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Paris bans protests ahead of Bush's visit
Financial Times | June 3 2004

Demonstrations have been banned in central Paris throughout this week to ensure no hostile protests are in evidence to disturb President George W. Bush's brief presence in the French capital.
SHOOT TO KILL ORDERED AT G8 IN GEORGIA
sf.indymedia.org | 27 May 2004

Pacifica News and the AP have both stated in the last two days that there is potential for the use of Lethal Force at the G8, DNC, and RNC this summer.
Man Goes to Jail for Putting a Sign in his Yard
WAFF | April 2 2004

"When it gets to where a man hadn't got any free speech in this world, what has he got?"
New Free Speech Zones Mock First Amendment
American Free Press - 01/31/04

“As far as I’m concerned, the whole country is a free speech zone. If the Bush administration has its way, anyone who criticizes them will be out of sight and out of mind.”
Miami's New Police State

I watched as rubber bullets and tear gas were fired at the unarmed protestors. The police converged on the protestors, almost like a scene from the classic film Potemkin, where Russian troops marched on demonstrators in 1905.
Miami crowd control would do tyrant proud

Miami police Chief John Timoney must be mighty proud of the social order he maintained during the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit a couple of weeks ago in Miami - sort of the way Saddam Hussein was proud of quieting dissension in his country.
Officials step up monitoring of anti-war groups

Peace activists and law enforcement officials agree that the monitoring of anti-war groups and other activists has stepped up since the terrorist attacks of two years ago.
Oregon Law Would Jail War Protesters as Terrorists

An Oregon anti-terrorism bill would jail street demonstrators for at least 25 years in a thinly veiled effort to discourage anti-war protests, critics say. Actual bill states that protesters would be imprisoned in forced labor gulags.
Antiterror bill meets opposition at hearing

A bill that would define violent protesters as terrorists and subject them to possible life imprisonment came under attack Monday at a packed and sometimes tense legislative hearing.
Senate Bill 742: Sponsored by Senator MINNIS

"When a person is convicted of terrorism under this section, the court shall order that the person be confined for a minimum of 25 years without possibility of parole, release to post-prison supervision, release on work release or any form of temporary leave or employment at a forest or work camp."
Protest groups possible security threat: CSIS

Some Canadian animal rights, anti-globalization and white supremacist groups may pose a terrorist threat, revealed the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's latest annual report.
State monitored war protesters

Days before firing wooden slugs at protesters, police were warned of potential violence at the Port of Oakland by California's anti-terrorism intelligence center, which admits blurring the line between terrorism and political dissent.
Governor to top cop: Stop 'intimidating' protesters

After a firestorm of protest over the actions of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents at a March 5 peace protest on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen demanded that TBI Director Larry Wallace change the agency's policies concerning surveillance of public assemblies.
Ellison to pull plug on protest websites

The Federal Government plans to stop Australians gaining access to websites used to organise protests. A police ministers meeting in Darwin this week agreed it was "unacceptable websites advocating or facilitating violent protest action be accessible from Australia".
Police violence shocks activists, others at Port of Oakland protest

An anti-war demonstration at the Port of Oakland turned violent this morning when Oakland Police opened fire with wooden dowels, ``sting balls,'' concussion grendades, tear gas and other non-lethal weapons when protesters at the gates of two shipping lines refused an order to disperse.
LAPD starts quiet probe of activists

The LAPD's new anti-terrorism unit quietly opened an inquiry into a local animal rights activist group that publicized the home addresses of Mayor James Hahn and the city's animal services chief, the group charged.
Terrorism Act 'used to halt protest'

The civil liberties group Liberty claims police breached the human rights of anti-war protesters at a Gloucestershire RAF base by using powers under the Terrorism Act to stop them demonstrating.
Protesters say freedoms snapped away
St. Petersburg Times - 12/05/03

Nugent acknowledged that during that height of the antiwar movement, his deputies gathered intelligence on protesters in order to maintain order. The protesters, on the other hand, think that the practice deprived them of their constitutional rights to privacy and to protest grievances against the government.
Federal Camps For You and Your Family: Pr. George's Questions Detention Center Plan

Several companies have expressed interest in the project, including two based in Florida, Wackenhut Corrections Corp. and Correctional Services Corp., and Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America. Three sites have been suggested in Prince George's and one in Baltimore County.
Camps For Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision

Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's announced desire for camps for U.S. citizens he deems to be "enemy combatants" has moved him from merely being a political embarrassment to being a constitutional menace.
General Ashcroft's Detention Camps

Under the Justice Department's new definition of "enemy combatant"—which won the enthusiastic approval of the president and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld—anyone defined as an "enemy combatant," very much including American citizens, can be held indefinitely by the government, without charges, a hearing, or a lawyer. In short, incommunicado.
FEMA Preparing for Mass Destruction Attacks on Cities

FEMA, the federal agency charged with disaster preparedness, is engaged in a crash effort to prepare for multiple mass destruction attacks on U.S. cities - including the creation of sprawling temporary cities to handle millions of displaced persons, NewsMax has learned.
Foundations are in place for martial law in the US

Recent pronouncements from the Bush Administration and national security initiatives put in place in the Reagan era could see internment camps and martial law in the United States.
FEMA’s Plan for Mass Destruction Attacks: Of Course It’s True

Let me state for the record that FEMA is moving ahead with plans to create temporary cities that could handle millions of Americans after mass destruction attacks on U.S. cities.
Rights panelist foresees internment push

A member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission said Friday that he could foresee a scenario in which the public would demand internment camps for Arab Americans if Arab terrorists strike again in this country.
Vast quarantine role advocated for states

In the event of a bio-terrorist attack using a deadly and contagious disease such as smallpox, public health officials want to close roads and airports, herd people into stadiums, and, if necessary, quarantine entire infected cities.
Concentration Camps in Okanagon County?

Okanogan County Commissioner Dave Schulz says he's convinced his county is a designated home for a "concentration camp'' in case of civil unrest.
Lawyers say post-9/11 U.S. is like police state
Jim Nichols, Plain Dealer Reporter | May 01, 2004

Americans have a fearsome new enemy since 9/11, and that enemy is their own government, a panel of prominent defense lawyers told colleagues Friday.
American Police State Goes Into High Gear
Prison Planet | April 9 2004

The past few weeks have seen an explosion of police state measures and bombshell attacks on the God-given freedoms of American citizens. It is vital that we communicate these abuses to the wider public and attempt to redress this disgusting attack on the bill of rights.
Kiss Goodbye to the 4th Amendment
Jon Christian Ryter | April 1st 2004

It's finally happened. Thanks to recent judicial decisions by the traditionally conservative 5th Circuit Court and the US Supreme Court, Americans can pretty much kiss the 4th Amendment good-bye.
Court Opens Door To Searches Without Warrants
The New Orleans Channel | March 27 2004

It's a groundbreaking court decision that legal experts say will affect everyone: Police officers in Louisiana no longer need a search or arrest warrant to conduct a brief search of your home or business.
In Push to Stop Drunk Driving, Police Draw Blood
Wall Street Journal | March 24 2004

BROOKFIELD, Wis. -- After police stopped Robert H. Miller for driving erratically here one afternoon in February 2001, they asked for his license and registration.Then they asked for something else: his blood.
Blunkett to Enact PreCrime Terror Law
London Evening Standard - 02/02/04

He wants terror suspects to go on trial in secret, lower the burden of proof and bring in "pre-emptive" charges - before a crime is actually committed.
Civil Contingencies Bill Gives UK Government Dictatorial Powers
BBC - 01/07/04

They fear that unless the Civil Contingencies Bill contains suitable constraints its powers could be abused by a future government.
At year's end, signs of dictatorship abound in Washington
Wayne Madsen - 12/30/03

The telltale signs of dictatorship and fascism abound in this city on the Potomac. Some of the signs—concrete barricades and 8-foot walls around monuments—are apparent. Others, like video cameras, although more subtle, are every bit as ubiquitous.
7,500 searched in London under anti-terror law

More than 7,500 people in London have been stopped and searched by police under emergency anti-terrorism powers.
Administration Creates Center for Master Terror 'Watch List'

Officials said they expected the center to be operating by December. It will track, they said, not only suspected foreign terrorists but also Americans tied to domestic events like violence at abortion clinics.
Tough antiterrorism law called 'extreme'

A new antiterrorism law, considered one of the toughest in the industrial world, has won broad backing from both ruling and opposition parties.
US out to create global police state

