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  • Heavy Hand of Government Poised to Strike Again

    09/22/2015 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Mad Marc · 30 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 9/22/2015 | Diogenes
    To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, citizens in a number of U.S. states will now be forced to obtain a passport if they want to board an airplane....Even for domestic flights. Starting in 2016, travelers from five U.S. states - Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Wisconsin will not be able to use their driver’s licenses as ID to board domestic flights. The website of Department of Homeland Security explains fives states are “noncompliant jurisdictions” meaning that to board an aircraft, you will need a passport.  That's a pretty major development considering a majority of Americans don’t...
  • The Granola Gestapo

    03/19/2015 1:50:21 PM PDT · by shibumi · 60 replies
    Shibumi's Brain | 3/19/2015 | FreeRepublic Original Content
    They've been taking it from us by inches for decades. Now we find ourselves being sold into slavery while hiking. Permit me a flashback. Once upon a time I, along with a host of other young ambitious suit and tie types made the most of travel as a tool of the trade. Marketing involved a lot more personal selling back then and it was best done face to face. Perhaps just as important as product, pricing and promotions was the ease of personal mobility. And more than just an economic tool it was our God given right of personal association...
  • National ID headed for your wallet, purse Homeland Security to require digital features in driver's

    12/30/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States. The federal government says it soon will be enforcing its demands that state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards comply with Department of Homeland Security standards. DHS announced just before Christmas a...
  • Spy chiefs used U.S. to run secret snoppers' charter, claims Cable after it emerges GCHQ

    06/09/2013 5:49:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 05:27 EST, 9 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:35 EST, 9 June 2013 | By Mark Duell, Ian Drury and Tamara Cohen
    Spy chiefs used U.S. to run secret snoppers' charter, claims Cable after it emerges GCHQ trawled through private information Spy chiefs may have been operating a secret ‘snoopers’ charter’ to track people’s internet use in the UK, a senior Government minister has admitted. Business Secretary Vince Cable made the claim after it emerged GCHQ trawled through private information, including emails, photographs and social networking pages, harvested by a secret U.S. surveillance programme. Critics accused agents at the listening post of attempting to bypass British law by sending requests for intercepts to American authorities – a claim denounced as ‘fanciful nonsense’...
  • FHP Announces Daytime Driver License, Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints

    02/07/2013 8:57:12 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04 FEB 2013 | Meredyth Censullo
    TAMPA BAY - The Florida Highway Patrol Troop C (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties) has announced the roads it plans to target with driver license and/or vehicle inspection checkpoints in February. FHP says the checkpoints will be conducted during daytime hours, and generally cause delays of five minutes or less. Scroll down for a list of all affected roads.
  • Furor Grows Over Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law

    04/26/2010 9:35:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 110 replies · 2,895+ views
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | April 26, 2010 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    he furor over Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants grew Monday as opponents used refried beans to smear swastikas on the state Capitol, civil rights leaders demanded a boycott of the state, and the Obama administration weighed a possible legal challenge. Activists are planning a challenge of their own, hoping to block the law from taking effect by arguing that it encroaches on the federal government's authority to regulate immigration and violates people's constitutional rights by giving police too much power. The measure — set to take effect in late July or early August — would make it...
  • The Arizona Uproar

    04/27/2010 3:19:35 AM PDT · by radioone · 10 replies · 431+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4-27-10 | Leo W. Banks
    Listening to the national uproar, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Arizona has marched into the civil rights apocalypse with its new state law cracking down on illegal immigrants. Here's an important bit of context: This isn't your father's illegal immigration, when polite farm workers offered to do chores in return for some water and a sandwich as they walked north. Today, the drug cartels have taken over the people-smuggling business. They own the trails into the country and dominate the land, the same way urban gangs control neighborhoods
  • Phoenix Mayor: Arizona Immigration Law Puts Seniors, Kids At Risk Of Being Arrested

    04/25/2010 3:28:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 289 replies · 5,071+ views ^ | April 25, 2010 | Biggirl
    Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon says seniors, kids and out-of-staters should be wary of the Arizona immigration bill signed into law this past week -- warning that it puts them at risk of being arrested. The law makes illegal immigration a state crime. It gives police the authority to question people about their immigration status and arrest those who cannot show documentation to establish their legal residency.
  • Tancredo Says Arizona Law Goes Too Far

