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  • Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant

    10/16/2014 1:09:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Robert Farago
    Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant By Robert Farago on October 16, 2014 “Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook,” benswann.com reports. More specifically, “in January of 2013, Secret Service agents working out of the Nashville field office visited the home of the resident who made the Facebook postings and knocked on his door. Then, an...
  • Secret KGB Torture House Opens Its Doors in Riga

    06/04/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Daily Best ^ | JUne 4, 2014 | Brandon Presser
    For decades, the Corner House stood as a silent reminder of Russian oppression. Now, the former KGB headquarters are open and exposing the horrors committed against the people of Riga. It’s like the plot of one of those dystopian young adult novels. There’s a sudden rapping at the door in the middle of the night. A stoic man in a trim suit hands you a warrant. Before you can open the crisp envelope you’re escorted to an imposing structure in the center of town. You’re led inside, and you disappear—never to be heard from again. For years, this was the...
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • The IRS Secret Police?

    02/06/2014 3:01:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    National review ^ | 2-6-2014 | By L. Brent Bozell III - Commentary
    FEBRUARY 6, 2014 3:00 PM The IRS Secret Police? Proposed rules seek to curb the free speech of Obama’s political opponents. By L. Brent Bozell III The Internal Revenue Service was already an organization rightly looked on with scorn and fear by most Americans, heightened by the recent arrival of our W-2 forms. Since the early years of our country, when Chief Justice John Marshall in the Supreme Court’s landmark case McCulloch v. Maryland wrote that “the power to tax involves the power to destroy,” countless Americans have felt the heavy hand of the IRS.Then came Barack Obama. Today, the...
  • NHTSA May Mandate That New Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed (Long article)

    11/19/2013 2:13:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 19, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Before the end of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will decide whether or not to begin the rulemaking process to mandate that newly manufactured cars include what is being called “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) communications technology that constantly broadcasts via radio wave the car’s location, direction, speed and, possibly, even the number of passengers it is carrying. “NHTSA expects to make a decision on V2V technology by the end of the year,” a spokesman for the agency told CNSNews.com. That point was reaffirmed by NHTSA Administrator David Strickland in testimony in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee...
  • NAPOLITANO: Finding a crime for every man (on NSA spying)

    10/02/2013 4:33:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    While the nation’s political class has been fixated on the government shutdown in Washington this week, the National Security Agency (NSA) has continued to spy on all Americans and, by its ambiguity and shrewd silence, seems to be acknowledging slowly that the scope of its spying is truly breathtaking. The Obama administration is of the view that the NSA can spy on anyone, anywhere. The president thinks that federal statutes enable the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to authorize the NSA to capture any information it desires about any persons without identifying the persons and without a showing...
  • OBAMACARE PROVISION: “FORCED” HOME INSPECTIONS

    08/14/2013 3:18:00 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 211 replies
    http://benswann.com/ ^ | August 13, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    “Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted. The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below: Families where mom is not yet 21. Families where someone is a tobacco user. Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities. Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside...
  • NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls

    08/09/2013 9:48:59 AM PDT · by don-o · 81 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | August 9, 2013 | James Ball and Spencer Ackerman
    <p>The National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases under a legal authority enabling it to search for US citizens' email and phone calls without a warrant, according to a top-secret document passed to the Guardian by Edward Snowden.</p>
  • Obama administration takes first step in probe on who leaked info about phone, email tracking

    06/08/2013 11:57:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 84 replies
    Fox & AP & Reuters ^ | June 9 | Catherine Herridge & Chad Pergram & Wire Staff
    The source said a “criminal report has been filed,” which begins the process. ...Fox News confirmed early Sunday that all members of the House of Representatives will be invited to a special, secure briefing on the NSA's surveillance programs on Tuesday. It was unclear if there would be a similar briefing for senators.
  • Rand Paul’s tough NSA moment

