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  • Pierson Punted: Obama, Congress Must Now Undo Bush-Era Injustice to Secret Service

    10/02/2014 2:27:32 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    National Journal ^ | October 1, 2014 | RON FOURNIER
    It's not enough. Julia Pierson's otherwise distinguished career at the Secret Service ended Wednesday when she resigned as director of the disgraced agency—her last act the right one. Now President Obama and Congress must do their part to fix the Secret Service. They should start by undoing a Bush-era reform approved by Congress in the name of hardening U.S. defenses against terrorism. After 9/11, several Secret Service agents, including those in leadership, warned me that no good would come from plans to yank the quasi-independent agency out of the Treasury Department and fold it into the fledgling monstrosity that would...
  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/18/2014 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Obama campaign bundler and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified in front of the House Homeland Security yesterday and was peppered with questions from lawmakers about the terrorism threat presented by a lack of border enforcement and security. As usual, Johnson gave unconcerned, non-detailed answers. Megyn Kelly & Jason Chaffetz On Terrorists Using Southern Border On Sept 10 2011 The Kelly File First off, what you didn't see in the clip above was Johnson's attempt yesterday to shill for illegal immigration reform as Americans raise more concerns about a lack of border security. During an answer to another lawmaker...
  • Why would we trust U.S. intelligence about anything, including the lack of an ISIS threat?

    09/15/2014 3:20:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    http://www.nationaljournal.com ^ | 09/15/2014 | Ron Fournier
    What is the enduring lesson of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, when the Bush administration overestimated and, in some cases, exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein? Some say it's to be skeptical of government officials who are making the case for war. I say the legacy should be skepticism toward government officials, period—all of them. Their hidden agendas can shade the case for peace as well as war, which might explain why there's no consensus among so-called experts about the threat posed today by ISIS. On a scale of zero to panic, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...
  • Homeland Security: ISIS Not a Threat to the US

    09/15/2014 2:19:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/15/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Homeland Security spokesman Francis Taylor said in a Senate hearing last week that there is no evidence to support the belief that the Islamic State terror group is planning a cross border attack on U.S. soil. Taylor, DHS undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis, told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about DHS being "unaware" of a threat from the group, which is also called ISIS or ISIL. "At present, DHS is unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland from ISIL," Taylor said Wednesday, according to a transcript. "I'm satisfied we have the intelligence and...
  • Post-9/11: Protect the Freedom To Warn

    09/12/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    "If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach. But 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, the freedom to warn is in danger and vigilant whistleblowers are under fire. Listen to Robert MacLean. He's a former Air Force nuclear weapons specialist and Border Patrol agent recruited by the government to serve as one of the first federal air marshals after 9/11. In 2003, MacLean underwent emergency training to prepare for a new round of al-Qaida hijacking threats. Jihadists exploiting visa and screening loopholes had planned to target East Coast airliners, according to intelligence analysts. For...
  • ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials

    09/10/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    NYDN ^ | September 10, 2014 | Dan Friedman
    ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials Despite social media chatter on Twitter, Obama administration officials are more concerned about passport-holding bloodthirsty ISIS jihadists entering the U.S. via airplane. WASHINGTON - Despite some Twitter chatter, there is no evidence ISIS terrorists are trying to slip into the United States from Mexico, Department of Homeland Security officials told Congress Wednesday. Administration officials said they are more concerned about jihadists entering the U.S. legally on commercial airline flights. Administration higher-ups testifying at a House hearing Wednesday threw cold water on scary border scenarios cited by conservatives...
  • Great news: Homeland Security can’t find 6,000 foreign nationals in US

    09/02/2014 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier, I noted that the UK at least had begun planning to deal with its hundreds of citizens who went to fight for ISIS while the US and other similarly-situated Western countries have mostly wrung their hands over the issue. The US has a potentially bigger issue, though, in dealing with foreign nationals studying here legally. ABC News reports that the Department of Homeland Security can’t find more than 6,000 people living here on student visas — which sounds awfully familiar:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign...
  • DHS broke law in releasing hundreds of criminal aliens: Audit