As part of the war on terror, the United States is pressuring other countries and its own citizens to accept invasions of privacy in the name of law enforcement, two human rights groups reported on Friday.
RED ALERT MEANS YOU WILL BE A PRISONER IN YOUR HOME AND THE SCHOOLS WILL KEEP YOU FROM YOUR CHILDREN, TAKING THEM TO "SECRET LOCATIONS"

All Americans to be under house arrest, public school children undergo practice drills where they are relocated to "secret locations" (FEMA camps). Red alert means you are the enemy!
Code Red would trigger a virtual lockdown

National landmarks such as the Washington Monument, Ellis Island and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis could be shut down. Planes could be grounded, trains could stop running, and bridges and tunnels could be closed. U.S. borders might be sealed off, and roadblocks might be set up on interstates and other major highways.
Oregon readies for red alert

Oregonians can expect searches of bags and briefcases, restricted entry to public buildings and parking lots, delays in traffic — and maybe a lot more — if the local situation triggers a red alert for terrorist attacks.
Red alert? Stay home, await word

If the nation escalates to "red alert," which is the highest in the color-coded readiness against terror, you will be assumed by authorities to be the enemy if you so much as venture outside your home, the state's anti-terror czar says.
Court: U.S. Can Hold Citizens as Enemy Combatants

A federal appeals court today ruled that the government has properly detained an American-born man captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan without an attorney and has legally declared him an enemy combatant.
Terror laws are 'needless totalitarianism'

These would include allowing the government to rush through temporary legislation without prior parliamentary approval, and giving authorities the right to declare a regional state of emergency.
In Terror War, 2nd Track for Suspects

The Bush administration is developing a parallel legal system in which terrorism suspects -- U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike -- may be investigated, jailed, interrogated, tried and punished without legal protections guaranteed by the ordinary system, lawyers inside and outside the government say.
Bush war rules let U.S. kill its own

The authority to kill U.S. citizens is granted under a secret finding signed by the president after the Sept. 11 attacks that directs the CIA to covertly attack al-Qaida anywhere in the world. The authority makes no exception for Americans, so permission to strike them is understood rather than specifically described, officials said.
US terror arrests to remain secret

The names of hundreds of people detained since the 11 September attacks can be kept secret, a US federal appeals court has ruled.
Dirty bomb victims 'may be shot'

Police could be forced to shoot members of the public to maintain order in the event of a  "dirty bomb" or biological attack on Britain, it was claimed yesterday.
Police will run internet after terrorist attack

Wide-ranging powers to enable the police to run the internet and the rest of Britain’s information superhighway in the event of a terrorist attack will be unveiled this week.
Young clubbers 'fingerprinted'
BBC - 01/07/04

An Essex nightclub is helping police to pioneer a new digital identification system to screen people as they are admitted to the premises.
Sydney patrons photographed, put in database before they can order drink

First they banned smoking at the bar – now you may have to be photographed before you can order a drink. Australian pubs and nightclubs are adopting a new security system involving patrons posing for a photograph before they are admitted to premises.
Child ID numbers to enable government to seize more children

Charles Clarke, the education secretary, is fighting for a short bill in the Queen's speech next month which would give every child an identity number and allow local authorities in England to share information about any suspicion of neglect or abuse in the family.
Government wants file on every child in England

The Government says it wants to create a file on every child in England, including information on whether family members have a history of drug abuse or domestic violence.
Police seek DNA record of everyone

Senior police officers will call this week for the the national database of 2m DNA samples to be extended to everyone in the country.
Drinkers face drug test as they enter the pub

Pub and club revellers face a drugs test as soon as they enter the premises. Anyone going into a bar, whether they arouse suspicion or not, will be asked to take a swab test, which highlights any drug use. And those who refuse will be questioned!
Police to get right to DNA test everyone they arrest

Police officers will be able to fingerprint and take a DNA sample from anyone they arrest under proposals announced yesterday by the Home Office.
Cops go to bars to arrest drunks

In the ongoing effort to keep public places clear of intoxicated citizens and drunk drivers, some police agencies are using a controversial tactic – going directly into bars and restaurants in order to make arrests.
Bar Raids Irritate Owners, Drinkers

Police consider the operation a success and said they would consider doing it again. The assistant commander of the Reston District station, described it as a "low-key" operation designed to stop drunks before they got behind the wheel.
A Crime to Drink?