    06/08/2013 8:41:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/08/2013 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Sen. Rand Paul this week found himself in a spot that was quite familiar to him before he rocketed to GOP celebrity status — flying without a Republican army behind him. The first-term Republican from Kentucky has sought to maintain his father’s libertarian political base while spending months trying to develop relationships with some of his party’s more hawkish voices. Yet he carved out a path much more in line with Ron Paul when he filed a bill Friday, in the wake of discomfiting disclosures about the government’s database of phone records, to require officials to obtain a warrant for...
  • White House Says Congress Was Briefed 13 Times on Surveillance Programs

    06/08/2013 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/8/13 | Jonathan Weisman
    Washington - Senior Obama administration officials, including the directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and of national intelligence, have held 13 classified hearings and briefings for members of Congress since 2009 to explain the broad authority they say they have to sweep up electronic records for national security purposes, a senior administration official said Saturday. (Snip) Lawmakers said that what they knew was vague and broad — and that strict rules of classification prevented them from truly debating the programs or conducting proper oversight.
  • Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

    06/08/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Saturday 8 June 2013 15.10 EDT | Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill
    The National Security Agency has developed a powerful tool for recording and analysing where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its repeated assurances to Congress that it cannot keep track of all the surveillance it performs on American communications. The Guardian has acquired top-secret documents about the NSA datamining tool, called Boundless Informant, that details and even maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks.
  • Is Obama Lying About Big Brother?

    06/08/2013 1:53:09 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 48 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/07/2013 | Tyler Durden
    As of this moment, Obama is making the case that the US government is not eavesdropping on phone calls. Specifically, he said "nobody is listening to your phone calls - they are just looking at phone numbers and duration of calls" and concluded that the NSA was only engaged in "modest encroachments." It was unclear if that clarification was meant to put to rest fears that Big Brother has made personal privacy a thing of the past. He further went on to add that the telephone surveillance program is fully vetted by Congress and supervised by the Federal Intelligence Surveillance...
  • Lawmakers rebut Obama's data defense

    06/08/2013 10:47:56 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    President Barack Obama’s chief defense of his administration’s wide-ranging data-gathering programs Friday: Congress authorized them, with “every member” well aware of the details. Not so, say many members of Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike.
  • ATF seeks 'massive' online database to log personal information, connections

    04/06/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    rt.com ^ | 4/6/13
    A recent notice from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms reveals that the agency intends to acquire an online database capable of bringing up many of an individual’s personal characteristics and connections with just a few keystrokes. On March 28 the federal law enforcement organization, which is a branch of the US Department of Justice, filed a solicitation notice for a “massive online data repository system” for its Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information. The solicitation is hosted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, where vendors and developers can offer their services to the government in a competitive reverse...
  • New York state offers $500 reward for reporting gun owners

    03/20/2013 6:23:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/13 | Robby Soave
    For more than a year, New York state has maintained a tip line allowing people to report illegal gun owners and collect a $500 reward. CBS-6 news reported the existence of the tip line on Wednesday. It was previously a “well-kept secret” that received little promotion from state officials or fanfare in the media, according to the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. A February 2012 press release from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office first publicly announced the tip line, saying it was designed to “encourage citizens to report illegal firearm possession.”
  • Teacher's Racist and Homophobic Rant in Classroom

    02/02/2013 10:45:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveleak ^ | liveleak
    Bob GrishamROGERSVILLE — School district officials are investigating allegations that a Lauderdale County High School teacher made slurs in the presence of students regarding first lady Michelle Obama and gays. Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed the investigation concerns the school’s head football coach, Bob Grisham, who also teaches driver’s education and psychology. The investigation includes a 1-minute, 24-second audiotape of Grisham asking who knows who is behind the 600-calorie school lunch. “Fat butt Michelle Obama,” he said. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.” Male voices interject comments during the discussion, at one point referring...
  • Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files