    08/12/2014 10:59:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration broke the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, last February as a result of poor planning and micromanagement from Washington, according to an internal audit released Tuesday that says things have not improved in the 18 months since. Compounding matters, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave bad information to Congress, initially blaming the looming budget sequester, rather than the agency's own budget pressures, the Homeland Security inspector general concluded. In the new report the IG does clear top Homeland Security officials of accusations they pressured ICE...
  • Patrolmen Without Borders

    08/06/2014 5:11:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Stossel
    If I drive across a U.S. border, I expect to stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint. But imagine driving to the grocery store, or Mom's house, well inside America, and being stopped by the Border Patrol. Many Americans don't have to imagine it -- it's how they live. Even as the federal government fails to control the southern border, it sends the Border Patrol farther into the interior, where Americans complain that agents harass people who are already U.S. citizens. It's legal. The Supreme Court ruled that the Border Patrol can set up "inland" checkpoints anywhere up to 100...
  • Feds Confiscate 40 Land Rovers Over VIN Controversy: Claiming they are actually newer vehicles

    08/05/2014 3:09:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Feds Confiscate 40 Land Rovers Over VIN Controversy Federal agency seize 40 old Land Rovers, claiming that they are actually newer vehicles. Forty Land Rover SUVs have been taken away from owners around the country by armed federal agents descending on private property with overwhelming force. Agents for Homeland Security Investigations last month wrapped up the seizure of forty vehicles pursuant to a sealed warrant issued in May. The agency insists that there were discrepancies with the VIN numbers for cars imported by Aaron Richardet at Patterson Auto Sales in Wilmington, North Carolina, and that the Land Rovers violated Environmental...
  • Terror study finds “sovereign citizens” & “militia/patriot groups” among greatest threat to US

    08/05/2014 2:16:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The nation’s law enforcement agencies, from local cops all the way to the Department of Homeland Security, are always on the lookout for terrorist threats, and that includes at home as well as in far flung deserts and mountains. And they’re collecting data on all sorts of groups. What may come as a surprise is that, if you’re a regular reader of Hot Air or many other similar outlets, you might be one of the people they are watching! A new report this summer from a group of university analysts has identified the chief concerns of law enforcement agents at...
  • Feds raid S.C. home to seize Land Rover in EPA emission-control crackdown

    08/01/2014 7:46:40 AM PDT · by null and void · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    When it comes to environmental regulation compliance, the Department of Homeland Security isn’t playing — as evidenced by a recent federal raid of a South Carolinian’s home to confiscate a Land Rover that violated EPA emission rules. Jennifer Brinkley said she saw a line of law enforcement vehicles approaching her home and wondered what was wrong, the local WBTV reported. Homeland Security agents then went to her 1985 Land Rover Defender and lifted the hood. “They popped up the hood and looked at the Vehicle Identification Number and compared it with a piece of paper and then took the car...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

    07/16/2014 7:30:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    With good reason, a bipartisan bill to provide greater oversight and accountability into the DHS’ purchasing process has been making its way through Congress. A better plan would be to abolish the DHS altogether. The menace of a national police force, aka a standing army, vested with so much power cannot be overstated, nor can its danger be ignored. Indeed, as the following list shows, just about every nefarious deed, tactic or thuggish policy advanced by the government today can be traced back to the DHS, its police state mindset, and the billions of dollars it distributes to police agencies...
  • Rogers: Warrant Needed From Now On For Subscriber Data

    07/16/2014 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    HuffPost Canada ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Daniel Tencer
    Rogers Communications says from now on it will require police to get a warrant before it hands over subscriber data. “After hearing feedback from our customers and reviewing the Supreme Court ruling from last month, we’ve decided that from now on we will require a court order/warrant to provide basic customer information to law enforcement agencies, except in life threatening emergencies,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “We believe this move is better for our customers and that law enforcement agencies will still be able to protect the public.” The country’s second-largest telecom by revenue released its first-ever transparency...
  • Leaked Data Shows 10-Fold Increase In Obama’s Asylum Approvals

