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Indiana Gets New Military Helicopters for “Homeland Security Missions”

In an interview with Fox 59, a Morgan County, Indiana Police Sergeant admits that the increasing militarization of domestic police departments is partly to deal with returning veterans who are now seen as a homegrown terror threat. “The Lakotas, manufactured by the Airbus Group, will also aid local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in…

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Big Banks Started Laundering Massive Sums of Drug Money In the 1980s … And Are Still Doing It Today

It has become mainstream news that at least some of the big banks are  laundering staggering sums of drug money.  See this, this, this, this, this, this and and this. But you may not know the scope or history of the problem. Official statistics show that huge sums of drug money are laundered every year: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)…

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Who Is After Crimea

Infographic – Who’s Next After Crimea?

Many had feared (or expected), fallout from Crimea’s referendum and subsequent accession to Russia may embolden ethnic minorities in many bordering nations to seek self-determination. It appears that is taking place in Moldova where Vedomosti reports that Mikhail Burla, head of the Transnistria region’s legislature, has asked Russia’s Duma for draft laws on accession to…

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Already Preparing to Implement Immigration Reform

The Department of Homeland Security is already preparing to implement immigration reform legislation, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. “When reform legislation is enacted, DHS must be prepared to implement reform. So to prepare for this potential outcome, I have already directed the deputy director of homeland security to coordinate the process to ensure we…

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Constitution Free Zone

Judge reaffirms ‘Constitution-free zones’ near border, teeing up high court fight

A federal judge who endorsed “suspicion-less” searches of laptops, cameras and cell phones at the border has set up a possible Supreme Court showdown challenging what critics call “Constitution-free zones” and the Obama administration’s dragnet approach to national security. A decision by Judge Edward Korman upholding the federal government’s right to search travelers’ electronic devices…

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Ready For War: Parks and Wildlife Officers Now Heavily Armed As Military-Style “Force Multipliers”

You best not be a terrorist or homegrown radical extremist hiding out in the boonies of the Texas wilderness, because if you are you may well come face-to-face with the Parks and Wildlife Department’s newest rapid deployment “Scout Team.” The unit is made up of 25 highly trained game wardens capable of deploying anywhere in…

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Homeless Workers, Duct Tape Used To “Stop” Radiation Leaks At Crippled Japanese Nuclear Plant

A Japanese worker who spent six months at the Fukushima nuclear power plant says that he isn’t surprised about the latest radioactive leaks from the plant because of its shoddy construction and repair work, including the use of duct tape to “fix” key equipment. Yoshitatsu Uechi, 48, told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper that he and…

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ACLU Report: Court Rules No Suspicion Needed for Laptop Searches at Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org BROOKLYN – A federal court today dismissed a lawsuit arguing that the government should not be able to search and copy people’s laptops, cell phones, and other devices at border checkpoints without reasonable suspicion. An appeal is being considered. Government documents show that thousands of innocent American citizens are searched…

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