Mike Heidig was dressed as Santa Claus and had just finished a rousing karaoke version of "Jingle Bell Rock" at a Reston, Va., bar when a police officer asked him to step outside.
Mother jailed over son's truancy

A mother has been jailed for failing to stop her son playing truant. Karen Simmonds, 34, was sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment for failing to ensure the nine-year-old attended school regularly.
Draconian plans on pet ownership

Mr Meads fears the RSPCA, which is also being consulted, will use its size to pressure the Government into accepting its ideas, including banning people from keeping just one pet.
X-ray vision shows air passengers naked

The US government is considering using X-ray vision at airport security checkpoints to give a naked image of passengers.
No homework? Tell it to the judge

At Houston's North Shore Middle School, the parents of students who habitually fail to complete their homework and miss a mandatory afterschool programme are being summoned to court, school officials said on Thursday.
Bush Cabal Hides Patriot II Police State in HR2417
Rep. Ron Paul/Rep Dennis Moore - 12/19/03

It appears we are witnessing a stealth enactment of the enormously unpopular "Patriot II" legislation that was first leaked several months ago. Perhaps the national outcry when a draft of the Patriot II act was leaked has led its supporters to enact it one piece at a time in secret.
While Saddam was Captured: Stealth enactment of the "Patriot II" legislation
Various Sources - 12/15/03

While CNN and other media outlets are rejoicing because of the capture of Saddam Hussein, Bush again introduced new legislation last Saturday which increased the federal powers to investigate and reduces the privacy rights of American citizens :
'True Patriot' would restore rights

The backlash against the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 is picking up speed.
President Asks for Expanded Patriot Act

President Bush, in a speech marking today's anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, called on Congress yesterday to "untie the hands of our law enforcement officials" by expanding the government's ability to probe and detain terrorism suspects.
TOTAL POLICE STATE TAKEOVER: The Secret Patriot Act II Destroys What Is Left of American Liberty

A Brief Analysis of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, Also Known as Patriot Act II.
Uncle Sam reinstates big brother

Attorney General John Ashcroft wants even more power to snoop on the Internet, spy on private conversations and install secret microphones, spy-ware and keystroke loggers.
THE PATRIOT ACT II: TERRORIZING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

On February 7, 2003, the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity released a draft of new "anti-terrorism" legislation being crafted by the Justice Department. The broad new powers conferred on government by the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (DSEA), labeled "CONFIDENTIAL -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION," are alarming.
If you liked Patriot Act I, don't miss the sequel

In the closed-mouth environs of the Bush administration, where a leak will end a career far faster than playing footsie with the industry you are regulating, someone anonymously sent a draft of a bill nicknamed the Patriot Act II to the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity.
Patriot Act II jeopardizes freedom

Since Jan. 9, the Bush administration has been sitting on draft legislation it intends to shove through Congress when that elected body is in a state of panic -- for example, when we are at war with Iraq or suspect a massive terrorist attack is imminent.
Ashcroft pushing PATRIOT II, Bush hesitating

Attorney General John Ashcroft is pushing for enhanced law enforcement powers to conduct the nation's ongoing war on terrorism, but the White House is taking a cautious route in the face of public and congressional reservations.
Patriot Act Enhancement Provides Death Penalty For Any Federal Crime Punishable By Over One Year In Jail
Counterpunch | April 27 2004

"This proposal will rightly be seen as another federal infringement on civil liberties that will not make America safer,"
Botetourt resource officer loses job over incident
www.roanoke.com | May 26, 2004

Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle said he terminated Deputy C.J. Dickerson on Monday for inappropriately bullying a student by "taking him to the ground" at Colonial Elementary School.
Officer's Taser is used on girl, 9
Arizona Daily Star | May 25, 2004

A veteran South Tucson police sergeant is under investigation for firing his stun gun to subdue a handcuffed 9-year-old girl.
British Accountant Kept Shackled at JFK Airport, Denied Water For 24 Hours By Homeland Security
London Telegraph | April 29 2004

An accountant claims that he was kept for more than 24 hours in "leg chains" and denied food and water after flying into New York's JFK airport with his wife.
Plea for help turns deadly

Parents' plea for help for their 15-year-old son, who was holding a kitchen knife and threatening suicide, turned deadly early Monday when Mesa police shot him in front of his family.
Killing of family dog unfolds on videotape

The dog, which was shot at close range by a Cookeville policeman during a felony traffic stop, belonged to the James Smoak family of Saluda, N.C. At the time, the Tennessee Highway Patrol suspected the Smoaks were involved in a Nashville-area robbery.
Woman talks friend out of suicide; police shoot her dog

