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  • Authorities probing ex-Chicago schools CEO's Detroit tenure

    10/15/2015 11:49:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2015
    Authorities are investigating Detroit Public Schools contracts awarded by a former official who has pleaded guilty to her role in a kickback scheme while she was CEO of Chicago's school system, DPS said Thursday.
  • Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

    10/06/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2015
    A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near...
  • Dallas Police lied about success of TrapWire

    I reported something to you about the Texas Department of Public Safety that is in error. DPS told me that its TrapWire super-surveillance detection system set up by former FBI and CIA agents to find terrorists is a success. How do we know?
  • Cop Forced into Counseling After Taking Picture with Snoop Dogg

    04/02/2015 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 04/02/2015 | by Kipp Jones
    A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has been reprimanded and ordered to undergo counseling for posing in a photo with rapper Snoop Dogg during last month’s South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. Officer Billy Spears, who is based out of Gilmer, was called to Austin two weeks ago to help work with security for the event. While in a secured area, Snoop encountered Spears and asked if the two could take a photo together. The rapper then posted the image online: “Me n my deputy dogg,” Snoop said. The Dallas Morning News reports DPS officials saw the...
  • Denver schools have four times the administrators as other districts

    03/11/2015 9:49:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Watchdog ^ | March 11, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    Denver Public Schools had four times the number of administrators as any other large metro area districts last year, and salaries and benefits for those staffers are $22 million more than the next largest metro district, Colorado Department of Education figures show. The teachers’ union president reviewed the data Watchdog.org obtained and said the nearly $68 million paid to DPS administrators would be better spent on students. “We need to be talking about keeping dollars closer to classroom when it comes to public education,” said Henry Roman, president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association. “Should they be putting the money...
  • State trooper convicted of official oppression for illegal searches

    05/25/2014 10:27:43 AM PDT · by eastforker · 18 replies
    click2houston ^ | : May 24 2014 | AP
    A former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to performing illegal body cavity searches on two women last July along a Dallas-area highway
  • Investigation reveals illegal immigrant working as DPS officer

    12/11/2013 11:44:03 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    KVOA.com ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
    A bombshell revelation, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators uncover exclusive information about an illegal immigrant on the job, with a badge and gun, working as a law enforcement officer in southern Arizona. The investigation in this case began when a man applied for a visa to stay here in the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began their own background investigation on that man. That's when they learned he has a sister, who is an officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The News 4 Tucson Investigators discovered that officer, Carmen Figueroa, has actually been working for DPS...
  • Farmer: DPS detained, then released illegal immigrants ( Texas )

    09/22/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 22, 2013 | Jacob Fischler
    Texas Department of Public Safety troopers briefly detained and then released about 20 people suspected of being in the country illegally Saturday morning on a farmer’s land 24 miles north of central Mission, the landowner said. About 8 a.m. Saturday, Lee Adams said he noticed “a lot of activity” in the brush on his large rural property. He called a DPS trooper, who called for backup. A group of troopers – which included five cars and two helicopters – eventually rounded up a group of people who appeared to possibly be in the country illegally, Adams said. But in less...
  • Grand jury clears DPS officer in deaths of Guatemalan immigrants

    09/10/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | Sept 10,2013 | Nadia Galindo
    A Hidalgo County grand jury has cleared a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer in the helicopter shooting deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants. The October 2012 chase ended with the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants after the officer fired at the back of the smuggler's truck from a DPS helicopter. The back of the truck was covered by a tarp making it unclear what was in the bed of the pickup truck. Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra told Action 4 News that he presented the fatal chase before a grand jury. The grand jury issued a "no bill"...
  • Roadside cavity search.

    01/04/2013 10:50:04 PM PST · by magglepuss · 42 replies
    Drudge ^ | 1/5/13 | magglepuss
    Texas DPS doing their best to keep butts off the road!
  • Mohamed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser, Allegedly Leaked Intel, Shopped Classified Info to

    10/26/2011 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/26/11 | Pamela Geller
    Back in October 2010 I warned of the consequences of naming a stealth jihadist with ties to Islamic subversives whose stated goal is to "eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within and sabatoage its miserable house."more here ... Secretary Napolitano named devout Muslim Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (Department of Homeland Security.) Texas Department of Public Safety now says Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. Who else is the...
  • Texas only border state to allow aerial shooting

