Sunday Reflection: ‘Dear TSA: I am not your customer’ June 22, 2012Art CardenWashington Examiner The Transportation Security Administration has taken quite a beating in the news cycle so far this year. In late April, screeners were caught taking bribes to allow drugs to pass through Los Angeles International Airport. Recently, a 4-year-old was detained, yelled at, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Digital Devices and Miscarriages of Justice June 19, 2012Roger Koppl, Monique FerraroThe Daily Caller We carry our lives on digital devices. For most of us, the information they contain is perfectly innocent. But digital forensics as it’s practiced today can make innocent information look incriminating. That means we may be putting innocent people in jail and letting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
NYPD Should Leave Muslims Alone March 21, 2012Ivan Eland Attorney General Eric Holder is to be lauded for looking into the constitutionality of the New York City Police Department’s wholesale snooping into the lives of people based purely on their Muslim faith. Because Holder is a busy man, he could save a lot of time by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So, apparently you can point a loaded weapon at a man's head, violently throw him on the pavement, break his ribs and kick him repeatedly IN THE HEAD and not lose your job – even if the guy is suffering through insulin shock. If you are a cop in Nevada. Patting themselves on the back […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Congress, Obama Codify Indefinite Detention by Sheldon Richman In yet another reversal of his professed commitment to the rule of law, President Obama says he will sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which formalizes his authority to imprison terrorism suspects indefinitely without charge or trial. Where is the “progressive” outrage? George W. Bush […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Red-Light Camera Feud Reveals Ulterior Motivesby Fergus Hodgson By their very name, public servants claim to work for their fellow community members. The recent stand-offs over red-light cameras, however, indicate that many such officials have, to put it gently, conflicting interests. Twenty-five states and Washington, D.C., use red-light cameras, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors last […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
More Judicial Interference on Guantánamoby Andy Worthington, April 18, 2011 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation Last week, in my article, “How the Supreme Court Gave Up on Guantánamo,” I explained how, given the option of addressing complaints made by prisoners in Guantánamo regarding the basis of their ongoing detention, the Supreme Court chose […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Holder, Obama, and the Cowardly Shame of Guantánamoby Andy Worthington, April 5, 2011 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation Since May 2009, when President Obama first bowed to Republican pressure on national-security issues and abandoned a plan by White House Counsel Greg Craigto rehouse on the U.S. mainland a couple of cleared prisoners at Guantánamo […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Putting Prosecutors Above the Law April 5, 2011Anthony GregoryBirmingham News The Supreme Court has again upheld the principle that prosecutors are above the law. Connick v. Thompson is the newest peek into the gross corruption of American criminal justice, and a reminder of what government power means. John Thompson was convicted of armed robbery in 1985 in New […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
TSA Intrusion Is One Price of Empireby Sheldon Richman, December 1, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation How gratifying to see Americans increasingly angry at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for using offensive full-body scans and frisks in its latest production of what security expert Bruce Schneier calls “security theater.” The government would have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.