Obama administration considering drone killing of US citizen

rt.com […]According to at least one of the AP’s sources, however, the Defense Dept. is uncertain if the individual in question poses enough of an imminent threat to warrant immediate, lethal action without first having that person tried in a… Continue Reading

Dallas County Now Has Its Very Own Bulletproof, “Mine-Protected” Military SUV

Eric Nicholson Dallas Observer Now that the war in Iraq is officially over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the Department of Defense found itself facing a conundrum. It had just spent billions of dollars buying heavily armored personnel… Continue Reading

N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens

JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS New York Times WASHINGTON — Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations… Continue Reading

Here’s What Gun Control Looks Like: 13 shot, including a 3-year-old boy in Chicago

BECKY SCHLIKERMAN BRIAN SLODYSKO KIM JANSSEN suntimes.com Thirteen people were shot — including a 3-year-old boy — Thursday night at a South Side park when two gunmen opened fire on a group gathered at a basketball court in the Back… Continue Reading

Senate-crafted Syria resolution riddled with loopholes for Obama

Stephen Dinan and David Sherfinski The Washington Times Senators on Wednesday tried to write a tight resolution authorizing President Obama to strike Syria under very specific circumstances, but analysts and lawmakers said the language still has plenty of holes the… Continue Reading

Powers limited, Obama, Biden seek action on guns

JOSH LEDERMAN AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after gun control efforts crumbled in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with the attorney general and the top U.S. firearms official and declared the Obama administration would take… Continue Reading

Time for Answers from the NSA

nationalreview.com John Fund It’s time to ask tough questions about the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities — even for conservatives who have given the NSA the benefit of every doubt up until now. The Washington Post opened a can of… Continue Reading

Judge Rules NYPD Stop and Frisk Unconstitutional, Appoints Federal Monitor

Alex Kane alternet.org A federal judge in New York City ruled today that the police department’s policy of stopping, frisking and questioning people on the street is unconstitutional. Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) tactic… Continue Reading

Guantanamo Officials Dole Out Solitary Confinement, Beatings to Break Hunger Strike

Andrea Germanos Common Dreams A first-hand account from a prisoner at Guantánamo reveals the abusive tactics prison authorities are using to break the prisoners’ hunger strike. A colonel in charge said that “Any person who continues on the hunger strike… Continue Reading

Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Is Upheld: 2 Votes Trump All Americans 4th Amendment

SOMINI SENGUPTA New York Times In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said that government authorities could extract historical location data directly from telecommunications carriers without a search warrant. The closely watched case, in… Continue Reading

The Evil of the National-Security State

Jacob G. Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation The two most important words in the lives of the American people for the past 60 years have been “national security.” The term has transformed American society for the worse. It has warped… Continue Reading

Privacy groups led by EFF sue to stop NSA and FBI electronic surveillance

The Guardian Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program. The lawsuit was filed by… Continue Reading

DWI Checkpoint Cops Fire Point-blank at On-coming Traffic

Rob Demetrious wect.com Jared and Rose Cleerdin found themselves right in the middle of a shootout at what should have been a routine DWI checkpoint. Days after the dramatic shootout in Brunswick County, they are still shaken by what they… Continue Reading

Government Keeps List of 8 Million Names

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com Michael Snyder has provided details on Main Core, a list of some 8 million or more names compiled by the CIA and U.S. intelligence. The individuals on the Main Core list, he writes, will be rounded up… Continue Reading