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  • Justice Department: Arizona Sheriff Arpaio violated federal law

    12/15/2011 11:40:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    The Justice Department, following an often hostile three-year investigation, said Thursday the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) in Phoenix under the leadership of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio violated federal law and the Constitution in its handling of persons arrested and inmates held in its jail system. Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, who heads the department’s Civil Rights Division, said investigators concluded there was reasonable cause to believe that sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct and violations of federal law that jeopardized the agency’s commitment to fair and effective law enforcement. The not-unexpected decision said...
  • Spain police accused of rampant racial profiling by Amnesty International

    12/14/2011 11:49:04 PM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    MADRID — Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Spanish authorities of using racial and ethnic profiling, with police singling out people who are not white in order to meet quotas. In a new report, the human rights group said some police stations in Madrid have weekly and monthly quotas for ID checks and detentions of immigrants not carrying residency papers or work permits, encouraging officers to target people belonging to ethnic minorities, even if they are living legally in Spain as residents or are citizens. “People who do not ‘look Spanish’ can be stopped by police as often as four times...
  • ACLU report alleges widespread racial profiling by FBI

    10/25/2011 2:54:53 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies
    KPCC ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Staff
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims the FBI targets specific American communities across the United States based on race, ethnicity, national origin and religion for “assessments” and possible criminal investigation. Citing records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the ACLU alleges that FBI agents identified Chinese and Russian communities in San Francisco as a place to look for organized crime syndicates and Arab-American and Muslim communities in Michigan as a possible terrorist recruitment ground, among others. The ACLU calls this practice “racial profiling on an industrial scale” and has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to ban it. But...
  • Freeper Survey/Question:How Much Income Have You Lost Since Obama Took Office? A Hundred Thousand?

    10/10/2011 2:55:26 PM PDT · by The_Obama_Gerbil · 40 replies
    Every working American has lost a fortune since King O'Bozo took office and put an end to small business! Tell us your story. What do you do for a living,and if you lost your job and/or still working for less hours/wages, how much would you say you have lost in the last three years? I would imagine some of you may have lost upwards to a million.
  • Flying While Black

    09/01/2011 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:13 AM ET | William Saletan
    If you want to screen Muslims as potential terrorists, you'll have to target blacks. ... The logic of Muslim profiling is simple. First, Muslims are more likely than non-Muslims to plan or commit acts of terror against the United States. Second, Muslims are more likely than non-Muslims to sympathize with al-Qaida or believe that suicide bombing can be justified. Previous polling by the Pew Research Center supports this claim. But a new survey report from Pew adds a twist to the data: Statistically, the group most deserving of scrutiny under this rationale isn't Muslims. It's black Muslims. The survey report,...
  • Wanted: More Snoopy Americans

    08/03/2011 8:06:23 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 19 replies
    Wanted: More Snoopy Americans By Norma Zager “The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.” Dave Barry As a child I watched Bewitched. One of the characters in the show was Gladys Kravitz, the nosy neighbor who excelled at diligently spying on the Stevens’ residence. As such she saw much more than she ever anticipated, to the chagrin of her long-suffering husband and her own mental health. Her character was intended to portray that one neighbor or family member constantly watching, snooping and collecting information; the local gossip in residence or GIR. Today the New York based Gladys Kravitzes...
  • Woman says TSA hair search amounts to racial profiling

    07/08/2011 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Woman says TSA hair search amounts to racial profiling By Keith Laing - 07/08/11 01:03 PM ET An African-American woman is accusing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of racial profiling because her hair was searched at an airport security checkpoint. In an interview Friday on MSNBC, Laura Adiele said that TSA agents notified her after she went through a full-body scanner at Seattle's Sea-Tec Airport that her hair needed to be inspected. Adiele said she had no problem with being patted down, but she said the agents made the request to check her hair after she was scanned because she...
  • Three reasons not to profile (editorial on why NOT to profile)