    04/26/2010 12:20:27 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 202 replies · 3,503+ views
    April 26, 2010 Tancredo Says Arizona Law Goes Too Far Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), who crusaded for tough anti-immigration measures while in Congress, told KDVR-TV that while he supported the new immigration law in Arizona he thought it went too far. Said Tancredo: "I do not want people here, there in Arizona, pulled over because you look like should be pulled over."
  • Democrat: Arizona law like 'Nazi Germany'

    04/26/2010 4:48:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies · 939+ views
    Politico ^ | April 26, 2010 | KASIE HUNT
    A Colorado Democrat says Arizona is on way to becoming a police state and its new immigration law is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. It is absolutely reminiscent of second class status of Jews in Germany prior to World War II when they had to have their papers with them at all times and were subject to routine inspections at the suspicion of being Jewish, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo), who is Jewish, told POLITICO. I fear that Arizona is headed for a police state and it really underscores the need for immigration reform at the federal level to fix our system,...
  • Lawmaker wants to bring Arizona immigration law to Utah

    04/26/2010 8:04:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 910+ views ^ | April 26, 2010 | Sheena McFarland
    As protests in Arizona over an anti-immigration law heat up, one conservative Utah lawmaker wants to bring the law to this state, and says he has the support to do it. Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, is drafting a bill that would require immigrants to carry proof of status and require law enforcement officers to question anyone they believe is in the country without documentation. The bill also would target employers who hire or transport undocumented immigrants as a preventive measure against the swell of undocumented immigrants he predicts would come to Utah from Arizona once the law there takes effect....
  • MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Likens New AZ Law to Nazi "Guards" Demanding "Show Me Your Papers" - Video

    04/26/2010 8:11:45 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 71 replies · 1,211+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from Morning Joe today, where Joe Scarborough actually likened the new Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law to Nazi "Guards" demanding, "show me your papers." Scarborough said that even he - as an anti-amnesty person - "is offended by this," and said it will be a "nightmare for Republicans" in 2012 if they are identified, as Chuck Todd described it as, "the Party of 'Show me your papers.'" This analysis is beyond over the top. The Arizona law is essentially what the Federal Law already is, but it is not being enforced. To equate what Arizona is doing to...
  • Fears of Arizona's Immigration Law Are Bogus

    04/26/2010 3:04:28 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 30 replies · 1,006+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    When Arizona's new law was signed on Friday, Hispanics demonstrated outside the state capitol in Phoenix, fearful of what it would mean for them. "If a cop sees them and they look Mexican, he's going to stop me," a 18-year-old Hispanic told the Associated Press. "What if people are U.S. citizens? They're going to be asking them if they have papers because of the color of their skin." The young man claimed that he was that even though he was a U.S. citizen he risked being arrested and put in jail. Other news stories discuss Hispanics believing that they will...
  • Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status

    04/26/2010 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 170 replies · 3,462+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/26/10 | Staff
    Advertisement Quantcast Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a new law into effect that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 60% of voters nationwide favor such a law, while 31% are opposed. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans support the law along with 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Democratic voters are evenly divided on the measure. At the same time, however, 58% of all voters are at least somewhat concerned that “efforts to identify and...
  • TSA Joins NYPD in Subway Baggage Screening

    04/23/2010 2:52:27 AM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 445+ views
    DNA info ^ | 21 April 2010 | Jill Colvin
    The TSA began searching subway passengers' bags Wednesday morning as part of a new partnership with the NYPD. MIDTOWN WEST — Straphangers on their way to and from work Wednesday were surprised to see Transportation Security Administration officials, who usually screen luggage in airports, checking bags at local subway stations. The TSA launched a pilot partnership with the NYPD Wednesday morning to enhance security on city trains, a spokeswoman for the TSA said. About a dozen stations are covered daily, according to the NYPD. "While there is no specific threat to mass transit in the United States at this time,...
  • ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

    03/09/2010 2:53:08 AM PST · by raybbr · 72 replies · 427+ views ^ | 3-9-2010 | Laura Meckler
    Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain. Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker. The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past....
  • Surveillance cams help fight crime, city says [Obamaland Alert]

