Security Theater

Los Angeles Is First In US To Install Intrusive Subway Security – All Riders Will ‘Volunteer’

Pic: Thruvision Source: Moon of Alabama August 15, 2018 by b The frog supposedly does not feel the slow increase of temperature until the water it sits in boils. In a similar vein people do not feel the loss of their freedoms when the observation and control instruments used on …

Police State

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The Evolution of a Police State Lockdown

Source: The Rutherford Institute August 13, 2018 John W. Whitehead “It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands and out-of-town travel. It takes a remarkable force to keep businesses closed and cars off …

DHS

Department of Homeland Security developing tech to take down unmanned aerial systems in urban environments

Source: Drone Watch News June 8, 2018 By Ethan Huff Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or what are more popularly known today as drones, have made their way from the annals of military weapons arsenals into everyday civilian households, prompting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to initiate new protocols …

TSA

The TSA is Using Armed Undercover Air Marshals to Spy On Unsuspecting Travelers

A security officerchecks a passenger at a security checkpoint. The TSA is being criticized for shelving $184 million worth of security equipment in a warehouse in Texas. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi) Marshals may “document whether passengers fidget, use a computer, have a ‘jump’ in their Adam’s apple or a ‘cold penetrating …

TSA

TSA screeners allowed to molest and falsely arrest air travelers; watch list complainers

Source: MassPrivateI July 12, 2018 by mapi Yesterday a Philadelphia Appeals Court ruled that TSA agents can not be sued for molesting or falsely arresting air travelers. According to an article in Yahoo News the government has granted DHS employees immunity from lawsuits. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. …

Police State

Police Union Calls for Banning of Books in High School Because They Mention Police Brutality

Police are calling for books to be banned from school because they talk about police brutality and real life scenarios that they say breeds distrust. Source: The Free Thought Project July 3, 2018 Matt Agorist Censorship is a necessity of the police state. Peaceful ideas that oppose the status quo …

DHS

HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation June 7, 2018 By Jennifer Lynch So why do we know so little about it? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The …

Police State

Badge of Impunity

Photo by Office of Public Affairs | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch June 1, 2018 by Jeffrey St. Clair What does it take to awaken a somnambulant media these days? Getting shot in the back 8 times by trigger-happy cops while standing in your grandmother’s backyard while holding a cell …

TSA

Los Angeles Times: TSA Secret Watchlist Targets Troublesome Travelers

Source: James Bovard May 28, 2018 James Bovard After pointlessly groping countless Americans, the TSA is keeping a secret watchlist of those who fight back “I need a witness!” exclaimed the security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Because I had forgotten to remove my belt before going through a …

Police State

Whose Country Is This? Is the Constitution Even Welcome Here Anymore?

Source: The Rutherford Institute May 28, 2018 John W. Whitehead “The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a cry of horror. Then a hundred were butchered. But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of …