Rule by fear or rule by law? February 04, 2008|By Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg, San Francisco Gate (com)http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-02-04/opinion/17140386_1_martial-law-kbr-national-defense-authorization-act “The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly … Read more . . .
SIBEL EDMONDS: THE MAKINGS OF A POLICE STATE November 14, 2010 posted by Sibel Edmonds Little Steps Towards the Big Leap? Time To Test our Might & Will By Sibel Edmonds STAFF WRITER The movement against TSA’s systematic degradation of our … Read more . . .
Police surveillance of Muslims set up with ‘no regard for law’ Police covered up counter-terrorism unit’s £3m camera operation which spied on Muslims in Birmingham Paul Lewis guardian.co.uk, Thursday 30 September 2010 21.54 BST A secret police operation to place … Read more . . .
JUSTICE FOR LYNNE STEWART Lynne Stewart received a 28-month sentence in October 2006. Her lawyers appealed, and she was out on bail until November 17, 2009, when her bail was revoked after the Second Circuit ruled on her and the … Read more . . .
Judge sentences US civil liberties lawyer Lynne Stewart to 10 years By Peter Daniels WSWS, 17 July 2010 In a new and vicious attack on Lynne Stewart, on July 15, Federal District Judge John G. Koeltl resentenced the disbarred civil … Read more . . .
FBI Document Labels Michigan Affirmative Action and Peace Groups as Terrorists by ACLU, 29 August 2005 NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union today released an FBI document that designates a Michigan-based peace group and an affirmative action advocacy … Read more . . .
Is Plea Bargaining a Cop-Out? Time Magazine, 28 August 1978 Critics say yes, but efforts to ban it bring mixed results Ideally anyone charged with a crime in the U.S. is entitled to his day in court. The litany of … Read more . . .
Criminal prosecution in sheep’s clothing: the punitive effects of OFAC freezing sanctions by Vanessa Ortblad, in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Summer 2008 I. INTRODUCTION The first response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and … Read more . . .
Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web MonitoringBy Noah Schachtman, Wired.com, 28 July 2010 The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses … Read more . . .
White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity By Ellen NakashimaWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, July 29, 2010; A01 The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over … Read more . . .
US to access Europeans’ bank data in new deal BBC (8 July 2010) Euro MPs have approved a new deal to allow US anti-terror investigators to access Europeans’ bank data. The vote followed tough negotiations with US authorities after a … Read more . . .
Pentagon wishes to investigate Guantanamo defense lawyers http://www.usatrends.info/richard-greener-911-911-where-is-the-outrage-as-we-lose-our-freedom/1132 By Mike Lee, 26 May 2010 There’s a Defense Department bill now before the Congress. It contains a provision authorizing the Pentagon’s Inspector General to investigate the lawyers who have defended detainees … Read more . . .
Innocent in London – ‘Suspicious behaviour on the tube’ ‘LONDON (Reuters): – A London underground train station was evacuated and part of a main east-west line closed in a security alert on Thursday, three weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 … Read more . . .
Secret evidence undermines right to fair trial by David Mery,http://coalitionagainstsecretevidence.com/secrete-evidence-undermines/ The right to a fair trial, an essential principle of the legal system enshrined in both domestic and international law, is limited by the use of secret evidence in judicial proceedings. … Read more . . .
Secret Evidence House of Commons Briefing By Frances Webber, 27 April 2009 A recent meeting in the House of Commons gave a fillip to the campaign against secret evidence in terrorism cases. In a packed committee room in the House of … Read more . . .
JUSTICE release daming report on secret evidence 14 June 2009 Justice, an independent legal human rights organisation founded in 1957 have recently released their report on the use of secret evidence in the judicial system. An Executive Summary the report details … Read more . . .
Coalition Against Secret Evidencehttp://coalitionagainstsecretevidence.com/ The use of secret evidence is another crucial matter upon which you may want to question the candidate at your door. What answers will you get if you ask the person seeking to speak and act … Read more . . .
You Are Under Surveillance Public space is increasingly policed by hidden surveillance systems. The private life of the individual is secretly captured, mapped, collected, and owned in effigy by a cabal of private business operations—the security industry. Ironically, as communities … Read more . . .
Debunking a myth: If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear By Toby Stevens on February 25, 2009 9:07 PM Computer Weekly The idea that an individual can live in a surveillance society with nothing to fear so long as … Read more . . .
Police fight cellphone recordings Witnesses taking audio of officers arrested, charged with illegal surveillance By Daniel RowinskiNew England Center For Investigative Reporting / January 12, 2010http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/01/12/police_fight_cellphone_recordings/ Simon Glik, a lawyer, was walking down Tremont Street in Boston when he saw three police officers … Read more . . .