    02/20/2009 8:48:30 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 10 replies · 449+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 19 Feb 2009 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Daley has argued that security and terrorism won’t be an issue if his Olympic dreams come true because, by 2016, there will be a surveillance camera on every street corner in Chicago. But even before that blanket coverage begins, the "Big Brother" network is being put to better use. Call takers and dispatchers now see real-time video if there is a surveillance cameras within 150 feet of a 911 call, thanks to a $6 million upgrade to the city’s “computer-aided dispatch” system. When live video appears, call takers can pan, tilt and zoom those cameras to get the best...
  • UK: Mobile fingerprint scanners plan (handheld units to be issued to every police force in the UK)

    10/27/2008 6:41:16 AM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Mobile fingerprint scanners plan 27.10.08   Police will be able to check the identities of people in the street using mobile fingerprint scanners.The hand-held devices, no bigger than a BlackBerry smartphone, are being issued to every police force in the UK under a scheme called Mobile Identification At Scene (Midas), according to The Guardian.They will enable officers to scan suspects' fingerprints on the spot and compare them against records on the police national biometric database, Ident1.It is claimed the scanners will save police time and cut the number of wrongful arrests.Currently, officers have to take suspects to custody suites...
  • Johnson County [KS] sheriff is testing fingerprint machine

    09/24/2008 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Huntress · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/25/08 | Joe Lambe
    Johnson County deputies have acquired a new crimefighting tool: a device that quickly tells them —right during a traffic stop — whether someone is lying about who they are. The sheriff’s department is among the first agencies in Kansas and the metropolitan area to test a portable machine that identifies fingerprints in the field, deputies said. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation recently gave five units to the department for testing, said sheriff’s spokesman Tom Erickson.
  • Report: 1 in 10 Hispanics asked about immigration status

    09/21/2008 4:38:07 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 33 replies · 274+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 19, 2008 | Dianne Solis
    Nearly one in 10 Hispanics in the U.S. reported that in the last year police or other authorities have stopped them and asked them about their immigration status, the Pew Hispanic Center said in a report released Thursday. The finding comes amid the biggest crackdown in decades against illegal immigration – one especially evident in Texas, the No. 2 destination for such migrants. Municipal police in several suburbs of Dallas, including Irving and Carrollton, have stepped up cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Nationally, deportations or removals of Mexicans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans from the interior of the United States have doubled...
  • Curfews: A New Crime-Fighting Tool (MSM passive-agressive piece on the end of Mayberry)

    09/12/2008 12:22:05 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 8 replies · 199+ views
    Time via Yahoo! News ^ | 9-11-08 | James McKinney
    For much of the latter part of summer, police officers in Helena, Arkansas, shouldered military-style M-16 rifles equipped with laser sights and patrolled the streets of this little community of 15,000. White signs on large blue barrels were placed in a 10-block area, warning that it was under 24-hour curfew. "Everybody is subject to being stopped and questioned," said Mayor James Valley. "Our officers will ride in unmarked vehicles, pull surprises on people and check everybody out to see who they are." A crime spree prompted a similar lockdown in Hartford, Connecticut. After a chain of shootings that left one...
  • Park attendants ordered to interrogate adults without children (UK)

    09/10/2008 12:25:57 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 25 replies · 128+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th September 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Park wardens have been ordered to stop and interrogate anyone who is not accompanied by children. The visitors who are quizzed have to explain their presence and risk being thrown out or reported to police if their answers are not satisfactory. The policy has been introduced at Telford Town Park in Shropshire. The council which manages the 420-acre area says it is a 'commonsense approach' aimed at safeguarding children. But park users accused it of 'authoritarian madness' and said the ruling risked panicking parents about the dangers faced from potential paedophiles. The policy came to light after two environmental campaigners...
  • Citizens win In Pomona - Check Points Continue (report and pics)

    09/09/2008 8:31:01 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 22 replies · 879+ views
    The audience was overwhelmingly in favor of checkpoints, although protesters did fill the lawn outside the Library. The grant was accepted on a 6-1 vote, with Councilwoman Cristina Carrizosa opposed. Kudos to the mayor for rising to the occasion. Just when she's getting the hang of leadership, she's leaving. Carrizosa, for her part, said before the vote that she's fine with checkpoints but doesn't think Pomona's are being done appropriately. Carrizosa, who earlier this year compared Pomona officers to the Gestapo, also insisted she has always been a friend of the Police Department. At that comment, Chief Joe Romero, who...
  • Border Patrol: Watch for more Wash. checkpoints

