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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

More than 10,000 were forced to live in the hastily built barracks of Manzanar—two thirds of whom were American citizens by birth. Located in the middle of the high desert in California's Eastern Sierra region, Manzanar would become one of the best-known internment camps—and in 1943, one of America’s best-known photographers, Ansel Adams, documented daily life there. 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

The occasion was a brief visit to Montreal, where my wife was to give a harpsichord recital at an early keyboard music conference. At the Canadian border crossing, just above Lake Champlain, the Canadian official politely asked us our purpose in coming to Canada. Informed it was to perform harpsichord music at a music conference, he actually asked my wife what composers she was playing! (It was Gaspard le Roux) I tried to imagining even being asked such a question by an American border official and simply couldn’t. The Canadian officer also asked us if were were bringing anything in with us. "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?”

Detention Arrest. 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. Let’s assume for a moment that it’s accurate and add a caveat. Whatever he had with him on those thumb drives when he left the agency, Edward Snowden did not take all the NSA’s classified documents. Texas Becomes First State Requiring A Warrant For Email Spying. Who Confesses to a Crime They Didn't Commit? 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.

Do You Have A Right to Remain Silent? Thoughts on the “Sleeper” Criminal Procedure Case of the Term, Salinas v. Texas

Texas, by a 5-4 vote. I’m guessing that you haven’t heard of Salinas. And it probably won’t get much attention in the press. But it should: Salinas is likely to have a significant impact on police practices. And it’s a fascinating case for legal nerds, too. 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.

Don't be a Petraeus: A Tutorial on Anonymous Email Accounts

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.

Secrecy News

The federal government has undertaken to end chronic homelessness by 2017. “One of the reasons that federal programs have devoted resources to ending chronic homelessness […] 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.

Christopher Elliott: When You Should Stand Up To The TSA

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.