    11/18/2012 2:07:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Valley Central.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    AP) -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is the only border state that allows and trains its officers to fire on suspects from airborne helicopters
  • DPS puts fatal La Joya chase officer back on duty

    11/01/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Valley Central ^ | November 1, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    LA JOYA, TEXAS (AP) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the state trooper who fired on a fleeing pickup truck near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing two illegal immigrants who were hiding under a blanket in the bed.
  • Border Insecurity: Heavily-Armed Texas Gunboats Now Patrolling the Rio Grande

    07/11/2012 8:53:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-12-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The border is “safer than ever”. So says DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Again and again. Barack Obama has mocked those who say the border is unsafe: “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.” But for Texans, the Rio Grande is wide open - thanks to Federal failure to secure it  - and is a growing threat to the safety of citizens and law enforcement, on land and water. In January we chronicled how ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley were stocking up on AK-47s to defend their property and lives...
  • Fleeing Illegal Aliens Shoot at Texas Troopers During Traffic Stop

    02/19/2012 11:21:27 AM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Illegal aliens are increasingly battling police to avoid capture. Last week in Phoenix, 2 illegals fought with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's detectives after a traffic stop, to try and enable 10 additional illegals to escape into the desert. Last night near Premont, TX, one or more of a group of 15 illegal aliens in a van shot at a Texas DPS Trooper when the officer tried to stop their vehicle in a routine traffic stop on Highway 281, according to the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office. After a short chase, the pursuit ended south...
  • [Texas:]DPS: U.S. residents should avoid Nuevo Laredo this weekend

    07/02/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 34 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | July 2, 2011 | Steve McCraw
    LAREDO, July 2 - U.S. residents are being advised not to visit Nuevo Laredo this Fourth of July Weekend. The advisory comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. Both agencies say they have received credible intelligence from multiple sources indicating that the Zetas Cartel is planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend. “According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We...
  • [South Texas:]VIDEO: Troopers open fire during chase near McCook, catch false courier near Peñitas

    06/03/2011 6:12:27 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 02, 2011 | Jared Taylor
    NEAR McCOOK — State troopers opened fire on a minivan during a chase that stretched more than 30 miles Thursday afternoon. A Starr County sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a gray Honda minivan at 2:21 p.m. Thursday near Zarate Road and Highway 83 east of Rio Grande City, said Trooper Johnny Hernandez, a local Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman. Troopers and deputies pursued the van north from Highway 83, eventually turning toward the east before the pursuit ended at the intersection of Farm-to-Market roads 2058 and 681, north of the Moore Air Base in rural Hidalgo County. Only after...
  • Houston DPS clerk charged with bribery She's accused of selling licenses to illegal drivers

    07/01/2010 6:52:49 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2010 | MIKE GLENN
    A Houston woman who works for the Texas Department of Public Safety used her ready access to state driver's licenses for cash, authorities said. Gracie Gutierrez, 27, remained in custody after she was charged on Tuesday with bribery. Gutierrez is accused of accepting bribes to issue driver's licenses to people who are undocumented and have not taken the written or driving exam, said Donna Hawkins with the Harris County District Attorney's office. Also charged with bribery is Saul Ramirez, 20. Officials said he does not work for DPS. Ramirez was arrested while trying to sell a Texas driver's license to...
  • DPS investigating letter sent to (Texas) Gov. (Rick) Perry (30 governors were sent letters)

    04/02/2010 11:27:13 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies · 1,024+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 02, 2010 | Peggy Fikac
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a letter sent to Gov. Rick Perry as part of what's reported to be a nationwide effort by an anti-government group. The Associated Press reported that it obtained an internal intelligence note by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security saying that as of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed... DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said, "The governor did receive one of those letters, and the DPS has opened a criminal investigation." The agency isn't discussing the letter...
  • New rules would give break to low-income drivers fined under DPS program [Texas]

    03/06/2010 7:02:21 AM PST · by deport · 80 replies · 1,080+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 3-6-2010 | Miguel Liscano
    The Texas Public Safety Commission is expected to vote in about three months on reducing fines for poor assessed under Driver Responsibility Program. The Texas Department of Public Safety is hoping proposed new rules will make it easier for low-income drivers to pay fines related to a state law that doles out surcharges for certain violations. Since 2003 , drivers who commit certain Class C misdemeanors must pay penalties or have their licenses revoked. Last year, lawmakers amended the law, called the Driver Responsibility Program, to require a reduction in fines for those who can't afford to pay, public...
  • Trooper seizes over 5,400 lbs. of marijuana in fake school bus near Laredo