    08/25/2008 11:38:14 AM PDT · by microgood · 31 replies · 256+ views
    KomoNews.Com ^ | Aug 25, 2008 | Associated Press
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Watch for more impromptu U.S. Border Patrol immigration checkpoints around the north Olympic Peninsula, an agent says. One such checkpoint was set up Friday near the Hood Canal Floating Bridge. Another was used about six months ago near Forks. The latest checkpoint, set up a mile west of the bridge, operated for five hours Friday. The main objective of the temporary checkpoints is to catch terrorists and illegal immigrants, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Michael Bermudez said. They're also used with local law enforcement to arrest felons and seize drugs and weapons, he said. Friday's checkpoint...
  • Denver Voters Pass Initiative 100 (No drivers license? Car will be impounded.)

    08/13/2008 7:17:22 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 126 replies · 594+ views ^ | 8-13-08 | unattributed
    DENVER (AP) ― Denver voters passed a ballot measure that would give police the authority to seize cars driven by illegal immigrants. Initiative 100 requires police to impound vehicles of unlicensed drivers, an authority they already have. It also adds language to the city code that targets illegal immigrants.The measure says that when a driver is an illegal alien or "may be reasonably suspected of being an illegal alien" police can impound the car.
  • Helena-West Helena to continue 24-hour curfew (follow up to earlier story. Arkansas)

    08/12/2008 2:24:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 261+ views ^ | 8-12-08 | unattributed (AP)
    The city, created in 2006 after the rival cities of Helena and West Helena joined, is in one of the nation's poorest regions, trailing even parts of Appalachia in its standard of living. Phillips County lost a third of its population from 1970 to 2000 and, of the 24,107 people who remain, more than a quarter live in poverty.
  • A D.C. police state

    08/06/2008 10:27:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 197+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2008 | Masthead Editorial
    <p>There is a neighborhood adjacent to Capitol Hill in Washington that is under siege. But the police can't turn things around on their own. On any given day, residents and visitors to the Trinidad area of Northeast are forced to traverse unfamiliar streets because D.C. police have barricaded the neighborhood as an anti-crime tactic - and when law enforcers accomplish that they are intent and in effect creating a police state in the nation's capital. Granted, there is considerable blood being shed in Trinidad. But how undemocratic to set up check points.</p>
  • The man who fell off a sofa while laughing at Have I Got News For You - and ended up in court

    06/11/2008 3:46:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 127+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/11/08
    A man was handcuffed, arrested and dragged before a court after falling off the settee with laughter while watching Have I Got News For You. Christopher Cocker, 36, was enjoying the BBC1 show when a joke made by panellist Paul Merton had him doubled up with laughter. He collapsed on the floor - but the thud startled his downstairs neighbour who, believing he had collapsed, called police. Officers arrived and said Cocker was initially co-operative but became 'aggressive' when they asked his name and tried to shut his front door. He was eventually disabled with parva spray through the gap...
  • Your papers please: TSA bans ID-less flight [unless you "forgot" it]

    06/10/2008 9:55:57 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 15 replies · 353+ views
    c|net ^ | June 9, 2008 | Christopher Soghoian
    In a major change of policy, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that passengers refusing to show ID will no longer be able to fly. The policy change, announced on Thursday afternoon, will go into force on June 21, and will only affect passengers who refuse to produce ID. Passengers who claim to have lost or forgotten their proof of identity will still be able to fly. As long as TSA has existed, passengers have been able to fly without showing ID to government agents. Doing so would result in a secondary search (a pat down and hand search of...
  • Identity cards 'could be used to spy on people'[UK]

    06/09/2008 9:38:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 100+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 08 June 2008 | Telegraph
    The compulsory identity card could be used to carry out surveillance on people, MPs warned today. Members of the Home Affairs Select Committee said it was concerned that the way the authorities use sensitive data gathered in the multi-billion pound programme could "creep" to include spying. The all-party committee also urged ministers to make plans on how to deal with the theft of personal details from the National Identity Scheme, which will build a massive database on every person over 16 in Britain. It accepted ministers' assurances that surveillance was not part of current plans, but asked for a guarantee...
  • 'Baghdad-Style' Checkpoints In US Capital