    07/14/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/2014 | Neil Munro
    The number of foreigners who successfully filed asylum claims in the United States almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, up to 30,393. That’s 10 times the number from 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, and it is evidence his immigration officials are approving most of the asylum requests from the growing wave of Central American migrants. If you came illegally to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2013, you had better than a four-in-five chance of successfully filing an asylum claim. That’s up from a three-in-five chance in 2008. The migrants include mothers with children, and youths who have been...
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • Contract Shows Obama Planned Border Invasion

    06/26/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: A federal employment ad posted in January showing that 65,000 unaccompanied minors will enter the U.S. illegally shows that the administration expected this cross-border child abuse and encouraged it. Concrete evidence has shown up proving our earlier assertion: The breach of our border by waves of unaccompanied alien children was orchestrated by the administration based on a strategy straight out of the playbook President Obama studied as a community organizer. His goal is to get his way on immigration reform by overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol and collapsing an already weakened system. The evidence comes in the form a...
  • ANGRY VIRGINIA RESIDENTS SAY 'NO' TO OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S PLAN TO HOUSE ILLEGALS

    06/20/2014 8:58:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | by KERRY PICKET
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Virginia—Over 1,000 angry residents of the small, rural town here gathered at Brunswick High School on Thursday and reamed out local, state, and federal government officials for offering the St. Paul’s College building as temporary emergency shelter for 500 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) coming from Texas. St. Paul’s, a historically black college, shut down five years ago after losing its accreditation. “Right now we have a town—I can go home. I can get supper. At 9 o'clock at night I can come back to my office by myself, go in there and do work, come out at 11:30, get...
  • Border Sheriffs: DHS Secretary’s Visit To Texas Border ‘Too Late’

    06/20/2014 5:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KRLD-AM ^ | June 20, 2014 | Joe Gomez
    SOUTH TEXAS (NEWSRADIO 1080 KRLD) – The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s arrival in Texas is being met with mixed feelings by some law enforcement officials along the border. Don Reay, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition, says a visit by Johnson may have had more of an impact before plans were put into effect to transport and house the thousands of unaccompanied minors that have come into Texas through Mexico illegally. “I would wish that this would have been done prior to all of this action so that there had been some advance knowledge...
  • DHS Adviser’s Anti-American Tweets Celebrated by ISIS Terrorists

    06/19/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    Affiliates of the Iraqi terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, are praising and potentially recruiting extremists based on controversial tweets by a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser who recently claimed that ISIL is proof that a Muslim “caliphate” is making an “inevitable” return. The recent tweets by Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial figure who serves as a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), were recently picked up in the Arabic press and widely disseminated on Twitter by multiple Islamic extremists. Elibiary’s tweets—which disparaged Americans as showing “belligerence” after...
  • Homeland Security Knew Months In Advance (Immigration Crisis)

    06/19/2014 4:48:45 PM PDT · by Bryan24 · 22 replies
    Federal Business Operations ^ | January 29, 2014 | US Government
    Apparently, Homeland Security has been planning for this for months. Amazing how they knew this crisis would erupt 2 months before the surge began across the border.
  • Obama Welcomes Barbarians with Open Gate

    06/18/2014 9:47:05 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 18, 2014 | William Michael
    Knowing that levels of violence in South America, mostly a function of drug cartels that have achieved state capture, the legal and moral case for these children to declare asylum is strong. Yet as documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch explained on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program, the children refugees are functioning as a distraction to the real purpose of this cross-border surge: the importation of cartels. The entire segment on Megyn Kelly is worth a watch...for nothing else, to see how genuinely distraught, even spooked, the documentarian is by what he has witnessed firsthand on the southern border. With numbers...
  • WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

    06/16/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 57 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison “Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be...
  • Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

    06/16/2014 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 44 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison “Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be...
  • Military Bases: Obama's New Illegal Alien Dumping Grounds