    01/26/2013 10:50:39 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 115 replies
    ZDNET ^ | Violet Blue
    Hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called "Operation Last Resort." The first attack on the website was early Friday morning. The second - successful - attack came around 9pm PST that evening. anonymous By 3am PST ussc.gov was down (it has since been dropped from the DNS), yet as of this writing the IP address (66.153.19.162) still returns the defaced site's contents. It appears that via the U.S. government website, Anonymous had distributed encrypted government files and left a statement on the website that de-encryption keys would be...
  • Cuomo Announces New Gun-Snitch Reward Program

    01/19/2013 2:00:30 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 57 replies
    January 19, 2013 | Doc Savage
    In a startling follow-up to his spate of new gun laws which were passed last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced his new 'Gun-Snitch' program in which both adults and children will have a chance to turn in the name or names of potentially violent gun criminals for money. Cuomo announced a new 1-800 number (1-800-RAT-CALL) which you can call 24/7 to provide the New York State Police with the name and address of any person you know has a gun. Children are encouraged to call and accuse their parents as well as other family members and friends....
  • Obama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With Guns

    01/16/2013 9:49:53 AM PST · by illiac · 87 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/13 | Daniel Halper
    According to a background briefer provided by the White House, President Barack Obama is asking doctors to help deal with guns. Here's the relevant passage: PRESERVE THE RIGHTS OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROTECT THEIR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES FROM GUN VIOLENCE: We should never ask doctors and other health care providers to turn a blind eye to the risks posed by guns in the wrong hands. ï‚· Clarify that no federal law prevents health care providers from warning law enforcement authorities about threats of violence: Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of...
  • East Germany's STASI Sold Citizens to Western Pharmaceutical Companies as Human Guinea Pigs

    12/04/2012 12:21:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2012 | Allan Hall
    East Germany's secret police sold citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials • Tens of thousands tested with experimental drugs not approved in the West • One study of a drug for heart conditions saw six out of 17 patients die • Sinister practice exposed in disturbing new Germany documentary Former Communist East Germany secretly sold its citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials. Tens of thousands of sick people in the former German Democratic Republic were treated with medicines not approved in the West to...
  • East German Stasi Considered Ratzinger a Fierce Foe (How Secret Police Spied on Future Pope)

    09/17/2011 5:20:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Zenit ^ | 9/15/11 | Edward Pentin
    In 1974, a Trabant -- an old East German car -- was chugging through the Thuringian countryside, a province in the communist German Democratic Republic.In its passenger seat sat Professor Joseph Ratzinger and at the wheel was Father Joachim Wanke, then an assistant at a local seminary -- the only one in the GDR.The two priests, writes Rainer Erice, a journalist for the German radio station Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk Thüringen (MDR), were on a harmless sightseeing tour, taking in the historic cities of Jena and Weimar. It was a moment of relaxation during Father Ratzinger's short visit to East Germany, the...
  • Iran Targeting Dissidents Through Global Police [Iran using 'interpol' to harrass]

    05/15/2010 1:30:17 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies · 498+ views
    CBN ^ | May 14, 2010 | Erick Stakelbeck
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Iranian regime is notorious for cracking down on dissent inside Iran. Now Mahmoud Ahmadenijad and the mullahs are targeting dissidents in other countries -- including those in the United States. And they are using an international organization to do it. Shahram Homayoun fled Iran for the United States 19 years ago. He was a marked man in his native country, because of his support for democracy and human rights. Now the regime has finally caught up with Homayoun: not in Tehran, but in Los Angeles. "They have managed to keep me here, and it seems...
  • China: Kunming Police Recruiting Schoolchildren To Be Informants