    06/08/2008 4:47:33 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 342+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Tom Leonard
    'Baghdad-style' checkpoints in US capital By Tom Leonard Last Updated: 8:14PM BST 08/06/2008 Police in Washington DC have set up vehicle checkpoints in the American capital in a controversial measure aimed at tackling a wave of gun violence. In a move that critics have compared to the security clampdown in Baghdad, police are stopping motorists travelling through the main thoroughfare of Trinidad, a neighbourhood near the National Arboretum in the city's northeast section. Drivers' identification are checked and those who didn't have a "legitimate purpose" in the area, such as a church visit or doctor's appointment, are turned away. The...
  • D.C. Police to Check Drivers In Violence-Plagued Trinidad

    06/05/2008 12:59:29 PM PDT · by BorisTheBulletDodger · 46 replies · 1,085+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2008 | Allison Klein
    D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced a military-style checkpoint yesterday to stop cars this weekend in a Northeast Washington neighborhood inundated by gun violence, saying it will help keep criminals out of the area. Starting on Saturday, officers will check drivers' identification and ask whether they have a "legitimate purpose" to be in the Trinidad area, such as going to a doctor or church or visiting friends or relatives. If not, the drivers will be turned away. The Neighborhood Safety Zone initiative is the latest crime-fighting attempt by Lanier and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, who have been under pressure...
  • Lanier plans to seal off rough ’hoods in latest effort to stop wave of violence (D.C.)

    06/05/2008 9:26:36 AM PDT · by decimon · 56 replies · 125+ views
    Boston Examiner ^ | Jun 4, 2008 | Michael Neibauer and Bill Myers
    D.C. police will seal off entire neighborhoods, set up checkpoints and kick out strangers under a new program that D.C. officials hope will help them rescue the city from its out-of-control violence. Under an executive order expected to be announced today, police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will have the authority to designate “Neighborhood Safety Zones.” At least six officers will man cordons around those zones and demand identification from people coming in and out of them. Anyone who doesn’t live there, work there or have “legitimate reason” to be there will be sent away or face arrest, documents obtained by...
  • Now taxman gets the power to turn up unannounced to your home and demand to see tax records (U.K.)

    03/14/2008 12:10:19 AM PDT · by Stoat · 40 replies · 943+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 14, 2008 | BECKY BARROW
    Now the taxman gets the power to turn up unannounced to your home and demand to see tax recordsBy BECKY BARROW - More by this author » Last updated at 01:10am on 14th March 2008 Tax inspectors will be allowed to come to your front door under new powers to come into force next year. Posed by model Inspectors will be allowed to make lightning visits to taxpayers' homes, under powers due to come into force next year.  Under the extraordinary new rules, they will be able to turn up unannounced and demand to see tax records. They will not...
  • Police hold DNA of 4.5m Britons - adding 1m to database over just 10 months

    11/04/2007 10:36:07 PM PST · by Stoat · 104+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 5, 2007 | MATTHEW HICKLEY and KIRSTY WALKER
    Police hold DNA of 4.5m Britons - adding 1m to database over just 10 monthsBy MATTHEW HICKLEY and KIRSTY WALKER - More by this author » Last updated at 00:55am on 5th November 2007  More than one million people's genetic fingerprints have been added to the police DNA database in only ten months.  The "Big Brother" system, already the biggest in the world, now permanently stores the details of more than 4.5million individuals. The rise is the equivalent of 150 new entries every hour. The database now covers one in 13 of the population - around 7.5 per cent....
  • Should the government take your job away? (Immigration Bill)

    06/06/2007 8:57:59 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 39 replies · 1,243+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 5, 2007 | Nathaniel Ward
    Should the federal government have the power to fire you from your current job? That’s a dramatic new role for the federal government buried in a provision of the immigration bill before the Senate. Under this plan, Heritage experts Wes Dyck, Bill Beach and James Sherk explain, “American workers would actually need approval from [the Department of Homeland Security] to continue working in their current jobs.” Millions of American citizens and legal residents, they continue, are not marked as either eligible or ineligible to work in the government’s current Employment Eligibility Verification System database. And if Washington bureaucrats cannot determine...
  • £1,000 fine for failing to update identity cards

    12/27/2006 9:02:06 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 7 replies · 398+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/24/06 | Melissa Kite
    A draconian regime of fines, which would hit families at times of marriage and death, is being drawn up by ministers to enforce the Identity Card scheme. Millions of people, from struggling students to newly-wed women and bereaved relatives, will face a system of penalties, netting more than £40 million for the Treasury. People would be fined up to £1,000 for failing to return a dead relative's ID card, while women who marry will have to pay at least £30 for a new card if they want to use their married name, risking a £1,000 fine if they do not...
  • 2 Lodi residents refused entry back into U.S.