    06/11/2014 5:57:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    A source tipped me off last week to a curious occurrence: It seems that two planeloads of illegal aliens were recently shipped to Massachusetts. The first reportedly landed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. According to my tipster, approximately 160 illegal immigrants arrived on that flight and stayed nearly a week before being transferred to a Department of Homeland Security site and then released. The second flight reportedly was diverted from Hanscom to Boston's Logan Airport this past weekend. I am told that both Massachusetts and New Hampshire officials were on hand. I reached out to Hanscom AFB...
  • Lumber Union Protectionists Incited SWAT Raid On My Factory, Says Gibson Guitar CEO

    05/28/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by Altariel · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 26, 2014 | Forbes Op/Ed
    “Henry. A SWAT team from Homeland Security just raided our factory!” “What? This must be a joke.” “No this is really serious. We got guys with guns, they put all our people out in the parking lot and won’t let us go into the plant.” “Whoa.” “What is happening?” asks Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz when he arrives at his Nashville factory to question the officers. “We can’t tell you.” “What are you talking about, you can’t tell me, you can’t just come in and …” “We have a warrant!” Well, lemme see the warrant.” “We can’t show that to...
  • Planned Homeland Security Headquarters, Long Delayed and Over Budget, Now in Doubt

    05/21/2014 7:01:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Jerry Markon
    The construction of a massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security, billed as critical for national security and the revitalization of Southeast Washington, is running more than $1.5 billion over budget, is 11 years behind schedule and may never be completed, according to planning documents and federal officials. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the George W. Bush administration called for a new, centralized headquarters to strengthen the department’s ability to coordinate the fight against terrorism and respond to natural disasters. More than 50 historic buildings would be renovated and new ones erected on the...
  • Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”

    03/24/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 31 replies
    Intelligence Minutemen ^ | March 24, 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska. The document again underscores the federal government’s obsession with characterizing libertarians and conservatives as some kind of extremist radical threat. The document (PDF) was leaked by an individual affiliated with Stewart Rhodes’ Oathkeepers organization and passed on to Infowars. It is entitled...
  • Obama's Drug Train - Hauling Tons Of Heroin Over The Border

    03/17/2014 7:00:13 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 2 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 03/17/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    Not only has President Obama officially represented himself as "My Brother's Keeper," in his latest program to somehow encourage young Black and Hispanic Men to become more respectable in society, the President, Homeland Security, and Eric Holder have also become more protective of illegal aliens, many of whom, are  nothing more than drug mules supplying a gigantic network of heroin users in the United States. The President and Democrats have taken extraordianary (illegal) measures to add illegals to the Dem voter rolls, despite the fact that they have helped heroin use to become the latest national drug epidemic. Regardless...
  • Obama Ordered Deportations Review Months Ago

    03/14/2014 6:24:08 PM PDT · by kristinn
    Politico ^ | Friday, March 14, 2014 | Reid J. Epstein
    The deportation policy review President Barack Obama announced this week was actually ordered months ago, the president told immigration reform activists at the White House Friday. Obama told the group of 17 immigration reformers that he directed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review deportation policies and see what could be done about them “on his first day” as secretary, one official in the meeting said. “He said since Secretary Johnson came on board he’s been looking at administrative review and exploring implementation” of new policies, said Eddie Carmona of the Pico Network. People in the meeting said Obama, who...
  • In 'Domain Awareness,' Detractors See Another NSA

    02/22/2014 10:52:16 AM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 Feb 2014 | Martin Kaste
    Police are like the rest of us; they suffer from information overload. The data pour in from 21st century sources ranging from license plate readers to Twitter. But as the information comes in, it hits an old-fashioned bottleneck: human beings."They all have access to different databases," says Dave Mosher, vice president of program management at Microsoft Services. He describes the typical law enforcement command center as a room full of people at computers. "And they all stand up and walk around and talk to each other and they'll say, 'Tell me about this,' or 'Tell me about that.' "Microsoft believes...
  • potus phych evaluation

