Reason.com's Radley Balko cites current cases regarding cops harassing photographers and the legality of taking photos. It is all about power... not security.
More here ( http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/06/the_war_on_phot.html )as encryption expert Bruce Schneier speaks up on harassment of photographers, legality of taking photos, and the myth that terrorists use photographs of their targets to prepare their attacks.Read more »
Rank and file Muslims are doing more than their share to prevent domestic terrorism. In fact, vigilant Muslims have done more than the TSA, which is yet to catch a single terrorist. How about if instead of wasting their time trying to entrap American Muslims, the federal government begins trying to prevent terrorism where it starts. Look at the motive.Read more »
An FBI informant infiltrated the Islamic Center of Irvine, where he says he spied on dozens of worshipers in a quest for potential terrorists. Monteilh's mission as an informant backfired. Muslims were so alarmed by his talk of violent jihad that they obtained a restraining order against him.
He had helped build a terrorism-related case against a mosque member, but that also collapsed.Read more »
At a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland Oregon another FBI co-produced terror plot landed a young Muslim in custody charged with “attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.”Read more »
It may very well be that the FBI successfully and within legal limits arrested a dangerous criminal intent on carrying out a serious Terrorist plot that would have killed many innocent people, in which case they deserve praise.Read more »
In 2005, leaders in Portland, Oregon voted not to allow city law enforcement officers to participate in a key anti-terror initiative, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Friday, that task force helped prevent what could have been a horrific terrorist attack in Portland. Now city officials say they might re-think their participation in the task force.
Step 1) The city opted out of the JTTF. Step 2) The JTTF instigated a bomb plot with a useful idiot. Step 3) City thinks about opting into the JTTF.
Nice.Read more »
A key Republican Congressman from New York has a new definition for the word "terrorism" that doesn't require the use of violence or even fear or even logical sense.Read more »
The FBI captured a teen was given an inert carload of bombs by undercover agents. Authorities say they tried to warn the teen of the dangers and prevent him from going through with it. They also claim he had been contacting individuals planning a plot on his own. Manufactured terrorism or real threat?Read more »
Feds supplied 19 year old Somali with a fake bomb and quickly arrested him when he tried to use it at a busy tree lighting ceremony in Portland, OR.Read more »
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Christina Hasselback exclaim We Wont Fly founders as Terrorists. Whoopi claims MAYBE her characterization is a little over the top.Read more »
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