    08/26/2006 8:07:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 214 replies · 3,408+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2006 | Demian Bulwa
    The federal government has barred two relatives of a Lodi man convicted of supporting terrorists from returning to the country after a lengthy stay in Pakistan, placing the U.S. citizens in an extraordinary legal limbo. Muhammad Ismail, a 45-year-old naturalized citizen born in Pakistan, and his 18-year-old son, Jaber Ismail, who was born in the United States, have not been charged with a crime. However, they are the uncle and cousin of Hamid Hayat, a 23-year-old Lodi cherry packer who was convicted in April of supporting terrorists by attending a Pakistani training camp. Federal authorities said Friday that the men,...
  • Justices: DUI Suspects Can Run But Can't Hide Police can enter homes of suspects without warrant.

    06/01/2006 9:48:57 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 134 replies · 2,409+ views
    CBS 13 TV (San Francisco) ^ | 6/1/06 | CBS 13 Staff
    AP) SAN FRANCISCO Police may enter Californians' homes without warrants to arrest those suspected of driving under the influence, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case testing the scope of the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The 6-1 decision follows similar rulings in about a dozen other states. A dissenting justice said the majority handed authorities a "free pass" to unlawfully enter private homes and arrest people without warrants. Under the Fourth Amendment, authorities are prohibited from entering a home and making an arrest without a warrant unless so-called "exigent" circumstances are...
  • How Creepy Can It Get?

    05/27/2006 6:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies · 3,007+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 23, 2006 | Eric Peters
    We used to fingerprint felons -- now, we're "inking" traffic scofflaws. Run a couple of mph over the speed limit in the state of Kansas (or even fail to "buckle up for safety") and you'll be duly entered into the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's electronic fingerprint database -- a privilege once reserved for actual criminals, not ordinary citizens who commit minor violations of the motor vehicle code. KBI, authorized by the state government, will be "testing out" 60 automated fingerprint readers throughout the state beginning this month -- all of it funded by a $3.6 million grant from the Department...
  • Border bill will mark citizens` licenses

    05/27/2006 12:12:18 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 550+ views
    United Press International (excerpt) ^ | May 27, 2006 | Shaun Waterman
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- Buried in the huge border bill the U.S. Senate passed Thursday is a provision that would allow states to put citizenship details on new secure driver`s licenses. The pilot program, which would allow those getting new licenses the option to have the card confirm their citizenship as well as their identity, would make licenses an effective substitute for a U.S. passport at the nation`s borders and throughout the Caribbean. And critics say it would be an important step towards a national identity card system. The license provision is one of a series...
  • Help us lobby the Lords to mitigate the national ID card scheme

    02/19/2006 4:15:58 PM PST · by David Hunter · 9 replies · 351+ views
    NO2ID ^ | 18 Feb, 2006 | Andrew Watson
    Andrew Watson is coordinating a letter writing campaign to the House of Lords. Please do what you can to help, as this will probably be the last chance you get to have an effect on this rotten bill. Here are the details of his proposal: The next two weeks in the campaign are crucial. On Monday 6th March the ID cards Bill goes back to the Lords. Last time they looked at the Bill, their Lordships amended it to make ID cards truly voluntary, removing the link to getting a passport. As you know, Labour MPs out-voted the other parties...
  • Police say DUI checkpoint was a success