    02/20/2014 8:42:40 PM PST · by Chief A · 34 replies
    pesonal | 2/20/14 | K. Alexander
    email on file??
  • Islamist Training Camp in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:53:07 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 24 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 20th 2014 | Nik Rajkovic
    Newly declassified documents from the FBI show Brazoria County is home to an alleged Islamist training compound. Papers obtained by the Clarion Project reveal a camp near Sweeny known as “Mahmoudberg” -- one of 22 owned by the group Muslims of the Americas. Local residents have reported hearing gunfire, and police investigated a shooting involving MOA members in 2002. “Until authorities get some information that they're planning to engage in violence to carryout their ideas, there is nothing illegal about it,” says terror expert Jeffrey Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. However, MOA members in the past have...
  • Super Bowl chaos (pre & post-game crowd disaster)

    02/03/2014 11:34:00 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/3/2014 | Ryan Gorman
    Full title: Super Bowl chaos: Officials plead with 28,000 train-bound fans to stay inside MetLife Stadium after Super Bowl despite having hours to react after pre-game transit disaster (snip) Despite record ridership causing massive inbound delays prior to the game, NJ Transit officials had only one train platform open when the game let out. (snip) 'Absolutely pathetic, the NFL had 40,000 people coming on buses, they knew there was going to be 45,000 people coming out,' Tammy Ritchie, from Vancouver, Canada, told the Star-Ledger. 'We stood in line sweating, it’s absolute horse crap. (snip) As more trains arrived, police tried...
  • Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned the Right to be Citizens’

    01/24/2014 2:33:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 131 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 24, 2014 - 4:17 PM | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.”
  • Feds Interrogate Man Wearing Google Glass in Movie Theater

    01/21/2014 10:26:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    betabeat.com ^ | 1/21/14 9:35am | By Jordyn Taylor
    As if you needed another reason not to wear your dumb Google Glass in public—or ever, actually—an Ohio man claims he was yanked out of a movie theater and interrogated by federal agents, who believed he was illegally filming the movie with his face computer. The man’s full account is posted on The Gadgeteer, but we’ll summarize it here so you can get the gist of it before you’re engulfed forever in this ghastly winter storm. Last Saturday, our Glass-wearing protagonist and his wife went to a showing of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio. About...
  • Handgun used as laser pointer by state official reportedly rattles foreign delegates

    01/06/2014 8:50:52 AM PST · by MikeJ · 33 replies
    The Times Union ^ | 1/6/2014 | James Odato
    [...] These officials, one of whom claimed to be an eyewitness, said that three Swedish emergency managers in the delegation were rattled when the gun's laser tracked across one of their heads before Hauer found the map of New York, at which he wanted to point. Hauer, commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, was disabled by a stroke a few years ago and can be unsteady. He isn't a law enforcement official. He carries the loaded 9-millimeter Glock in a holster into state buildings, an apparent violation of state law barring state employees from bringing weapons...
  • Will TSA Agents be Replaced by Machines?

    01/05/2014 7:33:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    dVice ^ | Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | Robin Burks
    Will TSA agents be replaced by machines? One of the main reasons that Americans hate to fly is the Transporation Security Administration (TSA). Not only is it annoying to have to strip down at security checkpoints, submit to the occasional patdown and stand in long lines to verify our identities, but the entire system is inefficient. So what happens if we take humans off of those jobs and use machines instead? Several European airports are looking to answer that question by installing eye and face scanners, along with fingerprint readers, at security checkpoints. Many airports’ immigration checks have used these...
  • The Complex 'Military-Style' Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.

