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  • ACLU: Warrantless electronic surveillance surges under Obama

    10/01/2012 2:31:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    Digitial Journal ^ | 29 Sept 2012 | John Thomas Didymus
    The ACLU has released documents that show that in the last two years the US Department of Justice has conducted more warrantless electronic surveillance, involving spying on telephones, email and Facebook accounts, than in the preceding decade. The American Civil Liberties and Union (ACLU) reports that the documents handed over after months of litigation include the attorney general’s 2010 and 2011 reports covering use of “pen register” and “trap and trace” surveillance powers. The documents, according to the ACLU, shows a sharp increase in the use of surveillance tools such as telephone, email, and other Internet communications. The ACLU observed...
  • Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House

    09/29/2012 5:11:28 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/29/2012 | Vicki Brown
    L E B A N O N, Tenn. A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay. “They need to get rid of those men, boys with toys,” said Adams’ 70-year-old widow, Loraine. John Adams was watching television when...
  • KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT: Police state – we're almost there

    09/28/2012 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox: There's no constitutional justification for 150,000 federal cops During this heated election season, the politicians and the pundits banter back and forth about the economy, jobs and important social issues, with back-to-back TV commercials making claims and accusations followed immediately by the opposition’s counter-claims and counter-accusations. But in the midst of all of this political wrangling, the Obama administration’s war on gun owners – in the name of the war on crime, the war on drugs, the war on gun trafficking to Mexico and what used to be called the war on terror – rages on. When I...
  • Feds Arrest Producer Of Controversial Anti-Islam Film On Probation Violation Charge

    09/27/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 91 replies
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 27 September 2012
  • Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House

    09/25/2012 9:04:13 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Vicki Brown
    A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. [snip] The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay. “We did the best surveillance we could do, and a mistake was made,” Lebanon Police Chief Billy Weeks said. “It’s a very severe mistake, a costly mistake. It makes...
  • Politicized, Militarized Homeland Security Department Unveils New Panzer Division

    09/25/2012 4:04:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 109 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This to go along with it's 1.2 BILLION rounds of ammo  (22 lead slugs for each-and-every Republican) and armored checkpoint booths... nothing to worry about, tho! To the list of recent unsettling developments at DHS and other federal agencies -such as FEMA camp expansions, massive DHS ammo buys, a creepy new biometric surveillance system just being rolled-out by the FBI, and drones buzzing our backyards with cameras- we can now add the appearance across the country of not just heavily-armored military grade Humvees, but 'GLS' armored personnel carriers (APC's) such as in the picture above- 2500 of them to be...
  • More sniper ammunition being ordered by DHS. Who are the targets?

    09/14/2012 8:49:15 PM PDT · by LucyT · 143 replies
    Prepper Podcast Radio Network ^ | September 14, 2012 | James Smith
    Surprise! The DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement have requested more ammunition. However, it is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling. First on the agenda is the .223 rifle ammunition. Just a measly 40 million rounds in the first year, and another 160 million rounds in the following four years. 200,00 million rounds in total. You know, just enough to make you cringe thinking that some government office that is not military has more ammunition than you do. The .223 caliber round is a decent hunting round, but that is not the rounds to be...
  • US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA's Military Detention

    09/12/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-12-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act , specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces." Hedges called the president's action allowing indefinite detention, which was signed into law with little opposition from either party "unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous." He attacked point blank the civil rights farce that is the neverending "war on terror" conducted by both parties, targetting whom exactly is...
  • Obama Administration Expands ATF’s Power to Seize Property

    09/08/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 09.07.2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Obama Administration Expands ATF’s Power to Seize Property As part of a one-year trial run, the Department of Justice has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the power to “to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses,” which is almost tantamount to saying that on the mere suspicion that one is doing something illegal, the ATF can snatch one’s firearms and property. The Washington Times, among other publications, have explained the implications of this new DoJ decree: It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized...
  • FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

    09/08/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 103 replies
    RT ^ | 8 September, 2012 | RT
    Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars. (snip) New Scientist reports that a 2010 study found technology used by NGI to be accurate in picking out suspects from a pool of 1.6 million mug shots 92 percent of the time. The system was tested on a trial basis in the state of Michigan earlier this year, and has already been cleared for pilot runs in Washington, Florida and North...
  • Yet another agency gets authority to seize cash that might have something to do with drugs.

