No probable cause, no answers required at suspicionless internal checkpointsRead more »
Indeed, many critics of the .08 policy predicted that the new law could make matters worse by using up scarce law enforcement resources to go after these new "drunk" drivers who don't pose much of a threat to highway safetyRead more »
Tennessee 'Officials' deploy TSA on Highways to combat 'Terrorism' for the hell of it.Read more »
A Connecticut woman found herself stuck in traffic on her way to the delivery room, thanks to a Plainville PD DUI checkpoint. When Mrs. Hairston began going into labor, officers attempted to call for an ambulance, but were advised that help was 10 minutes away at least--a result of the delay that they themselves had created.
Thankfully, baby Christian was born healthy, but he and his mother could've easily become the latest casualties in these all-to-common violations of the Fourth Amendment.Read more »
YUMA — A jury has acquitted a Tempe pastor charged with failing to obey officers' instructions at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Yuma.
The jury also cleared Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church of obstructing a highway during the April 2009 incident at the Interstate 8 checkpoint. Both charges are misdemeanors.Read more »
The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse. This follows an earlier disclosure by the TSA that it requires all airport body scanners it purchases to be able to store and transmit images for "testing, training, and evaluation purposes."Read more »
"Sobriety checkpoints, like the one in San Pablo, have increasingly become profitable operations that are far more likely to seize cars from unlicensed — and often illegal immigrant — motorists, than to catch drunken drivers."Read more »
Drivers approaching the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will be subject to random vehicle inspection and search. The random inspections are reportedly designed to be brief and "minimally intrusive" so as not to disrupt passenger travel schedules. The stops will be conducted in cooperation with airport security, police and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. The inspection area is along the airport entrance road, located after an advisory sign that alerts motorists, "All vehicles are subject to search."Read more »
We'll be in a good place in America when 10% of all Americans stop licking the boot heels of the state's agents. Enjoy.Read more »
Focused on enhancing security at MARC commuter rail stations, the Maryland Transit Administration police in partnership with security and canine teams from the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Transit Security Administration will begin random security screenings at stations beginning October 30, 2009.Read more »
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