    07/06/2011 6:16:04 AM PDT · by I_Publius · 21 replies
    GSN: Government Security News ^ | July 7, 2011 | Faiza Patel
    By: Faiza Patel Faiza Patel Earlier this month, responding to a question from the editor of this publication, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Janet Napolitano, categorically rejected the use of profiling in homeland security efforts.  Instead of focusing its resources on young, Muslim men, DHS paid the most attention to behavior indicating terrorist activity, such as travel patterns. The Secretary’s rejection of profiling is spot on, both as a matter of efficacy and as a matter of ethics. To begin with, commonly held assumptions about terrorism and stereotypes of terrorists are often incorrect and thus could...
  • Latinos won’t accept mandatory E-Verify

    06/15/2011 5:22:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 41 replies
    Mariowire ^ | June 15, 2011
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) warned President Barack Obama on Tuesday that Latinos will not regard as “acceptable” a move to make the E-Verify system of checking prospective employees’ immigration status mandatory for all U.S. firms, as urged by Republicans. Gutierrez, the Chicago-born son of Puerto Rican parents, gave the warning at a telephone press conference ahead of Wednesday’s hearing of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement about a bill to impose E-Verify nationwide. That bill is being pushed by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Texas Republican Lamar Smith, and Immigration Subcommittee Chair Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.). E-Verify,...
  • Napolitano: Concentrating Terrorists Screening Efforts on Muslim Men Under 35 is Not Good Logic

    06/09/2011 8:51:09 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-7-2011
    Watch it and weep HERE.
  • ACLU Sues FBI for Racial Profiling Info (Docs show, use race and ethnicity info to justify cases)

    05/07/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 05/07/2011 | CHERYL ARMSTRONG
    NEWARK (CN) - The ACLU says the FBI and Justice Department blew off its requests for documents that will shed light on the FBI's "authority to collect, use and map racial and ethnic data in New Jersey." The ACLU says the FBI could use its secretive authority to spy on more than one-third of the population of New Jersey. "(M)ore than one in three New Jersey residents could be considered 'ethnic,' and their 'behaviors,' 'cultural traditions,' and 'life style characteristics' potentially could be mapped or otherwise analyzed by the FBI," the ACLU of New Jersey says in its federal FOIA...
  • A Pat-Down

    04/30/2011 4:21:44 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 4 replies · 1+ views
    A Pat-Down By Ari Bussel During the many stops of my international flight, I was only stopped in Frankfurt, twice as a matter of fact. In the United States, my suitcases were not even checked, and there were many things in them that might appear suspicious at first glance and would have required a secondary inspection. In Europe, no one paid much attention. I left the airport on foot, toting a carryon heavy enough to contain a bomb, circled the airport and returned. It was only my insistence to check out a certain lounge that twice subjected me to a...
  • A blind SPOT in airport security

    04/10/2011 1:50:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 8, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    A Federal watchdog revealed this week that Transportation Security Administration counterterrorism specialists failed to detect 16 separate jihad operatives who moved through target airports "on at least 23 different occasions." The name of the TSA monitoring program paying for all this flying-blind failure, I kid you not: SPOT. Under the "Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques" plan, TSA's designated behavior detection officers are supposed to closely watch travelers who pose potential security risks and who exhibit any number of appearances or activities "indicative of stress, fear, or deception." But long-entrenched, bipartisan American political correctness hampers the kind of effective, efficient...
  • Let’s Be Fair to Our Immigrant Community This Is What Profiling Looks Like

    01/15/2011 3:27:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Santa Barbara Independent ^ | January 15, 2011 | Russell Trenholme
    At a mayoral candidates’ debate in 2009, fiscal conservatives Steve Cushman and Dale Francisco presented opposing views of undocumented immigrants in Santa Barbara. Francisco took the Tea Party position that they were parasites who were a terrible burden on the community; if elected he would consider raids on local businesses to apprehend and deport immigrants. Cushman stated that most undocumented immigrants are good, hard-working people who make an important contribution to our community. Who’s right? Economic Reality: Every industrialized country has seen the need to import low-wage immigrant labor to do the hardest, least attractive jobs—only this country denies them...
  • Texas sheriffs watching immigration bills closely