    03/27/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 336+ views
    China Smack ^ | 03/25/10
    Kunming Police Recruiting Schoolchildren To Be Informants by willingbird on March 25, 2010 From KDNet: Don’t let these children become wretched informants Recently, a notice was issued to all head teachers in Kunming by a certain government department, requiring them to assign 2~3 “Young Public Security Info Collectors” in each class. These Info Collectors shall gather and report information on school violence, property infringement, mobile pornography propagation, traffic around the school campus, the activities of bad youth around the school campus, and etc. information so the police and education bureaus can have complete control of the campus developments. (From Legal...
  • Obama Admin Admits It Tracked Abortion Groups in Wisconsin (Homeland Security)

    02/09/2010 8:21:51 AM PST · by julieee · 105 replies · 4,272+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Admits It Tracked Abortion Groups in Wisconsin Madison, WI -- The Department of Homeland Security admitted today that it improperly conducted a threat assessment on pro-life groups in Wisconsin. The assessment came before an expected rally last year in response to the University of Wisconsin Hospital board decided to allow abortions. http://www.LifeNews.com/state4796.html
  • A Stability Police Force for the United States: RAND CORP CALLS FOR NATIONAL POLICE FORCE???

    01/12/2010 6:29:19 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 302 replies · 10,557+ views
    RAND COPORATION ^ | 2009 | By: Terrence K. Kelly, Seth G. Jones, James E. Barnett, Keith Crane, Robert C. Davis, Carl Jensen
    I know someone who purchased this from RAND. By page 19 this report goes from discussing the need for a Special Police Force overseas to supplement interventions, to suddenly needing a force that can circumvent Posse Comitatus. Posse Comitatus exists for a reason and any attempt to circumvent it, not matter how nicely packaged, is a step on the way to "Special" police becoming "Secret" police. They call it :A STABILITY POLICE FORCE: This study asks several questions. First, is a Stability Police Force (SPF) necessary? An SPF is a high-end police force that engages in a range of tasks...
  • A Stability Police Force for the United States

    12/07/2009 5:22:42 PM PST · by FromLori · 247 replies · 9,709+ views
    Justification and Options for Creating U.S. Capabilities Establishing security is the sine qua non of stability operations, since it is a prerequisite for reconstruction and development. Security requires a mix of military and police forces to deal with a range of threats from insurgents to criminal organizations. This research examines the creation of a high-end police force, which the authors call a Stability Police Force (SPF). The study considers what size force is necessary, how responsive it needs to be, where in the government it might be located, what capabilities it should have, how it could be staffed, and its...
  • Police remove man who criticizes Kennedy at Brown forum

    11/30/2009 1:59:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1,758+ views
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown University police forcibly removed a man attending a panel discussion about the politics of health care this afternoon after the man told Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy: ``You're not Catholic if you force Catholics into funding abortion.'' Kennedy was one of four panelists at the discussion. After each panelist made brief introductory remarks, the 200 people in the audience were allowed to ask questions. Christopher Young, a perpetual candidate for several public offices in Rhode Island, was the second person to take the microphone. As he made a loud and rambling statement about public funds being...
  • American Police Force Corporation Takes Over Small Town Police Force and Prisoner-Less Jail

    10/01/2009 12:33:19 PM PDT · by TheRiverNile · 21 replies · 1,303+ views
    Crimersider Blog CBS News ^ | September 29, 2009 | Neil Katz
    HARDIN, Mont. (CBS/AP) This is the strange story of how American Police Force, a little known company which claims to specialize in training military and security forces overseas, has seemingly taken control of a $27 million, never-used jail, and a rural Montana town's nonexistent police force. After arriving in this tiny city with three Mercedes SUVs marked with the logo of a police department that has never existed, representatives of the obscure California security company said preparations were under way to take over Hardin's jail, which has no prisoners.
  • Obama Attacks CIA to Quell ObamaCare Protests and Establish Secret Police