    08/31/2012 8:27:56 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Americans for Forfeiture Reform ^ | August 28, 2012 | Scott Alexander Meiner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority, for a one-year trial period, to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses pursuant to United States Code Title 21 › Chapter 13 › Subchapter I › Part E › § 881. 21 U.S.C. § 881 is, among other things, often invoked to seize and forfeit bulk currency, where no drugs are found, on theories that the currency was furnished, or intended to be furnished, in exchange for a controlled substance.AG Holder’s rulemaking announcement declared that such changes are exempt from the general notice and comment requirements because the department determined that the change does not affect individual rights and...
  • Sheriff defends deputy who responded to wrong house, killed tethered dog

    09/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Terese Seaberg
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it would not be pursuing disciplinary action against a deputy who fatally shot a tethered dog earlier this week.Richard Woodruff was inside his Spartanburg, S.C. home Monday morning when he heard barking followed by a gunshot. The man rushed outside to check on his 8-year-old shepherd mix, Diamond, who had been playing out front while tethered to the porch railing."I ran outside and I see this guy standing over my dog holding a gun," Woodruff told Channel 7 news. "'I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his response to me...
  • Buffalo Woman Says Police Raided Wrong House, Killed Her Dog

    09/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 128 replies
    WKBW (Buffalo) ^ | August 30, 2012 | John Borsa
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Rita Hairston's husband died five years ago, she adopted a dog to keep her company and help her through an emotional time. Prada was 5-years-old at the time. The black Labrador Retriever became more than a pet, but a part of Hairston's family. A companion. Last Saturday morning, she returned to her E. Morris Ave. house in University Heights in Buffalo and discovered her home had been broken into and Prada was missing. There was a puddle of blood on the floor and bullet holes in the door of a bedroom where Prada slept. But...
  • Marines, civilian police officers conduct urban training exercise(What Posse Comitatus?)

    08/28/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 208 replies
    WNCT Channel 9, North Carolina ^ | August 23, 2012 | Tony Rawlings
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Training at Camp Lejeune Thursday looked and felt real -- and that was the point. Law officers and marines from across the country ended their training with a bang. Thursday was the final day of exercises for law enforcement and marines who have gone through special reaction team training at Camp Lejeune for the past three weeks. In the final exercise, teams were presented with a series of real life scenarios as well as hands on instruction to handle them correctly. Brian Dye, Operations Chief of I&I in Lexington, Kentucky says training civilians as a blended...
  • Domestic drone justice: US court green-lights police UAV use

    08/26/2012 12:38:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    RT ^ | August 3, 2012
    A North Dakota court has approved the use of drones to help arrest citizens on US soil. UAVs have primarily been used to conduct strikes against purported militants in countries like Pakistan, but their use at home has been on the rise as of late. ­District Judge Joel Medd denied a request to dismiss charges against Rodney Brossart, who was arrested after law enforcement resorted to using a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to inspect his property, according to court documents obtained by US News. Judge Medd wrote that “there was no improper use of an unmanned aerial vehicle” and that...
  • Military in Iraq Used 70M Rounds of Ammo Annually: DHS Ordered 750M Rounds in One Month

    We've seen our Government buy a lot of ammunition lately and we have speculated 'why?' Is this routine? Do we do this every year? Are the purchase amounts in-line with what has been happening since the Bush Administration and September 11, 2001 - which changed everything? We don't know. Is the Government buying up ammo so a shortage occurs for you and me? Are we the targets? We don't know. We don't know why even the Social Security Agency is armed, while our Border Agents patrol with bean bag guns. One Retired Army Major General says the Military in Iraq...
  • Chess Champ Garry Kasparov: ‘They Were Trying to Break My Leg’

    08/17/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/17/2012 | Eli Lake
    When chess grand champion and Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov showed up Friday at the sentencing of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, he didn’t expect to spend the next five hours in the custody of the Moscow police, recovering from a severe beating. Now, he says, after being punched in the genitals, thrown in a van and beaten by several police, Kasparov says the police have accused him of biting one of them—an allegation he denies. “They act like animals and they accuse me of biting them,” Kasparov told the Daily Beast in his first interview since being arrested. “Can...
  • Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets

    08/16/2012 5:09:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 93 replies
    CNS News ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets. SSA posted a "Request for Quote for Ammunition" on the FedBizOps.gov website on Aug. 7. The request listed the commodity that SSA desired as ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition." The quantity listed was "174 TH." The SSA’s Office of the Inspector General’s said it posted a new blog on the agency’s website, “Beyond the Numbers,” “as we strive to be a transparent and accountable government organization for all of our stakeholders. “With...
  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    08/13/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 631 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-13-2012 | Jim Karger
    When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them OverAugust 13, 2012 By Jim Karger “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you...
  • ACLU of MA raises concerns about use of automatic license plate readers and privacy rights

    08/03/2012 5:47:21 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts on Thursday filed a request for records from several police departments, including Springfield, to determine if the use of automatic license plate readers goes too far and could infringe on rights to privacy. Police Sgt. John M. Delaney, aide to Commissioner William J. Fitchet, said there is just one license plate reader used by the department to detect stolen cars and unregistered cars, with no ill intent. “It’s not ‘big brother,’” Delaney said. “We don’t use it to monitor anybody’s movement. It is only used for law enforcement, stolen cars and other investigations.”...
  • London 2012 Olympics: The Staging Ground for the Coming Police State?

    07/30/2012 12:31:02 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    New Jersey Today ^ | July 28, 2012 | John W. Whitehead
    “As London prepares to throw the world a $14 billion party, it seems fair to ask the question: What does it get out of the bargain?” asks the Christian Science Monitor in a recent story on the 2012 Summer Olympics. “Salt Lake got to show that its Mormon community was open to the world,” observes journalist Mark Sappenfield. “Turin got to show that it was not the Detroit of Europe. China got to give the world a glimpse of the superpower-to-be. And Vancouver got to show the world that Canadians are not, in fact, Americans.” And what is London showing...
  • Massacre Spawns Demands for Gun Control

    07/30/2012 8:41:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2012 | John Semmens
    The massacre of a dozen movie-goers in Colorado has sparked another spate of liberal demands for gun control. University of Colorado Professor Chad Kautzer has launched an online petition aimed at banning “concealed carry laws.” While acknowledging that such a ban might not have stopped James Holmes from shooting 70 people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, Kautzer insisted that “the ability to add an illegal possession of a firearm charge to the list of offenses for which he will be prosecuted would have a deterrent effect.” In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police should go on...
  • Kansas City couple questions drug raid

    07/19/2012 3:27:34 PM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    KCTV 5 (Kansas City) ^ | July 18, 2012 | Chris Oberholtz and Betsy Webster
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A Kansas City couple says the DEA busted down their front door, and they did absolutely nothing wrong. The address the DEA searched was in fact the one they got a warrant for, but the concern is about what sent the federal agents there - a photo and the GPS info attached to it. Shanila Jimerson was already suffering from wrist and knee pain when agents told her to hit the floor, and a panic attack set in. "All I seen was an AK and they say open the door," Jimerson said. "I started telling...
  • Outrage as police shoot and kill the wrong man in hunt for attempted murder suspect....

    07/16/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT · by Student0165 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07/16/2012 | Laura Cox
    An innocent man was shot dead by police after deputies mistook him for an attempted murder suspect. Lake County, Florida officers showed up at the Blueberry Hill apartment of Andrew Scott at around 1.30am on Sunday Roused from his bed in the middle of the night by an unknown presence at his property, Andrew Scott answered the door holding a gun. Officers had not announced who they were because they did not want the man they thought was inside, Jonathan Brown, to escape.
  • Compliance officer breaks into woman's home to yell at her over state of her lawn

    07/10/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT · by Tainan · 59 replies
    610 WTVN website ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | National News
    When the woman called 911 a deputy wasn’t sent because the compliance officer is a county employee. A Georgia homeowner allegedly awoke to an unusual scene on July 2 — a county code compliance officer yelling at her over the state of her lawn from the doorway of her bedroom. “I woke up, I didn’t have my glasses on or my contacts in and all I see is this big burly figure standing in my doorway,” Erica Masters explained. “A big huge guy with a grey shirt. It scared the mess out of me.” She elaborated: “[He] yelled at me...
  • Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home (Yells at Sleeping Woman to Mow Her Lawn)

    07/10/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies
    WJBF.com ^ | July 02, 2012 | Michael Miller
    Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home Monday morning, Erica Masters was sleeping in her bed when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell came to serve a violation notice for her grass being too long. Erica caught the whole incident on tape. "He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom. And yelled at me to wake me up, to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice." Erica says she was freaked out seeing a stranger in her doorway. "I woke up, I didn't have my glasses...
  • “Would You Take Away Guns From Law-Abiding Citizens?” Readers' Poll In American COP Magazine