    01/03/2006 6:30:21 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 28 replies · 667+ views
    Danbury (CT) News Times ^ | 12/27/05 | Karen Ali
    Even though city police officers made only one drunk-driving arrest after stopping more than 1,000 motorists at a sobriety checkpoint late last week, they called the effort successful. In fact, they are planning a similar effort in a few days. "We're doing it sometime around New Year's weekend. You better watch out," said Detective Lt. Thomas Michael. Michael said police received money from the state to conduct the roadblocks. The latest one started Thursday at about 7 p.m. on Main Street and lasted into the early morning. Ten officers were called in to take part in the roadblock. They found...
  • Missouri approves tracking cell phones for real-time traffic data

    12/25/2005 5:28:12 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 104 replies · 1,750+ views
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri transportation officials approved a controversial contract Friday that will allow a private corporation to track signals from motorists' cell phones to map traffic snarls and highway congestion on major roads throughout the state. As early as next week, that company, the National Engineering Technology Corp. (NET), will start monitoring thousands of cell phones in Kansas City and St. Louis, using their movements to test how to relay traffic conditions to the public in real time. While officials say the program will make Missouri a national leader in "intelligent" traffic management, privacy advocates are concerned that...
  • Coloradan faces jail for refusal to show ID

    12/05/2005 12:57:58 PM PST · by JOAT · 152 replies · 1,845+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-30-05 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER -- Deborah Davis' refusal to show her identification to federal police at a bus stop has turned her into a cause celebre among privacy-rights advocates. Mrs. Davis, a 50-year-old Arvada, Colo., grandmother of five, was handcuffed, placed in a police car and ticketed for two petty offenses by Federal Protective Services officers who were checking passengers' identification Sept. 26 aboard a Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus at the Federal Center stop...< SNIP >..Several things bothered her about the ID checks. She wasn't entering a federal building or even leaving the bus. The officers barely glanced at the passengers' ID...
  • Last chance to legally oppose the NuLabour ID card scheme

    10/09/2005 4:40:26 PM PDT · by David Hunter · 11 replies · 869+ views
    Sterling Times ^ | 10/09/05 | David Hunter
    It looks like the third and final vote on the national ID cards Bill in the House of Commons will be on the 18th of this month.If you are a British citizen and you oppose the national ID card/NIR scheme then you need to write to your MP in the next few days (for convenience you can use this website) or else it will be too late to make your opinion count.Here is some useful information to use in a message to your MP: Misleading government claims for ID cardsIf we assume that the ID cards will be impossible to...
  • 'Bury bad news' claim on ID cards

    06/23/2005 10:26:39 AM PDT · by David Hunter · 8 replies · 473+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/23/05 | unattributed
    Opposition MPs have accused Leader of the Commons Geoff Hoon of trying to "bury bad news at sea" in timing a debate on ID cards when many are away. The first vote on the government's controversial scheme is on Tuesday, the same day many MPs will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Conservatives said many would find it hard to attend and said coverage would be overshadowed by celebrations. Mr Hoon argued MPs could attend both events, as he intended to do. 'Conspiracy theorising' Next week's debate will be the second reading of the bill and the...
  • NH libertarians push limits of law (Concord Monitor article)

    06/05/2005 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 9 replies · 688+ views
    From Concord Monitor 6/5/05 Libertarians push limits of law By Daniel Barrick Concord Monitor CONCORD - This Saturday, Russell Kanning will attempt to board a flight from Manchester to Philadelphia, carrying nothing but a Bible and a copy of the Declaration of Independence. He doesn’t expect to get very far. In what he calls an act of civil disobedience, Kanning, a 35-year-old accountant from Keene and a staunch libertarian, will refuse to show identification to airline officials or submit to a security search. But even if he’s barred from his flight, Kanning hopes his actions will highlight what he...
  • Arizona border checks blocked

    05/31/2005 5:29:06 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 34 replies · 1,351+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints near the Mexican border are essential in stopping the flow of illegal aliens and drugs into America, say law-enforcement authorities, but permanent checkpoints in southern Arizona are not allowed. While Border Patrol agents in Arizona accounted for more than half of the 1.15 million illegals caught last year, Congress -- led by Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican -- steadfastly has approved appropriation bills that prohibit permanent checkpoints along a 260-mile section of the Arizona border known as the Tucson sector. Tucson is the only one of 20 Border Patrol sectors nationwide not permitted to set up...
  • World ID Card?? (DRUDGE TITLE)

    05/27/2005 2:34:56 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 694+ views
    Drudge | 27 May 2005 | By Kim Sengupta