    10/13/2009 6:27:33 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 43 replies · 1,838+ views
    KVIA ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | Annette Arrigucci
    LAREDO, Texas -- A Texas Highway Patrol trooper found 5,408 lbs. of marijuana inside a school bus after pulling over the vehicle north of Laredo, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said. The driver fled on foot from the scene. The bus was marked to resemble a United Independent School District bus. DPS officials estimate the marijuana is worth more than $1.7 million. DPS continues to investigate leads in the case.
  • Ariz. DPS officer from Tucson killed in Neb. plane crash

    06/12/2009 6:50:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 719+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Alexis Huicochea
    An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer and Tucson resident was killed in a plane crash in Nebraska Thursday. Officer Allen Peterson, 51, was piloting the aircraft when it crashed in Arthur County. The cause is under investigation. The crash was reported at 4 p.m. after a property owner discovered the wreckage and called the Arthur County Sheriff’s Office. Peterson was the sole occupant of the plane, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. He was visiting family in Minnesota and was returning to Arizona at the time. “Officer Allen Peterson served the department and the citizen’s of Arizona with dignity...
  • Baptist pastor beaten + tazed by Border patrol - 11 stitches

    04/16/2009 12:43:26 PM PDT · by the_Watchman · 207 replies · 7,038+ views
    youtube ^ | April 15, 2009 | Anonymous
    I told them I was a US citizen. I told them I was on a business trip. I told them I had no drugs or humans in the car. That wasn't enough. They wanted to search the car, and I invoked my 4th am...
  • State plans to fight court order blocking DPS policy on immigrant driver's licenses (TX)

    04/11/2009 1:36:22 PM PDT · by Dubya · 6 replies · 899+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | The Associated Press
    DALLAS — The Texas Department of Public Safety will appeal a ruling that blocks the agency from enforcing new rules that prevent some legal immigrants from getting drivers’ licenses, the state attorney general’s office said Friday.
  • State plans to fight court order blocking DPS policy on immigrant driver's licenses (TX)

    04/11/2009 1:36:12 PM PDT · by Dubya · 348+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | The Associated Press
    DALLAS — The Texas Department of Public Safety will appeal a ruling that blocks the agency from enforcing new rules that prevent some legal immigrants from getting drivers’ licenses, the state attorney general’s office said Friday.
  • [Texas]DPS sued over tighter rule for immigrant drivers

    01/15/2009 12:59:33 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 547+ views
    Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | CLAY ROBISON
    AUSTIN — Civil rights advocates sued the Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, contending new driver’s license requirements for immigrants discriminate against legal U.S. residents. The DPS declined to comment, but Gov. Rick Perry, who appointed the agency’s governing board, remains a strong supporter of the new policy, a spokesman said. “The governor has supported this rule’s change, (because it is) aimed to strengthen public safety and national security. He still feels that way,” Katherine Cesinger said. But Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, which filed the suit in state district court in Austin, said the...
  • [Texas:]Police: Trooper busted dealing cocaine

    11/25/2008 8:06:31 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | November 24, 2008 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Brownsville police arrested a Texas state trooper on Saturday morning as he aledgely was finishing a drug deal, Brownsville Police Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique said on Monday. Jesus Rafael Larrazolo, 35, a four-year veteran of the Texas Department of Public Safety, was arrested by police at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Best Buy as he was loading his car with more than 60 pounds of cocaine after having purchased the drugs in front of police, Manrrique said. A group of detectives from the Special Investigations Unit were conducting routine surveillance in the Pablo Kisel area, when they noticed suspicious...
  • [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...
  • TxDOT might be in the money again

    09/30/2008 7:43:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 296+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 29, 2008 | Ben Wear
    The Texas Department of Transportation, which has alternated between fiscal gluttony and subsistence the past few years, may be about to belly up to a feast again. A feast paid for with money to be borrowed, mind you. Given the state of credit markets, one hesitates to reach for the salt right away. But absent the financial Armageddon that the president and others have been gabbing about, TxDOT might be sitting on an $8 billion stash this time next year. Even in the zero-laden world of government spending, $8 billion would be a significant infusion into TxDOT's budget. Without that...
  • Editorial: Texas leaders' transportation pledge is welcome

