Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement

    01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 227 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those...
  • Israel to Remove Checkpoints for Muslim Holiday

    11/03/2011 4:33:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/11 | Elad Benari
    Israel has approved several relief measures for the Palestinian Authority Arab population of Judea and Samaria, in honor of the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. The Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea and Samaria said on Thursday that as part of these relief measures, some roadblocks in the area will be removed, in accordance with to a decision by Central Command. A military source told Arutz Sheva the roadblocks to be removed are not the larger checkpoints but rather small barriers at the entrances to Arab villages, a move that would facilitate Arab movement within the villages during the holiday....
  • Bill proposes DPS (Illegal Immigrations) checkpoints (Texas)

    03/04/2011 7:52:29 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 03/03/2011 | By Nolan Hicks
    AUSTIN — The Department of Public Safety would be given the power to establish driver's license and insurance checkpoints along state roads as part of a broader border security bill introduced Thursday. The checkpoint provision is part of a bill that supporters say would crack down on drug cartels and human smuggling rings operating in Texas. It would require that every person booked into prison in Texas have their citizenship checked. It also would increase criminal penalties for gang and cartel members and increase fines for drug crimes. “We want to have a package that's focused on solving our unique...
  • In a War

    11/23/2010 4:33:44 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 2 replies
    In a War by Ari Bussel In a war, one must fight to survive, and to win. Israel is in a war, although the missiles are not yet raining over Tel Aviv and the center of Israel. The geographic war over this tiny peace of land along the shores of the Mediterranean will be fateful, one in which soldiers will sacrifice their lives and innocent people will die. The war would decide either the extinction of the Jewish People or the continuation of the existence of Jews around the world; but winning it is not a sufficient condition. A physical...
  • Coming Soon to a University Near You

    02/16/2010 6:44:29 AM PST · by Ari Bussel · 8 replies · 369+ views
    Coming Soon to a University Near You by Ari Bussel GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - PRESS RELEASE On Monday night, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon was invited by the Oxford Union to speak at an event at the university. During the speech one student shouted extreme abuse at the Deputy Foreign Minister including Itbach Al-Yahud (Slaughter the Jews). The event was caught on camera and subsequently shown on Israeli television Channel Ten. The Deputy Foreign Minister is looking into the possibility of pressing charges against the student for what is tantamount to a call for genocide. Two...
  • With Checkpoints Down, Weapons Flow Freely

    10/12/2009 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 10/12/09 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) Weapons are flowing freely into Shechem and other Palestinian Authority-controlled towns in Samaria thanks to the recent removal of IDF checkpoints. So reports a senior IDF source who spoke to the Hebrew-language Arutz Sheva this week on condition of anonymity. The weapons come to Shechem from the south, the source explained. Weapons are smuggled from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to Israel's Negev desert. From there, they are smuggled to the Hevron region, where the Judea and Samaria security barrier remains incomplete.
  • Sun, Wind Power Border Checkpoints

    08/05/2009 3:50:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 219+ views
    BAGHDAD — A lack of traditional power sources to run equipment poses a significant challenge here, particularly for remote Border Security Checkpoints unable to connect to the national power grid. The engineering arm of Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I), in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers, has found a possible solution through alternative energy systems. The command’s engineering team has designed a unique system that leverages solar panels along with a large wind turbine. Engineers designed a rugged system they refer to as "energy in a box" for a checkpoint southeast of the Iraqi capital, connecting the...
  • Arrested Journalists Now Free But Still Face Charges (Bogus ATF Allegations)

    05/17/2009 9:10:04 AM PDT · by Copernicus · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 05/15/09 | J.D. Tuccille
    Update: In a note to me, Pete Eyre clarifies that he faces no firearms charges, but was threatened with a federal charge and with federal intervention in the case by the ATF: Firearm charge was never made. I was threatened with it at the scene of the stop and while at the jail but was never charged with that or any firearm charge. It was the stick they tried to use to get me to tell them more info. And it was the thing ("ATF hold") they claimed to deny us access to a phone for 7hrs. And on a...
  • Roadblocks and Checkpoints

    05/17/2009 8:43:30 AM PDT · by guildnavigator · 45 replies · 1,572+ views
    05/17/2009 | Guildnavigator
    I live in a small town in Southern Maine. Last week I encountered the local police in the process of setting up a roadblock/checkppoint on one of the more heavily-travelled county roads. It was mid-afternoon - not your usual midnight sobriety checkpoint. Apparently the reason for the checkpoint was to screen motorists/vehicles/drivers/passengers for any and all possible violations. My son later drove past the checkpoint from the other direction and saw one of his friends standing outside his vehicle while police searched it. Unknown whether that was a "probable cause" or "consent" search. Several days before that I went to...
  • Roadblocks and Checkpoints