    01/06/2011 11:12:47 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 6, 2011 | PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press
    AUSTIN — Illegal immigration isn't on the short list of issues Texas sheriffs gave this year's Legislature, but it could end up becoming a new priority for them. Texas has 254 sheriffs, and while opinions vary about whether illegal immigration should be their problem, some Republicans are pushing measures that won't give them a choice. More than a dozen bills targeting illegal immigration await the Legislature when it convenes Tuesday, when the GOP will enter with a historic conservative supermajority in the House. One bill would require police to ask drivers without identification if they're in the country legally. Another...
  • Colorblind America: A Malignant Fallacy

    12/30/2010 3:33:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies · 7+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2010 | Chidike Okeem
    The fanciful idea of living in a colorblind society is one of the greatest impediments to sophisticated discussions about race in America. If there is going to be a soothing of racial tensions in American society, there first has to be an understanding that race -- albeit a social construct based on some biological realities -- exists and matters, and it is not just a vestigial figment of centuries-old white racism. It is axiomatic that race is a part of our social reality; however, where we need more discussion is on precisely where race matters. The fundamental problem with race...
  • Pilot Punished for Video Critical of Airport Security Comes Forward, Won't Back Down

    12/28/2010 3:34:42 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 9+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 28, 2010 | Staff
    The California airline pilot punished by the Transportation Security Administration for posting videos critical of airport security has revealed his identity. Chris Liu, who calls himself the "Patriot Pilot," says he was just trying to improve airport security when he released a recorded and posted online footage of San Francisco International Airport in which he criticized a number of procedures. Liu had been part of a federal security program allowing him to carry a gun in the cockpit. But after he posted the video, federal agents showed up at his house Dec. 2 to confiscate his weapon and suspend his...
  • Napolitano's Trusted Traveler Program Lets Mexicans Skip Airport Security

    12/11/2010 8:27:33 AM PST · by yoe · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Arizona Tea Party ^ | December 10, 2010 | Judicial Watch
    As violent drug cartels take over Mexico and expand their criminal enterprises north, the United States has signed a “trusted traveler” agreement that allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints. The foreigners will get “trusted traveler cards” with fingerprints and other biometric data and they must answer customs declarations questions on touch-screen kiosks before leaving airport inspection areas. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims it’s a way to enhance information sharing and mutual security in the face of “ever-evolving, multinational threats.” About 84 million Mexicans are expected to qualify for the trusted traveler program, according to...
  • Baywatch babe says TSA agent picked her out of line to see her naked on scan

    12/09/2010 4:25:58 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 9, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Baywatch babe says TSA agent picked her out of line to see her naked on full body scan. Former Baywatch actress Donna D’Errico is venting and outraged for what she says was a purposeful selection of her out of a line at a Los Angeles airport by a TSA agent, just so she could be seen naked. She’s also angry that no one told her that she had a right to opt out and choose the more friendly pat-down screening method instead. Making this, she says, traumatic episode all the worse was that she was actually traveling with her son...
  • 'US airports should use racial and religious profiling' Bloomberg panel concludes

    12/05/2010 12:05:50 PM PST · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Intelligence Square ^ | November - 2010
    After a Timely Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate, New York Audience Weighs in on the Propriety of Racial & Religious Profiling at U.S. Airports Former Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff among the Debaters Tuesday November 23, 2010 15:48:01 EST NEW YORK, Nov 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ...agreed with the motion, U.S. Airports Should Use Racial & Religious Profiling, 33 % were against it and 30% were undecided. After the debate, the side arguing for the motion had moved more of the audience members to their position; they ended up with 49% of the vote, 40% were against the motion and...
  • Partiality and Profiling

