I remember well the experience of negotiating protest with the Capitol Park Police. Below a certain number of people, law enforcement at the grounds around the National Mall outside the U.S. Capitol Building believe free speech rights apply, and won’t arrest anyone. Above a reasonably
In 2008, when the FISA Amendments Act was being considered by the Congress as an effort to legalize… — physical searches of Americans’ homes — physical searches of Americans’ cars — physical searches of Americans’ offices — surveillance of Americans’ phone calls — surveillance of
Gov’t Financial Surveillance Hit All-Time High in 2011, While Surveillance of Terrorist Activity Dropped
New statistics show that financial surveillance of people by the U.S. Government hit a new record high in 2011. Think it’s about terrorism? Think again: in the same year, financial surveillance for suspected terrorist activity dropped, accounting for just 0.04% of all surveillance cases.