    05/17/2009 7:29:04 AM PDT · by guildnavigator · 21 replies · 1,263+ views
    05/17/2009 | Guildnavigator
    I live in a small town in Southern Maine. Last week I encountered the local police in the process of setting up a roadblock/checkppoint on one of the more heavily-travelled county roads. It was mid-afternoon - not your usual midnight sobriety checkpoint. Apparently the reason for the checkpoint was to screen motorists/vehicles/drivers/passengers for any and all possible violations. My son later drove past the checkpoint from the other direction and saw one of his friends standing outside his vehicle while police searched it. Unknown whether that was a "probable cause" or "consent" search. Several days before that I went to...
  • CA: ACLU takes city to task over license checkpoints (city of Escondido 'fishing' for illegals)

    04/22/2009 10:09:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 799+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/22/09 | Angela Lau
    ESCONDIDO — The American Civil Liberties Union yesterday demanded that the city of Escondido change the way it conducts driver's license checkpoints, which critics say are intended to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants and are resulting in suspicion and resentment among many Latinos. At a news conference yesterday in San Diego with El Grupo – a coalition of Latino and advocacy organizations – the ACLU said the city needs to be more transparent. Escondido has checkpoints about twice a month, for two hours, on a busy road. Drivers who fail to produce licenses or have revoked or suspended licenses are...
  • ACLU takes on Escondido's license checkpoints

    04/21/2009 9:40:36 PM PDT · by BAW · 13 replies · 566+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | April 21, 2009 | Angela Lau
    ESCONDIDO – The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday demanded that the city of Escondido change the way it conducts driver's license checkpoints, which critics say are intended to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants and are resulting in suspicion and resentment among many Latinos. At a news conference in San Diego with El Grupo – a coalition of Latino and advocacy organizations – the ACLU said the city needs to be more transparent. Escondido has checkpoints about twice a month, for two hours, on a busy road. Drivers who fail to produce licenses or have revoked or suspended licenses are...
  • PBSO Plans To Draw Blood At DUI Checkpoints

    02/23/2009 8:29:13 AM PST · by seven.sixtwo · 24 replies · 869+ views
    West Palm Beach News ^ | 2/20/2009 | WPBN
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Drunken drivers beware: If you drink and drive, especially during the last weekend of February, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and other area law enforcement will be out for blood. PBSO deputies plan to set up driving under the influence checkpoints. If they suspect a driver is under the influence, they'll offer an on-the-spot Breathalyzer. If drivers refuse, deputies will ask to draw blood from their arms.
  • [Texas:]Critics cry foul over DPS license checkpoint plan

    11/12/2008 8:44:12 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 53 replies · 1,729+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 12, 2008 | JAMES PINKERTON and SUSAN CARROLL
    Some lawmakers say stops would unfairly target illegal immigrants The state agency that imposed new rules barring illegal immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses is requesting authority to set up statewide driver's license checkpoints, part of what several lawmakers suspect is a plan to crack down on illegal immigrants. A number of state legislators argue the Department of Public Safety Commission overstepped its authority Aug. 25 by issuing new rules requiring applicants to prove they are here legally before they can obtain or renew a Texas driver's license. Their suspicions deepened when, two weeks later, the commission's chairman asked Texas Attorney...
  • 'Baghdad-Style' Checkpoints In US Capital

    06/08/2008 4:47:33 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 342+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Tom Leonard
    'Baghdad-style' checkpoints in US capital By Tom Leonard Last Updated: 8:14PM BST 08/06/2008 Police in Washington DC have set up vehicle checkpoints in the American capital in a controversial measure aimed at tackling a wave of gun violence. In a move that critics have compared to the security clampdown in Baghdad, police are stopping motorists travelling through the main thoroughfare of Trinidad, a neighbourhood near the National Arboretum in the city's northeast section. Drivers' identification are checked and those who didn't have a "legitimate purpose" in the area, such as a church visit or doctor's appointment, are turned away. The...
  • Ten Checkpoints Removed as Goodwill, PA and Rice Not Satisfied