A woman who had just talked a friend out of suicide had her pet cocker spaniel shot to death by a police officer called to her house.
Detroit officer severs woman's finger

A Detroit police officer with a knife cut off the finger of a 45-year-old woman he was trying to handcuff in a parking lot on 8 Mile.
OUTRAGE OVER NEW WRONG-DOOR BLUNDER BY POLICE

Residents of a Bronx building are outraged after getting an unexpected morning "greeting" yesterday from a police drug squad, which burst into their homes, waved guns at children and then left after finding nothing.
FBI recruited and protected violent informants nationwide for decades

For decades, in cities from coast to coast, FBI agents recruited killers and crime bosses as informants and then looked the other way as they continued to commit violent crimes.
Upside down American Flag raises neighbor's ire
havenews.com | April 7 2004

Richard Evey is proud of his brand new American flag. Even though he’s flying it upside down. His Westbrook subdivision neighbors don’t share his pride.
Quarantining dissent: How the Secret Service protects Bush from free speech
San Francisco Chronicle - 01/04/04

When President Bush travels around the United States, the Secret Service visits the location ahead of time and orders local police to set up "free speech zones" or "protest zones," where people opposed to Bush policies (and sometimes sign-carrying supporters) are quarantined.
Blair plans law that will make it a criminal offence to criticise government policy

The measures could potentially outlaw participation in a protest march, such as last week's demonstrations during President Bush's state visit, making it, in effect, a criminal offence to criticise government policy.
Anti-war activist charged for 'misusing phone' to protest to US

An Auckland peace activist who sent an e-mail to the US Embassy objecting to the war on Iraq has been charged with misuse of a telephone.
Boy investigated by FBI for researching paper on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

A 12-year-old kid at Boys' Latin researches a paper on the Bay Bridge, and suddenly the Joint Terrorist Task Force shows up in the headmaster's office.
Warning! You Are Being Watched

In late April, two teen-age students in Oakland, California, got an unwelcome, real-life lesson in civics. During a heated class discussion at Oakland High School about politics and President Bush, the boys made comments the exact nature of which are in dispute, but which their teacher believed constituted a threat toward the president. The teacher went to the FBI.
The U.S. Government Wanted ‘To Make An Example Out of Me’: Young Webmaster Heads to Prison for Political Website

The 20 year-old Webmaster of a California-based site called raisethefist.com is to begin a yearlong prison term today. And when he gets out of prison next year, he will be banned from associating with anyone who wants to “change the government in any way.”
Secret Service Questions Students

Some teachers in Oakland are rallying behind two students who were interrogated by the Secret Service. That followed remarks the teenagers made about the President during a class discussion. The incident has many people angry. It's good to see the real terrorists are being hunted down.
The King Has No Clothes: But Saying So Might Land You In Prison

We should therefore be alarmed that a growing pretext is being set whereby it is either illegal or an act of political suicide to criticize President Bush.
Anti-Bush Actress' TV Show Dumped

ABC has dumped a new sitcom by comic Janeane Garofalo from its line-up - prompting speculation the move was a result of her anti-Bush politics.
GBI agent appeals transfer over case

When the leader of the paramilitary group started working last spring as a retail clerk at Southeastern Guns in Norcross, his position worried Gwinnett County police and set in motion a chain of events that shed a glimmer of light on the highly secretive state Department of Homeland Security.
Man Arrested After Refusing to Remove Anti-War Shirt in Mall

A man wearing a "Peace on Earth, Give Peace a Chance" T-shirt in a shopping mall says he was arrested because he refused to take the shirt off, but the mall says he was nabbed for bothering other shoppers.
'Hitler' Exec Producer Fired Over Remarks

The executive producer of a CBS miniseries about Adolf Hitler's rise to power has been fired after giving an interview in which he compared the current mood of Americans to that of the Germans who helped Hitler rise to power.
Terrorism panic goes too far at Area 51

Chuck Clark wasn't even home when law enforcement personnel assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force roared up to his trailer in tiny Rachel, Nev., the other day. He didn't know about the still-sealed search warrant until he returned from a road trip and found that his files, photos and computer had been seized.
Is Military Creeping Into Domestic Law Enforcement?
9 Mar 2004 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

