background preloader

A Citizen's Rights in the US of A

Facebook Twitter

A Domestic Terrorism Law? War on Dissent Will Proceed Full Speed Ahead. What makes the current state of war against “terrorism” so dangerous is that the national security apparatus has been politicized, Phil Giraldi writes.

A Domestic Terrorism Law? War on Dissent Will Proceed Full Speed Ahead

Senate GOPers Impose Unprecedented Press Restrictions For Impeachment Trial. Via Roll Call, some disturbing news about impeachment coverage: The Senate sergeant-at-arms and Capitol Police are launching an unprecedented crackdown on the Capitol press corps for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, following a standoff between the Capitol’s chief security officials, Senate Rules Chairman Roy Blunt and the standing committees of correspondents.Capitol Police Chief Steven A.

Senate GOPers Impose Unprecedented Press Restrictions For Impeachment Trial

Trident Is the Crime. On October 24, following a three-day trial in Brunswick, GA, seven Catholic Workers who acted to disarm a nuclear submarine base were convicted on three felony counts and one misdemeanor.

Trident Is the Crime

The defendants face 20 years in prison, yet they emerged from their trial seeming quite ready for next steps in their ongoing witness. Steve Kelly, a Jesuit priest who has already spent ten years in prison for protesting nuclear weapons, returned, in shackles, to the local jail. Because of an outstanding warrant, Steve has been locked up for over eighteen months, since the day of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 action. On that day, April 4, 2018, the group had entered a U.S. Navy Submarine base which is a home port for the Trident nuclear missile fleet. U.S. gov't commissioned photos of their concentration camps during WWII. Then they censored them. Woman sentenced to five years for voting illegally calls out 'disparity' after Manafort gets four.

Customs and Border Protection: Why it’s legal to have checkpoints in the US. Judge orders tech company to release Web user data from anti-Trump website. The DOJ wants personal data of visitors of this Trump protesters' website DreamHost is resisting a DOJ search warrant for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day.

Judge orders tech company to release Web user data from anti-Trump website

DreamHost is resisting a DOJ search warrant for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a Trump protestor website. View Daily Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp Through the Lens of Ansel Adams. Seventy-five years ago, nearly 120,000 Americans were incarcerated because of their Japanese roots after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

View Daily Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp Through the Lens of Ansel Adams

13 Things the Government Is Trying to Keep Secret From You - Page 2 of 2. Six.

13 Things the Government Is Trying to Keep Secret From You - Page 2 of 2

The Government is fighting to keep Top Secret a key 2011 decision of the FISA court even after the court itself said it can be made public There is an 86 page 2011 top secret opinion of the FISA court which declared some of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs unconstitutional. The Administration, through the Department of Justice, refused to hand this over to the Electronic Frontier Foundation which filed a public records request and a lawsuit to make this public.

First the government said it would hurt the FISA court to allow this to be made public. Airport Security is Meaningless. Returning Home to the US is to Enter a Police State. A few weeks ago, I got a vivid comparative look at how far this country has moved towards becoming a police state.

Returning Home to the US is to Enter a Police State

"Let me see your I.D." In 24 states police may require you to identify yourself (if they have reasonable suspicion that you’re involved in criminal activity.)

"Let me see your I.D."

“Stop and identify” statutes are laws in the United States that allow police to detain persons and request such persons to identify themselves, and arrest them if they do not. In the United States, interactions between police and citizens fall into three general categories: consensual (“contact” or “conversation”), detention (often called a Terry stop), or arrest. “Stop and identify” laws pertain to detentions. Consensual At any time, police may approach a person and ask questions. Police are not usually required to tell a person that he is free to decline to answer questions and go about his business; however, a person can usually determine whether the interaction is consensual by asking, “Am I free to go?”

US Law, Case Law, Codes, Statutes & Regulations. Darkness in the heart of America: Why the Snowden docs should really make us nervous. Here, at least, is a place to start: intelligence officials have weighed in with an estimate of just how many secret files National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took with him when he headed for Hong Kong last June.

Darkness in the heart of America: Why the Snowden docs should really make us nervous

Brace yourself: 1.7 million. At least they claim that as the number he or his web crawler accessed before he left town. Texas Becomes First State Requiring A Warrant For Email Spying. Who Confesses to a Crime They Didn't Commit? We like to believe that there is no more reliable evidence of a crime than a confession.

Who Confesses to a Crime They Didn't Commit?

Why would anyone admit to a crime they didn't commit? Yet my research into all of the 250 innocent exonerations suggests that innocents actually confess to a lot. In doing so, they may reportedly offer up crime scene details known to nobody but police investigators. Do You Have A Right to Remain Silent? Thoughts on the “Sleeper” Criminal Procedure Case of the Term, Salinas v. Texas. This morning the Supreme Court decided a very important criminal procedure case, Salinas v. Texas, by a 5-4 vote. I’m guessing that you haven’t heard of Salinas. Don't be a Petraeus: A Tutorial on Anonymous Email Accounts. Tomorrow, as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers reforming the decades-old federal email privacy law, the personal Inboxes and love lives of senior military and intelligence figures may be on that august body's mind. When the FBI pored through the personal lives of CIA Director David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelly and General John Allen, citizens across the land began to wonder how the FBI could get that kind of information, both legally and technically.

Secrecy News. The number of chronically homeless persons in the U.S. dropped from more than 120,000 in 2008 to around 84,000 in 2014, a new report from the Congressional Research Service notes. The federal government has undertaken to end chronic homelessness by 2017. Christopher Elliott: When You Should Stand Up To The TSA. Francisco Canseco took a stand when a TSA agent tried to give him an enhanced pat-down last spring. Canseco, who happens to also be a Texas congressman, objected to the agent's forceful frisking, and a few days later, to being singled out for a secondary screening. Police had to be called in that incident. A report published by the San Antonio Express-News last week, which retrieved an incident report under the Freedom of Information Act, paints a complex picture of Rep.

H.R. 1955 p.1 Freedom of Speech, Thought Crime. 5 Police Officers vs A law knowing Citizen.