    04/04/2008 9:58:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 79+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 04/04/08 | Ezra HaLevi
    (IsraelNN.com) The IDF, on orders from the Olmert government, removed 10 manned checkpoints in the Binyamin region and Samaria Thursday evening. The roadblocks were taken down near Ramallah, Shechem, Tal Karem and Kalkilya. Officials explained that the roadblocks were removed as part of a series of “goodwill gestures” to the Palestinian Authority. Ostensibly under US pressure, Israel recently agreed to remove dozens of checkpoints and roadblocks in Judea and Samaria in order to make travel easier for local Arabs. In return, the PA said it would try to stop terrorism. Daily attacks continue on roads in Judea and Samaria –...
  • U.N. - hijacked by Arab Muslim 'Islamic apartheid' lobby - enables genocide against Israel

    02/29/2008 9:19:38 AM PST · by PRePublic · 192+ views
    When the U.N. - hijacked by the racist Arab Muslim 'Islamic apartheid' lobby - enables genocide against Israel UN expert calls Palestinian terrorism 'inevitable consequence' of 'Israeli Occupation' International Herald Tribune, France - Feb 26, 2008 He cited checkpoints and roadblocks... http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/26/news/UN-GEN-UN-Israel.php What do you do when the United Nations "official report" sounds like a Pallywood cheap low life blogger? When it hands out, gives the anti Jewish Arab "Palestinian" Jihad, pushing for annihilation, finally to hear that exact same garbage with which they try us all to brainwash with: Namely: "WE ARE ALL VICTIMS SO WE CAN COMMIT...
  • Neighborhood Checkpoints Keep Residents Safe

    02/20/2008 3:36:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 116+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. April Campbell, USA
    QAHIRA, Iraq, Feb. 20, 2008 – Citizens in the northern Baghdad neighborhood of Qahira play a large role in securing their backyard through local checkpoints. Army Lt. Col Michael Pemrick, deputy commander of the 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team in Multinational Division Baghdad, greets Sons of Iraq members at a neighborhood checkpoint while on a patrol in Baghdad’s Qahira neighborhood, Feb. 14, 2008. Pemrick talked to the group members about their security operations in the area. Photo by Pfc. April Campbell, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Lt. Col. Michael Pemrick, deputy commander of the...
  • 2 tons of explosives found amongst humanitarian aid en route to Gaza

    01/14/2008 9:29:08 AM PST · by Alouette · 26 replies · 1,142+ views
    YNet ^ | Jan. 14, 2008 | Hanan Greenberg
    Terror groups take advantage of Israeli permit allowing humanitarian goods into impoverished Gaza Strip, attempt to smuggle two tons of fertilizer in truck transporting aid in second such incident this week Hanan Greenberg Published: 01.14.08, 19:01 / Israel News Security workers employed by the Israel Airport Authority uncovered two tons of fertilizer used in the manufacturing of Qassam rockets on Monday afternoon, the substantial amount of explosive material was concealed in a truck allegedly transporting humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. The security officials manning the Kerem Shalom border crossing discovered the smuggling attempt during a random inspection of vehicles...
  • Highway checkpoint asks drivers for blood, saliva

    09/21/2007 11:30:40 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 131 replies · 908+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9-20-2007 | Unknown
    Motorists in Colorado are expressing outrage over a weekend stunt in Gilpin County, about an hour's drive west of Denver, where highway checkpoints were set up so a private organization could ask for samples of blood and saliva. "I don't think they're authorized to do what they're doing, and I view it as a gross violation of law-enforcement protocol," Roberto Sequeira, 51, told reporters for the Denver Post. He said he and his wife were "detained" for about 15 minutes even after they protested they wanted to get home because of a sleepy child in their car. (Story continues below)...
  • US students set up 'checkpoint' on campus [BARF!]

    05/25/2007 10:02:00 AM PDT · by Alouette · 73 replies · 2,031+ views
    YNet ^ | May 25, 2007 | Eyal Marcus
    Students at San Jose University disguise as soldiers, Palestinians at improvised checkpoint to condemn Israeli army's occupation of West Bank Eyal Marcus Published: 05.25.07, 07:13 / Israel News On Israel's Independence Day this year, Max Grossman, an Art and Design lecturer at the University of San Jose in California, fell upon a giant wall built on campus by a student organization called Students for Change. The wall was meant to symbolize Israel's security fence in the West Bank. Students set up a checkpoint near the wall where fifty students posed as either Kaffiyeh-clad Palestinians or armed Israeli soldiers. "I was...
  • Barriers Expected to Strengthen Checkpoints in Kirkuk Area(Iraqis at checkpoints to receive TNG)

