Police State

Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing …

Police State

Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

By John W. Whitehead “Who needs direct repression when one can convince the chicken to walk freely into the slaughterhouse?”—Philosopher Slavoj Žižek Despite the best efforts of some to sound the alarm, the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle …

Police State

Prisons Without Walls: We’re All Inmates in the American Police State

by John W. Whitehead “It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free—to be under no physical constraint and yet be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within …

Transportation Security Administration

TSA has no excuse to continue the groping

by James Bovard Last August, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole attacked an article I wrote, stating that it was “Misleading, inaccurate and unfairly disparages the dedicated (TSA) workforce. … We will not sit back and allow misinformation and conjecture to malign our employees.” Pistole resigned last December — in …

Police State

Land of the Unfree – Police and Prosecutors Fight Aggressively to Retain Barbaric Right of “Civil Asset Forfeiture”

by Michael Krieger Efforts to limit seizures of money, homes and other property from people who may never be convicted of a crime are stalling out amid a wave of pressure from prosecutors and police. Their effort, at least at the state level, appears to be working. At least a …

Police State

Breaking: FREEDOM Act Passes Senate, Freedom Dies

by Daniel McAdams LewRockwell.com By a vote of 67-32 the Senate today passed the USA FREEDOM Act, just days after the expiration of key elements of the USA PATRIOT Act. The FREEDOM Act is billed as a reform of the unconstitutional and recently-ruled illegal bulk collection of Americans’ telecommunications, but …

Transportation Security Administration

TSA Flunks 96 Percent of Undercover Security Tests

by Michael Tennant An internal Transportation Security Agency (TSA) undercover investigation has revealed that the agency’s airport checkpoints are almost complete failures when it comes to preventing explosives and weapons from being taken onto airplanes, reported ABC News. To assess the TSA’s performance, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Red Teams …

Police State

Rising Enemy Within: Private Police Fits New World Order Script

by Bernie Suarez First I want to say that many corporate (security) sympathizers tend to defend private policing, but this article will debunk all their arguments and show how private policing is the end-all end-game ultimate threat to freedom in America and humanity as a whole, all in the name …

DHS

Homeland Security: Going Places the Government Shouldn’t Go

by Jack Kenny It’s not a question likely to be asked in a high-school civics class or found in a college textbook, but as a reality check on how government really operates, try answering the following: Which agency, bureau, or department of the federal government exercises jurisdiction over the following …

Police State

DEA tracks movements of millions of Americans using license plate readers

by Daniel Barker American citizens are being monitored more closely than ever, according to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal. In the latest chapter regarding the government’s systematic assault on our right to privacy, it has been revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been secretly tracking …