Showing posts with label strip-search. Show all posts
Showing posts with label strip-search. Show all posts

TSA Makes It Harder For Passengers To Avoid 'Virtual Strip Search' Scanners Just In Time For The Christmas Rush

by Wills Robinson.     Air travelers will find it harder to avoid body scanners after airport security protocols were quietly ramped up. The six million Americans who are expected to take to the skies over Christmas could face delays after the Transport Security Administration (TSA) tweaked guidelines so passengers will have to go through the    ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: The Real Issues That You Won't Hear From The 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year

Government's stealth tyranny.    We now have less than one year until the 2016 presidential election. Despite the dire state of our nation, however, you can rest assured that none of the problems that continue to undermine our freedoms will be addressed in any credible way by the presidential candidates—certainly not if doing so might        ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: The Raping Of America

Mile markers on the road to fascism.“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr. There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up  ... MORE

Captured, Cuffed, and Jailed: A Personal Story

by Jeffrey Tucker.   A must read. It was a lovely day otherwise but, for me, most of it was spent in jail. From one minute to the next, I went from seemingly free to cuffed and captured. Anyone who has ever experienced such a thing knows exactly what I mean. If you haven’t experienced it, I hope you never do. It might be best described as a loss of      ... MORE

Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans

by John W. Whitehead.    What country is this? Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation. Forced cavity    ... MORE

Do Americans Still Choose Freedom Over Slavery?

by John W. Whitehead.       Imagine living in a country where armed soldiers crash through doors to arrest and imprison citizens merely for criticizing government officials. Imagine that in this very same country, you’re watched all the time, and if you look even a little bit suspicious, the police stop and frisk you or pull you over to search you    ... MORE

Supreme Court Marches in Lockstep with the Police State

by John W. Whitehead.       The U.S. Supreme Court was intended to be an institution established to intervene and protect the people against the government and its agents when they overstep their bounds. Yet as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, Americans can no longer rely on the courts to     ... MORE

4-Year Old's Drawing Sends Dad To Jail

Canada's political correctness continues running amok.     It was a kindergarten class piece of art that Jessie Sansone probably won’t want to hang on the refrigerator anytime soon. After Jesse Sansone’s 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun, cops handcuffed the clueless father and dragged him off to jail. It was there that the dad   ... MORE

Have the Police Become a Law Unto Themselves?

by John W. Whitehead.       Judge, jury and executioner. Living in a free society means not having to look over your shoulder to see whether the government is watching or fearing that a government agent might perpetuate violence upon you. Unfortunately, as I detail in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State,    ... MORE

Will You Be A Rebel, Revolutionary Or A Slave?

by John W. Whitehead.     The Bundy Paradigm. “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”—John F. Kennedy  Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing        ... MORE

What's In Store For Our Freedoms In 2014?

John W. Whitehead on the emerging police state.      In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is forced to live the same day over and over again until he not only gains some insight into his life but changes his priorities. Similarly, as I illustrate in my book A Government of Wolves:     ... MORE

Will Grigg: The Police As Privileged Peeping Toms

Cops force women naked to watch on surveillance.       The police department in Puyallup, Washington has a practice and custom of ordering female DUI suspects to undress completely in a room subject to video surveillance. This isn’t a security measure, since the women had already been patted down for weapons. And the procedure is    ... MORE

Domestic Law Enforcement Paranoia And The Police State

by Bryana Johnson.           Judging by the way the Department of Homeland Security is spending your money, domestic unrest may be coming soon to a city near you. The DHS has been making purchases lately that seem to signal a federal fear of riots across the nation in the coming months. The obvious question is, what do they know that they  ... MORE