    12/28/2013 2:15:07 PM PST · by Daralundy · 77 replies
    Financial Post ^ | December 13, 2013 | Shane Harris
    When U.S. officials warn about "attacks" on electric power facilities these days, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a computer hacker trying to shut the lights off in a city with malware. But a more traditional attack on a power station in California has U.S. officials puzzled and worried about the physical security of the the electrical grid--from attackers who come in with guns blazing. Around 1:00 AM on April 16, at least one individual (possibly two) entered two different manholes at the PG&E Metcalf power substation, southeast of San Jose, and cut fiber cables in the...
  • Video surveillance of Downtown Houston to Expand (180 more cameras, cost $18,000,000 so far)

    12/26/2013 12:58:12 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    Associated Press via KTRH 740AM ^ | Thursday, December 26th 2013 | no byline
    Police surveillance of downtown Houston will expand with the addition of 180 new cameras. The installation of the cameras means police will have nearly 1,000 surveillance feeds available to them. Most cameras are pointed on public areas around downtown, stadiums and the theater district. Police Chief Charles McClelland says Houston has more critical infrastructure than New York City and must rely on video to provide necessary police coverage...
  • Strip club sweep nets fake fan gear

    12/22/2013 6:52:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 22, 2013 | Erin Smith
    Brockton cops and Homeland Security raided a strip club authorities say was peddling fake Red Sox and Patriots gear in exchange for lap dances and seized the counterfeit goods — part of a growing problem that one expert says is not necessarily a victimless crime. Employees at the Foxy Lady Brockton were wearing some of the knock-off sports teams shirts when investigators showed up for the strip club sweep Friday afternoon and found about $10,000 worth of counterfeit gear, said Brockton police Lt. Paul Bonanca. “We seized various boxes of sports shirts,” Bonanca said. “The same jerseys sometimes sell for...
  • DHS Complicit In Drug Cartel Human Trafficking

    12/21/2013 7:55:52 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: A federal judge finds that the Department of Homeland Security, instead of arresting cartel members and the clients who pay them to smuggle children into the U.S., helps the drug lords complete the transactions. Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano once proclaimed the U.S. border to be as secure as it has ever been. Yet her department has been found by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas to have actively undermined that security by enabling drug cartels engaged in the lucrative smuggling of children. The case before Judge Hanen — United...
  • The Crony Obama Donors in Charge of DHS

    12/18/2013 4:20:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Dirty Harry Reid sabotaged the filibuster, and now the Democrats are running wild in Washington. Mark my words: We all will pay a price. Thanks to Reid's crony-coddling rule change, unqualified stooges will manage the Obama Department of Homeland Security. It's a bundler's world, and we're just living in it. God help us. On Monday night, Senate Democrats voted 57-37 to end debate on the nomination of Jeh Johnson to head DHS. That's three votes short of the traditional 60-vote filibuster threshold that Reid nuked last month. Johnson went on to win his appointment by a 78-16 margin. The White...
  • (MUST SEE) Vintage 1939 PHOTO: US Lawmen Dragging Fugitve Across US-Mexico Border; El Paso, Texas

    12/14/2013 12:10:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1939 | Luis Marden / National Geographic
    circa 1939: Dragging a fugitive across the border, near El Paso, Texas, USA Picture by Luis Marden / National Geographic.
  • Department of Homeland Security Stacked With Pro-Amnesty Attorneys

    12/06/2013 12:51:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    As Congress gets ready to battle on immigration reform next year, it's important to take a look at who will help enforce and shape any kind of immigration overhaul. Former Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General and radical open borders attorney Tom Perez was safely put into the position of Labor Secretary by President Obama and the Senate earlier this year, knowing the Department of Justice is safely locked down as pro-amnesty. Perez has a long history of advocating not for American workers, but for illegal alien workers and made sure the Department of Justice was stacked with pro-amnesty...
  • Homeland Security Nominee Irks Senator

    11/17/2013 1:35:10 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    Jeh Johnson, President Obama’s nominee to fill the post of Secretary of Homeland Security, irked Senator Tom Coburn (R-Tex) with his “cut-and-paste” responses to a questionnaire put to him by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “We are being asked to confirm this person to an important position in our government,” Coburn said. “Our questionnaire is designed to obtain his views on crucial issues the Department of Homeland Security has to deal with. We deserve the courtesy of an honest effort to respond.” Johnson maintained that “I’ve been as honest as the circumstances warrant. As Secretary of Homeland...
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • CARTOON: "Homeland Security ... I Feel Safer"

    11/09/2013 8:26:20 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
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  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...