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Law Enforcement using Military Robots to Spy on You. It’s a Federal Crime with No Arrests.

The Posse Comitatus Act, a federal law in effect for over a century, says that the military can’t be used for domestic police purposes. It’s not just an administrative violation. It’s a crime:

Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the […]

Obama White House Thinks You're The USSR

These are military satellites, and now they’re being used against American civilians. That’s as good a sign as I could imagine that Yes We Can was never intended to apply to anyone but the powerful. […]

Mumbai Attacks Don’t Suggest Similar US Attacks

Law enforcement leaders seem determined to see their own jurisdictions as intimately connected to far away events. That tendency seems to have more to do with what people want to believe about themselves than with the way that the world actually works. […]

Mumbai Attacks Don't Suggest Similar US Attacks

Law enforcement leaders seem determined to see their own jurisdictions as intimately connected to far away events. That tendency seems to have more to do with what people want to believe about themselves than with the way that the world actually works. […]

Day of Doom With the FISA Amendments Act

At 10:00 this morning, the Senate will meet to consider the FISA Amendments Act. Please, call your two senators now, through the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Beg them to vote NO, for freedom’s sake. […]