    08/25/2009 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 1,316+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 8/25/09 | Sher Zieve
    In December 1917 Bolshevik Russian leaders, including one of the founders of Socialist thuggery Vladimir Lenin, established the Cheka—Russia’s first political secret police. With almost unlimited power, the Cheka implemented “campaigns of terror” against the wealthy, land owners and those who opposed Lenin and Bolshevism. !n 1922, once most of Russia’s opposition to their new absolute rulers had lessened, the Cheka was disbanded. However, under the singularly oppressive Josef Stalin, Cheka was reinstated and ultimately renamed “The People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs” (NKVD) and what would be known as Stalin’s “Great Terror of the 1930s began. The NKVD was used...
  • W.H. 'fishy' website inactive

    08/17/2009 12:20:37 PM PDT · by Heather Hogue · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 17, 2009 | Heather Hogue
    The W.H. web address flag@whitehouse.gov, set up for the public to report 'fishy' information regarding health care reform, has become inactive today...
  • Call For Informants: If You Oppose Obamacare, Even in 'Casual Conversation,' WH Wants to Know

    08/04/2009 11:12:32 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 764 replies · 26,959+ views
    RedState ^ | Aug 04, 2009 | by Jeff Emanuel
    If you see anybody publicly opposing President Obama’s plan to implement a government-centric overhaul of the health care system, the White House wants you to report that person (or persons) ASAP. From the White House website: There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see...
  • Ghosts of the '60s in Germany: The match that lit Germany's radicals was a Stasi spy.

    07/06/2009 8:48:10 PM PDT · by justlurking · 7 replies · 996+ views
    The past can never be predicted, and perhaps never more so than when it comes to the German left. Two years ago, we learned that Nobel Laureate Günter Grass -- the literary scourge of all things fascist, especially America -- had himself been a member of the Waffen SS. Now comes another zinger that casts the radical political and social upheavals of the late 1960s in new and revealing light. The historical surprise concerns a turning point whose ripple effects were felt in Europe and beyond. On June 2, 1967, a West German policeman fatally shot an unarmed, 26-year-old literature...
  • Obama Is Serious About a Civilian National Security Force

    03/15/2009 5:06:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies · 4,008+ views
    Townhall Blog ^ | March 15, 2009
    One thing about President Barack Hussein Obama, he usually means what he says, at least initially that is. He is always having to back track to cover up the things he really meant when he said it the first time. For example, he said the Rearend Wright was his spirtual mentor. Anyone who has studied the guy knows that this was truly what he meant, but of course Obama had to eventually dump the Rearend when he continued to hear flack about that asscociation of twenty years. Then there are many things he has spoken that are so unfamiliar with...
  • Red Alert: Obama's "Civilian National Security Force" resurfaces

    03/15/2009 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 3,490+ views
    Doug Ross@Journal ^ | March 13 2009 | Doug Ross
    A day ago, at the dedication ceremony of the National Defense University's Abraham Lincoln Hall, President Obama expressed a renewed need for a civilian national security force (MP3, 74:00 mark; DOD press release, transcript): America must balance and integrate all elements of our national power. We can not continue to push the burden onto our military alone, or leave dormant any aspect of the arsenal of American capability. That's why my administration is committed to renewing diplomacy as a tool of American power and developing our civilian national security capabilities."Our civilian national security capabilities?"
  • Professor Takes Heat for Calling Cops on Student Who Discussed Guns in Class

    03/04/2009 1:43:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 135 replies · 4,417+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2009 | Maxim Lott
    A professor in Connecticut reported one of her students to the police after he gave a class presentation on why students and teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. Now, free speech activists say the professor’s actions are what really need to be investigated.Last October, John Wahlberg and two classmates at Central Connecticut State University gave an oral presentation for a communications class taught by Professor Paula Anderson. The assignment was to discuss a “relevant issue in the media,” and the students presented their view that the death toll in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre...
  • Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

    02/28/2009 5:15:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 112 replies · 4,585+ views
    recorderonline.net ^ | 24 February, 2009 | admin
    For CCSU student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor. On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a “relevant issue in the media”. Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007. Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg...
  • Seven officers fired at man during 'gunbattle,' chief says(New Orleans)