    04/06/2007 6:05:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Amanda Morrissey
    KIRKUK, Iraq, April 6, 2007 — U.S. soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, with the assistance of G Company, 3-7 FA soldiers, have delivered several concrete barriers to traffic checkpoints in the Khabbaz region near Kirkuk. "The barriers will make the drivers reduce their speeds through here, as well as provide extra protection for the soldiers from any attacks," Capt. Qais Aswad Bunyan The barriers were set up at three Iraqi army’s 1st Strategic Infrastructure Battalion checkpoints to improve security for Iraqi soldiers manning their posts. The 1st Strategic Infrastructure Battalion received the barriers...
  • Humiliation and Collective Punishment in Israel

    03/11/2007 7:50:23 AM PDT · by Challenge · 12 replies · 550+ views
    GAMLA: News and Views from Israel ^ | March 11, 2007 | Zvi Lando
    Humiliation and Collective Punishment in Israel With a title like the one I chose, I will probably get "googled" along with a deluge of anti-Israeli hate articles. Sorry (in advance) to disappoint you.... In the latest issue of TIME Magazine the article, "No Room for Civility at the Checkpoint", "journalist" Jamil Hamad, bends the truth, and in doing so, keeps the fire of anti-Israelism going. TIME doesn't have anyone around to tell the full story, and, the way it looks, even if they had, they wouldn't tell it. To be FAIR, I will allow Jamil begin first (the link...
  • Video: Freedom Journal Iraq 591

    02/24/2007 3:12:18 PM PST · by Son House · 257+ views
    American Forces Network Iraq ^ | Date Taken: 02-23-2007 | Hosted by Spc. John Sheldon
    Video: Freedom Journal Iraq 591 This edition features stories on progress in the Haifa street area of Baghdad, Iraqi police and citizens setting up checkpoints to keep out terrorists and Iraqi police conducting Operation Police Victory to clear a town of terrorists. Hosted by Spc. John Sheldon.
  • IDF soldiers thwart terror attack

    02/10/2007 5:30:09 PM PST · by Alouette · 7 replies · 495+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 10, 2007 | Efrat Weiss
    Palestinian teen caught at West Bank checkpoint with two explosive devices weighing 1.5 kilos each Efrat Weiss Published: 02.10.07, 12:37 / Israel News Two explosive devices weighing 1.5 kilos each (about 3.3 pounds) were found by IDF soldiers Saturday during a routine search of a Palestinian teen’s belongings at the Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus in the West Bank. Border Guard sappers dispatched to the scene conducted a controlled-detonation of the devices, and the 16-year-old Palestinian was taken in for interrogation by Israeli security forces. It remains unclear whether the teen was supposed to transfer the devices to someone else...
  • Checkpoints To Combat New Orleans Crime

    01/09/2007 8:46:01 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 860+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-10-2007 | Mary Foster
    Checkpoints to Combat New Orleans Crime Wednesday January 10, 2007 4:01 AM By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police plan to set up checkpoints beginning Wednesday to help curb a crime wave that has claimed nine lives since the start of 2007, Mayor Ray Nagin said, stopping short of imposing a curfew on this tourism-dependent city. The checkpoints will operate between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m., when about a third of the city's violent crime occurs, and will target drug and alcohol violations as well as motorist insurance. The first one was to be held in...
  • New Intifada coming [BARF-O-MATIC]

    12/29/2006 9:28:22 AM PST · by Alouette · 21 replies · 734+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 29, 2006 | Yehuda Litani
    Daily humiliation on roads will lead to another Palestinian uprising Yehuda Litani Published: 12.29.06, 09:39 In the last days of 2006, an Arab friend who is an Israeli citizen offered that I join him on a drive from Jerusalem to Ramallah and back. "I want to drive one of my employees who lives in Ramallah to her home – come with us so you can see with your own eyes what happens on those roads," the friend said. After all, most Israelis are unaware of what's happening there. We passed through the neighborhoods of Shuafat and Beit Hanina quickly, yet...
  • Israel agrees to remove some West Bank roadblocks

    12/26/2006 3:12:40 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 7 replies · 429+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 26, 2006 | Adam Entous
    JERUSALEM, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Monday approved the removal of 27 Israeli roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, a move officials said was meant to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israel has been under U.S. and European pressure to take steps that could help strengthen Abbas of Fatah after he called early elections against his Hamas rivals. Israel says its checkpoints and unmanned roadblocks -- usually piles of rubble on roads linking towns or villages in the West Bank -- are meant to prevent militants from launching attacks, while Palestinians call them collective punishment....
  • Marines Stop Insurgents With Vehicle Checkpoints

    11/21/2006 6:05:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 717+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Ray Lewis
    MUDIQ, Iraq, Nov. 21 2006 — Iraqis now drive on safe roads thanks to the Marines who set up vehicle checkpoints here on a daily basis. That credit goes to Marines of Jump Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. "It's making it harder for insurgents to move any contraband through the main routes of travel," said Sgt. Robert E. Mitterando, platoon sergeant for Jump Platoon. "If you were a car thief or burglar and you saw your friend getting 'rolled up,' you'd think, 'Damn, these guys mean business. We're not playing around. If you work with...
  • A roadblock army [Extreme Barf!]