    12/01/2010 9:17:43 AM PST · by hawkins · 3 replies · 1+ views
    That Christian Website ^ | 11/01/2010 | Travis Main
    Partiality, favoring one thing over another, is seen in many aspects of life. Common expressions lend themselves to this: the teacher’s pet, the star player, and the best friend. We choose filet mignon over liver, mountains over plains, and trucks over VW bugs. Certainly, in life we have to make judgments. Assuming these choices are acceptable, are there times when partiality is not acceptable? Taking this question further, could profiling be considered a form of partiality? One object is given closer scrutiny than another under profiling. To be clear, I have no problem profiling terrorists or criminals. The facts are...
  • Muslim author: Go ahead profile me

    <p>Finally someone with some unexpected common sense. Muslim woman and author, Asra Q. Nomani displays an incredible breath of fresh air with her logic and honesty while being an interview guest on CNN.</p> <p>In response to the moderators question concerning security and profiling she says, “I am Muslim, I am brown, my father has the name Mohommad in his name and i do say profile me. Profile my family….In 1998, Osama Bin Ladin issued a fatwa that said airliners and airports are legitimate targets for good Muslims. And since then we’ve had Glasgow, we’ve had London, we’ve had JFK and we’ve had LAX…all of these have been airport plots and we’ve had airline attack attempts. So what is the one common denominator among those who are targeting airports and airlines? Unfortunately, and very sadly to me, they are Muslims. We have to acknowledge this and be honest about our threat assessment because ultimately common sense is what i think should prevail- not political correctness….I honestly believe you can be discriminating without being discriminatory.”</p>
  • The TSA Debate

    11/29/2010 7:25:05 AM PST · by Alyssa Kaeding · 5 replies
    Alyssa Kaeding's Blog ^ | November 20, 2010 | Alyssa Kaeding
    With the Holiday season approaching rapidly, air travel has been the the center of media frenzy this past week. The hot topic involves the TSA’s “more advanced” screening techniques that have started to take effect. Post-September 11th, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, was given sole authority to screen and examine all baggage and passengers on US flights. We all know and expect that security has gotten much tighter since the terrorist attacks, and rightfully so. Any American is willing to wait a little longer in lines and go through more security measures...
  • Israeli air security is easy on most, intrusive for a few

    11/27/2010 9:18:41 PM PST · by UniqueViews · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov. 27, 2010 | Janine Zacharia
    Israel has long held the reputation as home to the world's most stringent airport security procedures. But most passengers aren't frisked, there are no intimately revealing body-imaging scanners, and security experts dismiss as misguided the new, more intrusive American approach that requires pat-downs or highly detailed scans of every passenger. "Taking the bottle of water from the 87-year-old woman at JFK, you will never find an explosive material that is coming from bin Laden," said Shlomo Harnoy, head of the Sdema Group, an Israeli security consultancy that advises airports abroad. "You are concentrating on the wrong thing."
  • How Airports Should Profile Terrorists

    11/27/2010 8:17:05 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 53 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 27, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    America must focus its finite capabilities on those who crave the destruction of planes and the people who ride them. What would that profile be? Today's threat comes almost exclusively from militant-Islamic males between about 18 and 35 who hail from the Middle East and predominantly Muslim African and south-Asian nations. This profile was not drawn by anti-Muslim bigots, nervous Jews, or paranoid Southern Baptists. The terrorists themselves created this profile. It's past time to employ terrorist profiling to shield Americans from those who want to murder us.
  • ‘Profiling’ Is Not a Dirty Word

    11/25/2010 5:33:54 AM PST · by DanMiller · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 25, 2010 | Dan Miller
    We tip-toe around it because we have allowed politically correct labels to make it seem to be so. President Obama, whose public approval has reached a new low of thirty-nine percent, and his administration are under fire and the consensus in the administration seems to be that the Department of Homeland Security didn’t do a good enough job of getting out in front of this story and communicating to travelers. This is the default position for the administration when political troubles arise: The product was fine, but the marketing was poor.There is an unfortunate tendency to think in terms of...
  • The Third Option

    11/25/2010 2:59:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | November 25, 2010 | Robert Santoski
    Let's acknowledge that when it comes to flying, we're all willing to make a few compromises in the interests of safety. We're willing to subject ourselves to some minor inconvenience if other passengers do the same. To be honest, we'd prefer that every stranger who gets on a plane with us go through the most stringent of tests - body scans, pat downs, strip searches and waterboarding, topped off by an interview with Jack Bauer. But unfortunately, these strangers have the right to expect the same of us. Therein lies the dilemma. How do we fashion a security system that...
  • Flight Attendants Exempt From Scanners, Pat Downs ("known and trusted group"...profiling!)