    07/01/2012 8:25:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 82 replies
    American Cop Magazine ^ | June 2012 | Roy Huntington
    “Would You Take Away Guns From Law-Abiding Citizens?” Open Poll Causes Stir In American COP Magazine Will You Do It? I’ve known anti-gun cops, who seriously said things like, ‘They have no right to own a gun, it’s my job to protect them. If they have guns, it’s just a danger to me!’ I ike to think my “real” job is as the editor of our sister publication, American Handgunner magazine. A publisher wears many hats, but what I really like to do is write, edit and interact with readers. What I’ve never forgotten is we, you and I, are...
  • Miami-Dade Police Drone Spotted Over Memorial Day Weekend Partiers

    06/23/2012 4:04:05 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 46 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | June 23, 2012 | BY ANDREW LISZEWSKI
    After perfecting them overseas in military situations, it was only a matter of time before the government and law enforcement would start using aerial drones for monitoring US citizens back home. And that time is now, as partygoers in Miami recently discovered. Back in January of 2011 Miami's police force acknowledged that they'd be the first in the country to employ camera-equipped drones to keep tabs on the city. So while its appearance isn't a complete surprise, this clip from YouTube user 'miamiearl' showing one of the drones monitoring partygoers at a recent Memorial Day weekend celebration, is still a...
  • Charges won't be dropped against 18-year-old Troy teen arrested for carrying gun in Birmingham

    06/21/2012 4:49:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Mara MacDonald
    BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - 18-year-old Troy teen Sean Combs An 18-year-old Troy teenager is heading to court as a poster boy for the fight over open carry gun rights in Michigan. Sean Combs, 18, of Troy, was arrested back in April after he was spotted with a loaded 1942 M-1 Garand military rifle slung across his back in downtown Birmingham. The legal question at this time is if what Combs did was allowed, because Michigan is an open carry state, or was he, as the police say, brandishing a firearm. Tonight, it will be up to a jury. A judge says...
  • Woman’s Survival Garden Seized and Destroyed by Authorities

    06/19/2012 4:41:21 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 110 replies
    Offgridsurvival.com ^ | 6/19/12 | Rob Richards
    A woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma is suing the city’s code enforcement teams after they illegally cut down her entire survival garden. Denise Morrison, who started the garden after becoming unemployed, had over 100 medicinal and edible plants in her front and back yard. She told local Tulsa reporters that she started her garden, after becoming unemployed, as a way to feed herself and treat a variety of medical issues. Instead of relying on government handouts, this woman took matters into her own hands and decided to become self sufficient. She filled her yard with things like, fruit trees, berries, nut...
  • MILLER: D.C. police damage soldier’s guns

    06/18/2012 4:14:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Army First Lt. Augustine Kim’s finally got the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to return his guns after two years -- only to find them permanently damaged. The department violated its own regulations on handling firearms in evidence by engraving marks on the sides of the guns, and the city should reimburse the soldier for the loss. The Afghanistan war veteran was wrongly arrested while lawfully transporting his firearms from New Jersey to his home in South Carolina. All charges were later dismissed, but the city refused to respond to repeated requests from the national guardsman to return the $10,000...
  • MILLER: Breaking doors and the Constitution(DC)

    06/13/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    While Army 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan slept inside his Northwest Washington home, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) response teams were gathering outside. Dozens of SWAT and explosive-ordnance-disposal officers spent hours preparing a full-scale invasion of the residence in the middle of the snowstorm of the century. It was not an operation to protect the public from a terrorist or to stop a crime in progress. It was to rouse a sleeping man over a secondhand report that he might have an unregistered gun. It all started a bit before midnight on Feb. 2, 2010. Sgt. Corrigan had called the National Veterans...
  • Senator opens inquiry into EPA’s armed visit to NC man’s home

    06/11/2012 8:00:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-11-12 | Caroline May
    An Asheville, N.C. man has enlisted the aid of North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr to investigate a visit he received from two armed Environmental Protection Agency officials and a local police officer. Burr has been in touch with the man and started an inquiry into the incident with EPA. According to the Ashville Citizen-Times, Larry Keller claims the EPA targeted him after he sent an email on April 27 to former EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz, who resigned on April 30 over comments he made comparing the administration’s enforcement policy to Roman crucifixions. (RELATED: Complete coverage of the...
  • Obama’s data advantage [Drudge Headline: "Obama Watching You"]