    09/19/2006 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Alouette · 3 replies · 368+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 19, 2006 | Prof. Yechiam "I Need A Clue!" Weitz
    Police duties at West Bank checkpoints made IDF weaker The moment the second Lebanon war ended, and in fact even before that, a difficult and grim question emerged: What happened to our great, mighty army? Why is it that 40 years ago it managed to beat the armies of three states in a matter of days, while this time around it failed to defeat a small military force despite getting plenty of time to accomplish the mission? Various answers have been presented. One of them has to do with personalities: The prime minister is brash, the defense minister is a...
  • U.S. Curbs Iraqi Civilian Deaths In Checkpoint, Convoy Incidents

    06/06/2006 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 765+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2006 | Greg Jaffe
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has cut the number of Iraqi civilians killed at U.S. checkpoints or shot by U.S. convoys to about one a week today from about seven a week in July, according to U.S. defense officials in Iraq. The reduction in civilian casualties shows that months before the killing of 24 Iraqis in the western Iraqi town of Haditha came to light, the military was pushing to reduce the number of Iraqi civilians killed or wounded at the hands of U.S. forces. The drop since July, however, suggests that hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed at U.S....
  • Kolbe watching BP checkpoints in area (Kolbe's a Pain in the ***!!)

    05/12/2006 7:39:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 430+ views
    BISBEE — Congressman Jim Kolbe said he would be “closely watching” the Border Patrol’s management of traffic revision points in the area after the officer in charge of the agency’s Naco station said that a permanent checkpoint on Highway 90 would be reinstated. Kolbe has long opposed permanent Border Patrol revision points, which he says are predictable and ineffective. Instead, he advocates roving checkpoints and has inserted a provision into Border Patrol appropriations bills requiring the agency’s Tucson Sector to relocate checkpoints on a regular basis. “The law allows checkpoints, but they must be relocated at least once every seven...
  • Border checkpoints disappear

    04/25/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 977+ views
    BISBEE — Motorists along three of Cochise County’s major north-south throughways may have noticed the recent disappearance of some familiar landmarks — the Border Patrol checkpoints that had long been fixtures on highways 80, 90 and 191. A Border Patrol spokesman at the agency’s Tucson Sector headquarters said Monday that because the management of checkpoints is an operational issue, he could not comment on why or precisely when the permanent revision points in Cochise County had been dismantled. A spokeswoman at Congressman Jim Kolbe’s office in Washington, however, said that any removal would be appropriate given a law prohibiting long-term...
  • Operation Money Worth Improves Baghdad Checkpoints

    04/03/2006 6:24:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Malec
    U.S. soldiers assigned to the 589th Brigade Support Battalion prepare to deliver concrete barriers to traffic control points throughout Baghdad using palletized load system trucks. The barriers will help enhance security for the Iraqi police and Iraqi army personnel manning the traffic control points. U.S. Army photo courtesy of the Brigade Support Battalion Operation Money Worth Improves Baghdad Checkpoints The operation gave soldiers an opportunity to participate in improving the security situation in Baghdad and to form closer relationships with their Iraqi partners. By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jerry MalecFires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division BAGHDAD, April 3, 2006...
  • Nahal Hareidi Commander: We Prevented Large Attack in Tel Aviv

    03/30/2006 7:48:39 AM PST · by Alouette · 12 replies · 648+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Mar. 30, 2006
    Alert hareidi-brigade soldiers suspected an Arab who arrived at their checkpoint, and ultimately found that he was in fact wearing a ten-kilogram explosive. The soldiers were manning a barrier near Bekaot in the Jordan Valley, east of Shechem, when an 18-year-old Arab arrived. Brigade Commander Lt.-Col. Yaron Frankel told Arutz-7's Kobi Finkler what happened: "The soldiers have been in this area for just a few days. The force identified the youth from about 30 meters away, wearing a coat that appeared too big on him. They became suspicious, and immediately began the regular procedure for arresting a suspect. They called...
  • Don't say you didn't know [ACK-GAG-PUKE]