    11/24/2010 6:54:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    Smarter ^ | 11/24/10 | Carl Unger
    The TSA says flight attendants will be able to bypass the agency's new airport security procedures, effective immediately... In an email to Bloomberg, TSA spokesman Nicholas Kimball said, "Flight attendants, like pilots, are a known and trusted group."
  • Whoopi Lectures O’Reilly: “Two Years Ago it Was the White People Who Were the Terrorists” (barf)

    11/23/2010 9:27:41 PM PST · by Justaham · 62 replies · 25+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-23-10 | Jim Hoft
    What’s really sad about this discussion was that Whoopi was serious. The left wing entertainer told Bill O’Reilly that “white people” are just as likely to be terrorists as anyone on the planet. “What do you mean 90% of the terrorists come out of that region? Terrorists come from everywhere. Right now everyone can say the Muslims are the terrorists. Two years ago it was the white people that were the terrorists.” Whoopi believes that “white people” are just as likely to be terrorists as Muslim fanatics. What a shocking display of ignorance. Remember when you watch this… Whoopi is...
  • Saunders: Not TSA Pat-Downs, but Freedom Fondles (BARF)

    11/23/2010 8:42:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | November 23, 2010 | Debra Saunders
    The latest controversy over Transportation Security Administration body scans and enhanced body pat-downs leaves no doubt: America truly is a nation of whiners. A CBS News poll found that 81 percent of Americans support full-body airport scanning. That reasonable view is being drowned out by elements on the left and the right who love nothing better than to proclaim that they are victims. First exhibit: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who introduced the "American Traveler Dignity Act" to "protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse." Abuse? Have Americans become such babies that a pat-down designed to prevent another 9/11 causes adults...
  • TSA Images Thread - Pics, Bumper Stickers, T-shirts, you name it, you post it

    11/22/2010 8:13:49 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 108 replies · 2+ views
    Vanity | Nov 22, 2010 | FP
    I came across this item and wanted to post it up, which led to the question: Where? Well, the answer I came up with is In this thread:
  • It's Time To Start Profiling

    11/21/2010 10:06:51 AM PST · by AmericaTalks · 24 replies
    America Talks ^ | 11/21/10 | David Zublick
    The Obama administration's stepped up efforts at commercial airports across the country to prevent terrorists from getting on a plane have resulted in a debacle that has the American traveling public revolting. And rightly so. We have all heard the horror stories of 3-year-old children, 80-year-old grandmothers and people with prosthetic devices being subjected to humiliating body scans and pat-downs, in many situations leaving innocent passengers traumatized. In one recent incident, a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag was subjected to a pat-down which left him crying and covered in his own urine. In another case, a...
  • Sarah tweets to TSA: Profile!

    11/20/2010 10:05:38 AM PST · by nightlight7 · 65 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/20/2010 | Sarah Palin
    Law enforcemnt profiles individuals/suspects when seeking info 2 prevent or deal w/other crimes;Why can't this be done @ airports 2 prevent? TSA: why politically incorrect 2 "profile" anyone re: natl security issues?we profile individuals/suspects in other situations! profile away
  • Profiling Saves Lives, Appeasement Saves Bureaucrats

    11/18/2010 10:14:25 PM PST · by AustralianConservative
    Pizza Trays & Beer Bottles ^ | November 18, 2010 | Australian Satirist
    In a toxic left-libertarian culture, bureaucrats know best, and protecting one tribe is more important than history’s lessons. The Islam-first expert is emotionally invested in creating paper walls around practical lessons for appearance’s sake, so forget passengers. And for many thousands of men who’ve lost college places under America’s “affirmative action” culture the question is bound to pop up: Why does the Left like to profile Americans from Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh backgrounds? Jews also lose places to less qualified Africans, because they’re “rich” of course. Gifted Asian applicants suffer because they’re not undocumented Latinos. Indeed, when one examines...
  • Profile Muslims or Pat Down the Masses?

