The American Civil Liberties Union has released a report on the militarization of local law enforcement in the United States, which shows how the vast majority of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team deployments are for executing search warrants for drugs and the federal government is incentivizing the use of military-grade weaponry.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday June 24, 2014 8:55 am|
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday May 27, 2014 1:17 pm|
Elliot Rodger, a college student who posted videos that documented his rage against women, killed six people and wounded 13 others last week. So where was the NSA?
|By: Attaturk Tuesday April 15, 2014 1:30 am|
Remember when for the first few weeks of the Obama Administration when Republicans went all “Hulk-Smash” on the Homeland Security Report saying some right-wing extremists were too extreme?
|By: Peterr Monday January 20, 2014 3:21 pm|
President Obama has said that Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is a favorite of his, but again and again, he seems not to understand what King was saying.
Edward Snowden and Angela Merkel are giving him an opportunity to reread it and try once more to get the point.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 14, 2014 5:48 pm|
A district court judge has issued an order which grants relief to a woman who was incorrectly included on the United States government’s “No Fly” list and had been denied due process when seeking to correct this mistake. However, the government would like the judge’s order to be kept secret.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday December 16, 2013 2:25 pm|
Searches of public court records continue to expose the illegal actions of the U.S. Department of State in Yemen.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 12, 2013 6:45 pm|
While DHS nominee Jeh Johnson should face questioning for his role in authorizing drone strikes, he is unlikely to be questioned extensively on his past role by any Democrats in the Senate.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:35 pm|
The Office for the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report on “use of force incidents” by border patrol agents. The report indicates US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been keeping records that contain incomplete data, making it difficult to assess the extent to which agents have engaged in the “excessive use of force.”
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday September 13, 2013 10:15 am|
ICE has launched a sexual predator app for smartphones which provides alerts, news reports, and links to other resources, like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
It also allows users to submit tips about suspected child molestors and pornographers
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 10, 2013 1:48 pm|
The American Civil Liberties Union, which pursued a lawsuit alleging Bradley Manning Support Network (now Private Manning Support Network) co-founder David House had his rights violated when he had his electronic devices searched and seized at O’Hare International Airport, has posted documents indicating authorities may have been interested in whether he had knowledge or possessed “Afghanistan War Logs” documents that had not been published by WikiLeaks.