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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.
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.
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?"
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camps For You and Your Family: Pr. George's Questions Detention Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saddam was Captured: Stealth enactment of the "Patriot II"
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 :
Patriot' would restore rights
The backlash against the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 is picking up speed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accountant Kept Shackled at JFK Airport, Denied Water For 24 Hours By
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
down American Flag raises neighbor's ire
havenews.com | April 7 2004
Richard Evey is proud of his brand new American flag. Even though hes flying it upside down. His Westbrook subdivision neighbors dont share his pride.
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.
plans law that will make it a criminal offence to criticise government
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
for the draft: Arizona registers men between 18 and 25 who sign up for
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
lacked franchise approval
Fort Myers police recently manned a new battle station in their fight against crime: the drive-through window at McDonald’s.
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'."
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
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.
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.
Article showing Skull and Bones members, E. R. Harriman, and Prescott S. Bush(The President's Grandfather.) tied to Hitler's funding and Banking.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.