    11/18/2010 5:45:08 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    With all the bad press the TSA has received recently, we can't be sure if the acronym stands for Transportation Security Administration, Touches Sensitive Areas, or Truly Scandalous Attention. But, for sure, its pat-downs and sci-fi radiation screeners give many of us another good reason to avoid the increasingly unfriendly skies. Yet while the TSA right now has supplanted the IRS as the bureaucracy we most love to hate, its policies are merely part of a longstanding cultural trend: the failure to recognize that the good of the many outweighs the good of the few. It's the same reason why...
  • Feds warn LAPD on racial profiling

    11/15/2010 12:49:35 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    Daily News ^ | Nov. 14, 2010 | Staff
    The federal government has warned the Los Angeles Police Department to do more to combat racial profiling by officers, saying LAPD's investigations are inadequate. In a letter to city and police officials, the U.S. Department of Justice cites a recording of two officers being dismissive of racial profiling complaints, a Los Angeles newspaper reported Sunday. When told that other officers had been accused of stopping a motorist because of his race, one officer responds, "So, what?" The second officer is heard twice saying that he "couldn't do (his) job without racially profiling." The officers didn't know they were being recorded
  • Anger over return of 'Sus' laws that will let police target minorities

    10/15/2010 3:24:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th October 2010 | By James Slack
    Police will soon be allowed to return to the days when they could stop and search people on the basis of their ethnic background. Last night the news threatened to ignite a huge row between the Government and civil liberties groups. So-called ‘Sus laws’ were scrapped in the 1980s after the alleged targeting of black people by police led to race riots in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • Black America, what do you want?

    10/07/2010 6:45:13 PM PDT · by MrPiper · 35 replies ^ | 10-07-2010 | me
    What do black Americans want? There has been 40 years of hiring preferences towards black Americans. Skin color has been the major hiring preference of the government for over 30 years. When does it stop?I have been turned down by government agencies because I am white. I don't care,, I'll get by. My Point is, when does it stop?
  • The Deflated Legend Of Colin Powell

    09/20/2010 5:45:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Punctured Pundit: Americans are grateful to Gen. Colin Powell for his exemplary service in uniform. But in his media-ordained role as political wise man, his knowledge and judgment leave a lot to be desired. Powell is touted as a rare sage within the Republican Party (though it's a funny kind of Republican who endorses Barack Obama at the worst time imaginable for his GOP opponent, in October 2008). The media present him as a better angel of our nature who has chosen to belong to a hellish political organization dominated by intemperate ideologues. When former Secretary of State Powell speaks,...
  • Ground Zero Mosque: A Red Herring - And Irrelevant - Issue

    09/07/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT · by SixGun2010 · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | September 7, 2010 | Chris Freind "Freindly Fire"
    A frequent, and well-founded, criticism of American journalism is that too many reporters focus more on a good story than telling the truth. To be fair, though, that label must also be applied to a large segment of the American people. Perhaps it’s because we’ve evolved into a quick-fix, instant-oatmeal society, or maybe it’s because tackling tough problems can seem hopelessly daunting. But maybe the main reason for the proliferation of red herring issues is that so many American politicians shamelessly take advantage of people’s fears, manipulating issues to their political --- and financial --- gain. Whatever the reason, it’s...
  • Professor Accuses UCF Officers Of Racial Profiling