    01/04/2009 1:46:39 AM PST · by BBell · 41 replies · 1,822+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | January 03, 2009, 9:47 | Laura Maggi and Brendan McCarthy
    Seven New Orleans police officers fired their weapons at a 22-year-old man who was killed early Thursday while sitting in a car outside his grandmother's house, Superintendent Warren Riley said Saturday. The seven were among nine officers reassigned in the wake of the fatal shooting.Riley said Adolph Grimes III sparked a "gunbattle" with officers when he fired at an unmarked police vehicle that pulled up next to his car. The officers, who were involved in undercover patrols, were wearing street clothes. Grimes died in the shooting near North Claiborne Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street.Orleans Parish Coroner Frank Minyard said Grimes...
  • There will be no one left to protect you

    11/02/2008 10:41:11 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 145 replies · 4,761+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/2/08 | Alan Caruba
    Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans. Americans will have not seen such arbitrary power used against them since the days of the Civil War when Lincoln put the Constitution in the bottom drawer of his desk and set about arresting anyone who opposed his policies to enforce the Union on southern States seeking secession. The moral issue was slavery. The Constitutional issue was states rights. If you...
  • Dollars lining up for 'civilian national security force'?

    11/07/2008 4:32:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 143 replies · 6,013+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 06, 2008
    Report cites Frank's proposal to cut military 25% President-elect Barack Obama raised questions during an election campaign stop in Colorado Springs when he asserted the U.S. needs a "civilian national security force" that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force, but few of those questions have been answered. But now one report is proposing a possible solution for part of the equation: From where would the money for such an organization come? Democrats in Congress now are floating the idea of cutting U.S. military spending by 25 percent, or $150 billion a...
  • Could this be what Obama means by a "Security Force?"

    11/01/2008 8:05:05 PM PDT · by freemike · 33 replies · 1,453+ views
    YouTube ^ | Nov 1 2008 | YouTube
    Perhaps the word "civilian" will eventually disappear just like those tax cuts will. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw9xL6G5mz8
  • Ohio Child Support Chief Ordered Check In Joe The Plumber's Record (Obama supporter)

    10/28/2008 4:44:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 2,593+ views
    KX.net CBS ^ | 10/28/2008 | KX.NET
    ordered it right after he was pushed into the public limelight, and she claims that it wasn’t political. Just standard operating procedure. Ohio’s inspector general is investigating why a state agency director approved checking the state child-support computer system for information on “Joe the Plumber.” Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, confirmed today that she OK’d the check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher following the Oct. 15 presidential debate
  • Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber

    10/24/2008 5:54:27 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 110 replies · 3,528+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 24, 2008 | Randy Ludlow
    Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber Investigators trying to determine whether access was illegal Friday, October 24, 2008 8:41 PM By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch "State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber." Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama. The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an...
  • Secret Service visits Lufkin woman after 'death threat' allegation from an Obama campaign volunteer

    10/07/2008 8:04:22 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 276 replies · 13,183+ views
    Lufkin Daily News ^ | October 6, 2008 | Jessica Savage
    Secret Service visits Lufkin woman after 'death threat' allegation from an Obama campaign volunteer By JESSICA SAVAGE The Lufkin Daily News Monday, October 06, 2008 A Lufkin woman received a surprise visit from the Secret Service last week because of a "death threat" comment she reportedly made about Sen. Barack Obama to a campaign volunteer asking for her support of the presidential candidate. Two federal agents arrived at Jessica Hughes' home Thursday to ask her if she said, "I will never support Obama and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor." Jessica Savage/The Lufkin Daily News (ENLARGE) Jessica...
  • To Register Doubts, Press Here