    06/09/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    politico ^ | 6/9/12 | Lois Romano
    On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election. The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the...
  • Chief Apologizes To Bystanders Detained During Suspect Search

    06/07/2012 6:41:24 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 63 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | 6-712 | Staff
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The FBI has confirmed the man arrested in connection to a bank robbery in Aurora is the suspect they were looking for and acted alone. The suspect has been identified as Christian Paetsch, 45, of Centennial. The Wells Fargo at Chambers and Hampden was robbed just before closing time on Saturday. Shortly afterwards police shut down the intersection of Buckley and Iliff just southeast of the bank, corralling nearly two dozen cars in search for the suspect. Police Chief Daniel Oates on Monday apologized to the innocent bystanders that got caught up in the search for...
  • Send In The Drones: Obama Spies On America

    06/06/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 6, 2012
    Privacy: News the EPA is conducting surveillance on farmers goes against our grain. Freedom means freedom of movement and the presumption of innocence. How can we have it if every move is monitored by government? Nebraska's congressional delegation sent a justifiably angry letter to Administrator Lisa Jackson last week complaining that her Environmental Protection Agency had exceeded its legislative and constitutional authority by conducting drone surveillance flights over Nebraska and Iowa farms looking for violations of the Clean Water Act. "They are just way on the outer limits of any authority they've been granted," said Nebraska GOP Sen. Mike Johanns,...
  • Armed EPA Agents Visit Asheville Man

    06/06/2012 5:58:48 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 67 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | June 6, 2012 | Alan Caruba
    Sometimes a small incident says volumes about a large government agency. In this case, it's the Environmental Protection Agency. Around 1:45 PM on May 23, Ashville, North Carolina resident Larry Keller was in the midst of an international call which he had to cut short in order to answer his front door. He found two armed agents of the EPA who were accompanied by an Ashville Police officer. According to a May 24 news story in the Ashville Tribune, a weekly newspaper to which I am a contributing columnist, the agents had blocked his and his neighbor's driveways with their...
  • CFR & U.S. Army Chief of Staff:Use Army for Domestic Enforcement

    06/04/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    New American ^ | 6/4/12 | Joe Wolverton II
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) proposes that the U.S. Army be used to plan, command, and carry out (with the help of civilian law enforcement) domestic police missions. So says a story appearing in the May/June issue of the influential organization’s official journal, Foreign Affairs. The article lacks a single reference to the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits such actions. In an article penned by Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, the CFR would see the Army used to address “challenges in the United States itself” in order to keep the homeland safe from
  • Chicago Police Video: "You First Amendment Rights Can Be Terminated" (Brownshirts)

    Now the Chicago police department is following Obama’s example and telling people that their First Amendment rights can be terminated anytime. Check out the incident caught on camera when a couple of news reporters were trying to cover a story outside a Chicago hospital. Following the threat, the officer arrested the two journalists. Even though they were released a short time later, the incident has not gone unnoticed. According to the National Press Photographers Association, there have been 70 such arrests that they have documented since last September. Many of the arrests have involved the filming of news stories when...
  • Motorists detained as police search for robbery suspect(All Adults Handcuffed In Every Car)

    06/03/2012 3:23:17 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 262 replies
    FOX 31 ^ | June 2, 2012
    AURORA, Colo. – Police have a “person of interest” in custody in connection with the robbery of the Wells Fargo back at 15301 E. Hampden Avenue Saturday afternoon. Immediately following the robbery, police closed the intersection of Iliff and Buckley after reports the suspect might have taken hostages. According to our crew on the scene, police stopped and searched nearly two dozen cars. The adult occupants of the vehicles were handcuffed during the investigation.
  • Conservative bloggers say they're targets of dangerous 'SWAT-ing' prank

    06/01/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Joseph Weber
    Conservative bloggers say they are being terrorized by a potentially deadly prank in which phony 911 calls bring armed cops to their doors in search of criminals, all in retaliation for their blog posts. At least two conservative Internet pundits have reported being victims of "SWAT-ing." In at least one incident, the caller claimed to be the resident of the home and confessed to shooting his wife, according to a recording of the call posted online. "It's a phone call that could have gotten me killed," Patrick Frey, a deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, wrote...
  • Pro-Walker Marine veteran dragged out and arrested at Bill Clinton-Barrett Rally in Wisconsin

