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Nearly 100 Cities: May 1 Protest Against Immigration Police State Spreads in a Wildfire of Outrage

Last week, in case you hadn’t heard, Arizona passed a law subjecting law-abiding U.S. citizens and residents to warrantless search and detention without probable cause.

You read that right. Don’t let someone limit discussion of this new law, SB 1070, to illegal immigration and their illegal illegality, because the truth is that the law does [...]

Protests Against Arizona Immigration Profiling Law Spread Across the United States

The passage last week of SB 1070 has led to the legalization of the nation’s most draconian racial profiling scheme yet. This bill, now signed into law in my former home state of Arizona, would make it a crime to be an illegal immigrant anywhere in the state of Arizona. The Arizona State Legislature has [...]

Police Make Arrests in Britain to Shovel DNA into Database. See also “USA.”

The UK Human Genetics Commission reports on DNA database sweeps by the British police:

It is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything if there is a power to do so … It is apparently understood by serving police officers that one of the reasons, if not the reason, for the change in practice [...]

LAPD Tries to East Germanize Los Angeles with iWatchLA Program

iWatchLA Public Service Announcement:

iWatchLA Brochure:

What Is iWATCH?

iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH) is a community program to help your neighborhood stay safe from terrorist activities.

You and your fellow community members can report behaviors and activities that make you feel uncomfortable or do not look right (suspicious behaviors).

iWATCH is [...]

Heroes Face Down Fake Ordeals

My favorite line from the story, came from the “hero” who had to grapple with a fake bomb: “Anybody who doesn’t stare me in the face, I get a little nervous with.” [...]

On Police Cameras and Satellites Spying On Us

The spy satellite operations of the National Applications Office place each and every one of us in a panopticon, a virtual prison in which we are treated as criminally suspect, and under constant threat of surveillance, though we’ll never really know whether we’re being spied upon at all. Conditions like this are corrosive to a free society, and so, although it’s created with the of excuse of a need for security, the National Application Office’s panopticon nation is itself the source of a systematic American insecurity. [...]

Crimethinc and the Police-Free Zone: Burn a Cop, But Be Polite About It

When taking my kids on a walk up to the campus of the Ohio State University last week, I spotted this sticker placed on a flagpole. The small text reads “trust, respect, and communication are essential to healthy community; protect your friends and neighbors from uniformed gang members and other suspicious characters.”

Now that’s cheeky, [...]

Sarah Palin, Amy Goodman and the Unfounding of the USA

Will anyone at the Republican National Convention even apologize for this illegal arrest of journalists attempting to cover the event? I’m not expecting to hear any such admission of wrongdoing. [...]

The Violent Bicycles of Denver Worry Democrats And Police

It doesn’t send a positive message that Democratic Party officials are getting special police protection from bicycles. If I were head of the Democratic National Committee, I’d make sure to issue an official statement condemning the paranoid police pursuit of bicycles – and I’d tell the Denver Police to back off. [...]