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In Wichita, the surveillance state expands again — and again

In Wichita, the surveillance state expands again — and again

by Bob Weeks In Wichita, we see another example of how once government starts a surveillance program, the urge to expand it is irresistible. Earlier this year the City of Wichita installed 70 cameras in Old Town for the purpose of enhancing public safety. 1 Now we’ve learned two things, according to Wichita Eagle reporting: The cameras aided in […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Local, Police State | Read More »

California Mother Harassed by Police Asking If Her Children Were Vaccinated

California Mother Harassed by Police Asking If Her Children Were Vaccinated

California: A young mother, ​Porsha Rasheed, walked her children to the bus stop and was approached by a police officer and a​n official from the Claremont school district who questioned her about the vaccination status of her children.  When she refused to answer and started recording the interaction they walked away, but that wasn’t the end […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Police State, Video | Read More »

TSA will use face recognition to track American travelers

TSA will use face recognition to track American travelers

by Electronic Frontier Foundation The “PreCheck” program is billed as a convenient service to allow U.S. travelers to “speed through security” at airports. However, the latest proposal released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reveals the Department of Homeland Security’s greater underlying plan to collect face images and iris scans on a nationwide scale. DHS’s programs will become […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Police State | Read More »

Senators prepare a check on Sessions’ government theft

Senators prepare a check on Sessions’ government theft

by Sam Rolley A bipartisan group of civil liberty supporters in the Senate  is working to defund Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ civil asset forfeiture schemes. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Angus King (I-Vt.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) are working to include an amendment to the appropriations bill which […]

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Police State | Read More »

Protect Student & Citizen Data Privacy! Say NO on HR 4174 National Database Bill on Wednesday 11-15!

Protect Student & Citizen Data Privacy! Say NO on HR 4174 National Database Bill on Wednesday 11-15!

HR 4174 sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan is due for a vote this Wednesday. This bill creates a government-wide “evidence building plan” that will lead to a national citizen database. The U.S. Dept. of Education will include lifelong student data tracking. Details are available here and here.  A one-page summary of the concerns with this bill is available […]

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Featured, Police State, Politics | Read More »

Prepare for a new age of American propaganda

Prepare for a new age of American propaganda

by Sam Rolley Government hysteria over “Russian disinformation” on the internet throughout the 2016 presidential election will serve as the justification for the U.S. to establish a new information warfare machine. This week, Congress listened to representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter discuss how “Russian disinformation” agents used their platforms to attack American democracy. “When it […]

November 6th, 2017 | Posted in Police State | Read More »

Media Silent As Gov’t Uses Vegas Shooting to Push Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches

Media Silent As Gov’t Uses Vegas Shooting to Push Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches

The media blackout is blatantly evident as the government prepares to pass another All-American titled bill that strips away liberty with no accountability. By Rachel Blevins As the mainstream media provides relentless coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal, there is one major piece of legislation it is ignoring, and if passed, it will […]

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Police State | Read More »

The empire comes home: Counterinsurgency, policing, and the militarization of America’s cities

The empire comes home: Counterinsurgency, policing, and the militarization of America’s cities

“This… thing, [the War on Drugs] this ain’t police work… I mean, you call something a war and pretty soon everybody gonna be running around acting like warriors… running around on a damn crusade, storming corners, slapping on cuffs, racking up body counts… pretty soon, damn near everybody on every corner is your f**king enemy. […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Police State | Read More »

House Freedom Caucus looking to preserve liberty by fighting NSA spying

House Freedom Caucus looking to preserve liberty by fighting NSA spying

by Bob Livingston Despite seeing consequences faced by members of his campaign team who were caught up in the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program, President Donald Trump is pushing full steam ahead for the NSA wiretapping program’s renewal. The warrantless search program, which lets the agency scarf up electronic communication sent from overseas, allows the […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Police State | Read More »

Why governments want gun control

Why governments want gun control

As night follows day, the mass shooting in Las Vegas has increased the pressure on and from the political establishment to begin limiting guns and gun accessories. Of course, there are unthinking people who sincerely believe that removing guns from society, or even just passing one more law, will make everyone safe. The politicians and […]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in Police State | Read More »