    06/01/2012 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 174 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    A pro-Walker Marine vet got into a few confrontations at Democrat Tom Barrett’s rally today with Bill Clinton in Wisconsin. The Franklin Center has video. They couldn’t handle the truth. So, union cops were called in and dragged him out of the rally and arrested him. They didn’t like what he was saying. The Marine is predicting a 10 point win for Scott Walker. I second that.
  • Man Loses $22,000 In New 'Policing For Profit' Case

    MONTEREY, Tenn. -- "If somebody told me this happened to them, I absolutely would not believe this could happen in America." "You live in the United States, you think you have rights -- and apparently you don't," said George Reby.
  • MILLER: Iraq vet brutalized over guns in D.C.

    05/25/2012 5:44:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 May, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) seems to have it out for our military. The department is using the city’s pointless firearm registration mandate to harass, arrest and jail servicemen. Army 1st Sergeant Matt Corrigan was woken in the middle of the night, forced out of his home, arrested, had his home ransacked, had his guns seized and was thrown in jail -- where he was lost in the prison system for two weeks -- all because the District refuses to recognize the meaning of the Second Amendment. This week, the city dropped all charges against Sgt. Corrigan, but the damage...
  • Drones Pose a Threat to Americans' Privacy: Pressure is mounting to normalize the use of drones...

    05/24/2012 8:18:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | May 23, 2012 | Gene Healy
    Pressure is mounting to normalize the use of drones in the United States. "Don't drone, me, bro!"—that's one way to sum up Charles Krauthammer's heated reaction to last week's news that the Federal Aviation Administration had loosened restrictions on local police departments' use of surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. "Stop it here, stop it now," Krauthammer exclaimed on Fox News's "Special Report" Monday, "I don't want to see it hovering over anybody's home. ... I'm not encouraging, but I am predicting that the first guy who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone down that's been hovering over his...
  • Low-Tech Solutions To High-Tech Tyranny

    05/24/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 17 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | 5/24/2012 | Brandon Smith
    Disclaimer: The following is a series of fictional accounts of theoretical situations. However, the information contained within was taken from established scientific journals on covered technology and military studies of real life combat scenarios. Alt-Market does not condone the use of any of the tactics described within for “illegal” purposes. Obviously, the totalitarian subject matter portrayed here is “pure fantasy”, and would never be encountered in the U.S. where politicians and corporate bankers are forthright, honest, and honorable, wishing only the sweetest sugar coated chili-dog best for all of mankind… Imagine, if you will, a fantastic near future in which...
  • Obama’s DOJ Puts Chicago Anti-Gun Agenda Above IL Resident’s Constitutional Rights

    05/24/2012 8:37:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- The Illinois State Police are pushing legislation that could have a severe, negative impact on gun rights in Illinois. Senate Bill 1034, which was introduced as an anti-drug bill, was recently amended by the state House of Representatives to cover Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards. This issue surfaced due to the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ), which has allegedly threatened to shut down Illinois State Police access to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS if numerous changes to Illinois law are not implemented. The ISP are the point of contact for NICS checks, so...
  • Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones

    05/24/2012 6:43:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft. Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in the battle against illegal immigration. But now, these drones are starting to be used domestically at an increasing rate. The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments to use drones across the U.S. They are controlled from a remote location and use infrared sensors and...
  • Click it or Ticket - Primary Stop Seat Belt Law - 21st May through Memorial Day

    05/23/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT · by dila813 · 162 replies
    Facebook Group ^ | Today | Me
    The news is that the Click it or Ticket stepped up enforcement is started on Monday. Even if you are wearing your seatbelt, that isn't any protection against a ticket. Police can now stop you for no other reason than they say you weren't wearing it. This is the ultimate revenue generator. On Twitter, the propaganda is in full swing @NHTSAgov #ClickItorTicket
  • Media Blackout As Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination Czar

    05/23/2012 5:27:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    AlexanderHiggins.com ^ | 5.23.12 | Alexander Higgins
    Corporate news blackout as Obama designates John Brennan as the sole person in charge of designating people to be assassinated. John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media today as the continue to run stories that serve to distract the masses from stories that matter. Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just. According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids and Obama has delegated...