IN A LITTLE-NOTICED side effect of the war on terrorism, the military is edging toward a sensitive area that has been off-limits to it historically: domestic intelligence gathering and law enforcement.
From Tommy Franks, a doomsday scenario
St. Petersburg Times - 12/08/03

Franks suggested that a "massive casualty-producing event" might cause "our population to question our own Constitution and begin to militarize our country."
Tommy Franks: Martial Law Will Replace Constitution After Next Terror Attack

Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
Ukrainian Nato Troops Set Up Checkpoints in Scotland

Motorists using a public road in Wigtownshire were forced to stop by Ukrainian marines acting with French soldiers.
Pilotless plane to fly routinely in civilian airspace

The US Air Force's Global Hawk became the first pilotless aeroplane to be given permission to fly routinely in civilian airspace on Thursday. The US Federal Aviation Administration issued the USAF and Northrop Grumman, a certificate of authorisation (COA) allowing the RQ-4 Global Hawk to enter national airspace with almost as much ease as a piloted plane.
Neighbors call tactics in drug raid militaristic

The sound of heavy machinery, exploding grenades and blaring announcements cracked the early morning silence. Neighbors looked out their windows to see an armored truck rolling down the street.
Going after Tulsa's lawbreakers

They drove their tank right into the driveways of houses where they planned to serve high-risk warrants. In two cases, the suspect had left within 30 minutes of the raid.
Pact would allow U.S. troops into Canada during emergency

U.S. troops could find themselves on Canadian territory helping police and firefighters deal with emergencies under a new pact.
Pentagon can't seem to kill idea of military draft
AP | June 1, 2004

Defense officials say they don't want it. And polls show the American public doesn't either. So why do lawmakers keep suggesting that conscription be reconsidered?
The Return of the Draft, a Bipartisan Production
Counterpunch.org | June 1, 2004

Barring a sudden reversal in the direction of US foreign policy, a strong bipartisan push to reinstate the draft can be expected soon after the November elections.
Selective Service eyes women's draft
Seattle Post-Intelligencer | May 2 2004

The chief of the Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in the armed services.
Senator says US may need military draft to boost Iraq force
AFP | April 20 2004

"Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face."
Kucinich: Iraq Policy Will Lead to Draft
Associated Press - 01/24/04

America's policy in Iraq will lead to a resumption of the military draft, Democrat Dennis Kucinich told high school and college students Saturday.
Preparing for the draft: Arizona registers men between 18 and 25 who sign up for drivers licenses
Arizona Daily Star - 01/01/04

America hasn't had a military draft since 1973, but Arizona intends to be ready if it ever happens again
Talk of a draft grows despite denials by White House

The United States' uneven record in Iraq has kindled a small but persistent push to reinstitute the military draft, a politically charged idea that hasn't been seriously considered since the end of the Vietnam War.
Rangel calls for mandatory military service

A Democratic lawmaker said Sunday he will introduce a bill in the next session of Congress to make military service mandatory. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, said such legislation could make members of Congress more reluctant to authorize military action.
Universal National Service Act of 2003

To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
War On Terrorism Calls for Draft, Former Senator Says

In order for all segments of American society to participate equally in fighting the war on terrorism, the United States should reinstate the military draft and some other types of national service, such as the Peace Corps, a former senator said Wednesday.
With homeland security in mind, summer camp trains teens

Billed as one of the nation's first "homeland security training summer camps for teenagers," a program called Secure Corps in Bucks County is drilling 92 young men and women in essential skills for this new, uncertain era.
Wolfowitz on Reinstating Draft: "We need this and we are going to get it"

The White House advisors have been making discreet inquiries on the Hill about the Bush plan to reinstitute a universal draft in America.
Will U.S. bring back the draft?