    08/27/2008 10:54:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 231+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | The Dallas Morning News
    It's good to see the state's top three leaders now on the same page – literally – on at least a few ways to attack the problem of under-funded roadway needs. Breakthrough No. 1 – admitting a problem. Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Tom Craddick – never political chums – all put their signatures on a joint statement last week conceding that Texas' "ability to fund needed transportation projects in the future is limited." Breakthrough No. 2 – committing to specific fixes. The most welcome one was a pledge to quit siphoning off road money...
  • State Agrees to Stop Diverting Highway Construction Money

    08/22/2008 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 340+ views
    WOAI Radio ^ | August 22, 2008 | Jim Forsyth
    Governor Perry and other state leaders have agreed to bring a halt to the practice which some say has led to toll roads...the diversion of money from the state's highway fund to other projects, 1200 WOAI news reports. "Implement a plan that sets a definitive course to end the practice of funding the Department of Public Safety with gas taxes that are needed for road construction, and return to funding the DPS with general revenue," is the first goal in a long term transportation funding plan released by Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Tom Craddick. 1200 WOAI...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor draws 27,000 public comments

    06/04/2008 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 276+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | June 3, 2008 | David Tanner
    Many in the great state of Texas have a lot to say about a proposed network of toll roads and railway lines known as the Trans-Texas Corridor. The Texas Department of Transportation received more than 27,000 public comments during a three-month comment period on a proposed corridor project called the TTC-69, said TxDOT spokesman Mark Cross. Transportation officials had 47 public hearings in February and March and accepted written comments through April 18 on the environmental and social impact of the corridor. Comments ranged from flat-out opposition to the corridor to suggestions about how to lessen its impact, Cross told...
  • DPS withholding video of Mike Krusee's arrest

    05/23/2008 11:00:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 232+ views
    KXAN.com ^ | May 22, 2008 | KXAN.com
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is withholding trooper dashboard camera video taken during the arrest of Texas representative Mike Krusee. Using the Texas Public Information Act, KXAN requested the video after the state lawmaker from Williamson County was arrested for DWI earlier this month. A state trooper pulled him over after he noticed him driving erratically in northwest Austin. The license plate on his vehicle also had expired last December. Elected state officials all have personalized license plates. Therefore, the trooper would have known he was pulling over a state official before asking for identification. A spokeswoman for the...
  • State Rep. Mike Krusee arrested for DWI

    05/02/2008 5:27:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 219+ views
    KXAN.com ^ | May 2, 2008 | AP/KXAN
    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP/KXAN) -- A state lawmaker who helped pave the way for major toll road projects and stiffer drunken driving penalties now faces a DWI charge. Rep. Mike Krusee of Williamson County is the Republican chairman of the House Transportation Committee. He was charged with first-offense driving while intoxicated after a state trooper noticed his car moving erratically in northwest Austin Wednesday night. The license plate on the vehicle also had expired last December. Elected state officials all have personalized license plates. Therefore, the trooper would have known he was pulling over a state official before asking for identification....
  • Jaime Castillo: TxDOT's 'outreach' plan reaches deep into taxpayers' pockets

    08/22/2007 9:41:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 469+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 21, 2007 | Jaime Castillo
    Even if it's just for a moment, let us give credit where credit is due. The Texas Department of Transportation has realized — finally — that it has an image problem when it comes to convincing Texans of the need for a vast network of toll roads and the Trans-Texas Corridor. The realization, however, comes with a price tag of $7 million to $9 million that, rather than going to build highways, will fuel an advertising campaign centered around a memo titled, "Keep Texas Moving: Tolling and Trans-Texas Corridor Outreach." This is where I get off the track. Outreach? The...
  • [Laredo, Texas]DPS raid nets guards ; Twelve arrested at area nightclubs(two illegal aliens)

    07/29/2006 12:10:25 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 544+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 07/29/2006 | CELINA ALVARADO
    Twelve security guards were arrested at several popular night spots as part of a three-day raid in Laredo.Authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that eight were impersonating a security guard, three were unlawfully carrying a weapon and one was impersonating a peace officer. Of the eight people working as uniformed security officers at local businesses, one was a convicted child molester and two were illegal aliens, said Keith Oakley, who is part of the Austin-based Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas (ASSIST). ASSIST, working in conjunction with DPS and Immigration and Customs...
  • Maine Killings Raise Vigilantism Fears(two sex offenders killed)