    03/02/2006 2:16:29 PM PST · by Alouette · 26 replies · 808+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | Mar. 2, 2006 | Esti Tsal
    Few Israelis know what goes on at West Bank Twice a day, every day small groups of women (up to five members) set out for checkpoints around the West Bank, from Jenin in the north, to Hebron in the south. Some go once a week, others once a fortnight. Some of us are young, others older, some very old. We stand vigil at the checkpoint for several hours, observe and record everything we see and hear. At the end of each vigil we write a detailed report, in Hebrew and English, of everything we've seen and heard, and post it...
  • A faster way through airport checkpoints (San Jose eager to launch 'registered traveler' program)

    12/01/2005 11:01:33 PM PST · by Dashing Dasher · 19 replies · 429+ views
    SF Chron ^ | 12/1/2005 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Officials at San Jose's airport say air travelers weary of standing in long lines at security checkpoints soon will be able to buy their way into a high-tech express lane as part of the federal government's efforts to speed up screening at the nation's airports. The cost is likely to be about $80 a year per passenger -- the amount charged in a test program at Orlando International Airport -- in addition to submitting 10 fingerprints and photographs of both eyes and passing a federal "security-threat assessment." The payoff: spending a mere 14 seconds at an identification-checking kiosk instead of...
  • Qorei stopped at Israeli checkpoint [Palestinian PM Hyoo-mee-lee-ay-ted]

    10/24/2005 5:54:09 AM PDT · by Alouette · 16 replies · 353+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct. 23, 2005
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) - Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qorei warned Israel that its new restrictions on West Bank roads were undermining the peace process after he himself was stuck at a checkpoint. An angry Qorei told reporters that he had been stoppped for 45 minutes at a mobile checkpoint to the east of the Palestinian Authority's capital in Ramallah as he was driving from his offices in Abu Dis on the outskirts of east Jerusalem. "The Israelis say the road closures are to defend themselves but it is really just a procedure to make our lives difficult, especially during...
  • U.N.: Babies die in IDF checkpoints

    09/22/2005 8:09:37 PM PDT · by Alouette · 57 replies · 2,105+ views
    YNet News ^ | Sept. 23, 2005
    According to a U.N. report, pregnant Palestinian women encountering delays in IDF checkpoints run a high risk of medical complications, death to newborns Reuters Sixty-one women have given birth at Israeli checkpoints since 2000 due to delays in getting through the checkpoints, and 36 of their babies died as a result, the United Nations said on Thursday. The incidents took place between September 2000 and December 2004, the World Health Organization said, relying on statistics from the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Delays in checkpoints Palestinian women continue to encounter risky delays in 2005, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for...
  • Curfew could cramp New Orleans' style

    09/16/2005 6:35:12 PM PDT · by gpapa · 10 replies · 541+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 16, 2005 | BRETT MARTEL
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The nearly 200,000 residents returning to some of New Orleans' neighborhoods beginning next week will face military checkpoints, a lack of clean tap water and a dusk-to-dawn curfew that could keep the good times from rolling for a while.
  • Rice and the Palestinians [HURL!]

    06/19/2005 7:32:48 PM PDT · by Alouette · 20 replies · 467+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 19, 2005 | Daoud Kuttab
    Palestinians would have been pleasantly surprised if, when US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came to Ramallah, her convoy had taken the same route through the Kalandiya checkpoint that thousands of Palestinians going to Ramallah take daily. This checkpoint has become the humiliating symbol of what the continued Israeli occupation is all about. Checkpoints between Palestinian cities (and not just between Palestine and Israel) were erected shortly after the eruption of the second intifada. All international peace agreements, including the one accepted by all sides – the road map – call on Israel to remove the tens of checkpoints and...
  • President Signs REAL ID Act

    05/12/2005 5:59:07 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 318 replies · 4,151+ views
    Lou Dobbs Tonight - Transcripts ^ | May 11, 2005 | Lou Dobbs
    DOBBS: President Bush tonight signed the Real I.D. Act into law. The legislation will make it much harder for illegal aliens and potential terrors to obtain U.S. driver's licenses. It will also tighten our border security. President Bush signed the measure at the White House a short time ago. The Real I.D. law is attached to the $82 billion supplemental spending bill to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some states, however, are resisting Real I.D. Some of those state officials say they should have the right to regulate their own state driver's licenses. Bill Tucker has the...