A call from the U.S. Defence Department for volunteers to sit on local draft boards has sparked debate here about whether a nationwide military draft could ultimately be needed to complete Washington's Iraq mission.
Goose Creek Police tape prompts questions on school raid
WISTV - 12/11/03

Newly released videotape from inside Stratford High School shows a startling picture of the controversial November drug raid at the Goose Creek school.
The video was taken by the Goose Creek Police during the raid. It shows officers, some with guns drawn, forcing dozens of students to kneel on the floor as police dogs sniffed for drugs. Other students were bound with plastic handcuffs.
DNA sweep in Toronto alarms many

Campbell's West End home is in the heart of the most intensive part of the police investigation into the slaying of 10-year-old Holly Jones, who disappeared on her way home from a friend's house early in the evening of May 12. Police canvassed the streets where Holly was last seen, asking men "over a certain age" and who met certain criteria for saliva swabs.
DWI CHECKPOINTS SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND AT PORT AUTHORITY BRIDGES AND TUNNELS

Drivers traveling through the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and crossing the George Washington Bridge will be subject to inspection between 10 p.m. Friday, August 29, and 6 a.m. Saturday, August 30. In addition to checking drivers, police will distribute literature on the dangers of drinking and driving.
McSting lacked franchise approval

Fort Myers police recently manned a new battle station in their fight against crime: the drive-through window at McDonald’s.
Mental health rights fears

"Nazi Germany and the USSR were probably not the only countries in which socially or politically unacceptable behaviour was regarded as a manifestation of a 'disorder of the mind'."
Milburn promises Mental Health Bill

These included plans to force mentally ill people living in the community to take their medication; and proposals to detain dangerous people with severe personality disorders even if they have not committed a crime.
BARKING NO JOKE TO COP

When a Palo Alto police dog barked at Richard Dillon, the Menlo Park man barked back. Dillon's actions didn't amuse Palo Alto police, who cited him on a misdemeanor charge of taunting a police dog.
The Pentagon's Secret Scream: Sonic devices that can inflict pain--or even permanent deafness--are being deployed
Los Angeles Times | March 8 2004

SOUTH POMFRET, Vt. - Marines arriving in Iraq this month as part of a massive troop rotation will bring with them a high-tech weapon never before used in combat - or in peacekeeping
Smartuck III: Homeland Love Vehicle
Reuters | 7th March 2004
Army's secret 'people zapper' plans

Britain has been involved in secret talks with the United States over the development of so-called non-lethal weapons, including lasers that blind the enemy and microwave systems that cook the skin of human targets.
The Microwave Phaser

Allegedly designed for an Orwellian task—"humanitarian missions"—the VMAD is a giant version of your microwave oven, without the safety box surrounding it. The generals want to move it around on a humvee.
The Nazification of America

Weimar Republic President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor even though the Nazis were only a small minority in the German government. Bush is foisted on the American public through a coup d'etat of the Supreme Court after massive election fraud perpetrated by his brother in Florida.
The Bush-Nazi Connection

Article showing Skull and Bones members, E. R. Harriman, and Prescott S. Bush(The President's Grandfather.) tied to Hitler's funding and Banking.
The IBM Link to Auschwitz

The infamous Auschwitz tattoo began as an IBM number. And now it's been revealed that IBM machines were actually based at the infamous concentration-camp complex.
Double jeopardy rule will go for 30 crimes

Defendants acquitted of any one of about 30 listed crimes could be tried again if new evidence emerged in connection with their case, under a wholesale assault by the government on the ancient, double jeopardy rule.
'Lenient' jail terms for killers upheld

The court of appeal refused to increase jail sentences yesterday for three men found guilty of manslaughter for killing their partners.
Lord Chief Justice tells courts not to jail burglars

In an attempt to reduce the record prison population, the Lord Chief Justice yesterday told judges and magistrates that burglars should not be sent to prison.
Just five years for man who raped baby

Scotland's most senior legal officer today asked for a report into whether the sentence given to a man who raped a baby girl was "unduly lenient".
Why juries could soon be forced to retire

If we carry on tinkering with the criminal justice system, the Eurovision song contest will be the only place you'll see a jury by the end of the decade, said the Labour MP Vera Baird this week.
Database Measured 'Terrorism Quotient'
AP | May 20 2004

Before helping to launch the criminal information project known as Matrix, a database contractor gave U.S. and Florida authorities the names of 120,000 people who showed a statistical likelihood of being terrorists - sparking some investigations and arrests.
Police database called intrusive by rights group
Gannett News Service - 01/02/04

MATRIX, for Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange. The Intranet system combines a variety of public and law enforcement databases, allowing law enforcement agents to quickly search addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card records, criminal histories, drivers license files, property records and other databases to quickly track down suspects.
Seven-state info store a potent repository of personal data
Miami Herald - 01/23/04

A federally funded crime database run by seven states, including Ohio, is looking increasingly to privacy advocates like a potent substitute for the data.m.ining program the Pentagon scrapped after public rebuke.