    04/18/2006 11:58:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 46 replies · 2,991+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 4 18 06 | GLENN ADAMS
    CORINTH, Maine - The Maine Department of Public Safety has no plans to change the state's Web-based sex offender registry despite the killings of two sex offenders whose addresses were apparently obtained online. A Canadian man used the registry to obtain personal information about the victims, authorities said, renewing fears that such lists expose ex-convicts to vigilante violence. "The events of the weekend will obviously be reviewed, but there are no plans to change the Web site at this point," Stephen McCausland, Maine Public Safety spokesman, said Monday. The gunman, Stephen A. Marshall, a 20-year-old from Nova Scotia's Cape Breton,...
  • Australia: Traffic Lights Modified to Funnel Traffic Into Toll Tunnel

    02/09/2006 6:36:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 416+ views
    theNewspaper.com ^ | February 3, 2006 | theNewspaper.com
    Traffic lights in Sydney, Australia were modified to create gridlock forcing frustrated motorists into a controversial toll tunnel. Testimony yesterday in a New South Wales, Australia parliamentary inquiry into the Cross City Tunnel uncovered evidence of significant engineering alterations made in an attempt to force motorists onto the toll road. Opposition leader Peter Debnam charged the Labor government with adjusting signals at 400 intersections along Williams Street and other nearby roads in such a way as to create additional gridlock. In January, Debnam's formal Freedom of Information request for full data on traffic light timing changes was rejected on the...
  • big zotter here now

    11/17/2004 6:46:40 AM PST · by realjdgufgov · 210 replies · 1,476+ views
    11/17/04 | John Dilbert
    We are Ignoring and excepting what is happing to us in the united states of america. We think it is exceptable to have camera's watching us and to a degree it is ok. I live in a small town though and we have had camera's on every street light put up in our town on our main street, that is posted in every direction.
  • Mounties stop in Texas

    02/18/2004 9:13:36 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 185+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 2/18/2004 | Staff
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are getting some Texas training. They stopped in Central Texas to learn from Texas Department of Public Safety troopers. The Mounties plan to ride in DPS vehicles and observe traffic stops. They picked DPS because they share similar border concerns. Mounted police Sgt. Rob Ruiters said the cross training is beneficial because it establishes contacts. "The world is a smaller place, and so I'm saying there is a traveling criminal who is in Texas today may be in Canada tomorrow, or vice versa,” Ruiter said. Some DPS troopers will train with the Mounties in Canada...
  • Task Force 1st Armored Division Prepares Iraqis for Embassy Security Duties

    01/22/2004 6:22:38 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 212+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Jan. 22, 2004 | Spc. Chad D. Wilkerson
    Task Force 1st Armored Division Prepares Iraqis for Embassy Security Dutiesby Spc. Chad D. Wilkerson, 372nd MPAD BAGHDAD, Iraq – Task Force 1st Armored Division Soldiers are working with the Iraqi people to create a safe and secure environment. Soldiers from the 382nd Military Police Detachment, an Army Reserve unit from San Diego, Calif., have been training Iraqi security officers for the several foreign embassies across Baghdad to ensure the safety of the diplomats visiting and working there. The 382nd is attached to the 18th Military Police and is part of Task Force 1st Armored Division. The security officers,...
  • Transformed Pentagon Security Expects the Unexpected

    01/12/2004 10:38:37 AM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 271+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 12, 2004 | By Paul Stone
    When John Jester addresses military and civilian law enforcement agencies throughout the country, he offers two key pieces of advice: first, don't think it can't happen on your watch, and second, think about the unexpected. And Jester is just the man to deliver such advice. He was chief of what was then the Defense Protective Service on Sept. 11, 2001, when a hijacked airliner crashed into the Pentagon. It was a day and an event that forever transformed the way he thinks about security. It also was a day and an event that helped him transform the present- day security...
  • Judge enters final order saying DPS can't arrest House members (Chicken Run Update)

    08/05/2003 5:04:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 208+ views
    Houston Chronicle .com ^ | 8/05/03 | KELLEY SHANNON
    Judge enters final order saying DPS can't arrest House members By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer Aug. 5, 2003, 4:08PM A judge has ruled the Texas Department of Public Safety lacks the legal authority to arrest members of the state House of Representatives to enforce a quorum in the chamber. Judge Charles Campbell issued his ruling Monday. It comes in lawsuit filed by Rep. Lon Burnam of Fort Worth, one of 51 House Democrats who fled to Ardmore, Okla., in May to block a quorum and kill a redistricting bill. Burnam's lawsuit alleged that DPS officers _ sent by Republican...