    09/01/2010 2:05:54 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 24 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | 30 August 2010 | Staff
    ORANGE CO., Fla. -- Both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Orlando police are investigating a traffic stop involving a UCF professor who accused officers of discriminating against her. The same professor has made public statements in the past about racial profiling. While there was no comment from the police department itself, the university is calling this an "urgent matter." Dr. Jennifer Vest is a multi-racial, distinguished philosophy professor at the University Of Central Florida. She writes poetry about discrimination and she's an activist for gay rights. "Everywhere I go there's somebody who's got a problem with me racially,...
  • Arizona Police and Tribal Police

    07/30/2010 5:56:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7-30-10 | James M. Thunder
    Surely there is some irony and hypocrisy in the fact that, on the day after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against some provisions of the Arizona law that specified the enforcement in the state of certain federal immigration laws, President Obama signed into law yesterday the Tribal Law and Order Act. Why irony? Why hypocrisy? First let me observe, and correct me if I am wrong, that state officers, including state judges, are sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution and all (all!) federal laws. If this were not clear before the Civil War, it was made clear after...
  • R.I. troopers embrace firm immigration role [Where's the Boycott Crowd?]

    07/09/2010 7:05:53 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 6 replies ^ | July 6, 2010 | Maria Sacchetti
    Rhode Island State Trooper Nuno Vasconcelos was patrolling Interstate 95 a few months ago when he came upon a two-car accident in heavy traffic. The trooper pulled up, stepped out of his cruiser, and asked one of the drivers for his license. The man said he did not have a license, and under questioning, confessed that he was here illegally from Guatemala.
  • Profiling

    07/07/2010 12:56:01 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 18 replies
    Absolutely No Profiling! Pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test. These events are actual events from history... They really happened! Do you remember?
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Rail Security Enhancements, Launches Expansion of “See...

    07/02/2010 1:59:28 PM PDT · by Kirkwood · 14 replies
    Department of Homeland Security ^ | July 1, 2010 | Office of the DHS Press Secretary
    Washington—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today launched the first phase of DHS' nationwide "See Something, Say Something" campaign and announced a new national information-sharing partnership with Amtrak as part of the Department's nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) initiative during a whistlestop train tour—highlighting the public's role in keeping our country safe and the Obama administration's commitment to bolstering surface transportation security. ...snip... The reporting system does not and will not focus on the gender or ethnicity of individuals.
  • Maher: Obama Not Acting Like A "Real Black" President

    05/29/2010 4:33:06 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 114 replies · 3,837+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 29, 2010 | Bill Maher
    "I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That's -- (in black man voice) we've got a 'motherfu**ing problem here?' Shoot somebody in the foot."
  • Buycott Arizona - Facts & Links

    05/22/2010 10:51:07 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 15 replies · 746+ views
    Buycott Arizona ^ | May 2010 | Staff
    Fact Sheet for State Bill 1070 - Read The Bill The Arizona/Mexican Border Update (PDF) Fact VS Fiction - (From Kobach' Article) Myth No. 1: The law requires aliens to carry identification that they weren't already required to carry. On the contrary, the law simply penalizes aliens who fail to carry the registration documents that federal law already requires them to keep on their person. These federal crimes (8 United States Code Section 1304(a) or 1306(e)) have been around since 1940. The Arizona law simply adds a layer of state penalty to what already was a crime under federal law....
  • Lawmaker: 'No profiling whatsoever' if Ariz.-style law comes to Texas

    05/17/2010 3:45:53 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 41 replies · 988+ views
    kvuenews ^ | May 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM | MARTIN BARTLETT
    AUSTIN -- The state lawmaker leading the charge to bring an Arizona-style immigration law to Texas, says racial profiling will not be allowed if his bill becomes law. “It will be the same bill except that we will completely eliminate any verbiage of profiling. There will be no profiling whatsoever,” said State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler. “If you don’t commit a crime, you're not going to be asked the question if you’re illegal or not -- just don’t commit the crime." Berman explained his bill would allow local law enforcement agencies to ask about immigration status only if the people...
  • 'We're Profiling Criminals... Not Race'

    05/14/2010 3:36:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies · 558+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2010 | Megyn Kelly
    Sheriff defends Arizona's immigration law
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...