    09/19/2008 1:27:07 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 22 replies · 201+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 15, 2003 | Sam Lubbell
    "Mike Kernell, a longtime Tennessee state assemblyman from Memphis and a technology enthusiast, is concerned about future elections because the new machines are harder to get a look at. ''We used to be able to check the machines and see if they'd been tampered with,'' he said. ''It is now almost impossible.'' Mr. Kernell wonders whether he will have to hire a computer programmer in his next race to make sure the machines are working smoothly and haven't been tampered with. ''We've hit a brick wall,'' he said." - NY Times A "technology enthusiast" indeed. Did he help with his...
  • Obama's 'Big Brother' vanishes from speech - 'Civilian security force' excised from...transcript

    07/16/2008 8:24:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies · 819+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/16/08 | Bob Unrah
    The stunning comments from Democrat Sen. Barack Obama that the United States needs a "civilian national security force" that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the half-trillion dollar United States Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force have mysteriously disappeared from published transcripts of the speech. In the comments, Obama confirmed the U.S. "cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set." Campaign officials have declined to return any of a series of WND telephone calls over several days requesting a comment on the situation. Nor have they posted a transcript...
  • Barack Obama sets up internet 'war room' to fight slurs

    06/09/2008 1:05:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 141 replies · 532+ views
    Times of London ^ | 6/9/08 | Tim Reid
    A crack team of cybernauts will form a rapid response internet “war room” to track and respond aggressively to online rumours that Barack Obama is unpatriotic and a Muslim. As he gears up for his general election fight against John McCain, Mr Obama and his chief advisers are aware of the danger of such rumours, amid polling data showing that a significant number of Americans believe he is a Muslim or are suspicious about his background. Such doubts were a factor in his poor showing with white, blue-collar voters during his primary battle with Hillary Clinton. In recent days Mr...
  • Scenes from the pool report: 'I won't be smiling'(Obama snubs picture seeker, video)

    04/02/2008 11:34:10 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 22 replies · 111+ views
    Politico ^ | April 02, 2008 | Ben Smith
    From Shailagh Murray's pool report on Obama's visit to the Italian Market in Philadelphia, where he met an extremely persistent photograph-seeker: Run in #1: outside the first shop, on the way in Man: Senator can I have a quick picture with you. (Obama has his arm on the guys arm in a very nice way, like he does when he shakes peoples hand) but Obama refuses to take a picture and walks away.) Man: It will take you two seconds. Don't cram me, I'm not doing anything to anybody. Jesus. Run in #2: after the first shop Man: "Senator can...
  • PI 'admits' Hillary paid him to harass Willey

    11/07/2007 10:18:26 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 83 replies · 228+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/07/2007 | Art Moore
    PI 'admits' Hillary paid him to harass WilleyKathleen Willey's new book publishes for the first time an alleged admission by private investigator Jack Palladino that he was hired by Hillary Clinton to investigate Willey and bore responsibility for acts of harassment and intimidation designed to silence her explosive testimony of sexual assault by President Clinton in the Oval Office. In "Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton," released this week by World Ahead Publishing, WND Books' partner, Willey presents the claim by San Francisco talk-radio host Melanie Morgan, who recounts a private conversation she had with Palladino...
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Moscow ahead of Hu's Visit

    03/24/2007 9:14:16 PM PDT · by at bay · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | March 25, 2007 | Epoch Times Staff
    Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Moscow ahead of Hu's Visit Peaceful appeal in front of Chinese embassy leads to arrests from Russian police-CCP pressure suspected Epoch Times Russia Staff Mar 25, 2007 Russian police arrested 8 Falun Gong practitioners who were holding a peaceful appeal in front of the Chinese embassy in Moscow on Saturday ahead of Hu Jintao's visit. The first Falun Gong adherents to be arrested were 68-year-old Surova and Gerlitz. Later in the afternoon, Valiullov, along with 30-year-old Shetkina and 28-year-old Markin were arrested, and by 3:30 pm the number of Falun Gong practitioners arrested totaled 8....